Governing Council

Meet the Governing Council
Toyin Sanni

Toyin Sanni

President, IAPM
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Mrs Sanni is the President of the Association of Investment and Portfolio Managers and the Group CEO of United Capital Plc. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, LLB from the University of Ife, Masters in Law, LLM from the University of Lagos and is a Fellow of the Association. Her previous roles include, MD, UBA Trustees, CEO, UBA Global Investor Services, MD, Cornerstone Trustees Ltd and AGM, First Trustees Nigeria Limited. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Nigeria. She has served severally as President of the Association of Corporate Trustees, Council Member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Nigeria, Member, National Bond Steering Committee, Member, West African Capital Market Integration Technical Committee and Chairperson of the Custody Sub-Committee of the Capital Market Committee. She also served as Chairman of the Annual Capital Market Retreat Committee for 2012 to 2014. She sits on several Boards and is a frequent Speaker at local and international conferences. She is the author of the Inspirational Book “Yes You Too Can”.

Abimbola Olashore

Abimbola Olashore

Vice President
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Abimbola Olashore is an Engineering graduate of the University of Hull, U.K. and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. As a seasoned investment banker, over the years he has acquired in-depth knowledge and vast experience in the capital markets and as well as financial advisory services in the public and private sectors.

Mr. Olashore joined the Leadbank Group in 1991 and became the Managing Director in 1997. As the Managing Director of Lead Bank, he established the bank as one of Nigeria’s top Investment Banks. He went on to join Ecobank Plc as Executive Director where he helped set up their Investment Banking arm before returning to LeadCapital as the Chief Executive officer.

Olufemi Oyetunji

Olufemi Oyetunji

Council Member
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Dr. Olufemi Oyetunji is the immediate past President of iapm and the Managing Director of Continental Reinsurance Plc. He obtained a First Class Honours degree from University of Manchester in 1976 and a Masters from Imperial College London and Ph.D (University of Manchester, London). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries a title he obtained in 1992 after spending some years with  Bacon and Woodrow, Epsom England (the largest actuarial consulting firms in Europe at that time).

On his return to Nigeria in 1992, he joined Aiico Insurance Plc. where he rose to the position of General Manager before moving to Crusader Insurance Plc as the Managing Director in 1998, a position he held until the formation of Alexander Forbes Consulting Actuaries Nigeria Limited where he served as the Managing Director until his appointment as the Managing Director of Continental Reinsurance Plc., till date.

Akinyele Adeniyi

Akinyele Adeniyi

Council Member
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Akin’ Adeniyi CIPM is the proprietor and current Chief Relationship Officer of Kings Thrones Limited, a SEC-registered independent Investment Advisory Firm. He has close to 26 years–robust experience in global financial markets and is renowned particularly for disciplined Portfolio Management strategies, Portfolio Performance Evaluation and Reporting in GIPS®, Enterprise Risk Management, and Corporate Governance. His management and entrepreneurial leanings in the financial world has at different times seen him as foundation Chief Executive at Standard Alliance Capital and Asset Management Limited – a full-service investment banking outfit, Wema Trustees & Asset Management Limited, and Wema Insurance Brokers Limited. He is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Programme of the Prestigious Lagos Business School, and has also attended other cognate international finance courses including Strategic Investments and Private Equity Management at the also Prestigious Witwatersrand Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa, and Credit Management Techniques with Infrastructural Project Finance by the International Development, Ireland (IDI).

He is currently a registered Trustee, Fellow, and Chairman of the ethics and compliance committee, all of the Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers– IAPM (formerly Association of Pension Funds of Nigeria - APFN)where he serves as a council member and also, a member of the CBN’s implementation strategy committee of the Financial System Strategy – FSS 2020 project. Akin, the first, and so far only Nigerian to earn the prestigious CIPM certificate of the CFA Institute, has first and second degrees in Actuarial Science and Banking & Finance respectively, and is also a member of the Nigerian Society of the CFA. He is committed to a life-long teaching of the ethics and standards of professional financial and investment management for the overriding benefit of the client-investor through the extensive yearly curriculum of The School of Wealth Management at Kings Thrones Limited.

Kayode Falowo

Kayode Falowo

Council Member
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Mr. Kayode Falowo serves as Chief Executive Officer of Greenwich Trust Limited. Mr. Falowo has over twenty-five years of working experience in the financial sector. He serves as Managing Director of Greenwich Trust Group. He serves as Director of Greenwich Trust Limited. He is a distinguished Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, the Institute of Management Consultants, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria, Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce and Nigerian-Indian Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Technical Committee of the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE), member Presidential Advisory Committee on the Nigerian Capital Market and the Chairman of the Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria. He has a BSc. (Hons) Agricultural Engineering, an MBA degree and a Diploma certificate holder in Information Management.

Olufunke Aiyepola

Olufunke O. Aiyepola

Council Member
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Mrs. Oluseyi Olufunke Aiyepola studied Law at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) before proceeding to the Nigerian Law School. She holds an MBA from the Pan African University. She has over twenty four (24) years of Banking/Trusteeship experience, having worked in the Legal Department of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc and as Head of Trust services, Union Trustees Ltd. She has also held the position of Executive Vice-Chairman of Retwells Properties Ltd. Prior to her appointment as MD, Union Trustees Ltd, she was the General Manager/CE of Oceanic Trustees Ltd. Mrs. Aiyepola has attended various professional courses locally and abroad, some of which include, Entrepreneurship, International Financial Law, Law and Practice of Banking, Building New Businesses in Established Institutions. She is a Director of UBN Insurance Brokers Limited, and also a Member of the Association of Corporate Trustees as well as a Council Member of the Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers.

Leo Okafor

Leo Okafor

Council Member
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Leo Okafor is a lawyer with many years of experience in the legal profession. He began his working career with the Law firm of Afam Joseph & Co., Jos, Plateau State from where he joined the reputable law firm of G.Elias & Co., Lagos.

Thereafter, he left Legal practise for the Trusteeship Industry where he joined First Trustees Nigeria Limited. After that, proceeded to NAL Asset Management & Trustees Limited where established the Trust Services Department and ran it for six years. He left NAL Asset Management Limited (now Sterling Asset Management) for Zenith bank Plc where he was made the pioneer Managing Director of Zenith Trustees Limited. After his stint at Zenith, he worked at Bank PHB Plc (now Keystone Bank Limited) where he was made the Managing Director of PHB Capital & Trust Limited (“PC&T”). Following the divestment of Keystone from PC&T in compliance with the CBN directive, Leo took up the role as General Counsel/Group Company Secretary for United Capital.

He holds a Bachelor of Law degree, LL.B (Hons) from the University of Lagos and Master of Law degree, LL.M. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, a fellow of the Institute of Chattered Secretaries & Administrators, London, and holds several academic awards.

Olufemi Awoyemi

Olufemi Awoyemi

Council Member
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Mr. Olufemi Awoyemi, B.Sc. (Hon), FCA, AMNIM, ACIT, AIMC, AIoD, serves as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Proshare Nigeria Limited since 2006. Mr. Awoyemi is the Principal Partner at Awoyemi & Co. Prior to this, he served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at P2P Media Partners Limited. He also served as the Head of Treasury and Management Accounts at British American Tobacco where he left as a Member of Senior Management with responsibilities for Treasury and Management Accounts. Mr. Awoyemi also served at PricewaterhouseCoopers, UAC, Eterna Oil and Gas Plc, Phillips Consulting, Fountain Trust Bank Plc and Change Management Associates. In the past, he served as the Founding Managing Director of Moneywise and went on to be the Editor-in-Chief of Personal Finance until 2006. Mr. Awoyemi is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ValueFronteira Limited since 2009. He is also the board chairman of View Limited. Earlier, he served as the Founding Chairman of the Editorial Board of Brandfaces. He also served as a Director of The Investment Club Network of Nigeria; Independent Board Member of Northwards Housing and Manchester City Council ALMO; Member of the Board of Trustees of Kingdom Life Ministries and NigerianAffairs.com. He is also an Editorial Board Member of the Banking Journal of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Financial Standard Newspapers and the Lagos Business School Alumni Magazine. Mr. Awoyemi is a hands-on professional with an impeccable portfolio of commercial and consulting achievements gained during the course of 22 years of progressive responsibility and results with well known professional and product firms locally and internationally. He is the publisher of The Nigerian Capital Market Report, Analyst and Regulator series, has written two books and published 25 studies on the capital market, corporate governance, reputation management, future trends and financial analysis. His articles have appeared in national dailies, economic and business magazines and journals. He has been the Executive Producer of the Proshare Web television daily broadcast on the capital market and has been a frequent contributor to television interviews and analysis. Mr. Awoyemi holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Accounting.

