Mr. Oscar Onyema
Chaiman

Oscar Onyema is the Chief Executive Officer of The Nigerian Stock Exchange, a position he assumed in April 2011. Prior to this role, he served for over 20 years in United States financial markets and the Nigerian information technology sector. Mr. Onyema is the Chairman of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Limited, the clearing house for the Nigerian capital market; he is also a Council member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CIS). He is the Vice President of the African Securities Exchanges Association, and a Global Agenda Council member of the World Economic Forum.

In 2009, Mr. Onyema founded Market Strategists LLC and consulted under the Gerson Lehrman Group in the United States, successfully enabling decision-makers at investment firms and corporations better understand financial products, services, companies, and issues in global financial markets. Mr. Onyema served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at American Stock Exchange (Amex), which he joined in 2001. He was the first person of colour to hold that position, and was instrumental in integrating the Amex equity business into the NYSE Euronext equity business after their acquisition of Amex in 2008. He then managed the NYSE Amex equity trading business, which he helped position as a premier market for small and mid cap securities. 

For approximately five years, Mr. Onyema served as Adjunct Lecturer of Economics at Pace University, New York. In 2008, he received the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7, 24 and 63 brokerage licenses through Seamount Execution Services LLC, a FINRA member firm in New York. He remains active in the Security Traders Association of New York, and in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, USA. In the late 1990s, he held various positions at New York Mercantile Exchange where he managed futures market structure initiatives. He started his post-NYSC career in Nigeria at Data Processing Maintenance and Services Ltd. (an IBM business partner) where he sold mid-range IBM systems. 

Mr. Onyema holds an MBA in Finance and Investments from Baruch College, New York. He received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.


Mr. Kyari Abba Bukar
Managing Director/CEO

Bukar holds a B.SC in Physics from the Ahmadu Bello University of Zaria and a Masters Degree (M.Sc) in Nuclear Engineering from the Oregon State University in the United States of America.

Prior to joining CSCS, Bukar was the MD/CEO of Valucard Nigeria Plc where he was instrumental in turning around the Company from a nil-profit-making entity to what could aptly be termed a highly profitable entity before his exit.

 

With proven versatility and a proficiency in Information Technology (IT) systems, Bukar previously spent 14 (fourteen) years working with Hewlett- Packard (HP); one of the World’s leading IT Companies, where he garnered valuable experience having occupied several Technical and Senior positions amongst which are: Research and Development Engineer,  Manufacturing Development Engineer, Marketing Program Manager, Senior IT Consultant and Worldwide Technical Marketing Manager, within divisions of the Company.

 

Bukar also possesses a background in Banking having spent a stint working with FSB International Bank Plc (now Fidelity Bank Plc) as Executive Director in charge of Electronic Banking, Information Technology and Operations.

 

He is married with Children.

 

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Mr. Herbert Wigwe, FCA
Director

Mr. Herbert Wigwe is an Alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Executive Management Programme and holds a B.Sc. Degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Masters Degrees in Banking and International Finance from the University College of North Wales and Financial Economics from the University of London. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Herbert has two decades of experience in the Nigerian banking industry. He started his professional career with Coopers and Lybrand Associates, an international firm of Chartered Accountants prior to his banking career. He spent over 10 years at Guaranty Trust Bank where he managed several portfolios including Financial Institutions, Corporates and Multinationals. He left Guaranty Trust as an Executive Director to champion the transformation of the Access Bank Plc in March 2002 as Deputy Managing Director. Herbert has led some of the industry’s most significant syndication arrangements and also initiated and executed many landmark transactions covering various sectors of the economy including Oil and Gas/Energy, Manufacturing and Telecoms etc.

Herbert is a member of the Advisory Board of the Friends of the Global Fund, Africa otherwise known as Friends Africa; an international agency mobilising public and private efforts in the fight against the triple pandemics of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.

Herbert is happily married with children.

 

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Mr. Emmanuel N. Nnorom
Director

Mr. Emmanuel N. Nnorom is a seasoned auditor and accountant with over 2 decades of experience working with several companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Mr. Nnorom is an Alumnus of the Oxford University Templeton College and a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). He trained as an accountant with Peat Marwick Castleton Elliot & Co., winning the First Prize in the finals of the May 1982 diet of ICAN examinations. 

