President/Chairman of Council of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers
Mr. Adedapo Adekoje is the President/Chairman of Council of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.
He is a versatile, multi-talented executive and business leader with qualitative experience in management, finance, sales, marketing and administration. He has a proven track record of career success, having put in over twenty- five years in building and leading integrated operations of high profile companies.
A graduate of Hull University and East London University, both in the United Kingdom, Adedapo has held various positions in leading companies including MD/Chief Executive Officer, General Manager, Consultant and Senior Marketing Manager. He is proficient in re-engineering and restructuring companies to boost sales and profitability.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Adedapo has served the institute diligently over the years as a member of the governing Council, Chairman of Annual Conference Committee, 2nd Vice President and 1st Vice President , among others.
An investment and securities guru, Adedapo has vast experience in global capital market operations. In addition, he has built and nurtured client/business relationships throughout his career and has established a robust network of business associates all around the globe.
Experienced in all facets of sales and marketing as well as process, productivity and quality improvement, he is skilled in developing, introducing and expanding new product lines into a competitive market place. He also has in-depth knowledge in conceptualizing and developing business opportunities and marketing strategies to help organisations maximize growth opportunities.
A proactive leader and motivator, he loves to mentor young people and takes great pride in supporting them to develop their skills and talents in order to maximise their potentials.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer at Woodland Capital Markets Plc. Council Member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Mr. Patrick Adebayo Ajayi is the Managing Director/CEO of Woodland Capital Markets Plc. He qualified as a Stock Broker in 2004 and worked with Surport Services Limited-[a stockbroking Firm] prior to joining Woodland Capital Markets Plc. in 2013. He helped to turn around the fortunes of Woodland Capital Markets PLC when he joined in 2013 as part of the new Management Team.
Mr. Patrick is a Council Member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange
He serves on the Boards of Ned Phillips Capital Limited and WCM3 Investments Limited.
Mr. Ajayi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from the Obafemi Awolowo University (Ile-Ife). He is an Associate member of the following Professional Bodies Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, and the Commodities Brokers Association of Nigeria.
President, Fund Managers Association of Nigeria (FMAN). Managing Director, Greenwich Asset Management Limited
Dayo has worked in various roles as an Investment Manager with over 14 years of experience and joined Greenwich Asset Management Limited as its Managing Director in 2015. Prior to Greenwich, he worked as the head of investments and lead portfolio manager at Chapel Hill Denham Management for 4 years. Before Chapel Hill Denham, Dayo worked at Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited for 6years, exiting in 2012 as the Head of Wealth Management, where he worked with several top-grade corporates and HNIs to achieve their investment goals.
As a Fund Manager, Dayo co-managed and led the restructuring of the Nigeria International Debt Fund (Nigeria’s first $-denominated mutual fund) into a Naira denominated Bond Fund in 2009 and recently led the team that created the first and only publicly-raised fund (unit trust) targeting investment in Nigeria’s entertainment sector in October 2017. His other fund management experience includes managing Nigeria’s first gender- specific mutual fund (Women’s Investment Fund), several equity-based, money market and balanced funds.
Dayo recently served as an executive committee member of Fund Managers Association of Nigeria, chairing the sub-committee on Regulation and Ethics. He was recently appointed as a fellow of the Institute of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers (IAPM) and is a student member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers
He holds a BSc (Economics) and MSc (Business and Financial Economics) from the University of Greenwich, UK.
Prof. Uche Uwaleke PhD, FCA, ACS, ACIB, ACTI, ACMR, MNES
Professor of Finance and Capital Markets, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nasarawa, Nigeria
Uche Uwaleke is a Professor of Finance & Capital market and the current Head of Banking & Finance Department at the Nasarawa State University Keffi where he is also the Director of Quality Assurance. He is the first Professor of Capital Market in Nigeria.
Prior to joining Nasarawa State University as a pioneer staff in the faculty of Administration, he had worked as an Investment Banker with Lombard Assets Management Limited as the Head of Research and Private Banking.
A multi-disciplinary Scholar and a thorough-bred Professional, he holds a B.Sc degree in Accounting, an M.Sc in Economics (specializing in Finance) and a PhD in Finance. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Chartered Banker and a Chartered Stockbroker. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, the Institute of Capital Market Registrars and the Nigerian Economic Society.
