Austine E. Isire

Board Chairman

Profile

Austin, born into the Royal Family of Agbarha-Otor Kingdom, in Ughelli North LGA of Delta State was born when his mates were born over three score ago. He attained greatness by dint of hard work and exceptional intellect through the Special Grace of the Almighty God.

He is currently the Board Chairman: Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Trustfund pension Ltd (PFA), Founder & Chairman, DD MFB (Davodani MFB) Ltd and Davo Dani International (Nig) Limited.

His working career began with UTC NIG PLC, Benin City in 1980. After further sojourn in Academic advancement, started a career in Insurance which began in Reinsurance Company in 1987. Later moved to STACO insurance Plc as AGM/Head, Finance/Admin and moved on to Join the BAICO Plc, Lagos as DGM in early 2000. In March, 2002 was appointed MD/CEO of SA Assurance until retirement in 2014.

Upon retirement, Founded DDMFBank Ltd, Lagos. In recognition of his professional prowess, was appointed by the President of Nigeria to serve on the Board of NSITF in May, 2019 till date and doubled as Chairman, TrustFund Pension Ltd. Austin is the Current Treasurer of Institute of Directors Nigeria (IoD).

Prince Isire holds Master Degree of Business Admin in Management from Delta State University, Abraka and Diploma in Theology from Redeemer International Leadership Academy, Lagos. An Alumnus of Pan-Atlantic University/Lagos Business School and IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. He also held Global leadership Training/Certificate from Robert Morris University, Pennsylvania, USA and Certificate in Leading Successful Change Management obtained from INSEAD Business School, Fountainbleau, France.

Austin is an astute professional of repute in Finance, Insurance, Banking, Risk and Change Management. He holds Fellowship of the prestigious Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCTI) and Senior Member, the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), as well as the Membership of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (MCIB).

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Nigeria (FIoD) and full Member of Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM).

Currently, he is the Vice Chairman, Finance & General-Purpose Committee, member Independent Directors Register Committee and Governing council of the Institute of Director, Nigeria.

Elder Isire, as he is known in the Christian vineyard of God, is a football enthusiast and actively plays game of Squash and Swimming. He is widely travelled both locally and internationally and happily married with children.