Ganiyu Musa is a highly experienced management professional with over 35 years of diversified experience in insurance, reinsurance, audit, consulting, business advisory, and financial management. His professional experience started with Pannell Kerr Forster and later Arthur Andersen & Co where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained top quality experience in audit and financial consulting.
He subsequently worked at African Reinsurance Corporation for 19 years, holding key positions, including Director of Finance & Accounts/Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Managing Director. He played a lead role in the creation and initial supervision of the risk management function at African Reinsurance Corporation and supervised the design of the Corporation’s investment guidelines and asset allocation. He was also instrumental in the preparatory work and the eventual setting up of the corporation’s subsidiary in South Africa, where he subsequently served on the Board and Audit Committee as well as the Retakaful subsidiary in Cairo, Egypt.
He left Africa Re in 2011 to join African Capital Alliance (ACA), a leading Pan-African private equity firm as Insurance Sector Specialist and a Director on the Board of Cornerstone Insurance Plc. He joined Cornerstone Insurance Plc in 2012 as the Group Managing Director/CEO and he is the current Chairman of the Nigerian Insurers Association having also served as Deputy Chairman and Treasurer. In addition to Cornerstone Insurance Plc, Mr. Musa currently serves on the Board of a Pension Fund Administration company and an Oil & Gas Exploration and Producing Company. He is also the current Chairman of Council of Bureaux, ECOWAS Brown Card.
Ganiyu holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Hons.) degree in Business Administration and a Master in Banking and Finance (MBF) degree, both from the University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), having won multiple national merit awards in the qualifying professional examinations. He is also a Senior Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and has achieved several professional courses in Finance, Insurance and Corporate Governance at home and