 

Mr. Nnorom held the position of Group Chief Operating Officer with responsibility over information technology, operations, corporate services, marketing and corporate communications, customer service, UBA Properties, human resources and regulatory affairs. He was appointed Executive Director of UBA in 2008 and held the position of Group Executive Office, UBA Holdings until his current appointment as Group Chief Financial Officer, UBA Plc.   

 

 

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Alh. Kwairanga, Umaru B.Sc (Hons), MBA, MSC, FCS
Director

Alhaji Umaru Kwairanga, the Managing Director/ CEO of Finmal Financial Services Limited holds a Bachelors’ degree from the famous University of Maiduguri and a Masters degree in Finance and Corporate Governance from the prestigious Liverpool’s John Moores University in the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers as well as a Fellow and Council Member of the Certified Pensions Institute of Nigeria He is a Muslim born into the family of Kwairanga in the town of Gombe in Gombe State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is a well-traveled executive who attended courses and training in fields relating to the money and capital markets with reasonable knowledge of corporate governance practices. He has over 16 unquestionable years and cognate experience in banking, manufacturing and trading as well as being an active player in the capital market at a high level. He worked at the defunct New Africa Merchant Bank Limited.

Alh. Kwairanga had his First School Leaving Certificate after his primary education at the Central Primary School, Kumo in 1981, from where he proceeded to Government Science Secondary School in the same locality and obtained his West African Examination Council (WAEC) Certificate. The young Kwairanga further studied at the prestigious University of Maiduguri from 1986 until 1991 when he bagged his Bachelor’s degree (B. Sc. Honours) in Business Administration. Three year later he went to the state university in Ekpoma and there after the Liverpool’s John Moore University in the United Kingdom where he got his Masters in Finance and Corporate Governance in 2007.

He is a member of several professional bodies which include the Certified Pensions Institute of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and a qualified Broker of the Abuja Commodity & Securities Exchange. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.

Alh. Kwairanga is a Director on the Boards of so many companies which include but not limited to Ashaka Cement Plc, Barade Construction Co. Ltd, Kwainanado Nig. Ltd Penman Pensions Ltd and Gombe United Micro Finance Bank Ltd. The erudite Kwairanga is on the Board of the Central Securities Clearing System Limited and also the Chief Executive Officer of Finmal Finance Services Limited – a Dealing Member Firm of The Nigerian Stock Exchange.

The subject has achieved versatile experience by the attendance of several courses within and outside the country namely but not limited to Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC) organised course on Corporate Finance and Investment Banking in Ilorin, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) organised course for senior Management in Inventory Management in Lagos, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) Conference on Investment in Washington DC, USA and Finance and Investment Conference in South Africa.

The exposed and experienced Kwairanga is happily married with children.

 

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MR. Chidi Agbapu B. Sc, MBF
Director

MR. Chidi Bertram Agbapu, the Managing Director of Emerging Capital Limited, had his Bachelor’s degree (B. Sc. Honours in Economics) in 1986 (B.Sc. Econs.) from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and later, a MBA Degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Lagos. He is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School (LBS) and Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CPIN) and Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).

He has attended courses in Corporate Finance, Asset Trading & Management, Mergers and Acquisition, Corporate Governance, etc, both offshore and locally.

He amassed his banking and mortgage experience from New Nigeria Bank through Financial Mortgage Limited between 1987 and 1994, transcending the ranks of Executive Trainee through GM/Head of Treasury. His Investment Banking and Stockbroking experience cut across Prominent Securities Limited and Equator Finance and Securities Limited between 1994 and 2004 after which he left to become a co-promoter of Emerging Capital Limited – a Dealing Member Firm of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. Mr. Agbapu is currently Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Agbapu serves as a Director on the Boards of different companies amongst which are General Cotton Mill (GCM) – Onitsha as well as the Central Securities Clearing System Limited – the Clearing House of The Nigerian Stock Exchange.

The versatile Agbapu is happily married and blessed with children.

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Mr. Abubakar DanlamiSule
Director

Abubakar Danlami Sule occupies the position of Executive Director in charge of Corporate Banking and the North, Sterling Bank Plc. An Accounting graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Abubakar possesses over 22 years working experience in the banking industry having served in various capacities. He spent his first 6 years working in supervisory and management roles at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) after which he assumed prominent positions in leading financial institutions in Nigeria.

He joined Sterling Bank in the General Management cadre in February 2003 where he held positions in several business areas including Treasury, Trade Services and Corporate Banking. After a brief stint as Managing Director, Sterling Capital Markets Limited, he was appointed Executive Director at Intercontinental Bank Plc by the CBN. While at Intercontinental Bank, he was responsible for the North Bank Directorate, Operations, Information Technology and Services.


