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.
Joseph F. Mekiliuwa
General Manager, Business Development & Corporate Services
Mr. Joe Mekiliuwa holds a B.Sc. Degree in Computer Science from the University of Benin, Benin City; Masters Degree (M.Sc.) in Computer Science from the University of Lagos; Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria; Masters Degree in International Law and Diplomacy M.(ILD) from the University of Lagos, Lagos; Doctor of Philosophy/Ph.D in Management from Aldersgate University College, Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, etc; Joe is an Alumnus of Lagos Business School, Lagos, and Alumnus of London Business School, UK, etc.
He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (FCS), Associate Member, Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR), Professional member at Companion level from UK International Professional Institutes; Institute of Management Specialist (Comp. IMS, UK); Professional Business and Technical Management (C.PBTM, UK); The Academy of Executives and Administrators (C.AEA, UK); The Academy of Multi-Skills (Comp. AMS, UK); Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants; and Full Member, Chartered Nigeria Institute of Management. He has attended several professional courses/trainings in various fields in IT, CSD Infrastructures, Database Management System, Capital Market dynamics amongst others in Europe, North and South America, Asia, etc.
He has also led several committees on Capital Market initiatives and has played strategic roles in Nigeria and West African Capital Market developments and African capital market linkage. He was actively involved in National Payment System vision 2020 and led the Central Bank Committee of Securities settlement workgroup that produced Securities settlement guideline for Nigeria. He has delivered several papers locally and internationally.
Mr. Mekiliuwa is one of the pioneer staff members involved in the implementation of the CSD System of the Central Securities Clearing System Plc, Nigeria. He has been involved in a lot of Capital Market development initiatives and implementations. He was the Divisional Head of IT/Operations for several years and currently the Divisional Head, Business Development and Corporative Services.
Joe is happily married to Dr.(Mrs) Jumoke Mekiliuwa and they have two children.
Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Ayokunle Adaralegbe is the Chief Risk Officer at Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Plc where he established Enterprise Risk Management Department and implemented its framework to satisfy the risk management and control needs of CSCS. He currently oversees the organization's Enterprise Risk Management
Prior to joining CSCS, Ayokunle was an Enterprise Risk Manager at Depository Clearing and Trust Company (DTCC), New York and London, where he gained extensive skills and experience in Central Counterparty Clearing service covering both cash equities, fixed income and derivative products across DTCC subsidiaries - NSCC, FICC, MBSD and NYPC.
Previously, Ayokunle was a Senior Associate at the State Street Bank and Trust Co where he was responsible for Institutional Client Investment Risk Management. He also has a wealth of experience in banking and financial services and Asset Management.
He started his career at FSB International Bank (now Fidelity Bank Plc) and later progressed to Eco Bank Nigeria Plc.
Ayokunle holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Strathclyde Business School, UK, a Master's Degree in Banking and Financial Market from Loughborough University UK, a Bachelor's Degree in Management and Accounting (Second Class Upper Division) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and he is an alumnus of Lagos Business School.