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Mr. Sanni has over 26 years’ experience in the financial services sector and is currently the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC. Prior to this he served as the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank and Executive Director, Corporate & Investment Banking of the Bank. He was also the pioneer Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited and the pioneer Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited.

Mr. Yinka Sanni graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a Bachelors in Agricultural Economics and has an MBA from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He has also undertaken the Harvard Business School, Boston, Advanced Management Programme and he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria.

Mr. Eric Fajemisin was appointed Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Ltd (SIPML) on 22 December 2015. Prior to his appointment, he was Executive Director Investments. In this role he had responsibilities for Investment Management, Human Capital & Administration, Business Development and Information Technology Departments of the Company. Mr Fajemisin has played a pivotal role in the development and implementation of various business strategies which helped transform and sustain the company as the largest Pension Fund Administration Company in Nigeria by way of assets under management.

Mr Fajemisin joined SIPML at the inception of the Company in year 2005 and he headed the Investment and Business Development Department of the Company leading the company's primary sales efforts and engineering the extensive use of the Company’s innovative sales agency structure.

Mr Fajemisin has had extensive experience in banking and financial services spanning over 25 years during which period he acquired practical and in-depth knowledge in investment banking, Multilateral sector Financing, Debt Syndication, Equity Placement, Financial Advisory, Pension Fund Portfolio Management.

Mr Fajemisin holds a Bachelor's degree in Politics-Philosophy-Economics from the University of Ife and an MBA from the University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

Mrs Olanike (Nike) Bajomo is currently the Executive Director - Business Development (BD) Directorate of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited (SIPML).

Nike has over 20 years post-graduation experience in different industry sectors including Financial Services and Information Technology. Nike joined the company in 2008 as the Head of Business Development department and has since led the department through several transformational growth strategies. Prior to her joining the company in 2008, she was Head of Sales and Marketing at Pensions Alliance Limited.

Nike has an MBA from Durham University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Ibadan.

 Executive Director Investment Management

Olumide joined Stanbic IBTC in 2000 and has over the years worked in different roles across the Group both locally and internationally. His most recent role was Head Projects for Wealth, Africa Regions, a position he was appointed to in 2017. He was previously head of Advisory Products for the Standard Bank Wealth and Investment business in South Africa. Olumide served as the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Asset Management between July 2009 – July 2015. Prior to that, he was an Executive Director in charge of Investment Management for Stanbic IBTC Asset Management and also acted as Head Investment Management at Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited where he oversaw various investment strategies and portfolios.

Olumide holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Politics and Government from the University of Canterbury, United Kingdom as well as a Master of Science in Financial and Commercial Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Charles started his career with the Stanbic IBTC Group in the year 2000 and has excelled in various roles and projects over the years including the Core Banking application upgrade project (V3). During the Finacle project he led the payments stream to execute innovative solutions that birth significant improvements across various payment platforms for improved customer experience.

In his most recent role as Head, Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) Operations, he was responsible for the development and implementation of operational strategies for excellent client-focused and customized support to the CIB business.

Prior to this, he functioned as the Head, Operations Shared Services where he successfully repositioned the Bank’s operations for greater customer focus and efficiency through optimal utilization of resources. Charles was a member of the Committee of Heads of Banking Operations (CHBO) and won an appreciation award for his contributions and continual support to the committee’s projects. He is a multiple recipient of the group’s beyond excellence award for exemplary leadership and performance.

Charles holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MBA from the Manchester Business School

Mrs Yemisi Ayeni holds a BA (Econs) Hons specializing in Accounting and Business Finance from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and thereafter qualified as a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales in 1989 . Mrs. Ayeni started her professional career with Price Waterhouse (PW) (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers), London in 1985 where she spent 5 years and rose through the ranks to become Manager of the firm’s Corporate Reconstruction and Insolvency Team in 1990. Thereafter, Mrs Ayeni returned to Nigeria in 1991 as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Finance Team of PW, after which she had a stint in self-employment between 1992 and 1994 where she was a partner in a privately owned financial consultancy firm.

In 1994, Mrs Ayeni joined Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Co Ltd (SNEPCo) and in 1996, she joined Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC). Mrs Ayeni’s work experience spanned different subsidiaries in Shell Nigeria and in November 2004, she was appointed Finance Manager/Director of SNEPCo earning her the distinction of being the first Nigerian female ever to be appointed to the Board of a Shell Company in Nigeria. Mrs Ayeni was appointed the Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Closed Pension Fund Administrator Limited in year 2005 from where she recently retired on 30 April 2015. Until her retirement, Mrs Ayeni was the Vice-Chairman of the Pension Fund Operators’ Association of Nigeria (PenOp) and the Chairman of Pension Institute Committee of PenOp.

Mrs Ayeni who is also the current Chairman of the Board of LEAP Africa, also serves as a member of the Council of The Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Chairman of The NSE’s Demutualization Committee. Mrs. Ayeni was recently appointed an Executive Board Member of Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ).

Mr. Daniel Braie is the Managing Director/CEO of Linkage Assurance PLC (‘Linkage’) and represents Linkage on the Board of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited. He started his career with UNIC insurance in 1978, in the Marine and Aviation department where he rose to the position of Marine Underwriter/Adjuster of Marine Claims.

