Bartholomew Okrih

Bartholomew Okrih – Group Head Information Communication Technology (ICT)

A graduate of the prestigious University of Benin, Benin City Edo State, Bartholomew Okrih holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science (B.Sc) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Lagos State University. He attended Lagos Business School (LBS) Cisco Academy where he got his Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). He has undergone trainings in Project Management (PMP), Financial Management (FM), Oracle, SQL, Design and Implementation of Server Infrastructure (Microsoft Windows), Total Quality Management (TQM), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Advance Audit Command Language (ACL) and General Accounting.

Bartholomew began his working career as a Youth Corper in the services of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Port-Harcourt River State as an E-payment officer. He joined Standard Alliance Insurance Plc as a Systems Analyst in 2000. He was later elevated to the position of Deputy Head Information Technology in 2005 and in 2006 he was promoted to the position of Acting Group Head Information Technology.

In 2010, Bartholomew was seconded to Standard Alliance Group as Group Project Manager ICT. In this capacity, he oversees all the ICT needs of the Group (SA Pensions PFA, SA Capital, SA Mortgages, SA Properties, SA Life and SA Insurance Plc) a position he held till 2014. In 2015 he was seconded again to Head the E-business of the company because of his resourcefulness as a strategist with demonstrable competence in identifying new risk opportunities and designing new products including E-business development capabilities.. He was elevated in July 8, 2019 as the Group Head Information Communication Technology. A position he holds till date. Bartholomew is happily married with kids.