Octagon Africa Appoints Simba as New Group Executive Director
Octagon Africa has appointed Godwin Simba as its new Group Executive Director of Strategy and Product Development.
Previous positions held at Octagon Africa by Simba
Godwin Simba is a seasoned professional with vast experience in retirement benefits consulting, investment advisory, pension inclusion, business re-engineering and innovation with managerial experience in leading teams, business strategy development and execution, product and market development.
Before his appointment, Godwin served as the Managing Director of Octagon Pension Services Kenya, where he managed a portfolio of over Kes 70 Billion in pension administration for different corporate and individual clients.
Previously held positions include the Head of Business Development and Strategy at Octagon Africa and Portfolio Manager at Co-op Trust Investment Services.
“Godwin has been instrumental in steering the growth of our pension business in Kenya and growing the pension penetration rate in Kenya through innovative pension solutions and product development such as the premier of the first micro-pension solution, MOBIKEZA.
We are confident that his immense experience and understanding of the regional markets will be crucial in providing the strategic direction for our pension and insurance businesses moving forward amidst the unique business challenges posed by the pandemic,” said Octagon Africa Group CEO Fred Waswa.
Godwin holds a Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi and Bachelor’s degree in Commerce( Actuarial Science) from Kenyatta University.
In addition, he holds a Certificate in Retirement Provision from the Pension Management Institute (UK) and is a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (CPS-K).
A trainer of trainers, Gordwin also holds a certified curriculum developer in pension management by TVET Curriculum Development, Assessment and Certification Council, having pioneered the Institute of Pension Management (Kenya) Curriculum development in 2016.
Octagon Africa, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is a leading financial services provider on insurance brokerage, pension, actuarial services and training services.
The firm has a presence in Kampala, Uganda and Lusaka, Zambia. Over the last 14 years, Octagon Africa has grown its fund portfolio to more than 200 corporate clients at the end of 2019.