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Tayo Onadele
Hassan Usman
Chinedu Onyia
Tunde Onadele
Olatoye Odunsi
Prof. Richard Flavell
Dr. Wura Abiola Ph.D
John Carson
Toyin Olusanya

Tayo Onadele

Tayo was a banker up until September 2002 when he decided to actualise his dream of developing Treasurers and Treasury departments by giving full attention to financial markets capacity building (empowerment).

His quest for bigger challenges and unfettered access to sound treasury practices fired his enthusiasm for higher responsibilities and better exposure whilst in banking. He was appointed at various times as the Market Risk Management Officer in FSB International Bank Plc (now Fidelity Bank Plc) in 1996; Head, Currency Trading in Lead Merchant Bank (which later became Leadbank) in 1999 and Head, Access Bank Treasury in 2000.

He served as a committee member of Money Market Association of Nigeria – MMAN (now Financial Markets Dealers Association – FMDA) from 1999 and 2002. Between 2000 and 2002 he single handedly anchored the in-house treasury training for new hires with unparalleled passion during his stay in Access Bank, making positive impact on the careers of the budding trainees.

Tayo made valuable contributions in the development and production of financial markets modules. He plays active roles in harnessing the relationships between the CBN, other regulators and market operators via workshops and other activities that support actualising the dream Nigerian financial markets, in line with the reforms and development imperative in Nigeria.

He has considerable exposure to international treasury standards and practice.

Tayo is presently the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of FDHL

Education

  • Tayo is a B.Sc. Hons. Statistics, second class degree holder from the University of Ibadan (1992) and holds a Treasury Dealership Certificate (TDC)  of the Financial Markets Dealers Association of Nigeria
  • He is a member of the Institute of  Directors- Nigeria. An affiliate of the Institute of Directors- UK
  • He is an honorary senior member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN)

Director

Hassan Usman

Hassan is a Chartered Accountant and was the CEO of ASO Savings & Loans. Over the years, he worked with the Bureau of Public Enterprises, Citibank Nigeria, Arthur Andersen S.C. London. Hassan graduated with a B.A Hons. degree in Economics (2:1) from the University of Sussex, and an M.Phil in Development Economics from Darwin College, University of Cambridge. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a Registered US National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7 Investment Banking Representative

Director

Chinedu Onyia

Chinedu is currently the Managing Director, Pasifal Partners Limited. He has over twenty three years experience in Corporate Banking. He worked with Afribank Nigeria Plc (now Keystone Bank) as the Head, Multinationals, Conglomerates & Telecoms Group and left as an Executive Director. At Citibank Nigeria, he headed, Public Sector, Infrastructure & Telecoms and was part of the team that won the mandate to buy-back Nigeria’s $2.1bn par bond portfolio. He was also responsible for leading the overall marketing team that won Collecting Bank designate mandate on federal taxes on behalf of FIRS. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos

Tunde Onadele

Tunde has eclectic work experience built over 25 years across various industries and functions in Marketing, Sales & Operations and Corporate Strategy within Nigeria

He held functional Marketing & Operations positions as Product Manager, Group Product Manager, Marketing Manager, General Manager (Eastern part of Nigeria), Corporate Development Manager, Divisional Managing Director and CEO

He worked in blue chip organisations & multinationals e.g. Sterling Health, Smithkline Beecham, Nigerian Bottling Company Plc, UAC of Nigeria Plc and pioneered new business units into market leaders in UAC Dairies and CCM Ltd – a technology company focused on media compliance, post-campaign analysis. He participated in trainings, workshops and development programs in various countries across Europe, USA and Africa

He was charter member of the World Business Forum community, a member of Association for Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD), Associate member of registered Advertising practitioners and Hon. Member of Nig. Institute of Food & Nutrition Science

He is an experienced Facilitator and a John Maxwell independent certified Coach, Teacher & Speaker. A budding Author and Founder of MPower, focused on personal and corporate growth and KokoFogo Ltd. He operates a strong alliance relationship with FDHL in business advisory and management training

Education

  • Tunde holds a B.Pharm degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and an MBA from University of Lagos. He also holds a Certificate in Corporate Strategy from Ashridge Management College, UK

Olatoye Odunsi

Toye is currently the Deputy Managing Director of Custodian & Allied Insurance.

He contributed to the elevation of Cornerstone Insurance company where he was at various times Head, Business Development and Energy Groups. He was later appointed Managing Director/Chief Executive of Signal Insurance Company Limited.

A graduate of the University of Lagos with a B.Sc. Hons. degree in Insurance. Toye is also an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School and a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria.

Adviser

Prof. Richard Flavell

Richard is a consultant to the global financial services industry. He has worked with the FSA, Federal Reserve of NY, Reserve Bank of South Africa, Reserve Bank of India, Monetary Authority of Singapore, HK Monetary Authority, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and the European Investment Bank

Adviser

Dr. Wura Abiola Ph.D

Wura has led major strategy and transformation projects worldwide working as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co. Alumnus of University of San Francisco and Imperial College (where she earned an MBA and Doctorate in Organisational Behavior) and Guest Lecturer at Cambridge University. She is a certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) by Society for Human Resource Management

Adviser

John Carson

John is a Capital Markets Consultant and also the Managing Director of Compliax Consulting Inc. Canada. He has worked as a regulator and possesses extensive international experience in the operation and regulation of financial markets and capital markets development. He earned his Bachelor of Law degree at the University of Toronto and Bachelor of Commerce and Finance degree at the University of Toronto – Business School and won many prizes and awards

Toyin Olusanya

Toyin started her career in 1991 with International Merchant Bank and worked briefly in the Union Bank London office after she completed her MBA in 1993. She joined First Securities Discount House (FSDH), the pioneer discount house in Nigeria in 1994, first in the Operations Group and thereafter as a foundation member of the team saddled with funds management for the Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs).

She worked in the unit for 4 years and during this period managed to grow the deposit from these institutions to over N3 billion.  In 2000, she was transferred to the dealing unit as the Assistant Chief Dealer, a position she held until she moved to National Bank of Nigeria Limited in June 2000.

In National Bank, she was responsible for setting up the Domestic Treasury Department, which includes Domestic Treasury, Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs), and Asset and Liability Management (ALM). She joined Broad Bank of Nigeria Limited in 2002 as the Treasurer and with oversight for the Treasury and Investment banking division by 2006.

She joined Union Bank in 2006 as a result of the acquisition of Broad Bank whilst with Union Bank; she has worked with the Treasury division on building a treasury sales team, acquisition of the PDMM and MMD licenses, the review of processes & procedures and upgrading the dealing room personnel for securities trading. She was responsible for setting up the Wealth and Asset Management business of the bank with technical support from BlackRock Inc. (a global investment management firm).

She left Union Bank in 2010 to pursue her passion. She is the Franchise Development Consultant to FDHL.

Education

    • Toyin  holds an MBA  from the University of Wales College of Cardiff, UK
    • Her other formal education include a B.Sc. from the University of Lagos and she is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers in Nigeria. Toyin is also an Alumnus of University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School