Board of Directors
Mr Babatunde Kasali
Mr. Babatunde Kasali is a consummate professional with expertise in Audit, Risk Management, Compliance and Retail banking, spanning over 3 decades.
He has served as General Manager and Regional Bank Head for United Bank for Africa Plc., a bank he joined in 1996. While at the bank, he also held several positions such as Chief Inspector, Regional Director and Divisional Director.
He has also served as Managing Director of Resolution and Restructuring Company Limited. He has also been a Non-Executive Director at UAC of Nigeria Plc since March 27, 2013 and was a Non-Executive Director of UACN Property Development Company Plc., from January 13, 2010 to March 24, 2013. He had from February 2015 to November 26, 2015 served as a Non-Executive Director of Wema Bank Plc.
Mr. Kasali is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He graduated with B.Sc (Hons) Degree in Economics from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK in 1977.
Adebise has over 28 years’ experience in the banking industry (inclusive of 4 years in management consulting), and has worked in various capacities in Information Technology, Financial Control & Strategic Planning, Treasury, Corporate Banking, Risk Management and Performance Management.
Before joining Wema Bank, Adebise was Head, Finance & Performance Management Practice at Accenture (Lagos Office) where he led various projects for banks in Business Process Re-engineering, Information Technology and Risk Management.
He is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) of the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree holder in Computer Science from the University of Lagos. He obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Lagos Business School.
Adebise is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria). He is an honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB) and a member of the Institute of Directors.
Adebise also serves on the board of Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS), AIICO insurance Plc, AIICO Pensions Management Limited and FITC.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Managing Director, Adebise was the Executive Director in charge of Corporate & South Directorate.
He has attended several training courses, seminars and workshops locally and overseas.
Moruf Oseni is the Deputy Managing Director of Wema Bank Plc. Prior to his appointment, he was an Executive Director responsible for the bank’s Consumer & SME business, E-business & Payments and the Digital bank (ALAT).
Before joining Wema Bank, Moruf was the CEO of MG Ineso Limited, a principal investment and financial advisory firm with interests in various sectors of the economy. Prior to MG Ineso, Moruf was a Vice President at Renaissance Capital, where he was responsible for Debt Capital Markets (DCM), Equity Capital Markets (ECM) and structured finance origination and execution for Sub-Saharan African corporates and financial institutions. He was also an Associate at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup Global Markets in London and New York where he was involved in credit market origination and execution for European financial institutions. During his tenure at Citigroup, he was involved in the origination of various pioneering and innovative instruments across the debt spectrum. He commenced his career as an IT officer with Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG).
Moruf is a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD), an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and a member of Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). He serves on the board of Continental Broadcasting Services Limited and is a member of the Lagos State Economic Advisory Committee.
Moruf holds an MBA degree from the Institut European d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in France, a Masters in Finance (MiF) from the London Business School and a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He is also an alumnus of both the Advanced Management Program (AMP) of the Harvard Business School and King’s College, Lagos.
With almost 3 decades of cognate Banking experience, Wole Akinleye is the Executive Director responsible for co-ordinating business development activities in the South for Wema Bank.
His work experience cuts across all major areas of banking operations including Retail, Corporate Banking and Risk Management.
Wole Akinleye was Group Head, Business Development, Lagos for StanbicIBTC prior to joining Wema Bank in 2009. At StanbicIBTC, he held at various times, the role of Regional Head, Retail & Commercial Banking in the Bank’s Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland and South-West regions.
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Wole obtained his first degree in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1989 and, subsequently, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance) from the same University. A widely travelled banker, Wole has attended several Senior Leadership Programmes around the world.
Folake is an astute finance professional and banker of repute with over 32years working experience in banking, professional accounting and auditing practice. Her experience spans Corporate Strategy, Financial Control, Operations, Technology, Risk management, Audit, Mergers & Acquisitions, Credit and Marketing.
