CINCINNATI – (BUSINESS WIRE) – American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: AFG) announced that its board of directors has elected Evans N. Nwankwo as a director.
Mr. Nwankwo has been in the commercial construction industry for almost 40 years and is the founder and president of Megen Construction Company, one of the leading construction companies in the region. Providing a wide range of services including construction management, design / construction, general contracting, appraisal and program management, Megen Construction was the first LEED Platinum manufacturer in the state of Ohio. The company is a top ten minority owned company in the greater Cincinnati area with national reach.
Active in his community, Mr. Nwankwo is the founder of the NuWay Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on improving the lives and economic conditions of the less fortunate people in African villages through health, opportunities, pure water and education (HOPE) efforts in Awa, Nigeria. He has also served on the board of directors of a number of nonprofit organizations including the American Red Cross (Cincinnati Chapter), Africa Foundation USA, ArtsWave, Bridges for a Just Community, Cincinnati State Foundation, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, and Salvation Army of Greater Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati College of Arts & Sciences, and Wilmington College.
Mr. Nwankwo holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a lifetime CPE (Certified Professional Estimator) award. He has received numerous awards over the course of his career, including the prestigious Spirit of Construction Lifetime Achievement Award.
Carl H. Lindner III and S. Craig Lindner, Co-CEOs of AFG, stated: “We are delighted to have Evans on our Board of Directors. As an engineer, entrepreneur, and first generation immigrant, Evans brings a unique and diverse perspective to risk assessment and management that will be a valuable addition to our board. ”
About American Financial Group, Inc.
American Financial Group is an insurance holding company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, with assets of approximately $ 70 billion as of September 30, 2020. Through the operations of the Great American Insurance Group, AFG is primarily active and focused in property and casualty insurance specializes in commercial insurance products for businesses and the sale of traditional fixed and indexed annuities in retail, financial institutions, broker-dealer and registered investment advisory markets. The Great American Insurance Group’s roots date back to 1872 when the flagship Great American Insurance Company was founded.