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Lead Data Officer at Leadway Assurance Company

Leadway Assurance CompanyLagos, Nigeria Data and Artificial Intelligence
Full Time
Leadway Assurance Company Limited was founded in 1970. Sir (Dr.) Hassan O. Odukale, (KJW, D.Sc., FCIIN).It has a chequered history of being a company with close attention to relationships, having started operations as a direct motor insurance company. Soon the relationship developed to a stage where it has established a deep relationship with the brokers’ network in Nigeria, enjoying 80% of its current business from this source. The pivotal point at Leadway is "the customer” and the company has enjoyed a steady growth in its commitment to providing integrated insurance and financial services to its numerous customers. The Company’s remarkable success has been possible because of its sound professional and business standards backed by the uncompromising level of integrity of its Directors. An uncompromising level of integrity of service is a tradition imbibed at LEADWAY and instilled by its late founder, Sir (Dr.) Hassan O. Odukale, KJW, D.Sc, FCIIN (1926-1999). As an astute and honest businessman the founding Managing Director and later Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sir Odukale nurtured the Company to an enviable position in the Nigerian insurance industry. His vision of dedicated service to all customers remains a guiding principle that shapes the policies of the company. LEADWAY is a private company with 42 shareholders, 14 of which are corporate investors, and 2 Trust Corporations.

Job Purpose Statement

This role is responsible for:

  • Driving data-driven decision-making
  • Ensuring data integrity and security
  • Fostering a culture of data-driven innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Implementing a more robust use of Analytics and Machine Learning
  • This is a role, where the holder will oversee the collection, storage, management, quality, and protection of data, implement data privacy policies and comply with data protection regulations.  This objective will be achieved through effective:
  • Develop and implement data management strategies, policies, and procedures to ensure the efficient and effective handling of data across the group.
  • Establish and enforce data governance frameworks, standards, and best practices across the group of companies.
  • Drive the development and implementation of advanced analytics and machine learning solutions to extract insights, patterns, and trends from data.
  • Drive the development and implementation of advanced analytics and machine learning solutions to extract insights, patterns, and trends from data.

Ideal Job Specifications


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field.

Desired work experience:

  • Proven experience (5 years) in data management, data governance, analytics, and machine learning.

Other requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of data management principles, data governance frameworks, and best practices.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, data visualization, and reporting tools (e.g., SQL, Python, R, Tableau, Power BI).
  • Experience with machine learning algorithms, data modeling, and statistical analysis.
  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills with the ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to translate data insights into actionable recommendations.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical thinking abilities.
  • Knowledge of relevant regulations and compliance requirements (e.g., GDPR, CCPA) is a plus.

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