By Ngozi Onyeakusi—Amidst pomp and pageantry, the 2024 edition of the annual CIIN Nite of Talents was held at the Condo Event Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos on March 8, 2024. The keenly-contested competition had contestants from leading insurance companies in the country and at the end of the day, Akorede Olaoluwa Johnson, a Youth Corp Member with Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc emerged the winner and subsequently, becomes the CIIN Ambassador for the insurance industry for year 2024/2025.


Akorede Johnson is a graduate of Insurance from Lagos State Polytechnic as well as having a B. Sc degree in Education from the Lagos State University. He is a highly motivated and adaptable individual with a passion for learning and growth. Akorede is a registered and qualified teacher with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, (CIPM) and holds a Diploma Certificate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, CIIN.  As an undergraduate, he served in various capacities in the Student Union body in leadership positions.

As a young leader with enthusiasm for knowledge and professionalism, Akorede cut his career teeth with Sovereign Trust Insurance plc in October 2023, when he joined the company for his mandatory one-year Youth Service as a staff in the Reinsurance unit in the Technical Division of the Underwriting Company.

He is a professional photographer that loves to learn, travel and try new things.