Board of Directors

We operate under the direction of our Board to achieve our business objectives with accountability

Chief (Mrs.) Eniola Fadayomi, MFR, FIoD

Chairman

Chief (Mrs.) Fadayomi holds a LL.B Hons from the University of Lagos, and was called to Nigerian Bar in 1972. Her professional experience spans several years in both the Public and Private Sectors. She was the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State at a time.
Read MoreShe was the first Commissioner for Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation, as well as the Commissioner for Establishment, Training & Pensions at different times in the State. In the Private Sector, she is the Principal Partner at Eniola Fadayomi & Co., and was the Legal Adviser to First Bank of Nigeria, Chairman Board of Directors, Afribank Nigeria Plc. She currently serves on several boards, both in the Public and Private Sectors.
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Obong Idiong

Managing Director/CEO

Obong Idiong is the Managing Director/CEO of Africa Prudential Plc.

Prior to joining Africa Prudential, Obong was the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Afriland Properties Plc. He previously served in the same position at Heirs Holdings Ltd, an African proprietary investment company where he oversaw the legal responsibilities of the company’s investment portfolios in Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Financial Services, Agri-business, Health Care and Hospitality. Specific responsibilities included transaction advisory, implementation and institutionalisation of governance frameworks, mergers and acquisitions, business incubation, compliance, and regulatory.
Read MoreObong worked as the Special Assistant to the Chairman of United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA Plc), and in that position, he was directly responsible for business development, strategy, research, customer service and legal advisory. Prior to this, he held senior positions at Alpha Juris Chambers, Lagoon Home Savings & Loans Limited, and Standard Trust Bank (now UBA Plc).
With over 16 years of post-call working experience in corporate, commercial legal practice, banking and financial advisory services, Obong is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Society of Corporate Governance of Nigeria. He holds an LLM degree (International Finance and Banking) from the University of Liverpool, Master of Business Administration from the Lagos State University, LL. B (Hons) degree from the University of Calabar and Bachelor of Law degree from the Nigerian Law School.
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Peter Ashade

Non-Executive Director

Peter is an astute investment banker with close to 3 decades’ cognate experience in Nigeria’s money and capital market. He is the Group CEO of United Capital Plc.

Until recently, he was the MD/CEO of Africa Prudential Plc. During his twelve year term, Peter led the transformation of the business from a subsidiary of UBA Plc to the only listed Registrars’ company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange achieving over 8000% growth in profitability within 8 years. He championed disruptive innovation in the registrars’ business in Nigeria pioneering many e-products and successfully implemented a major diversification strategy for the business.

Read MorePeter was the founding CEO of Great Africa Registrars Limited (Now Meristem Registrars & Probate Services Limited), Assistant Registrar at First Registrars & Investors Services Ltd, and Account Manager at Union Bank Plc. Peter has diverse academic and professional background, including MBA, Marketing; MSc, Finance; Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers. Others are Fellow, Institute of Capital Market Registrars; Associate, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; and Associate, Institute of Directors. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School (CEP23, LBS).Peter is currently the Treasurer of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR); and Vice President 1 of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Lagos.
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Samuel Nwanze

Non-Executive Director

Samuel Nwanze holds an M.Sc. Degree in Finance and Management from Cranfield School of Management, United Kingdom. He is the Director, Finance, and Investments at Heirs Holdings Limited, where he is responsible for the administration and management of the Group’s overall financial activities and investment programs.
Read MorePrior to joining Heirs Holdings Group, Mr. Nwanze served as Group Treasurer with Bank PHB Plc, Lagos, Nigeria. He was responsible for the overall management of Treasury for the Bank PHB Group (including five banks and several non-bank subsidiaries) which included the restructuring of the trading desk, dealing in financial markets: Money Markets, Bonds, Treasury Bills, Currencies, Bankers’ Acceptance and Commercial Papers, as well as liquidity and capital management. Before taking the role at Bank PHB, he served as the head of Financial Performance Management and Budgets in UBA Plc. He has also worked on a number of projects and start-ups including Nigeria’s first credit bureau, an insurance company, group shared services model, and the acquisition and set-up of various banks in Africa, as well as other projects in the US, UK, and India. His other key distinctions include the prestigious annual award, bestowed by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) of the United Kingdom.
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Ammuna Lawan Ali

Director (Independent)

Ammuna holds a BA (Hons) Degree and MSc Degree in Public Admin. She is a retired Federal Permanent Secretary, who commenced her civil service career as a Planning Officer in the Borno state Ministry of Lands and Survey, Maiduguri.
Read MoreShe rose to the position of Permanent Secretary and, in that capacity, served in the State Ministries of Education, Women affairs, Commerce, Industries and Tourism. She later moved to the Federal Civil Service as Director and then the Ministries of Women Affairs, Social Development and Finance. She was later appointed a Federal Permanent Secretary and served in various Ministries, including those of Commerce; Petroleum Resources; Transportation; Works; Environment Housing and Urban Development: and briefly in the Office of Head of the Civil Service and Ministry of Information and Communications. She is a recipient of National Honours (OON), and a member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, among many others.
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Peter Elumelu

Non-Executive Director

Hon. Elumelu is an astute businessman cum politician with track records spanning over 27 years. He has amassed a considerable wealth of knowledge and experience in the public, academic, political, and private sectors.
Read More He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Owerri, and M.Sc. in Financial Management Technology from Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port-Harcourt. He is also an Associate, Institute of Directors (AIoD). Mr. Elumelu is not a stranger to Board Management and corporate governance. His success in the business world speaks volume. He is the Chairman/Chief Executive of Pet Jibson & Company Limited, Pet Jibson Construction Company Limited, and Peton Engineering Company Limited with head offices in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State. He was Chairman, Board of Directors, Delta State Urban Water-Board, Asaba. He successfully managed and executed various laudable projects during his tenure.
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Emmanuel Nnorom

Non-Executive Director

Emmanuel N. Nnorom is the CEO of Heirs Holdings. Prior to joining the Heirs Holdings Group, served as CEO of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, overseeing the Transcorp businesses, including Transcorp Power, Transcorp Hilton, Transcorp Hotel, Calabar and Transcorp Energy.
Read More Prior to Transcorp, Emmanuel had held senior positions at Heirs Holdings and had served as an Executive Director at UBA and Managing Director of UBA Africa, overseeing the Group’s African subsidiaries and executing corporate strategy in 18 African countries. Other senior roles within UBA included Group COO UBA, followed by his appointment as UBA’s Group CFO, with responsibility for Finance and Risk. Emmanuel is qualified as a chartered accountant, and brings over 3 decades of professional experience in the corporate and financial sectors, working with publicly listed companies. He is an alumnus of Oxford University’s Templeton College, and a prize winner and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.Read Less