By Adedapo Adesanya
Mrs Abimbola Tiamiyu has resumed as the Director-General of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) following the retirement of Mr Richard Borokini, who served in the capacity for four years.
Mrs Tiamiyu was born to the family of Mr Samuel Olatunji Asorobi, a Chartered Insurer by profession of the Isunba Awori Family lineage in Itele-Otta, Ogun State. She grew up under a strict family discipline, which shaped her life and paved the path for her success in life.
She started her educational career at Sisi Obasa Nursery and Primary School, Alagomeji, Lagos State, from where she proceeded to Ladi-Lak Institute, Alagomeji also in Lagos State. She had a very robust secondary school education at Federal Government College, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, where she obtained her Senior Secondary School Certificate in 1991.
She then proceeded to Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), Ago-Iwoye, where she bagged a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in Mathematics in 1997. Upon graduation, she was privileged to serve in Mary & Martha Juniorate, a Junior Secondary School, in Igbodo, Delta State.
She started her insurance career with Great Nigeria Insurance (GNI) Plc in March 1999 as a Superintendent.
At GNI Plc, she garnered underwriting experience in both Life/Pensions; and General Business Insurances; from where she moved to Cornerstone Insurance Plc in 2005. At Cornerstone, she demonstrated expertise working in various capacities in the Life Unit, Actuarial Unit and exited as the Group Head, Central Claims Group to join the Institute in April 2018 as Director (Examination).
She bagged a Master’s Degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State in the year 2003 and equally, holds a Master of Science (Risk Management and Insurance) from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State attained in 2019.
Mrs Tiamiyu was inducted as an Associate of the Institute in 2005 and became a Fellow of the Institute in 2014. She has attended numerous training and seminars both at home and abroad.
She is a member of the Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA), where she was the Education Secretary (April 2016 till 2018) and Membership Secretary (2014 – April 2016). She has served in various sub-committees of the Life Offices at Nigeria Insurers Association, where she was the Assistant General Secretary (2013/2014).
She is also a Faculty Member at the College of Insurance, Asese, Ogun State and a Certified International Labour Organisation (ILO) Micro-Insurance Trainer. Her passion for sharing knowledge has seen her facilitate numerous training and seminars within and beyond the insurance industry.
She is a highly self-motivated insurance practitioner with astute acumen and professional work ethics. She is also a change catalyst, a life coach and mentor to many upcoming professionals.
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