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  • Mr. Oscar N. Onyema
  • Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri
  • Mr. Bayo Olugbemi
  • Mr. Sola Adeeyo
  • Mrs. Ifueko Omoigui Okauru,MFR
  • Mr. Omokayode Lawal
  • Mr. Emeka Chimezie Madubuike
  • Mr. Ariyo Olushekun
  • Mr. Uche Ike
  • Mr. Eric Idiahi
  • Mr. Roosevelt Michael Ogbonna
  • Ms. Tinuade T. Awe

Mr. Oscar N.Onyema ,OON
Board Chairman

Mr. Oscar N. Onyema is the Chairman of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) PLC, the clearing house for the Nigerian capital market. He assumed the role in 2011 after his resumption as Chief Executive Officer of The Nigerian Stock Exchange, and member of the National Council in April 2011. Before this, he gained experience for over twenty (20) years in both the United States financial markets and the Nigerian information technology sector. He serves on the boards of all four subsidiaries of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. Mr. Onyema is also the President of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), and a board member of the National Pension Commission of Nigeria (Pencom).

He has served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at the 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 New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext equity business after the latter’s 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. 

In 2014, Onyema was made an Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) in "recognition of his contribution to economic development, the transformation of The Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Nigerian capital markets". Mr. Onyema is an alumnus of Harvard Business School having completed its Advanced Management Program. He has an MBA from Baruch College, New York and BSc from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. 


Mr. Haruna  Jalo-Waziri
MD/CEO, CSCS

Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri is an experienced Financial Markets Expert, his award-winning career spanned over twenty-five years in Capital Markets. He has vast experience in Deal Origination, Investment Management, Securities Trading and Regulation.

He started his career at the Nigeria Stock Exchange and subsequently moved to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the apex regulatory organization of the Capital Markets in Nigeria. He worked with Afrinvest West Africa (formerly SECTRUST) and Kakawa Discount House Ltd where he started the Asset Management Department, which he later transformed to a full fledge company “Kakawa Asset Management Limited” (now FBN Merchant Bank). He later joined the services of First Alliance Pension & Benefits Limited (Now ARM Pensions Limited) in partnership with Mcube South Africa.

In 2007, he was appointed MD/CEO of UBA Stockbrokers Limited, a subsidiary of United Bank for Africa (UBA Plc) which he successfully made one of the top 5 securities trading companies in Nigeria. He thereafter became the MD/CEO of UBA Asset Management Ltd.

Haruna Jalo-Waziri was appointed the Executive Director, Capital Markets in 2012 with a primary responsibility for the overall capital market developments. He implemented key initiatives such as; Capital markets partnership agreement with the London Stock Exchange Group, Developed the Sovereign Green Bond, Introduction of Federal Government Retail Savings Bond, Launched the NSE Premium Board, MSCI Index Partnership- GICS Adoption and the 1st dual listing on the NSE and LSE Main Board amongst others.

He has served on several Boards including FSDH Merchant Bank, Nigeria German Chemical Plc, Oakwood Protea Hotel, Central Securities Clearing System Plc and Coral Properties Limited. He is currently on the Board of Special Olympics Nigeria. He is also the current Vice President of the AIFA Reading Society, an NGO that focuses on promotion of a reading culture and the attainment of a sustainable educational development across Africa.

Haruna Jalo-Waziri is a graduate of Economics from the University of Maiduguri and holds an MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi. He has throughout the course of his career attended various courses and seminars on Capital Markets Operations, Management and Leadership, both locally and internationally. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School and the Venture Capital Institute of America. He is also a life member of the Institute of Directors.

 

 


 

Mr. Bayo Olugbemi
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Bayo Olugbemi is the MD/CEO of First Registrars & Investor Services Limited. He has extensive experience in the areas of Investment Banking and Portfolio Management.

Bayo Olugbemi is a graduate of Accounting from the University of Lagos. He holds a MBA from the Lagos State University and a MSc in Corporate Governance from Leeds Beckett University in the UK. Mr. Olugbemi is an alumnus of some of the World’s top management schools like the Lagos Business School, Harvard Business School,INSEAD France,IMD Switzerland,Wharton Business School and Stanford Business School amongst others.


He is regarded as a pioneer in the Nigerian Share Registration industry, having pioneered several Capital Market Registrar Companies. He currently serves on the Governing Councils of several professional bodies such as The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Institute of Capital Market Registrars and Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry as well as on the boards of several Corporate Organizations.

