Management Profile

  • Mr. Jide Orimolade | Managing Director/CEO

     Jide is an Insurance professional with valuable experience that has spanned over two decades, both within and outside the country. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Insurance from the University of Lagos, Akoka and a Masters' degree in Marketing from the same University.

    Jide started his Insurance career in 1989 with the former Financial Assurance Company Limited as an Underwriting executive. In 1991, he joined Bullion Insurance Brokers Limited as a Deputy Manager in charge of Marketing. Having garnered experience in Insurance brokerage, he moved to the then Central Insurance Company Limited (now Linkage Assurance Plc) as a Unit Head in the Marketing Division.

    In 1995, he joined Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc. as part of the pioneer team, with the responsibility of overseeing the Apapa Area Office where he rose to the position of Assistant General Manager before voluntarily resigning his appointment in 2004.

    When Zenith General Insurance Company Limited was to be established as the Insurance subsidiary of Zenith Bank Plc in March 2004, Jide was again invited to lead the pioneer team for its take-off as the General Manager and Chief Executive.

    Having strategically positioned Zenith General Insurance Company Limited in the Nigerian Insurance landscape, he resigned his appointment on 2008 to take on a more challenging international appointment at Liberty Life Group of South Africa as the Regional Director in charge of West Africa.

    Before joining Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc as the Managing Director and Chief Executive in November 2014, Jide worked with AIICO Insurance Plc. as an Executive Director from December 2009 to October, 2014 when he voluntarily resigned.

    His immense leadership skills and contribution impacted marketing, technical, claims, re insurance and strategy, generating enormous yearly increase in Gross Premium Written for the company.

    A versatile marketer, seasoned underwriter, Jide can be relied upon when it comes to total quality service.

    He is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.

    He has attended several local and international courses on strategic planning, marketing, Management, Oil & Gas Insurance; prominent among them is the Organizational Leadership course at the Global Leadership Centre, Standard Bank, South Africa.

    Jide is happily married with children.

  • Mr Olasupo Sogelola | Executive Director (Technical & Operations)

    Mr Olasupo Sogelola is an accomplished executive who has over the years proven himself as a visionary leader and a business strategist.

    He graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Zoology from the University of Ibadan in 1988 and had an MBA (Marketing) degree from the Lagos State University in 2005.

    His experience in the insurance industry has spanned for over two decades. Olasupo began his career in insurance in 1992 as a Reinsurance Underwriter with Guinea Insurance Plc., Lagos. In 2010, he joined FBN Insurance Limited (Subsidiary of First Bank & Sanlam of South Africa) as the Head, Corporate Division where he rose to the position of Head, Brokers & Public Sector. As a result of his extraordinary leadership skills, Olasupo acted as the Managing Director of FBN General Insurance Limited from December 2015 – April 2016.

    He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria. He has attended many high profile conferences and trainings both locally and internationally. Olasupo is married with children.
  • Olayiwola Olabisi | Chief Financial Officer

    Olabisi is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, he has over 25 years of experience in consulting, banking and insurance. Olabisi is a 1989 graduate of Business Administration from the University of Lagos.

    Olabisi started his career with Akintola Williams Deloitte in April 1991 as Audit Assistant where he spent about 8 years before joining the banking industry. He has a banking career spanning over 10 years, he has worked with Gulf Bank Plc and Equatorial Trust Bank Limited in various capacities as Financial Controller, Treasurer, Regional Director – Operations and Credit Management. In 2011 he joined Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc. as a General Manager, corporate planning and investments, where he supervised all the subsidiaries of the group in areas like Leasing, Properties, Stock market, Transportation, Micro finance Banking and Insurance.

    Olabisi has a keen interest in managerial issues, financial management and corporate goals and strategies.

    He is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc. He is happily married with children.

  • Steve Elue Ajudua | Chief Marketing Officer

    Steve Elue Ajudua is an octane Business Policy Activist and a bespoke practitioner of Corporate Transformation. He is currently the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of the reputable Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc.Prior to joining the LUR Family, he was the GM/COO of NICON Insurance after being saddled with the portfolio of the General Manager (Marketing & Strategy) for a period of Seven (7) years. Sequel to moving to NICON Insurance, he was the Chief Operating Officer with ADIC Insurance in 2007. He also held the post of Regional Director with the erstwhile UBA Insurance from 2004 to 2007.

    He attended the prestigious University of Lagos, Akoka, where he studied Actuarial Science and graduated with a second class Honours, in 1991.

    He is a holder of Masters in Business Administration, with bias in Marketing from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in 2006. He has also attended the Executive Masters Class in Strategic Marketing Management course from the illustrious Lagos Business School. He is an incurable seeker for knowledge and has attended diverse international courses with particular focus in Strategy, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Business Planning and Innovation.

    He is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria. (CIIN), Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers, Associate, Institute of Pensions Management (AIPM), Full Member, African Business School, Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration (FCAI), Associate, Chartered Nigeria Institute of Management

    Steve is also an International Speaker who likes reading, playing table tennis and Golf. He is a motivational speaker and an amiable member of the prestigious IBB Golf Club and happily married with Children.

     

  • Olufolake Afolabi | Chief Technical Officer

    Olufolake is a seasoned insurance underwriter with over two decades of impeccable experience that cuts across all facets of general insurance business.

