Chioma Sideso is a seasoned strategic leader with experience in complex developing markets. She has over fifteen years board experience in highly regulated sectors as an executive director, independent director and non-executive director ranging from start-ups to well established private and publicly listed companies in industries as diverse as logistics, mining, insurance, and financial services.
She spent over a decade as the CEO of NSIA Insurance Ltd, a Pan-African financial services provider with a vast footprint across Africa, participating in steering the African expansion strategy. With strengths in governance, strategy, performance improvement and culture change, she is an experienced business leader and board director with a successful record of growing and transforming businesses in diverse sectors. She has extensive knowledge of doing business in Africa and has chaired cross functional/cultural multilingual teams to ensure growth strategies are achieved. Chioma has facilitated numerous development programs promoting financial inclusion and supported projects indicative of the strong ESG business model adopted.
She built her early career in banking and insurance and began forging a path in Nigeria’s insurance industry where she became passionate about change management and transformation. Under her leadership, NSIA received recognition as an “Employer of Choice”.
Chioma pursued a law degree at the University of Kent, Canterbury before completing her MBA at the University of Leicester UK. She is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) UK, has received a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK and is currently enroute to becoming a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors UK.
Chioma is an avid traveller and enjoys an active lifestyle filled with sports, travel, and the pursuit of new experiences.