Mr Babatunde Kasali
Mr Babatunde Kasali
A 1977 Economics graduate of the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, Mr. Kasali is a legend with more than 30 years of world-class professional experience in finance.
He was previously a General Manager and Regional Bank Head at United Bank for Africa, which he joined in 1996, and has served as a non-Executive Director at UAC of Nigeria since March 2013.
His remarkable career also includes top management roles at Resolution and Restructuring Company Limited and UACN Property Development Company Limited.
Mr. Kasali is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
A charismatic leader, Mr. Adebise’s glowing track record of excellence spans several decades across fields including fintech, risk management, management consulting and corporate banking.
Before joining Wema Bank, the Computer Science graduate of the University of Lagos headed Finance & Performance Management at the Lagos office of Accenture.
A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Mr. Adebise has an MBA from Lagos Business School and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
He is currently on the board of the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Scheme (NIBSS).
He was previously the Deputy Managing Director at Wema Bank.
Deputy Managing Director
Deputy Managing Director
From an early career in technology at the Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas Company, Mr. Oseni has risen rapidly and shaped himself into a renowned finance and management expert.
Previously an Executive Director responsible for Wema Bank’s consumer and SME banking, payments, e-business and the award-winning ALAT digital bank, Mr. Oseni joined the bank from MG Ineso Limited, a principal investment company, where he was CEO. He has also held key roles at Renaissance Capital and Salomon Brothers/Citigroup Global Markets in London and New York.
An alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University, where he studied Computer Engineering, Mr. Oseni holds a Masters in Finance from London Business School, an MBA from the prestigious Instituit European d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in France and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
He is an honorary senior member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and a member of the Lagos State Economic Advisory Committee.
Previously a Group Head at StanbicIBTC, Mr. Akinleye uses his years of experience across most key areas of banking operations to coordinate Wema Bank’s business activities in Southern Nigeria - a major operational region for the bank.
A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, he studied accounting at Obafemi Awolowo University and holds an MBA in Finance from the same institution.
Mr. Akinleye is widely traveled and has completed several senior leadership training programs around the world.
Oluwole is an experienced Banking professional with years of experience in legal financial risks and ensuring compliance.
Having started his career as a solicitor for law firms, he began his journey in banking with Prudent Bank. He led the Legal Team that worked on the successful consolidation of five banks that included Prudent Bank Plc, EIB International Bank Plc, Cooperative Bank plc, Bond Bank plc and Reliance Bank Limited to form Skye Bank Plc.
He went on to serve as Head, Legal Services Department for Skye Bank, overseeing legal services for the 207 branches of the bank and became the Secretary and Legal Adviser of Wema Bank where he oversaw responsibility of proffering opinions on all legal related issues including but not limited to securitization of Credits bankwide.
A law graduate from University of Jos, Jos, 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.
He is also an ICAN Professional Examination Assessor and a member, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos, Akoka Lagos.
He is currently an Executive Director at Wema Bank Plc.
Chukwuemeka Obiagwu is a multi-disciplinary professional with a background in accounting, insurance, corporate finance, stockbroking and public finance. He has over three decades' experience in banking, financial services and public service.
Early in his career at Fidelity Bank Plc, Obiagwu successfully repositioned and grew a subsidiary which he eventually led as the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive. He was also a Non-executive Director of Fidelity Pension Managers, where he also served as Chairperson of the Board, Audit Committee.
In January 2016, he joined the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as a Director after 20 years of service at Fidelity Bank. At FIRS, Obiagwu handled enforcement. He also served as a member of the Technical Committee of the Board and Chairperson of the Budget Committee of FIRS, among other roles.
An alumnus of the Lagos Business School (SMP 16), Obiagwu got an Executive Certificate in Economic Development at Harvard Kennedy School of Government Boston, Massachusetts USA. He has attended various Executive Business Education courses in reputable institutions including INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France and Kellogg School of Management, among others.
Obiagwu is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); fellow, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers; Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation; and Associate, Chartered Insurance Institute (London).
An expert stockbroker who has been at the top of his profession for over 15 years, Mr. Lawal’s solid background in finance began with studies in banking and finance at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, and was later reinforced with an MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University.