He remained with UNIC holding several managerial positions up till 2001 when he left the company to join Trust & Guarantee Insurance Company Limited as its pioneer General Manager and later doubled as Company Secretary. Following the successful merger between Trust & Guarantee Insurance Company Limited and Crusader Nigeria Plc. In 2007, he joined the Crusader Group as a Deputy General Manager/ Group Head Enterprise Marketing and also held various managerial positions. He was also the Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer of Topflight Insurance Brokers Ltd before joining Linkage Assurance Plc. He is a seasoned Insurance professional with a Distinction from the prestigious West African Insurance Institute (WAII).

Mr. Daniel Braie is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London and Nigeria, he holds an MBA and is an alumnus of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) Business School.

Mrs. Catherine Echeozo holds a first degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria (1984) and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, University College, USA. She is a Fellow of ICAN and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

She started her 33-year banking career with Chase Merchant Bank in 1984 and also worked with Ecobank Nigeria Plc. She joined GTBank in 1993 and worked in various Units - Treasury Management, Credit Management, Systems & Control and Institutional Banking group. She was Chairperson, Emerging Issues Sub-committee on the Committee of Chief Inspectors of all Banks in Nigeria (1999-2000), and pioneered the Bank’s entry into personal banking.

She was appointed an Executive Director in March 2005, and Deputy Managing Director of the Bank in October, 2011 and served in that capacity until her retirement in March 2017. Mrs. Catherine Echeozo also represented GTBank on the Board of Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) from December 2008 till March 2017. She presently manages Cathingens, her social intervention & Investment entity. 

Mr Mahmoud is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, called to the Nigerian Bar in 1980. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 and obtained his Masters of Laws degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1988) where he specialized in Company Law and Labour Relations. Mr Mahmoud has been in private legal practice since 1993 and is currently a partner in the firm of Dikko & Mahmoud (Solicitors).

In addition to his academic qualification, Mr Mahmoud holds several other professional qualifications some of which are Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at the Keble College, Oxford, United Kingdom; Diploma of the Onati Institute of Victimology: Victims’ Rights and Legal Reforms, Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Gipuzkua, Spain; Certificate in Development Law from the International Development Law Institute (IDLI) in Rome, Italy.

Additionally, Mr Mahmoud has held several prominent positions during his career. Some of such appointments include Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Kano State (1992-1993); Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Justice, Kano State (1992); Director of Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice, Kano State (1990-1992); Director of Civil Litigation, Kano State Ministry of Justice, Kano State (1988-1990); Acting Deputy Director and Head of civil Litigation Department, Ministry of Justice, Kano State (1987-1988); amongst other positions.

Mr Mahmoud is also a member of several professional bodies and Boards of organisations/companies some of which are: London Court of International Arbitration (2014), Energy Arbitrators List (accepted in July 2013), International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria (August 2011). He is equally a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) (May 2008), Vice President/Member Governing Council Nigeria Stock Exchange (October, 2014 till date), and Member Governing Council Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Mr Mahmoud’s experience covers several aspects of law including but not limited to Oil and Gas, Infrastructure dispute, Finance/ICT Infrastructure dispute, Telecommunication Investment dispute, diverse suits with millions of Naira as claims. Also, Mr Mahmoud is passionate about giving back to the society and therefore participates in several community services.

Mr Mahmoud is a recipient of the National Honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON (2005)

Mrs. Folasade Odunaiya (‘Sade’) graduated with a First Class (Honours) degree in Computer Science and Economics from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and is a merit award winner of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). She was awarded the CFA Charter by the CFA Institute in the year 2000 and was the Founding President of the CFA Society Nigerian (a members Society of the CFA Institute). She is a Certified Professional Coach and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and its Nigerian Chapter - ICF Nigeria.

Sade spent six years in the Audit and Business Advisory units of Arthur Andersen (now KPMG Professional Services) before joining IBFC Limited (Business & Financial Consultants) in 1993. At IBFC, she was responsible for managing the firm’s training business, and also participated in several financial and tax consulting assignments. In 1999, IBFC Limited merged with the business consulting department of Agusto & Co Ltd to form Alliance Consulting, a firm specializing in financial consulting / advisory services, strategy and process consulting, human resource consulting, solicited market/investment research and risk management consulting services.

Immediately after the merger, she was seconded to IBFCAgusto Training as the Chief Executive Officer for two years. She returned to Alliance Consulting to manage the Process / Risk Management and Human Resource Consulting services of the firm.
Alliance Consulting merged with IBFCAgusto Training to form IBFCAlliance Limited. Consequent on the merger, Sade became responsible for the Business/Financial Consulting business leading initiatives in the firm's Financial Advisory/Consulting, Risk Management, Human Resources and Corporate Governance Consulting.

Currently, Sade is running a Business Coaching practice (operating the ActionCOACH Business Coaching franchise in Nigeria) under the business name, Inventivo Professional Services. She is a Non-Executive Director in IBFCAlliance Limited and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited.

Mr. William Thorp is currently the Chief Executive of Standard Bank Wealth International. He leads Standard Bank’s businesses in Jersey, Isle of Man and Mauritius, as well as its distribution and support teams in London and Johannesburg.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has worked for Standard Bank for 16 years. His previous roles include Finance Director of the Bank’s Russian operation based in Moscow, and Global Finance Director: Investment Banking, based in both London and Johannesburg. He moved to Jersey in 2012 to be Chief Financial Officer for Standard Bank Wealth International, becoming the Chief Executive in 2015.

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