Mr. Oscar Onyema
Board Chairman

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) Plc, 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.

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 understood financial products, services, companies, and issues in global financial markets. He also 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

Mr. Kyari Abba Bukar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc. Prior to joining CSCS in September 2011, Kyari was the MD/CEO of ValuCard Nigeria Plc (now Unified Payments Plc) where he achieved phenomenal successes by transforming the business from a loss making, low morale and close looped local e-payment player into a highly profitable, world-class, global payment processor in partnership with Visa International Company.

Kyari worked for FSB International Bank (now Fidelity Bank) where he rose to the position of Executive Director, E-Banking and Information Technology and Operations. Prior to that, he worked at Hewlett-Packard USA in Silicon Valley, California. He held several positions amongst which are Process and R&D Engineer, Performance Programme and Benchmarking Manager, Marketing Programme Manager and Senior IT Consultant, World Wide Technical Marketing Manager until his return to Nigeria in 2002.


Presently, Kyari is the Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit (NESG). He sits on the Board of Credit Registry Services Plc and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Investment Protection Fund of the NSE. He was one of the members of the Nigerian National Conference representing the organized Private Sector Group (NESG).


He holds a B.Sc. degree in Physics from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria; M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering from Oregon State University, USA. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School (LBS), Wharthon Business School and Harvard Business School.


Kyari is happily married and blessed with children.


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Mr. Bayo Olugbemi

Bayo Olugbemi is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of First Registrars Limited. He holds a B.Sc degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos and a Master's 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 ,MFR

Mrs. 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 sits 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 and 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

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 and 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 and 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 had a remarkable stint at the Nigeria International Bank (Citi Bank) where he worked between the periods of 1986 and 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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Mr. Haruna Waziri

Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri is an economist with over 18 years of Capital Market and Investment Management experience covering Regulation, Deal Origination, Execution as well as Fund Management. He has been involved in various successful ground breaking deals such as Heineken Euro Bond, and British American Tobacco M&A, among others.

Until his appointment, he was the MD/CEO, UBA Asset Management Limited which he led from 2009. Prior to this, he worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Afrinvest West Africa (formerly SECTRUST). Jalo-Waziri commenced his career in the Quotations Department at The Nigerian Stock Exchange. He also worked at Kakawa Discount House Ltd where he started the Asset Management Department and rose to become Head of Asset Management; the department eventually transformed to become Kakawa Asset Management Limited.

Mr. Jalo-Waziri is a graduate of the University of Maiduguri, an alumnus of Lagos Business School and the Venture Capital Institute of America.


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Mr. Obinna Nwosu

Mr. Obinna Nwosu is presently the Group Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Access Bank Plc. He possesses over two decades of banking experience garnered from Access Bank and Guaranty Trust Bank. Mr. Nwosu joined Access Bank in 2002. A seasoned banker, Obinna has held several position including Head, Retail Banking Division of the Bank until December 2012 when he took a study leave for a Masters Degree in Public Policy at Columbia University, New York. His experience spans both banking operations and relationship management.

He is a highly regarded leader of people. He holds an MBA and a Degree in Accountancy from University of Nigeria Nsukka.


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Mr. Kennedy Uzoka

Kennedy Uzoka, Deputy Managing Director/CEO Africa at UBA Plc holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Benin and an MBA from the University of Lagos. A multiple awards winner, Mr. Uzoka has over 2 decades experience covering core banking, corporate marketing, strategic business advisory services and resources management.

Kennedy currently manages the Group's operations across 18 countries in Africa. In addition to UBA Africa, he also supervises 2 key strategic support areas in e-Banking and Information Technology. Prior to his appointment as CEO UBA Africa, Mr. Uzoka supervised the Bank's businesses in New York and London. In addition to Strategic Support Groups such as HR, Legal Advisory Services, Procurement & Vendor Management, Corporate Relations & Marketing amongst others, he also had responsibility for other critical business functions including Group Treasury, International Financial Institutions & Transaction Banking, e-Banking, UBA Pensions Custodians, Consumer Banking and Cash Management Services.

He was Head, Strategy & Business Transformation of UBA Group and later Regional Bank Head, South Bank covering over 17 states in southern part of Nigeria. Prior to the merger of legacy Standard Trust Bank(STB) and United Bank for Africa(UBA), he was Regional Director-South East, Vice President-Northern Nigeria, Chief Marketing Officer? Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Chief Marketing Officer, Lagos and later, Managing Executive Officer at STB.