In 1990, he started his career as an investment officer at Midas Finance Limited, Ibadan, and then moved on to management roles at City Code Trust Limited and Altrade Securities, both in Lagos. He is currently the Managing Director and CEO of GTI Capital.
Mr. Lawal is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and the Chartered Institute of Bankers, and a retired council member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Mrs. Ojo studied history in Nigeria and law at the University of Buckingham, UK, and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 2000.
She began her legal career in the Department of Public Prosecution at the Lagos State Ministry of Justice before switching to the private sector as an associate at O. Adekoya & Co.
Widely trained internationally in credit analysis, risk management, corporate governance and more, Mrs. Ojo is currently a Partner at Fola, Akinrinsola, Ojo & Co., a member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators and an honorary senior member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
An attorney with over 20 years of experience in Nigeria and the United States of America, Mrs. Matel-Okoh is a member of the Nigerian Bar and the New York State Bar.
She is well trained in the effectiveness of corporate boards, risk management and advanced strategy for Directors. She is the CEO of Havilah Ventures and is on the board of a number of non-profit organizations.
Ibiye Asime Ekong
Ibiye Asime Ekong
lbiye is a finance professional with over 28 years' experience in Accounting and Banking and Finance with a passionate bias for Retail Banking. She started her professional working career as Management Trainee and later Assistant Treasurer at John Holt Plc where she was charged with funds management and foreign exchange bidding management. She later joined banking at Chartered Bank Plc's Correspondent Banking Unit, and was at one time, the Treasurer of the bank managing the bank's assets and liabilities.
She was part of the pioneer team that transformed the operations of Prudent Merchant Bank to commercial banking, contributing to the growth and development of Prudent Bank in various senior management capacities, to wit: Senior Manager (Treasury), Assistant General Manager (Treasury), Deputy General Manager (Corporate Banking Group). From 2006, as part of the consolidated Skye Bank Team, she was General Manager (Business Development) and Head of Enterprise Risk Management before becoming an Executive Director in charge of the South-South, Edo, Delta and South-East Regions of the bank, as well as Head of the retail banking team.
She retired from Skye Bank Plc as an Executive Director.
Ibiye is a Fellow and former Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and currently serves on the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the Governing Council of the CIBN. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and member of the Institute of Directors (loD) and the Risk Management Association of Nigeria.
She served as a member of the Audit Committee of Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) and member of the Audit Committee of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and member of several other committees of the CIBN.
Prince Olusegun Adesegun
Prince Olusegun Adesegun
Prince Olusegun is a Psychologist with a Masters’ Degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Ibadan.
He started his career at Pyramid Products Limited as a Manager in Training and rose to become the General Manager of the then Eastern Zone in 1988. Upon retirement, he engaged in private business and has over time garnered experience in marketing administration, management, and supply chain logistics solutions. He eventually became the CEO of Pecol Ventures Limited – a cash crop export and paper products company which he helped to grow from a small producer to a large, world-class Agric-Export firm.
Between 2011 - 2015, Prince Olusegun served as the Deputy Governor of Ogun State. He is currently a Career Counsellor and Consultant for high-quality investment decisions.
In a career that spans 20 years, Adeyemi Adefarakan has valuable experience in global investment banking, portfolio risk, asset, and financial management exposure. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Economics & Accountancy from the prestigious City University, London, and holds a master’s degree in International Securities, Investment & Banking from the acclaimed ICMA Centre at the University of Reading, U.K. He is also an alumnus of the Emerging CFO: Strategic Financial Leadership Programme at Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA, and currently pursuing a Global CEO Africa Programme in the triumvirate of business schools comprising Lagos Business School, Strathmore Business School (Nairobi, Kenya) and Yale School of Management (Connecticut, USA). Adeyemi forged his career on the trading floors of some of London’s financial powerhouses including State Street Global Markets, DRW Investments, JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and HSBC Global Asset Management. In his years in London, he traded both vanilla and complex instruments and risk-managed multi-billion-dollar multi-asset portfolios. He currently serves as the Group Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director on the board of CBSL (Continental Broadcasting Service Limited) alongside other board positions where he creates and extracts shareholder value through active board engagement.