He is a trainer in Leadership, Management, Corporate Governance and Ethics, Business Formation, Capital Market Development and Share Registration as well as being a Motivational Speaker of high repute. He is an avid reader and author of three published books: Advancing Through Adversity; Economic & Financial Stewardship and When Tomorrow Comes. He also has to his credit many unpublished works.

Mr. Olugbemi is a Senior Pastor in The Redeemed Christian Church of God and serves as the Pastor-In-Charge of Lagos Province 21, Victory Chapel, Magodo.

Mr. Sola Adeeyo
Non-Executive Director (INDEPENDENT)

Mr. Sola Adeeyo is the Chairman/CEO Astral Waters Limited. Astral waters produce bottled process water in the large 20 litre bottles for sale along with hot and cold dispensers to the public particularly the corporate niche market. Astral was the first to be certified and approved by NAFDAC in this segment of the industry and remains the leader in quality water delivery.

Mr. Adeeyo is also a Director and the owner of Oakwood Park Hotel, Lekki/Epe Way; a 65 room 4 Star international hotel brand managed by Protea Hotel Group of South Africa. In 1991 Mr. Adeeyo founded Asset & Investment Limited, a financial service company whose activities included trade finance and marketing consultancy for major international companies in the petroleum, construction industries and banks. The Company also engaged in the business of funds management. He was the Managing Director/CEO of the Company from its inception in 1991 to 2001.

From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Adeeyo was Director/Group Head Treasury of Investment Banking & Trust Company (IBTC) Limited. He was part of the founding management/owner group that nurtured the bank from inception in 1989.

 

Mrs. Ifueko M. Omoigui Okauru ,MFR, MON. 
Non-Executive Director (INDEPENDENT)

Mrs. Ifueko M. Omoigui Okauru, is the Managing Partner of Compliance Professionals Plc., a strategy, change and compliance management consulting firm. She is also a Commissioner in the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT). Previously she spent 12 years at Arthur Andersen & Co. where she became National Partner of the firm’s strategy practice. Mrs. Omoigui Okauru has served as Executive Chairman of Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service, Chairman of Nigeria's Joint Tax Board, and part-time member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters.

She is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of DAGOMO Foundation Nigeria, a family-based non-governmental organization currently focused on facilitating aging and dying with dignity within the community. She serves on several boards, including Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc. (Independent non-Executive Director and Chairman, Risk Committee); Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (Chairman of the Board of Trustees); Nigerian Breweries Plc. (Independent non-Executive Director) and Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc. (Independent non-Executive Director).

 

 

 

Mr. Omokayode Lawal
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Omokayode Lawal started his career with former Nigbel Merchant Bank (NBM) Limited where he worked from 1987 till 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 placed in his abilities in the field. Mr. Omokayode Lawal is an Executive Director at Sterling Bank Plc.

He 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   Madubuike
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Emeka Madubuike is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CIS). He is also an authorized dealing clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIT). He holds a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Mr. Madubuike has garnered over 25 years of experience in the Capital and Money markets which began at CSL Stockbrokers Limited. In 2007, he left International Standard Securities Limited to establish and manage Compass Investments and Securities Limited.  

Mr. Madubuike is the current Chairman of the Association of Stockbroking Houses of Nigeria (ASHON) and a member of the Council of the CIS. He was a member of the 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.

Mr. Madubuike has been a member of committees set up by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is currently the Vice Chairman of Annual Capital Market Retreat Committee of the Capital Market Committee. He also served on the Ministerial Committee for the Resuscitation of the Capital Market set up by the Minister of Finance.


MR. Ariyo  Olushekun
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Ariyo Olushekun is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and the Institute of Directors. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and The Nigerian Institute of Management. He is an Authorized Dealing Clerk of The Nigerian Stock Exchange and NASD Plc. He holds MBA (Marketing) from the University of Lagos as well as HND (Upper Credit) in Accountancy from Yaba College of Technology. He is an Alumnus of the Advance Management Program (AMP) of IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. He has also participated in Executive and Professional Development programs at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA, INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France and New York Institute of Finance.

Mr. Olushekun has about 30 years’ experience of active participation in various aspects of Investment Banking. He is a 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 and is currently serving on the Boards of Central Securities Clearing System Plc, NASD Plc - the Over-The-Counter Trading Platform of the Nigerian Capital Market, Unity Registrars Limited, Co-Link Investment Management Limited and Applied Logic Limited, operators of BroadStreetLagos.com, a Stock Market Research Portal. He was a member of the Business Support Group of The Nigerian Vision 20:2020 as well as the Federal Government Capital Market Resuscitation Committee. He recently served as the Chairman of the Capital Market Literacy Master Plan Committee and is currently a member of the Capital Market Master Plan Implementation Council (CAMMIC) of the Securities & Exchange Commission. He also serves on the Nigerian Green Bond Advisory Group. 


