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.
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.
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.
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.
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.