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.
Deputy Managing Director
Moruf Oseni is the Executive Director of the Retail Directorate on the board of Wema Bank Plc. with responsibility for Consumer & SME business, E-business & Payments and the Digital bank (ALAT).
Prior to his appointment to the board of Wema Bank Plc, Moruf was the CEO of MG Ineso Limited, a principal investment and financial advisory firm with interests in various sectors of the economy. Before 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 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.
Company Secretary and Legal Adviser
Wole Ajimisinmi is the Company Secretary and Legal Adviser of Wema Bank where he bears the oversight responsibility of proffering opinions on all legal related issues including but not limited to securitization of Credits bankwide. He holds an LLB Degree with honours from the University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria and a BL Degree from the Nigerian Law School.
Prior to joining Wema Bank in June, 2009, he was the Head; Legal Services Department of Skye Bank Plc, where he burnished his leadership skills, supervising the legal support provided for over 207 branches and 7 Regional Legal Offices. Whilst at Skye Bank, Wole managed the litigation portfolio of the Bank comprising over 200 cases in various High Courts and Appellate Courts, and was a member of five management committees of the bank.
Before joining Skye Bank in 2006, Wole was an experienced Corporate Lawyer with Prudent Bank Plc, designated as Company Secretary & Legal Adviser, with responsibilities that spanned legal and secretarial functions, credits, loan work-out, amongst others. At Prudent Bank, Wole led the legal team that implemented the successful consolidation of Prudent Bank Plc, EIB International Bank Plc, Co-operative Bank Plc, Bond Bank Plc and Reliance Bank Limited to form Skye Bank Plc. His responsibilities included supervision of the external solicitors who undertook the due diligence of the merging entities; procurement of regulatory approvals for the merger from Securities & Exchange Commission, Central Bank of Nigeria, Nigerian Stock Exchange, Corporate Affairs Commission and Court sanctioning of the scheme. Furthermore, he was involved in the Bank’s capital-raising exercise, whereby the Bank raised, through a combination of Rights Issue and Public Offer, a total of about N16billion. Preceding his foray into the banking sector, he had a short spell at Ernst and Young International between 1999 and 2000.
Wole Ajinminsinmi is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria and UK, (ACIS) June, 1995 and once worked as a staff of Ernst & Young International between 1999 and 2000.