Corporate Wellness Conference 2014

The 2014 Corporate Wellness Conference is the first of its kind in Nigeria with the theme, “Employee Wellness; Key to Corporate Profitability and Sustainability”. The focus of the conference is to transform organizations by increasing the quality of lives of its workforce.

Corporate Wellness Conference, a premier event in employee wellness is an initiative of Weight A Minute Wellness Company Limited, a wellness/lifestyle management organization that is focused on health, wellness, disease prevention and management for employers and their employees through bespoke workplace wellness initiatives.

This conference is therefore set up as a forum for discussing emerging trends, best practices and innovations in worksite health, wellness and employee well-being as it affects organizations profitability and sustainability. This forum assembles a stellar panel comprising industry experts,
CEOs, HR Managers, Business Executives, Entrepreneurs, Psychologists, Nutritionists, Pharmacists,
Mind therapists and Fitness Experts.

The event is scheduled as follows:
Time: 10am
Venue:The Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island,Lagos.
Date:  Friday 24th October, 2014.

Mr. Ramesh Kurup is the Chief Executive officer (CEO) for Hygeia HMO. Ramesh comes with over 22 years of field experience in Accounting, Health and General Insurance. He is a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) graduate from the University of Kerala, Kollam India and also a member of the Insurance Institute of India. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Strategis Insurance Limited, Tanzania, where he was responsible for the various operations of the organization. He also held various senior management roles at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, Trivandrum, India and the New India Assurance Co. Ltd India.

In Hygeia HMO, he oversees the entire operations of the organization and provides quality leadership and superior direction to ensure efficient and all round professional performance of the business. He joined Hygeia HMO in January 2012.

At the Conference Mr Ramesh Kurup will be the opening keynote speaker on “The Impact of Employees’ Wellness on Organizations Profitability and Sustainability”.

Kayode Akinkugbe is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of FBN Capital Limited. He has over 20 years’ experience working in top tier global investment banks in the UK and Nigeria, where he focused on arranging finance and providing strategic advice to public and private sector organizations. He joined from Deutsche Bank where he was Head of sub-Saharan Africa (ex-SA) coverage. He served as Deputy Managing Director of FBN Capital Limited before his appointment as MD/CEO in March 2012.

Qualifications: MSc International Accounting & Finance (London School of Economics), MBA (Cranfield University, United Kingdom) first degree in Economics (University of Ibadan).

At the Conference, Mr Kayode Akinkugbe will be speaking on “Financial Wellness: A Relief for employee stress”.

Mr. Akaneme holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, a Masters degree in Structural Engineering both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and MBA in Banking and Finance also from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. He lectured Civil Engineering in the University of Agriculture, Makurdi between 1987 and 1989. In 1991, he joined the finance industry with Cosmopolitan Bancshares Limited and later moved to Capital Bancorp Limited. He joined Guaranty Trust Bank Plc in January 1994 but left for Access Bank Plc in 1998. He rejoined Guaranty Trust Bank plc in September 2002 as the Group Head Commercial Banking in the South East Division of the Bank until April 2004 when he returned to Corporate Banking Group in the Head Office to establish the Construction, Real Estate and Power Team which he expanded to comprise two Construction Teams and a Real Estate Team. He was seconded to GTHomes Limited by GTBankPlc as an Executive Director from February 1, 2009. He has attended various professional courses locally and abroad.

During the Conference, he will be speaking on, “Accessing Creative and Affordable Accommodation for Optimal Productivity”.

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