Olayemi Sule

Olayemi Sule

Council Member
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Ms. Olayemi Sule serves as VP, Operations at ARM Investment Managers. Ms. Sule has over 16 years professional working experience in Asset Management, Pension Fund Administration, Investments, Risk Management, Research and Stockbroking Operations.

Prior to joining ARM Investment Managers she was the Group Head, Operations and also served as an Executive Member at United Capital Plc. She has worked in several organizations, such as FCMB Capital Market Limited (Asset Management), Kakawa Discount House (Asset Management), Leadway Pensure PFA and UBA Stockbrokers, where she was the Chief Operating Officer.

Ms. Sule is a graduate of Accountancy with a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Finance from University of Leicester, United Kingdom. She has attended various strategic local courses and seminars towards the development of Financial Instruments in Nigeria.

Olubusayo Adeniyi

Olubusayo Adeniyi

Council Member
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Olubusayo Adeniyi is a Financial Manager with over 18 years varied experience in Finance, Money and Capital Market. Prior to joining the United Capital Group, he worked with Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, a member of Standard Bank Group of South Africa and Springboard Trust & Investment Limited. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Ambrose Alli University and a Master’s Degree in Finance from Manchester Business School. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Accountants of Nigeria.

Frances I. Bekey

Frances I. Bekey

Council Member
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Frances I. Bekey Is the Chairperson, Education and Training Committee of the Association of Pension Funds of Nigeria. She holds a National Certificate in Education (NCE), B.Sc. degree in Business Education and a Masters degree in Business Administration. She is an Associate member ofChartered Institute of Banks of Nigeria and has held several top management positions in her banking career rising to the post of an Assistant General Manager at theCentre-Point Merchant Bank Limited before the consolidation era and later an Assistant General Manager,Unity Bank Plc. She is currently the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Future Growth Microfinance Bank.

Lawal Yantaba Abu

Lawal Yantaba Abu

Council Member
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Olufunke Gloria Okoya

Olufunke Gloria Okoya

Council Member
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She has over 16 years Banking experience spanning through Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Credit Risk Management and Operations . Funke started her career in Risk Management department of Ecobank Nigeria Plc and subsequently served in the Commercial business group of the Bank. She was the pioneer Business Manager of 2 branches at United Bank for Africa (UBA) and functioned as Regional Head of Commercial Banking Group at Access Bank until 2013 when she joined Associated Discount House as the Project Manager for conversion of Discount House to Merchant Bank.

Funke is a graduate of Business Administration from University of Lagos and a Certified Pension Administrator. She is also a Council member and Fellow of the Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Management (iapm).

Akinduro S. Philips

Akinduro S. Philips

Executive Secretary
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He is the Executive Secretary of the Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers (iapm). He started his working career with Ondo State Teaching Commission as an auxiliary Secondary School Teacher in 1988. He later joined the financial sector in 1992 and was at one time or the other worked with Kola Awodein & Co., Land-Gold Finance Limited, Nationwide Merchant Bank Limited etc. before joining the Association in 1995. Mr. Akinduro holds HNC and B.Sc. in Computer Science and Information Management from the University of Lagos and the Lagos State University and MBA (Business Law). He has attended various courses on Investments including Bonds-Fixed Income Investment Techniques, Asset and Portfolio Management, Trusteeship, and Pension Management Mechanics courses. He is on the Editorial Board of iapm Newsletters. Mr. Akinduro a Fellow of iapm, was a member of Nigeria Financial System Strategy – FSS 2020 project committee and of the Nigeria – United Kingdom Emerging Capital Markets Taskforce.

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Oriola UBA

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