The board and management of Guinea Insurance Plc, a leading insurance company, have notified the Nigerian Exchange Group Limited (NGX) of the appointment of Mrs. Chinenye Nwankwo as the new company secretary.
This is according to a statement signed by the Managing Director/CEO of the company, Mr. Ademola Abidogun, dated 17th of September, 2021.
According to the notice, Mrs. Nwankwo was appointed as the new in-house Company Secretary cum Legal Adviser of the Company following the resignation of the former secretary, Mrs. Oluranti Oke. It is pertinent to note that Mrs. Oke resigned from her position following the disengagement of DSCL Corporate Services Limited which served as the outsourced company secretary of Guinea Insurance Plc.
Corroborating this, an abstract of the recent notice issued by the company and filed with the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) read thus: ‘’Following the resignation of Mrs. Oluranti Oke and disengagement of DSCL Corporate Services Limited, as the outsourced Company Secretary of Guinea Insurance Plc (GIPLC or the Company), we wish to formally notify the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), our distinguished Shareholders and the General public of the appointment of Mrs. Chinenye Nwankwo, as the in-house Company Secretary cum Legal Adviser of the Company.’’
About Mrs. Nwankwo
Mrs. Chinenye Nwankwo is a seasoned legal practitioner with over 10 years of experience and expertise in litigation, corporate governance, legal and regulatory compliance, company secretarial practice, capital market, legal audit and due diligence, corporate restructuring and commercial dispute resolutions. Before joining Guinea Insurance Plc, she led the legal and compliance unit at Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Nigeria. She has also functioned as Company Secretary to other similar public quoted companies, multinationals and startups in the technology sector.
In terms of education, Mrs. Nwankwo is a Law graduate from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2009. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, an accredited practitioner with the Corporate Affairs Commission and registered practitioner, Financial Reporting Council and student member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Nigeria.