Mrs. Ifeyinwa Osime

Mrs. Osime is a versatile and result oriented professional with over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry and commercial legal practice at management and board levels. She has deep knowledge and experience in the management of administrative, legal, and company secretarial functions in financial and other related institutions.
She had championed and established a special needs programme which is actively involved in the management and care of children and young people with special needs. She is currently engaged in legal practice with Macpherson Legal Practitioners, a Lagos-based law firm. Mrs. Osime is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Coronation Life Assurance Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Smartbase Services and Ebudo Trust Limited.
Mrs. Osime was the former Chairperson of PHB Healthcare Limited as well as a former Director of Bank PHB Plc (now Keystone Bank Limited) and Insurance PHB Limited (now KBL Insurance). She was the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of African Development Insurance Company Limited (now NSIA Insurance) between 1989 and 1997.
She holds a Master’s degree in Law from University of London (1989) with specialisation in Corporate and Commercial Law and Bachelors of Law degree from the University of Benin (1986).
She joined the Board in November 2019 and is the Vice-Chairman of the Board Digital and Information Technology Committee.

Professional Experience

Academic and Professional Qualifications

Appointment Date

Board Committee Membership

November 2019-Date

Independent Non-Executive Director, Access Bank Plc


LL.M Commercial & Corporate Law, London School of Economics, University of London, London, United Kingdom


Vice Chairman-Board Digital and Information Technology Committee



Partner-Macpherson Legal Practitioners


B.L Nigerian Law School

Member-Board Credit and Finance Committee


Partner, Smartbase Services

LL.B (Hons), University of Benin

Member-Board Audit Committee


Partner, Okonjo, Odiawa & Ebie

Member-Board Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee


Company Secretary/ Legal & Admin-  
African Development Insurance Company Limited                              (ADIC Ltd, now NSIA Insurance)

Member-Board Human Resources and Sustainability Committee

Member-Board Technical Committee on Retail Expansion


Legal Officer, Nigeria Re-Insurance Corporation (NYSC)