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Chuks Udo Okonta
The Chairman, Office Representatives Committee (ORC) of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Gbenga Elusakin, has unveiled a 5-point agenda on which his is administration would leveraged to drive its set objectives.
He unveiled the agenda during his investiture as the 16 chairman of the ORC, yesterday in Lagos. According to him, the key thrust of his administration is to sustain a continued visibility of ORC within and outside the industry, adding that as part of this drive, his administration will continue to be present at the Institute’s programmes and drive attendance in line with its constitutional mandate.
He noted that his tenure will establish and maintain social media presence across various channels such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, Facebook amongst others.
From right: Rector, College of Insurance & Financial Management, Dr. Yeside Oyetayo, administering the oath of office; Chairman, Office Representative Committee of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Gbenga Elusakin and his wife at the event.
His administration, he said would also see to the continued celebration of the institute’s elders, whilst taping from their wisdom as often as necessary.
Structuring technical training for members on insurance, marketing, broking, finance, technology, leadership, would also be a priority, he said.
He noted that there would be rejuvenation of institute membership drive by creating opportunities for professional and business networking among members of the committee.
“I hope that both as executives, members of ORC and insurance industry practitioners, you will lend your time, energy and resources and take your place in our efforts to lift the face of the insurance industry through knowledge and professionalism.” He posited.
Elusakin maintained that the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria is committed to entrenching knowledge and professionalism in the industry and ORC members are arrowheads in delivering on this task.
“The present times might be tough for everyone due to the COVID-19 pandemic but we are confident that this too shall pass. We will not lose any member to the pandemic, we will not lose our jobs or other sources of livelihood. The sun will rise again and we will continue to rejoice with one another,” he submitted.
from left: Chairman, Office Representative Committee of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Gbenga Elusakin; his wife and past Chairman, Pius Karieren at the event.
Born to a noble family of Late Elder R.E Elusakin & Deaconess V.A Elusakin, Elusakin Gbenga (A.K.A Egbon) started his academic life at Salvation Army Primary School at Osogbo and Laro Grammar School Okefia also at Osogbo.
He then proceeded to The Polytechnic Ibadan where he obtained NCE (Technical) in Computer Science /Mathematics. He moved to the Premier University (University of Ibadan) and obtained B.Sc in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Actuarial Science and currently pursuing M.Sc. in Risk Management & Insurance in Joseph Ayo Babalola University.
He is an associate member of this great Institute, The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, also an Associate member of Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria, Associate member of Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Associate member of the Institute of Credit & Risk Management of Nigeria and a Student member of the Certified Actuarial Analyst (CAA) Global of Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.
He has attended a number of courses/seminars and trainings locally and abroad majoring in Actuarial, Annuity, Marketing, Micro Insurance and Life Operation. Among was the training on Actuarial Techniques for Insurance Professionals and Regulators Organised by the African Insurance Organisationwith the support of the Finance and Private Sector Department of the World Bank from 2012-2013 in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya.
From left: Chairman, Office Representative Committee of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Gbenga Elusakin with President, CIIN, Sir. Muftua Oyegunle at the event.
A versatile Insurance personnel with 15 years Insurance experience with strong management and leadership skill which has earned him to rise to the position of Head, Life Marketing and Actuarial Services Unit in Goldlink Insurance Plc.
A member of the MCPD and Activities Committee of CIIN, He joined the Executive of the Offices Representatives Committee (ORC) since 2012 as Asst. General Secretary and move to the Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chairman and today to be install as the 16th Chairman of the ORC.
A God fearing man, an Elder in The Apostolic Church Nigeria, a Choirmaster, Youth leader and Secretary of The Apostolic Church Nigeria, Agege Area Choir Movement.
Mr. Elusakin Gbenga is happily married to Deaconess Hannah Taiwo Elusakin and blessed with children.
He is currently the President of 89 Set Old student Association of Laro Gramms (LAGOSAA)