Prior to joining Wema Bank, Folake was Chief Financial Officer and later, Chief Compliance Officer of Sterling Bank where she was instrumental to the successful merger of 5 different banks to form Sterling Bank plc. She also anchored the integration and service reengineering process of the newly formed bank’s operational platform. Folake left Sterling Bank to establish JFSC consulting, now Averti Professional Managers after a successful merger of four consulting firms in October 2013.
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an honorary senior member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Folake is an alumnus of the London Business School and has attended various management courses in reputable institutions including Harvard Business School and INSEAD, France.
Adebode Adefioye is an alumnus of the University of Lagos from where he obtained a B.Sc. degree (Chemistry) in 1983 and two years later became a Master of Science degree holder from the same citadel of knowledge.
He started his career with John Holt Plc and rose through the ranks to become a General Manager from 2000 – 2002 having held several management positions. He served at different levels and sections in the company with his experience covering Production & Quality Control, Personnel and Administration before opting for an early retirement in 2002 and has since been engaged in business and public service.
Currently he serves on the board of several limited liability companies like Cereem Investment Limited, SW8 Investment Limited, IBK Services Limited and Spectrum Ventures Limited to mention a few.
As a member of the Ikeja Golf Club, he is an avid golfer, serving the golfing communities in different capacities.
Ade Adefioye is a notable member of the Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria.
Abubakar Lawal holds an HND certificate in Banking & Finance from The Polytechnic, Ibadan (1988). He later obtained an MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi in 1999.
Abubakar worked in Midas Finance Limited, Ibadan as Investment Officer (1990 – 1993). He joined the services of City Code Trust Limited, Lagos as a Manager in 1993 before he joined Altrade Securities Limited, Ikeja as an Assistant General Manager in 1995.
He is a professional and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Nigeria, the Institute of Directors (IOD), the Associate Certified Pension Practitioner and Associate National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria. His career in the Capital Market spans a period of 15 years. He is a highly experienced stock-broker. He is also a member of the Ikoyi Club 1938 and Ikeja Golf Club amongst others.
Abubakar is a retired Council Member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Member, Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers. He loves reading and golfing. Until his appointment as a Non-Executive Director on the board, Mr. Lawal is the Managing Director/CEO of GTI Capital Ltd, a position he occupies till date. He is happily married with children.
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Samuel Durojaye is also an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria and Associate, Institute of Directors, Nigeria.
Samuel Durojaye’s employment profile covers Union Bank Plc (formerly Barclays), Balogun Ayanfalu Badejo & Co (Chartered Accountants), Nigerian Breweries Plc as an Accountant and Finance Manager between 1986 and November 1990.
Before his appointment on the Board of Wema Bank, he was a Director on the Boards of Pilot Finance Limited and Towergate Insurance Plc. He was appointed Commissioner for Finance in Ogun State and served in this capacity between May 1999 and May 2003.
His professional committee membership covers: the Strategic Committee (ICAN), Consultancy Committee (CIBN-Lagos Branch) and Finance & General Purpose Committee (CIS).
He currently occupies the position of the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer in Pilot Finance Limited; a position he has held since 2006.
Samuel was appointed a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Wema Bank on May 2, 2012.
He is married with children.
Tina Vukor-Quarshie hails from Edo State, where she began her educational pursuit at the Convent Girls Primary School, Benin-City and then proceeded to Idia College, a prestigious secondary school also in Benin–City to become the best graduating student in the West African School Certificate (W.A.S.C) Examination in 1977. She went further to obtain a Bachelor’s degree (Second Class, Upper Division) and then a Master’s Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Whilst at the University of Ife, she was honoured with a National Merit Award by the Federal Government of Nigeria for scholastic excellence and the Odelola Memorial prize for best graduating student in Traditional Medicine.
With a flair for Finance, she went on to obtain an MBA degree in 1988 from the University of Benin, Benin-City and was the recipient of the Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia Prize for the best graduating student in Business Policy and the Chief Isaac Akinmokun Prize for the best graduating student in Entrepreneurial Development. She was awarded an Honourary Doctorate Degree by the Commonwealth University, Belize / London Graduate School in 2012.
Amongst her many other accolades are the 2002 Gold Award for Philanthropic Support for Education, Health and Service to Humanity by the Pharmaceutial Association of Nigerian Students (UNILAG Chapter), Lagos, Nigeria. She was also listed in the Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women for Dedication and Contributions to Consulting by the American Biographical Institute, North Carolina in 2011, as well as in the Who’s Who in Nigeria powerlist for 2007 and 2010.
Prior to her appointment as a non-executive Director on the board of Wema Bank Plc, ‘TVQ’, as she is fondly called, began her banking career with International Merchant Bank (IMB) Ltd as a credit analyst in 1988.
TVQ also had a stellar career in Zenith Bank Plc which she joined in 1990 as a pioneer member of staff, rising through the ranks and heading several divisions at senior management level including Treasury/Financial Institutions, Corporate and Correspondent Banking, Foreign Exchange, Retail Banking and Human Resources before being appointed an Executive Director in 1999. During her time at Zenith, she won several awards, notably the Chief Executive Award (in recognition of outstanding performance and achievement; in recognition of exceptional leadership qualities).
She took a year’s sabbatical leave from banking after her voluntary exit from Zenith Bank Ltd in June 2000.
After a well-deserved rest, TVQ was practically dragged out of this self-imposed leave to re-enter the Nigerian Banking scene as Divisional Director, Commercial Banking at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc in 2001 and then to Platinum Bank Plc as Executive Director in 2002.
TVQ has served in various senior management roles and board positions across the banking industry and is currently the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Service Marshal of TVQ Consulting Group® – a training and consulting firm with a focus on Customer Service, Marketing and Leadership.
A well-decorated achiever who has won numerous local and international honours in her endeavours, TVQ is also a member of the prestigious Institute of Directors and a Lifetime Deputy Governor of the American Biographical Institute, North Carolina, USA.
She is a highly focused and career-minded lady who loves travelling, reading and listening to classical & jazz music.
Omobosola Ojo obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the Ondo State University, (OSU) in the year, 1991. She also read law and obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Buckingham, United Kingdom, between 1993 and 1995 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2000 after coming back to Nigeria to attend the Nigerian Law School for two years as a foreign student.
She started her working career in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Department of Public Prosecution, in Lagos, Nigeria and afterwards joined the law firm of O. Adekoya and Company, then with offices at Yaba, Lagos. She was an Associate in the firm with duties, among others including preparing briefs in respect of court cases, drafting agreements sand representing clients in courts.
She has attended several seminars and received trainings in banking matters and management in and outside Nigeria, some of which seminars or trainings include, Credit Analysis, Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Board Leadership, Leveraging Global Perspectives in Building, Sustainable Financial instituting and Financial Oversight, etc and also participated in the Corporate Governance Rating System, Fiduciary Awareness.
Omobosola Ojo is an Independent Director on the Board of Wema Bank PLC, a Partner in the law firm of Fola Akinrinsola, Ojo & Co, Lagos, a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja branch, a member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (CHMC) and an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (HCIB). She is married with two boys and a girl.
An attorney with over 20 years of experience in Nigeria and the United States of America, Bola is a member of the Nigerian Bar and the New York State Appellate Division, Third Department Bar.
With experience in diverse areas of judicial science encompassing legal research, investigation, adjudication amongst others, Bola started her career in United Commercial Bank as a Legal Officer in 1992. Over the next 20 years, Bola gained relevant experience in legal practice and real estate business in various firms based in Nigeria and the USA.
A law graduate of the Ogun State University, Bola holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent from the Weichert Real Estate School, New Jersey, USA.
Abolanle Matel-Okoh is the current CEO of Havilah Ventures Ltd.