Happy Birthday To Rotimi Edu

by Duke Magazine

Rotimi Edu is a Nigerian lawyer video and insurance professional. He is the Vice-Chairman of Quicklink Insurance Brokers Ltd.


Born in 1958 to the family of Salaudeen Edu in Lagos, he has been actively involved in Insurance Law and Commercial Law and has distinctly curated a name for himself in the real estate business over the years. He has a lot of experience with land issues, such as registration and making sure the title is clear. He also knows how to handle arbitration inland and insurance issues.


As a lawyer and insurance expert with a lot of experience, he has helped clients and insurance companies with several tricky claims in the areas of life, general, and liability insurance, as well as health insurance, health management, and figuring out and settling claims.


While growing up, the quest for higher scholarship propped the young Oluwarotimi to secure admission to the famous Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo Lagos for his National Diploma and Higher National Diploma Certificates in Insurance.


He secured his first job with the Security Insurance Company under the tutelage of the late Idowu Silva of blessed memories where he honed his skills in Insurance Marketing.


Though he had a flourishing career in the Insurance Industry, starting his career at the defunct Mulumba Assurance Co. Ltd where he was employed as a Senior Manager, Oluwarotimi briefly left for banking and later returned to the famous Industrial General Insurance Ltd where he exited as Deputy Director (Marketing).


He later became the acting Managing Director of International Health Management Services before he ventured into establishing his Brokerage firm, Quicklink Insurance Brokers Ltd, which has remained one of the leading Insurance Brokerage firms in Nigeria today.


His foray into NCRIB was when he was appointed as the Auditor of the council under its first female president, Laide Osijo.


From that point, there had been no turning back for Oluwarotimi Edu as he rose meteorically on the council’s leadership ladder through his valued and qualitative contributions to become Hon Treasurer, Vice President, Deputy President and now ascending the number One position as 21st President.


Edu’s continuous thirst for knowledge made him apply for a degree in Accounting crossing in his 2nd year to Law at the University of Lagos where he bagged his Bachelors of Laws degree and was called into the Nigerian Bar after completing his Law School in 2003.


He still went back to study for his Master’s Degree in Law specializing in Secured Credit, Family Law and later became a Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria thereof this batterytery of certificates and knowledge he has brought to bear on his profession and the NCRIB in several capacities.


A Chartered Insurance practitioner from the Chartered Insurance Institute London, Oluwarotimi Edu is a proud product of the famous National Institute of Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos. He was a one-time speaker at NIPSS (SEC 41) and a strong advocate of agricultural insurance development in Nigeria.


As one of the past presidents of the famous Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Oluwarotimi Edu’s impressionable footprint sits on the Club. Aside from enhancing its financial vibrancy, Edu is notable for revitalizing the Club through his numerous initiatives with sterling achievements to his name.


Similarly, he is a Chartered Membermber of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (CIArB); chairman of the Insurance Brokers Forum of the West African Insurance Companies Association (WAICA); Member of the 9th Governing Council of Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH); past president of the Lagos State Polytechnic Alumni Association, Member, Institute of Directors (MIoD); principal partner of Rotimi Edu & Co. a firm of Estate Managers, among others.

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