Dr. Tajudeen Olalekan YusufActing Chairman, Governing Council
Tajudeen Olalekan Yusuf in his early fifties was born in Lagos but hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State. He bagged his bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Insurance and Management respectively from the University of Lagos. As a lecturer in the department of Actuarial Science and Insurance, University of Lagos, he travelled to England in 2004 to obtain his second Master’s degree in Islamic Management, Banking and Finance (with Distinction) from the Loughborough University and a PhD in Insurance in Nottingham University Business School in 2009. He is currently a Senior lecturer in the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Lagos.
As an academic, Tajudeen has travelled to several countries; including the USA, UK, Malaysia, Japan, and Kenya to deliver lectures and participate in learned conferences, seminars and workshops. He has published more than fifty articles in referred and peer-reviewed journals both locally and internationally.
He is currently an Associate member of the famous Chartered Insurance Institute of London and is the Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (IIFP). As a member of Governing Council of the College of Insurance and Financial Management (CIFM), he is also Chief Examiner of the West African College of Insurance.
As an Islamic scholar, Tajudeen is one of the Imams of the University of Lagos Muslim Community and former Staff adviser for the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, University of Lagos Branch. Currently, he is the Chairman, Governing Board of the Zakat and Sadaqah Foundation and Markas Abdul Lateef Centre of Quranic Memorisation and Vocational Studies, Lagos.
Tajudeen is an oratory speaker who, apart from academic discourses, regularly gives lectures on varied Islamic subjects in public, radio and television. His hobbies are travelling and keeping tab on current affairs. He has also authored Islamic books such as Winning Souls for Allah, Conquering Shaytan, Mosque: Basics and Management.
He is married with kids and a proud entrepreneur; actively involved in network marketing and youth mentoring.