is the Chairman. A seasoned banker and holds a B.Sc. (Economics) degree from the University of Ibadan (1974) and MBA from Columbia University, New York, USA (1978).
He started his career at Chase Merchant Bank Ltd (later known as Continental Bank) where he spent over 11 years before moving to Prime Merchant Bank Ltd as the founding Deputy Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. He helped to establish Fountain Trust Bank Ltd where he was the Managing Director for 8 years.
He later joined Magnum Trust Bank Plc in December 1998 as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer and successfully transforming it into a full-fledged commercial bank. Until his retirement in 2008, he was the Group Managing Director/CEO of Sterling Bank Plc (the consolidated consortium of five banks consummated in 2005). He is on the Board of several organizations which include Vice Chairman, Mutual Benefits Assurance PLC; Director, Coronation Merchant Bank Ltd, First Marina Trust Ltd. and Academy Press Plc.