Education al Qualifications:
MBA; MIT Sloan School of Management, 2009
Bachelor of Law (LLB); University of Lagos, Nigeria, 1992
HND Accounting; Institute of Management & Technology Enugu Nigeria, 1983
Barrister At Law (BL) Nigerian Law School: (Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria 1993)
Chartered Stockbroker (ACS): Licensed Trader at Nigerian Capital Market 1994
Executive Director Savannah Bank Plc (Former Bank of America Nigeria) from June 2010
Chief Executive, Rowet Capital Management Nigeria, 2002 to 2008.
Divisional Directors; Savannah Bank Nigeria, 2000 to 2002
Chief Executive: Price Securities Lagos Nigeria, 1994 to 2000
Stockbroker & Investment banker Price Securities Lagos Nigeria, 1987 to 1989
Auditor, Bank Audit Team: Uzoukwu & Associates, Enugu Nigeria, 1984 to 1987
Founder, Price Securities in1989. A start-up Investment Banking Firm, licensed by Securities & exchange Commission, and the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Price Securities was also licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria in 1992 to operate as a non-bank deposit taker. In 1992 I raised 10 million naira, for the firm’s capital; at the time the paid up capital of commercial banks in Nigeria was 12 million naira. I raised funds through Private Investment and Boot Strapping. In 1993, I obtain license for a Bureau De Change, from the Central Bank, and which was operated through a subsidiary- PST Bureau De Change. I set the vision and the strategy to achieve it, with milestones and metrics for measuring the achievement. One of the goals was to grow and become a part of a retail banking group through acquisition.
From 1994 to 1999, I managed the firm as the CEO and traded actively on the floor of the Stock Exchange. It was in the course of my trading activities that I was approached by IMB, the Issuing House to Savannah Bank’s issue, in 1998 to acquire the underwritten shares from the IPO. I package the acquisition of the banks share, in partnership with strategic investors; and subsequently took up employment in the bank as a Divisional Director of Investment Banking and Management Services. While in Savannah, I set up the HR department, the Internal Control and Management services. Being an old generation bank, I worked with a team of Consultants to re-design the organizational structure and re-engineer the business processes, in line with the modern day organizations.
Membership of Boards:
Savannah Bank Plc: 2009 to date
Rowet Group Ltd: 2005 to date
FSB International Bank: 1992 to 2000
President International Institute for Sustainable Finance: 2009 to date
Vice President American International School Abuja, Nigeria 2002 to 2005
Participate in Risk Management, Financial System Stability and Regulatory Reform.