Board of Directors

Our Board parades technocrats, seasoned professionals and highly respected individuals with integrity and enviable track records in their respective and chosen careers. Please meet our Board

Mrs. Anana Bode Emanuel (Chairman)

Anana Bode Emanuel, a highly accomplished Lawyer of almost 40 years obtained her LL.B from the prestigious University of Ife, Ile Ife in 1983. She proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Bar in 1984. She did her mandatory Youth Service Corps with the Plateau State Ministry of Justice. She attended the London School of Economics, University of London and obtained her LL.M in Corporate and Commercial Law.


She joined the Federal civil Service in 1986 and commenced her legal career as a Pupil State Counsel with the Federal Ministry of Justice. While in the Ministry, She was at the Solicitor’s department and served in various ministries as Assistant Legal Adviser and Legal Adviser. She left the service after more than 20 years to set up her own Legal Consultancy.

Anana Bode Emanuel has attended numerous trainings and seminars in Nigeria, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. She is very passionate about Law. Her interests in law include but not limited to Insurance, Marine and International business. She has a good understanding of the Nigerian economy. 


She has travelled extensively and enjoys the Arts.

Mr. Samuel Banji Abolarin (MD/CEO)

Samuel Abolarin is a consummate Actuarial Science graduate from the University of Lagos. He holds a Masters Degree (MSc) in Insurance and Risk Management from the University of Lagos and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Marketing from Lagos State University.

He was the Managing Director/CEO of Nigerian Life and Provident Company Limited before joining NLPC Pension Fund Administrators Limited. With working experience spanning over 20 years of meritorious service, Sam has developed a strong passion for pension scheme design/administration and investment consultancy services. He is an Alumnus of the Lagos Business School and an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria. He is also an Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Management.

He is widely travelled and enjoy reading books and articles on diverse subjects. 

Mr. Aderemi Jelili Lateef (Executive Director, Finance & Investment)

Aderemi Lateef holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Obafemi Awolowo University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, an Associate of Certified Fraud Examiners as well as a Certified Forensic Accountant. He is equally a Business Continuity Professional, being an Associate member of Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI).

He started his career with the firm of Akintola Williams and Company. Prior to joining NLPC PFA, he was a Partner in the firm of Lateef Aderemi & Co (Chartered Accountants).

He has over 25 years of cognate experience in Corporate Governance Assurance services. He is happily married with children

Mr. Rufus Oluwaseun Babalola (Executive Director, Operations)

Oluwaseun Babalola was the Head, Business Development and Relationship Management. He has occupied different positions and served in various capacities within the Company as a pioneer staff. Prior to his employment with the Company, he worked with Nigerian Life and Provident Company Limited. 

Mr. Babalola holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Insurance from the University of Lagos, a Master Degree in Business Administration from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomosho, Oyo State; and an Associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria.

Mr. Babalola has attended several trainings and delivered numerous lectures on pension among other areas of interest. He has over 20 years working experience in the financial services industry. He is happily married with children.

Mrs. Remilekun A. Odunlami (Independent Non-Executive Director)

Remilekun Odunlami(Mrs.) is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) with a BSC. Degree in Mathematics from the University of Warwick Coventry UK. She started her career in Price Waterhouse in 1986, and in 1990 joined VT leasing as the pioneer Finance and Admin Manager after which she moved to Nigeria International Bank (now Citibank) where she spent 7 years in relationship Management covering corporation of various sizes in the multi national, energy, financial institutions, commercial and general corporate unit. After 19 years, she left Citibank for the First Bank Nigeria Ltd as Chief Risk Officer/Executive Director of the Bank. During this time she engaged in audit and training assignments at various locations in Europe, Middle East and Africa whilst representing the bank on the board of 6 of its subsidiary. Mrs Odunlami left FBN Ltd to set up her own Risk Management Consultancy and continues her role in corporate governance as a member of the board of 3 financial institutions. As a testament to her skills and integrity Remi has been approved as a director of banks in several jurisdiction - the UK, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and Nigeria.

