Mr. Olufemi Otenigbagbe was for 10 years (and until recently) the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Parallex Microfinance Bank Ltd. After successfully converting Parallex MFB to a Regional Commercial Bank (this is the first MFB to convert to a commercial bank in Nigeria), he resigned from being the MD/CEO after fulfilling the mandatory CBN timeline for MDs. He has over 22 years robust career in the banking sector having worked with International Trust Bank (Gamji Bank), Société Generale Bank (SGBN) and Intercontinental Bank. He resigned from Intercontinental Bank as the Bank’s Head of Investigation and Fraud to work on the turnaround exercise at Parallex MFB, which under him transmuted from a unit, state to a national microfinance bank status before its eventual conversion to a commercial bank. He is a member of various institutions among which are: - • ISACA (CRISC), • Fellow of the Association of Enterprise Risk Management (FAERM), • Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM), • Member of the Institute of Directors (MIOD), • Member of the Institute of Risk Management (MIRM), • Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and • Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants thus he is a Certified Management Consultant. He has a B.Sc; a Masters in Business Administration (specializing in Finance) also from the University of Lagos and a Masters in Science from the Salford University in Manchester (UK). He has been involved in various training home and abroad in various areas which cut across Operations, Credit, Risk Management, Audit, Infotech, etc. He is happily married.
Head Internal Control and Audit
Mr. Chudi Onyekwere is an honours degree holder in Business Administration from University of Benin, Benin City (1984). He is an Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM)-1990, an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)-2007 and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)-2011. He has had a noteworthy experience of banking and private enterprise. His 25 years banking experience spans the areas of Treasury, Treasury Operations, Investment Management, Financial Control, Foreign Exchange Operations, Marketing and Consumer Banking. He is also an Associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
Head, Financial Control
Mrs Yemisi ‘Seun-Sanyaolu is a graduate of Accounting (Distinction) from the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCIT).She has over 16 years of banking experience with hands-on experience which spans through Banking Operations, Customer Relations, Internal Control, Treasury Management activities and Financial Control functions. As the Head of Financial Control/Treasury, she oversees the accounting, financial planning, financial analysis and tax functions of the Bank. She possesses work experience that covers Treasury management, Asset & Liability Management, Treasury Operations and settlements.
Mr Eni is a graduate of Accounting with Second Class, Upper Division, MBA holder and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA). He is also an associate of Credit Risk Managers of Nigeria. He has worked for over 20 years in various industries in Nigeria including aviation, communications, oil and gas and financial institution. His job functions included setting up of accounting system, development and implementation of finance and accounting policies, management of the accounting functions of the organizations, treasury and cash management, budget and budgetary control, preparation financial statements etc. His over 15 years banking experience stretches through Credit Analysis, Financial Statements Analysis, Facility Structuring and Packaging, Risk Rating, Relationship Management; Project Management & Monitoring; Credit Examination, Credit Administration & Monitoring; Collections; Accounts Reconstruction, Accounts Reconciliation and Facility Restructuring; Loan Work–Out (Loan Remedial) and Debt Recovery, Product Development and Loan Portfolio Management. Edet attended a number of courses in Credit Risk Management and Administration, Accounting and Finance, Auditing, Budgeting, Debt Management and Recovery, Internal Control and Auditing, Risk Analysis and Management, Total Quality Management (TQM), Consumer lending in Nigeria, Lease and Lease Administration, Risk Measurement and Management. Before Joining Refuge Mortgage Bank Limited, he was Group Head, Consumer Finance Group for over 7 years at Fidelity Bank Plc where he developed over 40 credit product papers, disbursed and managed over N150Bn consumer loans portfolio.
Mr Goke Adu is a graduate of Business Administration from The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State. His working experience spans across advertising, government parastatals and financial institutions where he has spent over 15 years of his working career. His job functions include account prospecting, funds mobilization, marketing financial products, writing credit appraisals and defense. Others are creating risk assets, loan portfolio monitoring, loan recovery and reporting, budget preparation and defense and relationship management. Goke has attended several courses such as Enterprise Risk Management, Business Marketing Skills, Strategic Leadership Intelligence, Quality Customer Service, Advanced Marketing Strategy, Mortgage Business Training, Marketing Financial Products, Time Priority Management and Scheduling for Effectiveness. He is an ordained pastor and a minister of the gospel who has also attended series of leadership and pastoral training programs.
Okuyiga Babaseinde. O.
Head, Information Technology
Babaseinde is a graduate of Urban and Regional planning form Yaba College of Technology. He later went to The Computer Warehouse Group Academy to sharpen his skills in Information Technology and has since worked in the Information technology field till date. He is a Cisco Certified Network Associate, and has worked in diverse areas of Information Technology ranging from implementation to Data Centers. He is currently the Head of IT in Refuge Mortgage Bank.
Mr.Onyebuchi Ibenwa is an HND holder in Estate Management from Lagos State Polytechnic, Lagos State Nigeria. He has over 14 years banking experience which stretches through Mortgage, Financial Control, Customer Relations and Banking Operations. He had trainings in Banking Operations and Customer Relationship Management in Banking Sector, Customer Relationship and Credit Remedial Management, Organizing for Peak Performance in the Workplace and Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of terrorism (CFT), Effective Relationship and Result Oriented Marketing Strategies in a competitive environment etc.
Company Secretary/Legal Adviser
Barrister Adebisi Sogunle A. A Sogunle and Associates graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University in 1991 from the Faculty of Law. He subsequently attended the Nigerian Law School for his Barrister at Law degree. He also attended the University of Lagos in 1996/1997 for his LL.M. he began his private legal practice in 1992 at Dandare and Co., Bernin –Kebbi, Kebbi. In 1993, he joined the law firm of Olufemi Lanlehin and Co. where he was till 1997 before establishing his Law Firm, A. A. Sogunle and Associates.