His community services comprise engagements by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Inland Revenue Service and the German Technical Cooperation.
Professor Uwaleke is on the Editorial Board of the Nigerian Journal of Securities Markets, a publication of SEC Nigeria and also a member of the Advisory Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He sits on the Board of Peace Capital Market Limited as Non Executive Director.
He has authored/co-authored over 60 articles in referred local and international journals including 10 books among which are ‘’Contemporary Issues in Capital Market Studies’’ and ‘’An Insight into the Nigerian Capital Market’’. He regularly features on national Radio and Television talk shows on finance and the economy.
Regional Director, AFEX Commodities Exchange (West Africa)
Ayodeji Balogun currently serves as the Country Manager for AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited (AFEX Nigeria) and the Business Lead for Africa Exchange Holdings Limited in West Africa, where he is pioneering the development of a private sector led commodities exchange and warehouse receipt system. He doubles as the Product Development Manager, leading value chain development in the Agriculture Sector in Africa.
He is an MBA graduate of the Lagos Business School and has a first degree in Mechanical Engineering. Before this,Ayodeji grew up as an entrepreneur, starting commodity trade in his teenage years, and managing his family owned commodities trading business with turnover in excess of USD15 million.
He worked as an associate at Doreo Partners where he contributed to the development of Nigeria’s Agriculture Transformation Plan (in 2011) and the design of Doreo’s flagship impact investment – Babangona – a farm franchise out-grower scheme currently with 20,000 farmer membership and has witnessed farmers yield triple and income levels increase by over 200%.
Before joining AFEX, Ayodeji supported several private sector enabling policy initiatives at the Tony Elumelu Foundation including designing the Nigerian National Competitiveness Council and drafting a bill to regulate the non-profit sector in Nigeria.
Adaobi Ekweanya is the Acting Managing Director of Anchoria Asset Management Limited. Her experience spans across various divisions including asset management, corporate finance and business development. Prior to her appointment, she was the Head of Business Development for VFD Group. She has also served as the Head of Business Development at FSDH Asset Management Limited. She has over 12 years investment banking and capital market experience working in top firms in the financial services industry like Futureview Financial Services, Vetiva Capital Management Limited, FSDH Asset Management Limited and Ascendo Consulting Limited in London. Adaobi is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and holds a B.Sc.in Accounting from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Ayodeji Ebo is the Managing Director of Afrinvest Securities Limited with over 12 years of experience in Economic, Finance and Investment Research. Prior to his appointment, he led the Investment Research team for over 3 years and worked in the Investment Banking Division for 1 year.
Ayodeji has served in reputable organizations including the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), Intercontinental Securities Limited (ISL) – Investments Advisory services, Equity and Economic Research, and Portfolio Management – Fortress Capital Limited and Marina Securities Limited.
He is an authorized dealing clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, as well as associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (ACCA), and Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). He possesses a B.Sc. (Econs.) and M.Sc. (Econs.) From the University of Jos and University of Lagos respectively. He also has a B.Sc. in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK.
He is a recognized thought leader in the industry with young quantitative, financial modeling, analytic competence. He has served on several committees of CIS. He has also served on the Technical committee of the 19th Nigerian Economic Summit Group.
Regional Head of Equity Research - West Africa, for Stanbic IBTC Bank
Muyiwa Oni is the Regional Head of Equity Research – West Africa, for Stanbic IBTC Bank, a member of the Standard Bank Group. In his Head of research capacity he sets direction and drives the client franchise development of the analyst team. The clients for the West African equity research business are primarily made up of offshore frontier market institutional investors and domestic institutional investors.
Muyiwa has over 10 years’ experience in sell-side equity research with a background in the building materials and oil and gas sectors. Prior to that, he worked in IBTC Asset Management limited as a buy-side analyst supporting the portfolio managers. He also has experience in the oil and gas, petrochemicals and food sectors. He is a top rated analyst by Financial Mail. He holds a BTech in Chemical Engineering and an MSc in Financial Management from the University of Surrey.
AbdulRasheed is Chief Trader and Technical Strategist at TRW Stockbrokers Ltd., Mr. Momoh brings a combination of market intelligence, technical analysis expertise and experiential knowledge to the Nigerian Equity market investment space.
