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Ayodele Onawunmi

Ayo has over 16 years experience in the financial services sector with the last four in core asset management. He started out his career with Access Bank Plc where he was involved in different functions including software support, commercial and corporate banking. He was at various times head of foreign currency trading and treasury operations. He set up the e-business & cash management unit in Access Bank in 2004.

He left Access Bank as an Assistant Manager in 2005 to join Leadway Pensure PFA as a pioneer staff. He had the oversight function for the Asset Management Group where he was responsible for the set up of the money market, public equity and fixed income desks. He also spearheaded the implementation of the fund administration and management software.

While at Leadway Pensure, Ayo successfully executed the first “repo” transaction done by a PFA in 2006. In light of the significant success achieved in the set up of the Asset Management Group at Leadway Pensure PFA, Ayo was transferred to Leadway Assurance Company, the parent company, in 2007 to set up a proper investment management division with an expanded coverage to include buy-side private equity investing and fund management.

He has a Masters in Finance from London Business School, a Post-graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School and a B.Sc. in Physiology, from the University of Ibadan.