WELCOME ADDRESS BY SIR (DR) MUFTAU OYEGUNLE PRESIDENT/CHAIRMAN IN COUNCIL, CHARTERED INSURANCE INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA FOR THE MAIDEN EDITION OF THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY PARLEY HELD MAY 31, 2022 AT ORIENTAL HOTEL, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS
It is with great pleasure I welcome everyone here today to our Institute’s Maiden Edition of the ‘Insurance Industry Parley’. This is a new and free programme of the CIIN focused on giving back to its members and the insurance community in general.
The objective of this programme among other things is to bring all stakeholders from the different arms of the insurance industry together, to discuss the business environment and how it affects the operations of the sector as well as charting the way forward for insurance to thrive in the country.
The theme of this maiden edition which is ‘Sustainable Insurance – Issues and Trends’, is indeed very apt and strategic considering the era we are in. With this theme, we assure you the engagement and interactions of all stakeholders here present will be in an enlightening and forward-looking approach.
Also, all discussions and presentations that will be delivered today are all targeted at identifying, assessing, managing and monitoring risks and opportunities associated with environmental, socio-economic and governance issues and how they impact the insurance industry to the end that we have a sustainable industry.
At this juncture, allow me to appreciate our erudite speakers who have been carefully selected from the various arms of the industry to discuss on the different perspectives of the theme.
I salute the Chairman of the session today, Mr. Segun Omosehin, the Managing Director of Old Mutual Nigeria Life Insurance Company Limited, the representative of the NAICOM R3LAB, Mr. Aribike who will be taking us on the Technical perspective, Mrs. Rasheedat Adebisi, who will be presenting on the Insurer’s perspective, Alhaji Saheed Egbeyemi, who is speaking on the Broker’s perspective, Mr. Ralph Opara, speaking on the Loss Adjuster’s perspective and Dr. (Mrs.) Yeside Oyetayo, covering the Academic Community perspective. Thank you so much for honouring our invitations to speak at this event, I am confident that you all will do justice to your presentations.
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, I like to also appreciate you for attending this programme even as I employ us to be active throughout the event. This is to ensure you garner practical knowledge to take back to your respective companies and organisations.
Once again, I welcome you all to this programme. Thank you for your attention and time. Let’s have a wonderful and impactful Industry Parley.
Sir (Dr.) Muftau O. Oyegunle, ACII, FIIN
President/Chairman in Council
Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria