Advisory Board

Kasimu Garba Kurfi CEO / MD - APT Securities and Funds Limited

B.Sc. - Accounting, Bayero University, M.Sc – Accounting, University of Lagos.
(FCA) ICAN, (FCS) Institute of Stockbrokers (ACS)

Mr. Kasimu Garba Kurfi serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at APT Securities and Funds Limited. Previously, he was employed at New Africa Merchant Bank Plc from 1992 to 1994, from where he was seconded to Newdevco Finance Services Company Limited from 1996 to 2002.

He also worked at African Petroleum Plc as an Internal Auditor from 1990 to 1992. Mr. Kurfi started his career as an Accountant with the Ministry of Finance, Katsina, from 1988 to 1990 from where he was deployed to the State Ministry of Education. He serves as the Chairman of APT Pension Funds Managers Limited, Clayberg Limited, APT Beurea de Change Limited, Mass Telecom Innovation Limited, MTI Plc and MIMAC Resources Limited.

He is also a Director in urban Development Bank of Nigeria Plc, among other companies. His working experience spans over 20 years covering the public sector, oil and gas, financial services / stockbroking industry. He is also an authorized Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He is a Non-Executive Director at The Infrastructure Bank Plc. He was a Council Member of The Nigerian Stock Exchange, a Fellow Member of ICAN and Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (ACS). Mr. Kurfi holds a B.Sc. in Accounting, 2nd Class Upper, from Bayero University and M.Sc. in Accounting from University of Lagos.

A. Oyinloye GMD – SIFAX Group

Post Graduation in Finance, University of Ibadan, University of Lagos
SEP, Columbia University USA

An Economist/Banker, Adekunle AbdulRazaq Oyinloye is the Group Managing Director of SIFAX Group and the immediate past Managing Director/CEO of The Infrastructure Bank Plc. His banking sojourn began with Societe Generale Bank Limited, 1990, and later joined the services of Access Bank Plc in February 2000, where his resourcefulness marked turning points in the lives of a good number of branches. He left Access Bank as Senior Manager to set up the Network Credits Department of Global Bank Plc in August 2002.

He was invited to join the Re-engineering Team of Management of Pacific Bank in January 2003 as pioneer Head, Credit & Marketing Banking Group. He rose to become General Manager and Divisional Head, Credit & Marketing, Pacific Bank Limited. He impacted significantly on the repositioning efforts of the management of the Bank before its strategic merger and transformation into Unity Bank Plc.

Bismarck Rewane MD - Financial Derivatives Company Limited

B. Sc – Economics University of Ibadan

Mr. Bismarck Rewane serves as the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Financial Derivatives Company Limited. Mr. Rewane joined the First National Bank of Chicago in 1976 as Deputy Manager (Credit). He began his banking career with Barclays Bank, UK, in 1973 and moved to Barclays Bank of Nigeria in 1975. Mr. Rewane joined International Merchant Bank Nigeria Limited in 1981 where he served as General Manager until 1996. He has been an Independent Non Executive Director at FCMB Group Plc (formerly, First City Monument Bank Plc.) since 2002. He has served on the board of Lion Bank of Nigeria plc and Intercity Bank of Nigeria Limited.

He serves on the boards of Top Feeds Nigeria Limited and Delta Packaging Nigeria Limited. Mr. Rewane has addressed many professional and business gatherings on subjects such as foreign exchange management, liability management in a deregulated economy, tools of money market analysis and techniques of investment in public debt instrument. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan in 1972 and became an Associate of The Institute of Bankers (England & Wales) in 1975. He completed the Barclays Bank International Graduate Training Programme at West London University.

Ayoola Ajayi Partner - Oak Partner LP

LL.B – Obafemi Awolowo University

Ayoola Olufemi Ajayi obtained his law degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University in 1989 and practiced law with the firm of F.O. Fagbohungbe & Co. where he served as Head of Chambers for 16 years until he disengaged in 2008 to enable him join as a Partner at the law firm of Oak Partners.

Ayo has applied for conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria and made the final shortlist numerous times between 2004 and 2018.

Nicholas Nneji (FCA, ACITN) ED Investment,Police Pensions Limited

B. Sc – Accountancy, Abia State University, MBA – University of Lagos

Mr. Nicholas Nwalozie Nneji is a seasoned Commercial and Investment Banker. He started his career at Central Bank of Nigeria, Bauchi as NYSC member in 1987 and thereafter worked at Olatunde Ayoola & Co. Chartered Accountants from 1989 and left in 1990 as an Audit Senior. He joined Afribank Nigeria Plc (Mainstreet Bank) in 1990 and left in 1992 as an Interbank Treasury Dealer. Between 1992-2005 he traversed several positions at FBN (Merchant Bankers) Limited, a subsidiary of First Bank, as Foreign Exchange Dealer, Deputy Head-Treasury, Head Operations, Financial Controller and Head Funds Management in Corporate Finance Division.

He moved in 2008 to ARM Company Limited as Vice-President/ Financial Controller. He worked as the MD/CEO of Summit Finance (Member of the NSE) from 2009 to 2012 and later engaged by First Bank to provide Technical Assistance to the Honourable Commissioner of Finance, Cross River State.

Bukola Oluwadiya Director, AIICO Pensions Managers Limited

B. Sc – Economics University of Ife, MBA. University of Lagos

Mr. Oluwadiya comprehensive professional experience in the Oil and Gas and Financial Services Sectors. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Stock Brokers of Nigeria (CIS). He started his career as an Accountant with Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited where he worked in various positions within the Finance Controller s Department before joining Abacus Securities Limited as the pioneer General Manager.

Mr. Oluwadiya has extensive experience in the Nigeria Financial services sector and has also been exposed to international practices through short-term assignments in Australia, United Kingdom and India. He has experience in the area of Corporate Finance and Advisory services, Initial Public Offering, Private Placement, Restructuring and Privatisation.

He has been personally involved in a number of key projects relating to restructuring, advising on strategic financing options and raising funds in the Banking and Capital market in Nigeria.

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