This is to inform you that the Federal Government has approved the Micro Pension guidelines and is set to commence in January, 2019.
This is announced by the Acting Director General National Pension Commission (PenCom) Mrs. Aisha Dahir-Umar , at the 2018 conference organized by PenCom for Directors of Pension Fund Operators. The scheme is meant to capture people in the informal sector of the economy and expand the outreach of the new pension scheme. This is described as huge development that could enhance the growth of pension assets in the country to the tune of more than 3 Trillion Naira
As part of its strategy to achieve higher Business Development potentials aimed at repositioning the Company to greater enviable heights, the Board of Premium Pension Limited recently appointed Mrs. Kemi Oluwashina as Executive Director Business Development South & Strategy. Her appointment is expected to enhance the reach of the Company in the Southern part of the country as well as to the decision making at the higher level closer to clients.
Mrs. Oluwashina holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria and a Masters in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. She also attended Leadership Development programs at Harvard Business School. She has over 18 years’ experience in Asset Management, Strategy and Investment consulting and has extensive institutional and retail interaction.
In his remarks, while welcoming the new Executive Director on her assumption to duty at the corporate head office of the Company, the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Umar Sanda Mairami expressed confidence that, the appointment of the new Executive Director would further strengthen the Company for Improved performance.
Mr. Mairami described the unprecedented growth level achieved by the Company in the last decade, a feat he described as being customer centric, gender sensitive and richly endowed with executives with multi-disciplinary talents.
Prior to joining Premium Pension Limited, she was an Executive Director at ARM Securities Ltd, a role she functioned in after a 10-year stint in the Pension Industry with ARM Pension Managers.
She joined ARM Pension Managers as a pioneer staff in 2006, went to head the Investment Management team and later rose to become the Executive Director overseeing Investment Management, Business Development, Relationship Management, Human Resources and Risk Management functions of the business.
During her initial time in the pension industry, she was an active member of the Technical Committee of Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp) and was involved in the input/recommendation and review process of various versions of regulatory investment guidelines. She also worked as a research analyst and Portfolio Manager for 6 years.
Premium Pension Limited is a licensed Pension Fund Administrator Company which started operations in the year 2005, with current Assets Under Management (AUM) amounting to N548.55 Billion.
In a strategic performance-driven reward system aimed at achieving immense potentials within the pension industry, the Board of Premium Pension Limited recently appointed Mr. Kabir Ahmed Tijjani as an Executive Director and Mr. Lamido Yuguda as Non-Executive Director. The New appointments are expected to enhance robust business development by the Company.