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Mr. Bayo Olugbemi
Director

Bayo Olugbemi is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive of First Registrars Limited. He holds a B.sc in Accounting from the University of Lagos and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Lagos State University, specializing in International Business Management.

Bayo began his Investment Banking career in the Registrars Department of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (now Union Registrars) and has pioneered many Registrar outfits such as Rims Registrars, United Securities Limited, Diamond Bank Registrars and NAL Registrars Limited (now Sterling Registrars), among many others. Bayo has extensive experience in the areas of Investment Banking and

Portfolio Management.

Bayo is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (CIMN). He is also an Associate of The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), The Chartered Institute of Pension and The Institute of Directors (IOD).

He is an experienced trainer in Management, Capital Market Development and Share Registration as well as a motivational speaker of high repute. He is married with children.

 

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Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui Okauru
Director

Omoigui Okauru is the current Managing Partner of Compliance Professionals Plc. and also a part-time member of the United Nations (UN) Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of DAGOMO Foundation Nigeria (Limited by Guarantee) - a family based Non Governmental Organization geared towards community development..

Ifueko made her mark whilst at the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as the first female Executive Chairman of the FIRS and Chairman of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) from May, 2004 to April 2012. During her tenure, she spearheaded comprehensive tax reforms that led to development of a national tax policy, modification of tax legislation and remarkable improvement in the effectiveness of Tax Administration.

From July 1996 to April 2004, she was the Chief Responsibility Officer of ReStraL Ltd. (a Leadership and Management services organization), a company she founded in 1996. She built it up from zero base to a company par excellence. ReStraL Ltd owns the Franklin Covey (FC) license in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa. She is now a non-Executive Director in ReStraL Ltd. She also holds directorship position on the Boards of Diamond Bank Plc, Nigerian Breweries Plc, and Seplat Petroleum Development Co. Ltd.

From 1983 to March 1996, she worked across the broad spectrum of Audit, Tax and Consulting services in the firm of Arthur Andersen &Co. (now split into two firms - KPMG Professional Services and Accenture). She became Partner and head of the firm's successful strategy consulting practice before her exit in 1996. Ifueko attended St. Mary's Private School, Lagos from where she proceeded to Queen's College Yaba, Lagos (1973-78) for her "ordinary level" secondary school education where she was on a Midwestern State scholarship and won prizes especially in Mathematics. She then attended Federal Government College, Warri ("advanced level" secondary school education) on a Federal Government scholarship (1978-1980), where she completed the two-year programme as one of two best ¿A' levels in her year of graduation. She attended the University of Lagos (1980-83) graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (First Class) as a Chevron (then Gulf Oil) Scholar. She also attended Imperial College, University of London (1985-86) on a Commonwealth scholarship and holds its Masters of Science degree in Management Science as well as a Diploma of the Imperial College. Ifueko is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

 

 

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Mr. Sola Adeeyo
Director

Mr. Sola Adeeyo is the Chairman/CEO Astral Waters Limited. He is also a Director and the owner of Protea Hotel, Oakwood Park, Lekki/Epe Way; a 65 room 4 Star international hotel brand managed by Protea Hotel Group of South Africa. He was involved in driving the project from conception through the construction years and has continued to manage the hotel in a capacity of owners' representative.

Mr. Adeeyo served as the pioneer Managing Director of Asset & Investment Limited; a Company which he midwifed and where he held the position of Chief helmsman from 1991 to 2001.

Between the periods of 1989 to 1991, Mr. Adeeyo was Director/Group Head Treasury of Investment Banking & Trust Company Limited (IBTC). He was part of the founding management/owner group that nurtured the bank from inception in 1989. At the Bank, he was responsible for treasury operations and also contributed in formulating and implementing the strategic direction of the bank.

Mr Adeeyo also had a remarkable stint at the Nigeria International Bank (Citi Bank) where he worked between the periods of 1986 - 1989. He was a pioneer member of the reconstituted treasury and foreign exchange unit responsible for policies formulation in furtherance of the Federal Government/CBN initiative to liberalize the Nation's foreign exchange policy. Mr. Adeeyo attended State University of New York, USA where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts. He acquired a Masters of Arts in International Relations from the Northeastern University, Boston, USA in 1981.

 

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