Standard Alliance Merger Promises Stronger Market Penetration

Yemisi Izuora

Standard Alliance Insurance Plc, merger with its sister company, Standard Life Assurance, is expected to grow economic fortunes of the group and make it a one big insurance company, underwriting life, and non-life insurance businesses.

The court-sanctioned merger makes Standard Alliance Insurance Plc a leading composite insurance company with a shareholders fund of N6.392billion and asset base of N13.651billion.

Speaking on the merger, the Group Managing Director, Standard Alliance, Mr. Bode Akinboye, explained that “the merger was a deliberate and strategic decision by the boards of both companies to form a frontline composite insurance company which will play a leading role in the nation’s insurance sector with the ultimate goal of making the company the most preferred place to invest in.”

Akinboye further said that “the emergent composite company means combined professional and result-oriented workforce. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc is now better poised to continue to provide more innovative products and deliver on its promises to all stakeholders.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Orerhime Emerhor-Iwuagwu, Executive Director, Standard Alliance Insurance Plc, has resigned her appointment.

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