He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School in Boston USA, the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland and the London Business School, United Kingdom.
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.


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Mr. Mudathir OmokayodeLawal

Mr. Mudathir Kayode Lawal started his career with NBM Bank where he worked from 1987 to 2005. During this period, he excelled in various marketing roles and was subsequently appointed as the bank's Treasurer. Following the consolidation exercise and the emergence of Sterling Bank in 2006, he was again assigned to marketing, to head various regions in Lagos, a testament to the confidence in his abilities on the field.

Kayode is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and has professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). He is also an alumnus of the Lagos Business School, Columbia University Graduate School of Business and University of Oxford.

Mr. Emeka Chimezie Madubuike

Mr. Emeka C. Madubuike is a fellow of both the institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He is an Authorized Dealing Clerk of the Nigeria Stock Exchange and duly registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Mr Madubuike has garnered over 25 years of active participation in the Capital and Money markets which commenced at CSL Stockbrokers Limited. In 2007, he left International Standard Securities limited to establish and manage Compass Investments and Securities Limited- one of the very active capital market operators. He has participated in several capital market transactions for many corporate bodies and governments.  

Mr. Madubuike is the current Chairman of the Association of Stockbroking Houses of Nigeria- the umbrella trade group for Stockbrokers recognized by the Securities and Exchange Commission. He was one of the original founders of the Association. He served as a Member of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He was also a Member of National Council of The Nigeria Stock Exchange as well as a former Director of NSE Consult Limited - a subsidiary of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. He also served as Chairman of the Investigation Panel of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. He was a Member of the Administrative Hearing Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Annual Capital Market Retreat Committee of the Capital Market Committee. He was Chairman of Dematerialization, Investor Confidence and Complaints Management Framework Sub-Committee of the Capital Market Committee at various times. He also served in the Ministerial Committee for the Resuscitation of the Capital Market set up by the Minister of Finance and CME.

He has attended several local and international courses, seminars and road shows on Investment Banking and Finance. He is the Coordinator of Evangelical Ministry as well as the Diocesan Adviser on Covenant Seed at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral and also a member of the Standing Committee of the cathedral. He is a disciple maker with the Diocese and is happily married with two (2) children.

Mr. Ariyo Olushekun

Mr. Olushekun is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He is also a Member of the Institute of Directors, the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Institute of Public Accountants, Australia and The Nigerian Institute of Management. He is an Authorized Dealing Clerk of The Nigerian Stock Exchange and is duly registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission. He holds MBA (Marketing) from the University of Lagos as well as HND (Upper Credit) in Accountancy from Yaba College of Technology. He is also an Alumnus of the Advance Management Program (AMP) of IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.

Mr. Olushekun has over 27 years of experience of active participation in various aspects of Investment Banking eleven out of which were spent at Centre-Point Merchant Bank Plc. He left Centre-Point in 1998 to establish and manage Capital Assets Limited, a leading Investment Banking outfit in Nigeria. He has participated in several Investment Banking transactions for corporate bodies and governments at federal, state and local levels. In conjunction with others, he facilitated the establishment of the Nigerian chapter of The Investment Club Network (TICN), a worldwide organization with representation in 30 countries.  

Mr. Olushekun is the Immediate Past President and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He has served on the National Council of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. He is also a former Director of NSE Consult Limited, a subsidiary of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. He is currently serving on the Board of NASD Limited, the Over-The-Counter Trading Platform of the Nigerian Capital Market. He was a member of the Business Support Group of The Nigerian Vision 20 2020. He also served on the Capital Market Resuscitation Committee set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria. He currently serves on several committees of the Securities & Exchange Commission, The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He recently served as the Chairman of Capital Market Literacy Master Plan Committee of the Securities & Exchange Commission. He has also served as the Director of Administration as well as the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria. He also serves on the Boards of several companies in Nigeria including Unity Registrars Limited and Co-Link Investment Management Limited.

Mr. Olushekun has attended several local and international courses on Investments, Banking and Finance. He has also made presentations at several seminars, workshops and Investment Fora in Nigeria, USA, UK, Ireland and Canada.

He is happily married and has four children.


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