Mr. Kolawole Raheem Ahmed has assumed duty as the first Deputy Director-General of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, CIIN.
In a statement to Vanguard and signed by CIIN’s Director/Head, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Joseph Obah, Ahmed is a passionate professional whose experience in service of the insurance industry is impeccable.
According to Obah, Ahmed is a 1981 Insurance graduate from the University of Lagos. He also holds the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Management, obtained in 2001 from the Lagos State University, Ojo.
Born July 20th 1956, Kola Ahmed is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute (UK) obtained in 2006, having qualified as Associate of the same Institute in 1990. He was elected Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria in 2007 thus joining the prestigious society of Fellows of the CIIN.
The new Deputy Director-General of CIIN commenced his insurance career in 1982 from Hogg Robinson Nigeria and rose to the position of Assistant Manager before joining Koguna Babura and Company in 1986 as Underwriting Manager.
In 1991, he moved to Nigerian-French Insurance Company Ltd. rising to the position of Deputy General Manager (Technical) in 2003, a position he maintained until July 2007 before joining AIICO General Insurance Company Ltd following the recapitalisation exercise which merged Nigerian-French with AIICO.
He left AIICO in June 2009 for KRABOND Insurance brokers Ltd as Managing Director, a position he held until joining the CIIN on Monday April 2nd 2012.
He is a member of the Society of Fellows (UK) and member of the CII (UK) Faculty of Underwriting, and also of the CII (UK) Faculty of Insurance Broking. He had served the Nigerian Insurance Industry in varying capacities, including CIIN Examiner since 1994; CIIN Chief Examiner/Moderator since 2004; Chairman, Organizing Committee of NCIB National Conference (1990); Member, NIA’s Executive Committee of the Marine Offices Committee (1993-1996); Assistant Secretary, Marine Offices committee (1994).
Ahmed is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM). He has attended a battery of local and International courses.