Dr. Emmanuel Otitolaiye, PhD, FCA, FCIT, ACII, ACIB, MBA
A widely exposed finance expert with vast and well-rounded accounting and financial management experience cutting across financial, statutory reporting, performance management and business planning in insurance, manufacturing, and consulting.
Prior to joining Linkage Assurance Plc as Chief Financial Officer in December 2018, he was Head, Finance & Performance Management Group at Cornerstone Insurance Plc from January 2014 to November 2018. A role that has direct responsibilities for the supervision of the finance functions of the Group.
Dr. Otitolaiye worked at Alliance & General Insurance PLC – a member of the Fidelity Bond Group and Node Solutions Ltd as the Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operating Officer in respectively where he was responsible for all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs, deal analysis, negotiations, and investor’s relations.
He joined FBN Life Assurance limited in 2010 as the pioneer Head of Finance where he successfully coordinated all activities towards securing operational fund from shareholders for the smooth take-off of the company and also championed the set-up of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) covering virtually all areas of the company’s activities.
Emmanuel started his working career with CFAO Nigeria Plc in 2000 as Credit Control Officer and later worked as the National Credit Control Manager at PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc from 2006 -2008 before joining Guaranty Trust Assurance (now Axa Mansard Insurance Plc) as Head, Management Account a positioned he held till 2010.
A multi-disciplined professional, he is a Fellow of both Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCIT), Associate member, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACII) and Associate, Chartered Institute of Insurance Brokers (ACIB). He holds a Higher National Diploma in Banking and Finance from Lagos State Polytechnic in 1998, Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Ado –Ekiti, BSc Accounting from University of Lagos, MSc Accounting from Babcock University and PhD Accounting also from Babcock University.
Dr. Otitolaiye a man of many parts is currently the Chairman, Accounting Technical Committee of Nigeria Insurance Association (NIA-ATC) – an umbrella body of all Chief Financial Officers and Finance staff in insurance and reinsurance companies in Nigeria.
He has attended several top management trainings at home and abroad.