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.