Lagos (INVESTADVOCATE)-Linkage Assurance Plc Friday announced it has appointed Pius Apere a new Deputy Managing Director (DMD) to replace Aniola Durosinmi who recently resigned from the Company.
Education Background: Pius Apere (Phd) holds NCE certificate in Mathematics/Economics (Distinction) from College of Education, Abraka, Nigeria (1977 – 1980) before obtaining his B.Sc. in Actuarial Science (2nd Class Upper Division) from the University of Lagos (1981 – 1984).
From 1992-1994, he obtained his Masters (M.Sc.) from CASS Business School, City University, London – UK and qualified as a PhD holder in Actuarial Science (Modelling Life Insurance New Business Risk) from the same University (1996 – 2005).
Career Background: Dr Pius started his working career as an Actuarial Staff with Ajibola Ogunshola & Co. (Actuarial Consultant), Nigeria (1986 – February 1989) before Joining Unity Life & Fire Insurance Co. Lagos as a Life Manager of the Company (1989 – February 1991). From March 1991 – February 1992, he became a consulting Partner with Chika Oyeka & Co. (Actuarial Consultant).
Between March 1992 to September 1992, he joined Cornerstone Insurance Company, Nigeria as Head of Life Insurance Department. He moved to the United Kingdom and worked with Wandsworth Management Services Ltd, London as an Operational Officer spending six years in the Company – 1994 – 2000). From July 2005 -December 2006, he joined Zurich Assurance Ltd, Swindon, London as an Actuarial Analyst while from January – August 2007, he worked with Sungard, Chertsey, Surrey, UK as a Prophet Library Developer.
Dr Apere, in 2010 joined the famous Lloyds Banking Group (HBOS), Bristol, UK as an Actuarial Analyst, Finance WP Reporting (Permanent) and in 2011 worked with Ernst & Young, London, UK.
He has also received certificates from major certified professional bodies among which are; Fellow (FCII), Chartered Insurer in 1995, Diploma in Actuarial Techniques (1998), Certificate in Finance and Investment (2000) AIICTs, CA1, CA2, ST2, and P2 respectively.
He was the Managing Director, Anchor Actuarial Services Ltd, London prior to this appointment. He is 57 years old, married with Children and of Nigerian Origin.