Management Team

Members of the management team have a strong commitment to high standards of corporate governance.

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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Catherine Nwosu

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Catherine majors in Banking and Finance and also holds a degree in Management Science from University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA Marketing & Management bias).
Read MoreCatherine is an investment banker of repute with over 19 years experience in Share Register Administration. She is a tested member of professional bodies, which include among others, Associate, Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ACMR); Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CPIN).
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Joseph Jibunoh

Company Secretary/Legal Adviser

Joseph is a versatile Corporate Counsel with over two decades multi-sectoral experience acquired from general law practice, investment banking, insurance, mortgage banking, real estate, oil and gas, and capital market sectors.
Read MoreHe holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B Hons) degree from the University of Lagos and a B.L from the Nigerian Law School. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Taxation, World Future Society and Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria (ACIArb).
During his career, Joseph attended numerous Executive Education trainings in investment banking, bond insurance underwriting, corporate strategy, public –private partnerships, alternative dispute resolutions, risk management, credit administration and human resources. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School (EMP) on Corporate Strategy.
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Olufemi Adenuga

Chief Finance Officer

Olufemi is an Accountant with diverse professional experience and background. He holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State.
Read MoreHe is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (FCA) and Institute of Capital Market Registrars (FCMR). Olufemi has over 13 years post qualification experience in the Nigerian financial and manufacturing industries, including the capital market. He joined the management team of Africa Prudential Plc in 2009.
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Patrick Ukanah

Head, Regional Operations

Patrick’s client-friendly disposition reflects an array of experience in investment banking which spans over 20 years.
Read MoreHe holds a Bachelor of Science degree (HONS) in Business Administration from University of Abuja, and an M.Sc in Corporate Governance from Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. His membership of professional bodies include among others: Associate, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Associate, Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ACMR), and Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). In his Capacity as Head, Regional Operations, his oversight covers business development and operations for the Northern and Southern regions of the country.
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Opeyemi Onifade

Head, Strategy and Business Transformation

Opeyemi has amassed nearly a decade investment banking experience. Before joining Africa Prudential Plc, he had worked extensively across the print and electronic media industry, with capital market bias.
Read MoreHe is an Associate Registered Practitioner of Advertising (ARPA). He majors in Mass Communication. He had held forth at the Business Development department and later at the Marketing and Strategic Business Development with impressive results.
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Bridget Bayo-Ajayi

Head, Business Development & Products

Bridget is a proven share registration professional with over 14 year’s cognate experience in customer service, business development, relationship management, and financial operations.
Read MoreShe holds a HND in Business Administration and Management from Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, and a MBA from National Open University of Nigeria. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR). Bridget has attended various training courses including personal effectiveness, capital market operations, and social networking for executives. Before joining Africa Prudential Plc in 2014, she had worked with various top range registrar companies where she held senior positions.
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Omoniyi Edward

Head, Human Capital Management

Omoniyi holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, UK, where she graduated with a distinction.
Read MoreShe is a seasoned HR Professional with key skills in resourcing, organisational design, learning and development, reward management, performance management, HR Administration and Employee relations. She had worked in the banking industry for many years as HR generalist with oversight across Africa before joining Africa Prudential Plc. She is an Associate member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), UK and Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Nigeria.
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David Ubaka

Head, Audit & Control

David is a Chartered Accountant with a wealth of experience spanning over 22 years. He holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Akoka, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA).
Read MoreDavid started his accounting career with Arthur Young & Osindero Chartered Accountants. He then moved on to play key roles at various financial services companies, including Deputy Head, Internal Audit, Control & Compliance at UBA Insurance Ltd. He joined Africa Prudential Registrars Plc as Head, Audit and Control in 2014. He has attended various training courses spanning major corporate strata, as it relates to Finance, Accounts, Investment, Banking Operations, Internal Control, Internal Audit, and Compliance.
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