The market meltdown in 2008 was a significant turning point in his approach to technical market analysis. He actively manages private portfolios and holds one of the highest return on investment, added to consistency, in the Nigerian speculative and investment space.
Executive Director, Institute of Directors, Nigeria (IoD) and the Executive Director/CEO, IoD Centre for Corporate Governance
Dr. Nechi Ezeako is a Lawyer, Chartered Secretary and Administrator,Authorized Corporate Governance trainer, Certified Anti-Corruption Compliance Faculty and Certified Board Evaluator with over 30 years’ experience in the consulting, financial services, manufacturing, real estate and not-for-profit sectors. In her present roles as Executive Director, Institute of Directors, Nigeria (IoD) and the Executive Director/CEO, IoD Centre for Corporate Governance, she plays a key role in training directors and C-Suite executives of major corporations, SMEs, as well as public sector institutions on corporate governance issues.
Ezeako served as a Member of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)Corporate Governance Working Group (CGWG) on Corporate Governance Code development for the Nigerian telecommunications sector and is currently a member of the National Universities Commission (NUC) Panel of Experts on Corporate Governance Code development for Private Universities in Nigeria.
Shesits on the Governing Council of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) and the Boards of CSR-in-Action Advocacy, the Kolade Endowed Chairs Foundation as well as the Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA).
Ezeako is a well sought-after Speaker, Trainer and Facilitator with speaking engagements at major conferences on four (4) continents anchored mainly on issues of Corporate Governance, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Board and Director Roles, Responsibilities and Liabilities, Corporate Governance and Ethics – Independent Directors MasterClass, the Role of the Company Secretary and General Counsel, the Christian Life and the Law.Her passion for people empowerment through knowledge impartation fuels her drive in sharing knowledge. Nechi has received awards, locally and overseas and considers raising her four adult children; Anthonia Nkechi, Chioma Sylvia, Ogechi Samuel and Amarachi Gloria, her greatest fulfilment.
Managing Partner, Trendonomics Partners Limited / Conference Director, TIA MEETUP
Adeshina is a certified financial technical analyst with the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA), Professional Member of Society for Technical Analysts, United Kingdom and a pioneer member of the Technical Analysts Society, Nigeria
Adeshina is the Managing Partner at Trendonomics Partners Limited. He is also the Convener of Traders, Investors & Analysts Meetup (TIAMEETUP) – annual gathering of financial market participants & experts to learn, share, discover & network across difference markets (Equities, Fixed Income, FOREX & Derivatives) www.tiameetup.com
He has being using technical analysis tools for both the global and Nigerian financial markets for more than 3 years now. He specializes in Equity, Commodities, FX and derivatives trading.
He is also a trainer and a research consultant for many Assets management companies, investors and CFTe candidates in Nigeria. He has featured on CNBC Africa, TVC, and other Media outfits on market analysis
CEO, AOA Investment Group / Co-Founder, Eagle Global Markets
Mr. Gbite was recently named by SEC NIGERIA to join the committee on Fintech for Capital markets, Gbite Oduneye, a prolific entrepreneur founded and cofounded several businesses in the financial sector with a core specialization in Capital markets. In 2016 Gbite Co-Founded Eagle Global Markets (EGM), a multi asset derivative firm that enables clients trade Global Equities, Indices, Commodities and Forex Pairs using local currency (Naira) on their innovative Cloudtrade Platform as well as USD on their MT4 Platform and has since won numerous awards including the best Online Trading Platform 2018 award by Proshare.
Gbite also worked on the first Cedi Trading platform in Ghana.
He founded A&O Acquisitions, a brokerage boutique in 2006 with offices in London, Lagos and New York focused on Capital raising, Real Estate, Technology and the Art markets. A&O Acquisitions provides services for individuals and institutional investors. He is also the CEO of AOA Investment Group which invests in startup FINTECH companies across Africa.
For the past 5 years, Gbite has been the Chairman of Africa Event Partners and the main architect of the NCMF (Nigeria Capital Markets Forum) the biggest and most exclusive annual top-notch event in London that focuses on the state of the Nigerian capital markets. He is a prominent member of NISM (Nigeria in the squire Mile) an organization of Nigerian professional working in the city of London.
Gbite is an avid advocate for financial technology in Africa and has catalyzed the creation of three start ups in the past 5 years. Gbite strongly believes in the mantra ‘be all you can be’, Africa’s time is now.