 

MR. Uche Ike
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Uche Ike holds a first degree in Accountancy and a Master of Business Administration. He is also an Associate Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He has over 27 years banking experience covering Banking Operations, Audit, Compliance and Risk Management. He is presently the Executive Director Risk Management, Compliance and Corporate Governance for United Bank for Africa Plc.


 

Mr. Eric Idiahi
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Eric Idiahi is the Deputy Managing Director and Co-Founder of Verod. Before co-founding Verod, Mr. Idiahi was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Fountainhead Media Group, an independent investment and advisory firm focused on the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sector in Nigeria.

At Fountainhead Media, Mr. Idiahi was responsible for several major TMT transactions. Prior to that, he worked independently on acquisitions in the Consumers Goods sector. He has also worked at Financial Derivatives Company and ChevronTexaco. He has an Economics background having graduated from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. He is a Director of Union Trustees Ltd, and RotoPrint Ltd.


Mr. Roosevelt Michael Ogbonna
Non-Executive Director

Mr. Roosevelt Michael Ogbonna is the Group Deputy Managing Director, Access Bank Plc. He served as Executive Director, Commercial Banking Division of the company between December 2, 2013 and April 20, 2017.

Until December 2, 2013, Mr. Ogbonna served as General Manager, Divisional Head, Commercial Banking Division within the company.

He started his banking career at Lead Merchant Bank as Money Market Dealer and moved to GTBank Plc in 1997 where he worked in Institutional Banking. He was Team Leader of one of the business units in GTBank, a position he held until 2002 when he joined Access Bank Plc.

Mr. Ogbonna has attended various training programmes both locally and internationally on Leadership, Credit and Risk Management including the Harvard Business School Management course on Financial Instruments and Markets, Citibank New York training on Advanced Credit Analysis, Euromoney Asset and Liability Management course, Euromoney Derivative Boot Camp and the INSEAD.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He got a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1996. He is a member of the Board Credit and Finance Committee of Access Bank Plc.


Ms. Tinuade T. Awe
Non-Executive Director

Ms. Tinuade Awe is the Executive Director, Regulation at The Nigerian Stock Exchange. She is responsible for providing effective leadership to ensure that The Exchange’s policies, business operations, and its relationships with regulators, its members, issuers, and other stakeholders are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. In addition, she served as Secretary to the Council of The Exchange from January 2011 to October 2015. During this period, she was instrumental in building the governance structure of The Exchange.

Ms. Awe has a wealth of experience and a solid track record across organizations on three continents, including with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, in The Hague, the Netherlands; the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, Switzerland; and top tier law firms in Nigeria and New York. Ms. Awe has been involved in major regulatory initiatives, including as Project Director of the CBN-SEC Joint Task Force on the Intervened Banks from April to August 2010 and as a key player in The Exchange’s interface with the investigators that conducted the forensic investigation of The Exchange in 2010. She was a member of the Board of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria from May 2013 until July 2015 and currently serves as a Trustee of the Investors’ Protection Fund of The Exchange.

For seven (7) years, she was an attorney with the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, a leading law firm with global presence. At Simpson Thacher, her clients included global financial institutions and capital markets players. She also represented regulated entities in their dealings with their regulators, including the Office of the Comptroller of Currency and the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States.

During 2007 and 2008, Ms. Awe took time off from the law to indulge her passion for education as Anglophone West Africa Associate Director of Admissions for the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa, a two-year educational institution established to develop young African leaders in all genres of human endeavor. At the Academy, she assisted with the design and development of the Academy’s student recruitment and public awareness strategy for Anglophone West Africa.

Ms. Awe has over twenty-three (23) years of professional experience. She is an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University from where she graduated as the Best Female Student in the Faculty of Law with a merit grade. She finished at the Nigerian Law School with First Class Honors, graduating as Best Overall Student. She also holds LL.M Degrees from Harvard Law School, where she was a Landon H. Gammon Fellow, and The London School of Economics and Political Science, where she graduated with Merit. She is admitted to both the Nigerian and New York Bars.

Her interests include education, travelling, African art, and gender and development.


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