Yemi Adefisan is the Group Chief Executive of CITITRUST Holdings Plc, a leading Investment Holding Firm in Africa. He is a seasoned Investment Banker with over 21 years of post-graduate experience and practice in Finance, especially in Commercial and Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Alternative Investments and Manufacturing.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Chichester, United Kingdom, graduating with a Distinction and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Science from Ladoke Akintola University, Oyo State. Prior to assuming the current role, he served as the Executive Director, EAIN Capital Group, Regional Cash Card Manager at Skye Bank Plc, Managing Director, Crystal Microfinance Bank Limited, Relationship Manager at Pacific Bank Plc (now Unity Bank Plc) and Quality Control Inspector at Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc.
Yemi is an active member of numerous professional and industry associations. He is a distinguished Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Consultant of Nigeria, a Fellow of the Microfinance Association, United Kingdom. He is an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, a member of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria, Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), Nigerian Institute of Management and Member of the Global Advisory Council of Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), United Kingdom.
He has attended several Executive Management and Board training programs at IESE Business School Barcelona, Spain. Lagos Business School, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, The Housing Finance, Canada, and Strathmore University Business School, Kenya.
Yemi sits on the Board of over 15 companies across Africa, Europe and America.
Abimbola is a versatile and accomplished banker with over 15 years’ experience in Commercial Banking, Retail Banking, Public Sector Banking and Investment Banking.
He is a development strategist and top business performer. He is the Acting Chief Executive of Cititrust Private Equity Limited, a subsidiary of Cititrust Holdings Plc, Lagos, Nigeria.
Prior to this appointment, he served as Group Head, Core Capital Limited, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He also served as a Branch Manager at Access Bank Plc in Abia State. His Banking experience as a Relationship and Business Development Manager includes his years at Fidelity Bank Plc, United Bank of Africa Plc and Oceanic Bank Plc (now Ecobank Nig.Plc). His relationship management skills have been highly proven to ensure rapid growth and business transformation.
Abimbola holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from ESUT Business School, Enugu State University of Technology, Enugu State and obtained an Advanced Professional Certificate in Strategic Business Management from the Metropolitan School of Business and Management, United Kingdom.
He is an Associate, Chartered Institute of Finance and Control, Nigeria ACIFCN and obtained his Bachelors of Science Degree in Zoology from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin Kwara State. He has attended numerous developmental and capacity-building trainings and courses locally and internationally in Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and Alternative Investments, Leadership, and Business Management.
Abimbola has won several awards and recognitions which includes runner up, CITITRUST Staff of the Year Award 2020. He is an efficient facilitator on Personal Effectiveness, Effective Sales and Business Strategies.
Martins Afolabi holds a Bsc in Economics from Lagos State University, MSc from the University of Lagos and M.Phil. Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town South Africa. He has a cumulative of twenty years (20) work experience in the Nigerian Financial and stockbroking industry.
Afolabi is goal-driven, optimistic and has an unwavering flare for the developing and restructuring of the Nigerian stock broking sector. He has previously worked with a number of Capital Market Company which Standard Alliance Capital and Assets and Management and was the Chief Executive Officer of Kinley Securities before Joining CITITRUST. He is a fellow Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an Associate, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria. Martins is currently an Executive Director (Finance & Strategy) of Cititrust Holdings Plc.
Uchechukwu Michael Ogbonna is a seasoned Banker currently serves as Country Chief Executive of CFS Group (Ghana) Plc, a subsidiary of Cititrust Holdings Plc. He holds a degree in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration in Financial Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo. His distinguished professional career span over 17 years in various Banking institutions and companies notably among Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Defunct Enterprise Bank, Heritage Bank Plc and Juwac International Group of Companies.
Mr. Ogbonna Uche started his career as a Management Associate in Juwac Group of companies in 2003. In 2008, he moved to Guaranty Trust Bank where he worked in roles covering Customer service, Account Support Management, Relationship Management, Customer Consultant in Asset & Liability Management. He also served as Relationship Manager, Personal Banker, Business Banker, Bulk Acquisition Expert, and Regional Coordinator Direct Sales Representatives in Stanbic IBTC Bank. Having gained a wealth of experience in Commercial Banking, Branch Management supervision, Business Development and Financial Advisory Services, he moved to the defunct Enterprise Bank Limited where he attained the role of Team lead Retail and SME Banking before the acquisition of the Bank by Heritage Bank. In addition to these responsibilities.
Mr. Ogbonna Uche briefly assumed a role of General Manager for marketing, sales and distribution in Juwac International Group of Companies before joining the management team of Cititrust Financial services Limited. In Cititrust Financial Services Limited, a subsidiary of Cititrust Holdings Plc, he served as Managing Partner of Cititrust Assets Management Limited, a fund Management Company where he successfully led the Establishment, Expansion and Strategy Execution of the Company. Uche brings with him an impressive knowledge of Global Capital market, Commercial and Investment Banking, as well as an influential network. His knowledge of Capital raising and Business development & Management is also a huge asset to the company His stint on these roles was remarkable as a result of his dynamism for marketing and project implementation.
He is a very passionate and self –driven person with strong interest in motivating and mentoring young people. His track record of wining is driven by creativity, excellent customer service delivery and key relationship management. Uche as fondly called possesses strong skills and deep market knowledge as well as constructive business fundamentals relevant to the financial services industry. He is experienced across Retail, SMEs, Commercial, E-business, Private Wealth, Management, Credit, Marketing and Business Development. He has interest in music, leadership training and mentoring He’s a member of Chattered Institute of Marketing and happily married with Children.
Ikechukwu has leveraged on his experience as a mainstream banker for over 14years.This has also facilitated the development of his core competencies around retail and commercial banking, Credit risk management, corporate finance and Loan Monitoring and Collections.
Ikechukwu, a seasoned and a passionate professional had a brief stint with McNichol’s plc at the beginning of his career, after which he moved on to Standard Chartered Bank Limited as a Sales Executive where he served in their Wealth management unit of the Consumer Banking Division of the Bank. His outstanding success in Standard Chartered Bank launched him into years of heightened banking experience with the erstwhile Bank PHB and Keystone Bank Limited. While in Keystone Bank, he served under several units of the Bank in furtherance of his result-oriented pursuit as a Banker.
He is an Economist by training and he holds an MBA in Financial Management with the Aldersgate University, Philippines.
A Fellow of the Institute of Supervision and Leadership and the Chartered Institute of Management and Leadership respectively, Ikechukwu is passionate and unreservedly committed to the promotion of Best Practices within the Business Space. This has further led him to launch out on a resonating initiative in the market place called “C.A.M.P”, an acronym for Champions At the Market Place, a Non Profit making entity known for the promotion of Best Practices and Business Excellence within the Business Space in Nigeria and beyond.
He joined Cititrust as a Business Head in the Investment arm of the group and has since risen through the ranks to the position of Group Managing Director of Cititrust Financial Services Limited and now the Chief Executive, CITITRUST Financial Services Plc, the Nigerian Business entity of Cititrust Holdings Plc.
Isaac Oluwaseyi Olowookere is a seasoned executive with over two-decade experience in different banks and different capacities, building and leading companies from concept to profitability. He joined Cititrust Private Equity in December 2020 as Vice President. He is currently the regional head, investment banking Lagos Region.
He started his banking career in 1998 with Afribank Nigeria Plc which was renamed as Mainstreet Bank Ltd and later acquired by Skye bank Plc (now Polaris Bank). He later joined National Bank Limited (now Wema Bank) in 2004 as Risk Management Officer. He then moved to Echo Microfinance Bank in 2009 as Managing Director, Rosabon Financial Services in 2012 as Head of Credit/Marketing, Baines Credit Microfinance Bank in 2015 as the Pioneer Chief Executive Officer, Dignity finance & Investment in 2018 as General Manager and Mezcredit Finance Limited as Managing director.
Isaac holds HND in Accounting at Osun State College of Technology Esa-Oke Osun State, BSc in Accounting at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Edo State, MBA in Financial Management at Ladoke Akintola university, Ogbomosho Oyo State and various professional certifications and trainings.
Mr. Adebayo is a seasoned financial and finance expert with over 7years cognate experience in Financial and Performance Management Reporting, Wealth Management, Treasury Management, Risk Assessments and Controls, Corporate Finance, and Financial Assurance and Analysis.
Mr Adebayo’s accounting experience began at Rovedana Limited, where he worked in Financial and Finance Consulting Services. He was involved in several Financial and Tax Engagements for the firm’s clients. After his time in consulting, he joined Meristem Wealth Management Limited as Senior Financial Associate, where he was responsible for Investment reporting, financial reporting and performance reporting.
He later joined Coronation Asset Management Limited as Senior Financial Analyst where he was responsible for Tax Management, Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Performance Management Reporting.
Adebayo holds an Accounting Degree from Lagos State University, Won the overall best student in ICAN Level, member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Certification in Business Valuation, Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standard, and Accounting Technical Scheme West Africa.
As the Chief Financial Officer at Cititrust Private Equity Limited, his responsibilities include directing the fiscal functions of the firm; overseeing the preparation of its budget and implementation; anticipating and controlling financial risks; and ensuring the development and implementation of accounting policies and procedures, in accordance with leading practices and standards.
Tiyeyosi Femi-Raji with 14 years post graduate banking experience, is a seasoned professional in her area of specialization which spans through Customer Experience and Human Resources and Personnel Management.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Madonna University Okija. Mrs. Tiyeyosi Femi-Raji is an Associate, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (ACIPD), a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC) and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC).
Tiyeyosi began her Banking career at Access Bank Plc as an Executive Trainee in 2007 and rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Manager before joining Cititrust in 2019 as Head, Human Capital Management for Cititrust Funding (a subsidiary of Cititrust Group) in 2020 she became the Head, Human Capital Management for Core Capital a finance House in the Cititrust Group.
She has attended several Executive Management Development Programmes in leading institutions such Wharton Executive Education, Ross Executive Education and Conferences in CIPD UK.
Tiyeyosi Femi-Raji is currently Head Human Capital Management Cititrust Private Equity Limited.
Kola Olomu is a highly skilled Risk Based Internal Auditor with over 8 years of banking experience spanning across information Technology, Internal Audit and Investigation.
He is goal oriented, self- motivated, and has passion for reviews and analytics.
He is a Member Compliance institute of Nigeria (CIN).
He has his first degree in Accounting and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Ado Ekiti.
He has attended some training related to Risk Based Auditing, Audit Control Language Concepts and Practice – ACL Services Ltd Canada, Cyber safe and fraud proof, Operational risk management, Credit analysis.
Erinkitola Okikiayo is an astute professional who has acquired over 3 years’ experience in financial accounting, audit, financial management and analysis, investment analysis, customer relationship management.
She is an intelligent, smart, result oriented, resilient, enthusiastic, with excellent relationship management skills and a good team player.
She had her first degree in Psychology with a Second-Class Upper Division and She is an associate of Accounting Technician Scheme for West Africa,
She is currently in the process of completing the final stage of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) professional examination. She has attended several trainings which includes Anti-Money Laundry, Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance
She is presently the Head of Operations and Portfolio Manager for Cititrust Private Equity Ltd.
Joseph Iwuezi is the Head, Legal / Compliance and Company Secretary of Cititrust Private Equity Limited, a leading private equity/investment firm in Nigeria and a member of The Cititrust Group. He is a seasoned and passionate legal professional with over 5 years consummate experience and practice in litigation/dispute resolution, debt recovery, corporate transactions/financing and regulatory compliance.
Prior to assuming the current role, he was an Associate in Mike Ozekhome’s (SAN) Chambers from 2015 to 2016. In 2016, he joined the firm of M.E. Esonanjor & Co. where by a dint of hard work and exceptional professionalism, he rose from Associate level to Senior Associate level in While in M. E. Esonanjor & Co, he was, amongst other things, involved as solicitor to various corporate transactions, litigation/dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation) and debt recovery.
He is undergoing a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Lagos and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Madonna University. He is an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association. He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (ACIArb) United Kingdom.