Wole Ajimisinmi is the Company Secretary and Legal Adviser of Wema Bank where he bears the oversight responsibility of proffering opinions on all legal related issues including but not limited to securitization of Credits bankwide. He holds an LLB Degree with honours from the University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria and a BL Degree from the Nigerian Law School.
Prior to joining Wema Bank in June, 2009, he was the Head; Legal Services Department of Skye Bank Plc, where he burnished his leadership skills, supervising the legal support provided for over 207 branches and 7 Regional Legal Offices. Whilst at Skye Bank, Wole managed the litigation portfolio of the Bank comprising over 200 cases in various High Courts and Appellate Courts, and was a member of five management committees of the bank.
Before joining Skye Bank in 2006, Wole was an experienced Corporate Lawyer with Prudent Bank Plc, designated as Company Secretary & Legal Adviser, with responsibilities that spanned legal and secretarial functions, credits, loan work-out, amongst others. At Prudent Bank, Wole led the legal team that implemented the successful consolidation of Prudent Bank Plc, EIB International Bank Plc, Co-operative Bank Plc, Bond Bank Plc and Reliance Bank Limited to form Skye Bank Plc. His responsibilities included supervision of the external solicitors who undertook the due diligence of the merging entities; procurement of regulatory approvals for the merger from Securities & Exchange Commission, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigerian Stock Exchange, Corporate Affairs Commission and Court sanctioning of the scheme. Furthermore, he was involved in the Bank’s capital-raising exercise, whereby the Bank raised, through a combination of Rights Issue and Public Offer, a total of about N16billion. Preceding his foray into the banking sector, he had a short spell at Ernst and Young International between 1999 and 2000.
Wole Ajinminsinmi is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria and UK, (ACIS) June, 1995 and once worked as a staff of Ernst & Young International between 1999 and 2000.