• Wednesday, May 22, 2024
businessday logo


UK firm celebrates Gboyega Lesi’s appointment as CEO

UK firm celebrates Gboyega Lesi’s appointment as CEO

TEXEM UK extends heartfelt congratulations to Gboyega Lesi on his appointment as the Managing Director of Leadway Assurance Company Limited.

In a decisive move to propel Leadway Assurance Company Limited into a new era of leadership, Gboyega Lesi has been appointed Managing Director, marking a significant milestone in his illustrious career spanning over 25 years in the insurance industry.

Mr Lesi’s journey in the world of professional insurance commenced as a trainee risk surveyor, a role that laid the foundation for a career distinguished by excellence and commitment. Studying Civil Engineering at the University of Lagos in Nigeria gave him a solid educational background that would intertwine seamlessly with his deep understanding of risk management, insurance brokering, underwriting, product development, Bancassurance, and sales.

A seasoned professional, Mr Lesi’s expertise has been honed through a series of courses, both locally and abroad, focusing on insurance underwriting, risk management, strategy, management, operations, and marketing. His academic pursuits include an MBA from Aston University in Birmingham, UK, adding a strategic dimension to his technical acumen. As an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London and Nigeria and a member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI) of London, Mr Lesi brings a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalism. His dedication to impactful societal leadership is exemplified by his voluntary work as the President of the Rotary Club of Falomo as far back as 2014, during which he championed community development, innovation and resilience in his commendable service to humanity.

Notably, Mr Lesi’s engagement with TEXEM in July 2021 through the “Effective Leadership for Sustainable Success” programme showcases his dedication to continuous learning and professional development. This participation underscores his proactive approach to leadership and aligns with TEXEM’s mission to empower executives with the skills and insights necessary for sustainable success in dynamic business environments.

Reflecting on his new role, Mr Lesi expressed gratitude and a deep sense of responsibility: “It is an honour to assume leadership of this esteemed company during such a pivotal time. Our robust growth over the years is attributed to our values, a customer-centric culture, and an engaging approach that sets us apart.”

Mr Lesi further emphasised his commitment to building upon Leadway Assurance’s rich legacy: “Taking up the mantle to build upon this legacy is a challenge I eagerly embrace alongside our dedicated professional team. My determination to consistently deliver excellence remains unwavering. I am wholeheartedly committed to furthering our accomplishments by placing our clients at the centre of every aspect of our operations.”

TEXEM UK recognises Gboyega Lesi not only as an exceptional leader but also as an individual dedicated to the principles of continuous improvement and stakeholder-focused service. As he assumes the role of Managing Director, we extend our best wishes for continued success, innovation, and sustainable growth at Leadway Assurance Company Limited.

Congratulations, Gboyega Lesi, on this well-deserved appointment. May your tenure be marked by unparalleled achievements and lasting impact in the insurance industry. TEXEM’s founder, Dr Alim Abubakre, advises, “As you embark on this journey, Mr. Gboyega Lesi, envision your role as a catalyst for transformation. Every decision you make, every initiative you spearhead, and every strategic positioning you inspire should be rooted in the profound belief that service to humanity is the cornerstone of genuine success.”