Meet Our Team

Dr Solomon Alao PHD, MSC, MBA, FIMC - Chairman

Solomon A. Alao, is a trained Social Scientist, human pacifist and a businessman with several successful start-up businesses to show for an extensive wealth of experience. He started CIDL in 2002 as a multi-disciplinary consulting firm. Since then, it has grown with major footprints in insurance, Oil and Gas, Construction, Telecommunications, Transport Infrastructure (Rail), Engineering, Energy (Power Infrastructure), Project management and Procurement. Dr Alao holds substantial controlling shares in several businesses in Nigeria and Overseas. including Union Maritime Shipping Agency, MIS Advisory, FRYDA, Cowry Creeks Investments Limited, SAA Energy, ELCADA, and FINA POWER. His 25+ years in management practice affords him the advantage of a wide and varied experience in business and resource appropriation.

Aremo (Alhaji) Adeniyi Ogunsanya - Director

Alhaji Adeniji is a renowned Chartered Insurance Broker with over 50 years of experience. He has held position of trust in popular Insurance companies, both Overseas and Nigerian, before joining Oriwu Insurance Brokers. Few among them are; Refuge Assurance Company/Federated Employers Insurance Association Limited, England and Nigerian General Insurance Company Limited.

Mrs Loretta Alao - MBA, BSc, FIMC, CMC - Cheif Operating Officer

Loretta Alao brings more than fifteen years of experience in Operations Management and Administration. She manages multiple strategic teams that oversee Operations, Business Development, Logistics, Procurement, research and development, training, supply chain management and customer service. Mrs. Alao previously served as a Senior Vice President supply chain management for Oriwu Insurance, prior to which, she held the position of Senior Director Brand Marketing & Company Operations with Uni-consult and FRYDA Nigeria Limited, where she successfully implemented a company turn-around program and launched several innovative marketing programs. She holds an MBA degree from the prestigious London School of Business and Finance and is currently on the Board of FRYDA Nigeria Ltd, Cowry Creek Investments and ELCADA Nigeria Ltd.

Dr. Solomon Adegboyega Alao ACII, AIIN, F. Inst.D, MNIM, FIAMN; D.D - Adviser to the Board

Solomon Alao is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London (ACII) as well as the Insurance Institute of Nigeria (AIIN) and Fellow of the Institute of Directors (U.K and Nigeria).
Upon his qualifying as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London, he took up an appointment with the first Insurance Broker in Nigeria then called C.T.A. Baurin which was brought in by the Colonial Masters. He went on to head the marketing department of NICON from where he left for Nigeria Life and Pension Consultant Ltd which was the foremost pension consultancy in Nigeria.
Dr. Solomon Alao retired voluntarily in 1998 after about 36 years in practices to dedicate his life to the work of God. He is Chairman of The CIDL Group, Uni-Consults Nigeria, ELCADA, SAA Energy International and Fina Power. He also sits on the board of Sterling Assurance PLC, Medexia HMO and Hogg Travels.


Caroline Abada is an Associate member of The Chartered Insurance Institute Of Nigeria (ACIIN) and The Nigeria Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB). Her experience spared over two decades in the underwriting and broking section respectively. She’s passionate and committed about her career. Caroline is a graduate of accounting and a master’s in Risk Management and insurance both from University of Lagos. She started her career as an underwriter from the life department of UNIC Insurance plc whose portfolio includes New business (both individual and group businesses), claims handling and policy Administration. In 2011, she joined HAGGAI Insurance Brokers Ltd as a senior manager due to her specialization (Life Underwriting) she was handling the group life businesses. She managed the portfolio so much that the organisation was able to ascertain at a glance the premium income, claim ratio, profit/loss ratio of each account.


Bolanle manages all accounting transactions of our group of companies, including Oriwu Insurance Brokers. She belongs to various professional Bodies like Institute of Chartered Accountants, Nigeria. She has over 10 years of business experience to her credit. Business feasibility test, Underwriting, Audit are her core competences.

ODEDEYI ADEOLA BSc, CIIN - Business Development

Adeola is a graduate of Bowen University, Iwo Osun Sate with a bachelor degree in Economics. She is a member of chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN). Her experience cuts across risk management, business development and brokerage services. All through the precedent four years of her profession, she has attended a number of courses pertaining to product management, brokerage services and technical respectively.