Buhari Appoints Kari Commissioner For Insurance


President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Alhaji Mohammed Kari as the Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive of the National Insurance Commission.

A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said that Mohammed Kari’s appointment, which is for a term of four years in the first instance, takes effect from Friday, July 31, 2015.

Mr. Kari, Dip. Ins. (ABU) ACII MBA (London) served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of UnityKapital Assurance Plc. He started his working career with Royal Exchange Assurance Plc in 1979. H worked in Yankari Insurance Company Limited as Assistant General Manager (Technical) from 1984 to 1989. He joined Niger Insurance Plc in 1989 as Executive Director Technical for almost three years.

He served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation from January 1992 to March 1993. He also served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NICON Insurance Corporation from March 1993 to January 2000. He has been on the Board of many successful companies.

He was for two consecutive terms President and Chairman of Council of West Africa Insurance Companies and also Vice Chairman for two consecutive sessions of United Nation Committee on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He is an insurance graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute London. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (Information Management) from University of Central England Birminghan, UK and IT Management certified professional from Learning Tree Management Institute, London UK.

A Chartered Insurer and Professional IT Consultant, Alhaji Mohammed Kari was until his new appointment, the Deputy Commissioner (Technical) in the National Insurance Commission.