    In her early career Olufolake worked briefly with International Standard Insurers Limited. She later joined Royal Trust Assurance Limited Company and Crusader Insurance Plc where she headed their Motor & Marine and Brokers Unit at different time before joining Law Union and Rock Insurance Plc in 2007. An Avant-garde, Olufolake, was instrumental to the development of logical cost effective claims process which has immensely contributed to the improved service delivery of the Company.

    She has attended several trainings–locally and internationally on marketing, underwriting, branch coordination and claims processing in General Accident, Engineering, Marine and Aviation, Oil and Gas, Risk survey and Reinsurance.

    She is adept in process improvement and teamwork; which has greatly contributed to success she recorded as head in various capacities in her career. She is tactful at industry networking and excellent in building relationships.

    An Associate Member, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACIIN), Olufolake holds Masters of Business Administration from University of Lagos and HND, Marketing from the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro.

    She is currently the acting Chief Technical Officer at Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc

  • Stanley Chikwendu | Company Secretary & Head of Legal

    Stanley heads the Legal & Company Secretariat Department. He spent several years working in the Lagos office of an international commercial law firm where he acquired broad commercial & financial services law experience before he joined Law Union.

    He has over the years advised financial institutions, leasing companies, airlines and other corporates on a full range of sophisticated commercial / finance transactions and investment advisory work ranging from assets finance, project finance, trade finance, real estate, insurance and foreign direct investment.

    Stanley holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from the University of Ibadan, a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) in International Commercial Law from the University of Leicester and a Barrister-at-Law (BL) certificate. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel and Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria.

    Stanley has attended top-tier senior & executive management courses both locally and internationally.

  • Ndiyo – Aiyetan, Eyoanwan | Head, Human Capital Management

    Eyoanwan, a goal getter and an experienced human resources manager, had masters in Labour Law & Industrial Relations from Lagos State University and HND in Mass Communications from the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State. A consummate human resources professional, Associate Member, Nigeria Institute of Management (AMNIM), Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Eyoanwan also attended the Senior Management Program(SMP) at the Prestigious Lagos Business School.

    Her human resources management experience cut across aviation, banking and insurance industries in the past two decades.  She started her career as an officer with Landover Aviation Company Limited in 1998 and grew through the rank to become the company Head, Human Resources. While working with the company, she handled many human resources projects which brought about improvement in staff commitment and internal process which enabled the company to achieve its lofty goals.

    Upon leaving the aviation industry, she worked with various banks which include Reliance Bank (now Skye Bank), First Inland Bank Plc and Intercontinental Bank (now Access Bank). While she was in Access Bank Plc, Eyoanwan was instrumental to the implementation of the HR software which automate HR process in the company and staff e-appraisal for the entire company with over 400 branch strength.  She was later moved to Business Development where she head some branches of the bank such as Oba Akran, Dopemu and Alausa (Ikeja) Branches. In 20012, she joined Dansa Holdings Limited a subsidiary of Dangote Group of companies as the Group Head, Human Resources and Administration. She contributed immensely to formulation and driving of the company’s strategic framework which was geared toward improving the human resources performance and productivities.

    Before joining Law Union and Rock Insurance Plc in 2017, she had worked with Industrial & General Insurance Plc (IGI) as Principal Manager. She currently Head, Human Capital Management of Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc.

  • Monday Utomwen | Head, Compliance & Enterprise Risk Management

    Monday is a graduate of the University of Benin and National Open University of Nigeria, where he obtained a degree in Geography and Regional Planning and MBA respectively. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria. His career which spans over 12 years has seen him work in underwriting, reinsurance, claims, marketing and risk management.

    He started his career with Nigerian Ports Authority as an Insurance Officer in 2002. He has also worked in other insurance organizations including International Energy Insurance, Zenith General Insurance and in KBL Insurance Ltd, where he rose to the positon of the Chief Risk Officer.

    He has been actively involved in the business process re-engineering of the different insurance organizations he has worked. He has attended various training organized by local and international facilitators, he is a Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional and an affiliate member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He is also a Certified Risk Analyst and Trainer.

    Monday is highly motivated and goal driven.

  • Emmanuel Habib | Head, Internal Audit

    Emmanuel is a seasoned Internal Auditor with vast experience in testing the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls.
    He is a chartered accountant with about 10 years of work experience in providing professional services aimed at enhancing the management of enterprise risks. He is very resourceful and able to function as both a leader and a team member. He encourages diversity and bring to every team, vision and creativity in the achievement of common goals and individual targets.
    Emmanuel began his career at Deloitte in 2007 where he provided assurance and consulting services to clients in the areas of business risk and control. While he was at Deloitte, he led several engagements such as internal audit of client’s processes, Quality Assurance Review of the Internal Audit and Control Function, business process reviews, design and evaluation of risk management and internal control processes. He has commendable team playing spirit with excellent communication skills. 
    His experience also involves ensuring strict adherence to company’s internal controls, policies and procedures and also promotes transparency and accountability in client’s operations, preparing accurate and timely report on findings with recommendations and performing other accounting & audit related task.
    Emmanuel is highly analytical and possesses a very good writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills. He fosters a sense of energy and personal commitment to work; maintains good relationship and conducts himself professionally at all times.
    He holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Lagos and Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Babcock University. He is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.