Mrs. Thelma Amata Iremiren (OON, MFR) (Non-Executive Director)

Mrs. Iremiren had a distinguished career in the Federal Public Service where she retired as Permanent Secretary. At various times she served in the Ministries of Health, Works and Housing, Finance, and Internal Affairs. She also had stints at the National Planning Commission and the Federal Civil Service Commission. She was involved in the development and implementation of government policies and represented Nigeria in several multilateral agencies – Economic Community of West African States, African Development Bank, Economic Commission for Africa, Afrexim Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Monetary Fund, OPEC Fund and World Bank.

After her retirement from Public Service, she was appointed and served for five years as National Commissioner at INEC Headquarters, in which capacity she supervised three states – Rivers, Cross River and Akwa Ibom State.

She has Bachelor of Science in Sociology (University of Lagos) and Bachelor of Laws (University of Abuja). She has been called to the Nigerian Bar.

Mrs. Iremiren has been awarded the national honors of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) and Member of the Federal Republic (MFR).

Mr. Saheed Egbeyemi (Non-Executive Director)

Saheed Egbeyemi joined the services of Hogg Robinson Nigeria in 1990 and has served in various capacities before his appointment as the Deputy Managing Director in 2010

He is a Fellow of: Chartered Insurance Institute UK (FCII); Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (FIIN) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK), and Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (FCIB). He is a Marketing graduate of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and obtained an MBA in Management from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife.

Saheed is passionate about corporate strategy and marketing of financial services to which he has devoted his entire career which has spanned almost four decades when he had his first stint at Triumph Brokers Services in 1983.

He is an ardent lover of sports and an avid player of Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Golf and Chess.

Mrs. Adefoluso Adebanke Agbede (Non-Executive Director)

Mrs. Adefoluso Agbede obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Economics for Business) and Bachelor of Laws (Law and Politics) from the University of Buckingham and University of Westminster respectively, both in the United Kingdom. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2003 and is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC).

She did her Youth Service at Golden Securities Limited where she gained a deep insight into stockbroking, financial advisory services and the operations of the Nigerian Capital Market. Thereafter, she joined the Corporate Affairs Commission where for several years and different Departments rising to the position of Senior Manager. Mrs. Agbede retired from the Commission in 2021 and is currently the Company Secretary/ Legal Adviser of Fonida Limited, a construction and property management company, where she had previously worked as a property consultant.

Mrs. Agbede loves to read and enjoys travelling.

Mallam Shehu Usman Mai-Bornu (Non-Executive Director)

Mallam Shehu Usman Mai-Bornu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and a Master of Business Administration obtained from the University of Maiduguri and Ahmadu Bello University respectively.

He is a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) and the Institute of Directors.

He is currently the Group Managing Director of New Nigeria Development Company Limited (NNDC), the investment company owned by the 19 Northern States of Nigeria.

Mal. Mai-Bornu started his full working career at Nortex Nigeria Limited, Kaduna in 1986, and later moved to the Nigerian Agricultural & Cooperative Bank Limited (now Bank of Agriculture Limited) in 1987 serving in the Finance and Inspection Departments at the Corporate Headquarters of the Bank as well as the Bauchi Area Office.

He joined the NNDC in 1993 where, for almost three decades, he held various management positions (both at the NNDC Corporate Headquarters and its subsidiary companies) in finance and accounts, audit, administration, and business development. He has served as the Managing Director of New Capital Properties Limited, a subsidiary company of NNDC. He was also the Head of Business Development & Corporate Planning Directorate at the NNDC Corporate Headquarters.

He has served (and serves) on the boards of various companies such as Zamfara Textile Industries Limited, New Nigeria Construction Company, Nigerian Beverages Production Company Limited, Newdevco Investments & Securities Company Limited, Northern Cable Processing & Manufacturing Company Limited, Arewa Suites Limited, NNIL Commercial Company Limited, and New Capital Properties Limited.

He has attended various seminars, conferences and workshops on Leadership, Management and Strategy in Nigeria and overseas.