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Board of Directors

Chairman

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.

Managing Director

Ademola Adebise

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

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.

Executive Director

Wole Akinleye

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.

Executive Director

Folake Sanu

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.

Non-Executive Director

Adebode Adefioye

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.

Non-Executive Director

Abubakar Lawal

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.

Non-Executive Director

Samuel Durojaye

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.

Non-Executive Director

Tina Vukor-Quarshie

Tina Vukor’Quarshie attended the prestigious Idia College, Benin- City where she came out with a Grade 1 in the West African School Certificate Examination as the best graduating student in 1977. She attended the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where she bagged a Bachelors of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) degree with a Second Class, Upper Division in 1982 and later a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Pharmacy, 1986. 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 the best graduating student in traditional medicine.

She soon abandoned pharmacy for the world of finance where she picked a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in 1988 from the University of Benin, Benin-City to prepare her for what has turned out to be an outstanding career in banking. At the University of Benin, she 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.

‘TVQ’ as she is fondly called started her banking career as a credit analyst in 1988 with the International Merchant Bank Limited, Lagos. In 1990, she moved to Zenith Bank Limited as a pioneer member of staff and Assistant Manager where she worked in the Foreign Exchange and Correspondent Banking Department. She soon rose to become Deputy Manager and between 1992-1994, she was the Manager/ Head of the Financial Intermediaries and Correspondent Banking Departments. By the year 1999, after heading several divisions of the bank, which included Treasury/Financial Institutions, Correspondent and Corporate Banking Divisions, Retail Banking Division, Human Resource (Training and Development), she was deservedly appointed an Executive Director of the bank. During her time at Zenith Bank, she won several awards, notably the Chief Executive Awards (in recognition of unalloyed loyalty to the bank, outstanding performance and achievement and exceptional leadership qualities).

This unusually hardworking, energetic, dynamic and unassuming personality took a year sabbatical leave from banking after her voluntary exit from Zenith Bank Limited 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 from July 12th, 2001 to September 30th, 2001 of the highly successful Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

Never known to shy away from challenges and with a desire to creatively leave prints on any path she treads, she soon joined the upcoming Platinum Bank Limited as Executive Director in October 2001, from where she also voluntarily resigned in December 2002. She had decided to engage the “retreat” mode of her three R’s (Retreat, Renew and Return) and pursue her passion for awakening and enhancing the human potential through writing, motivational speeches, training sessions, etc. She is a well sought-after leader, trainer and consultant. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Service Marshal of Tvq Consulting Group®, a training and consulting firm in the area of customer service, marketing and leadership.

TVQ is a well-decorated achiever who has won many honours in her endeavours, is a member of the prestigious Institute of Directors and a Lifetime Deputy Governor of the American Biographical Institute, North Carolina, USA. This highly focused and career-minded lady loves travelling, reading and listening to classical and jazz music.

Non-Executive Director

Omobosola Ojo

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.

Non-Executive Director

Abolanle Matel-Okoh

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.

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