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Dr Tonia Smart biography

Nigeria

Dr Tonia Smart FCIIN, FCIP

Tonia Smart is an experienced insurance practitioner and pensions administrator with nearly three decades of work experience in insurance broking, life insurance, pension administration and pension regulator having worked for Hogg Robinson Nigeria, Capital Express Insurance, NLPC Pension Fund Administrators and Lagos State Pension Commission.

She holds the Fellowship status of both the insurance and pension institutes in Nigeria as well as a doctorate from Evangel University in the USA, an MBA from the University of Nigeria, and an MSc in Chemistry from the University of Lagos.

Tonia has delivered several papers on varied topics at conferences and seminars on insurance, pension administration and human capital development and has packaged trainings both locally and internationally for several organisations.

She is the author of the book “The Contributory Pension Scheme & its Administration including Death Benefits payment, Trusts & Wills” which was published in 2012. The book has continued to receive wide accolades from employers, employees and various states in Nigeria.

On her achievements, she has been rewarded with various awards notably from the Lagos State Government, Professional Insurance Ladies Association and Nigeria Junior Chamber.

She is a past president of the Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA) of Nigeria (2010) and was a Senator & Ambassador of the Nigeria Junior Chamber and JCI. Tonia is also an Associate of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) and a Member of the prestigious Ikoyi Club 1938.