CHAIRMAN
Eniola Fadayomi

Chief (Mrs.) Eniola Fadayomi is the Chairman of Africa Prudential Plc. Chief (Mrs.) Eniola 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 the first Commissioner for Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation, and the Commissioner for Establishment, Training & Pensions at different times in the State.

She is the Principal Partner at Eniola Fadayomi and Co. and was the Legal Adviser to First Bank of Nigeria, and Chairman Board of Directors, Afribank Nigeria PIc. She currently serves on several boards, in the Public and Private Sectors.

MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO
Obong Idiong

Obong Idiong is the Managing Director/CEO of Africa Prudential Plc. Prior to joining Africa Prudential, Obong was the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Heirs Holdings Limited, 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. He also served as the Company Secretary’s/Legal Adviser of Africans Properties PLC.

Obong Idiong worked in various capacities in United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) including as a Legal Officer in the Legal/Company Secretariat before proceeding to become the Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of UBA.

In that position, he was responsible for business development, strategy, research, customer service, and legal advisory. Prior to this, he held various positions at Alpha Juris Chambers, Lagoon Home Savings & Loans Limited, and Standard Trust Bank (now UBA Plc).

With over 17 years of post-call working experience in corporate and commercial legal practice, banking, finance and investment advisory services, he 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), an MBA, LL.B (Hons), and BL.

INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ammuna Lawan Ali

Ammuna Lawan Ali holds a BA (Hon.) Degree and M.Sc. 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.

She 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 of the Federation, 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.

Non-Executive Director
Peter Ashade

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.

Peter 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 President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Lagos.

Non-Executive Director
Samuel Nwanze

Mr. Samuel Nwanze holds a 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. 

Prior to joining Heirs Holdings, Samuel 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). He led 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.

Non-Executive Director
Peter Elumelu

Mr. Peter Elumelu holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Business Management from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, an LL.B (Hons) Law degree from National Open University of Nigeria, and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Financial Management Technology from Federal University of Science and Technology Owerri, (FUTO) Imo State.

Mr. Peter Elumelu is an astute businessman with over 29 years’ experience cut across the private and public sectors of the economy. He currently sits on the Board of several companies including Africa Prudential Plc, Transcorp Hotels Plc, and Pet-Jibson & Company Limited, where he is the Chairman / CEO.

He was formerly the Chairman, Board of Directors of Delta State Urban Water Board, Asaba during which he successfully managed and executed various laudable projects. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (MIOD). Mr. Peter Elumelu has attended several local and international courses on Corporate Governance, Risk Management, and Project Management.

Non-Executive Director
Emmanuel Nnorom

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.

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.

chief operating officer
Catherine Nwosu

Catherine majors in Banking and Finance and also holds a degree in Management Science from University of Education, Winneba, Ghana. She equally has a Masters’ degree in Business Administration (MBA Management).

Catherine is an investment banker of repute with over 21 years’ experience in Share Register Administration. She is a tested member of professional bodies, which include among others, Fellow of Institute of Capital Market Registrars (FCMR), a member of the Chartered Institute of Administration of Nigeria (MCIA), Associate, Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (ACPIN), Institute of Cost Management, Nigeria (ACMI).

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Khadijat Abdulkadir

Khadijat Abdulkadir is the Chief Technology Officer at Africa Prudential Plc.
She is a certified SAP Software Analyst, a certified International Software Testing & Quality Engineer, and she studied Business Engineering and Management Science where she holds a double Master degrees from the Solvay Business School in Brussels, among others.

Khadijat is a cloud computing and cybersecurity evangelist, and a social entrepreneur who is passionate about promoting the rights of women in technology and sciences. Among others, she has trained over 600 grassroots entrepreneurs across Africa and Europe, equipping them with technical and business development skills to build and scale sustainable businesses.

Prior to joining Africa Prudential Plc, Khadijat held senior technology roles at leading corporations in, USA, Belgium, and other countries in Europe where she drove various digital transformation projects. Her work within the EU has been featured in various high-profile publications, including Forbes USA, and PeopleCentered Internet – Silicon Valley. Khadijat enjoys tennis and seeing movies

Company Secretary/Legal Adviser
Joseph Jibunoh

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.

He 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 alumnus of Lagos Business School (EMP) on Corporate Strategy.

Chief FInancial Officer
Olufemi Adenuga

Olufemi is a renowned Accountant and Finance expert with over fifteen years of post-qualification experience spanning Nigeria’s Manufacturing and Capital Market Industry.

Olufemi holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy from Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State and a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) and MSc in Accountancy from Crawford University. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (FCA) and Fellow of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (FCMR).

Olufemi has attended various training courses during his career in finance and treasury management, tax management, audit, and internal control. He has attended various professional training ranging from strategic leadership, corporate governance, project management amongst others.

Head, Cooperative Business
Opeyemi Onifade

Opeyemi has amassed nearly a decade of investment banking experience. Before joining Africa Prudential Plc he had worked extensively across the print and electronic media industry, with capital market bias. He is an Associate Registered Practitioner of Advertising (ARPA).

He majors in Mass Communication. He is an Associate Registered Practitioner of Advertising. He had held forth at the Business Development department and latter at the Marketing and Strategic Business Development with impressive results.

Chief Commercial Officer
Bridget Bayo-Ajayi

Bridget is a proven share registration professional with over 14 year’s cognate experience in customer service, business development, relationship management, and financial operations.

She holds an HND in Business Administration and Management from Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State, and an MBA from National Open University of Nigeria.

 She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR). Bridget has also 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.

Head, Human Capital Management
Omoniyi Edward

Omoniyi joined as the Head, Human Capital Management and is a member of the Executive Management Committee.

She is responsible for leading Africa Prudential’s people and organizational strategy, which includes developing strong talent and leadership, effective organizations, strategic capabilities, and engaging culture and work environment.

Prior to this, she had worked with Zenith Bank Plc as an HR generalist, covering Nigeria, Ghana, and Sierra Leone, where she delivered on the Bank’s global people strategies.

She 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. 

She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), UK; and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Nigeria.

head, internal audit
David Ubaka

David is a Chartered Accountant with a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years. He holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from University of Lagos, Akoka, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA). David 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 moved to UBA Plc in 2007 where he was involved in various audit
functions, including commercial banking operations, investment
banking, Pension Custody, Insurance, Property and Registrars businesses within the group. He joined Africa Prudential Plc as Head, Audit, and Control in 2014.

He has attended various training spanning major corporate strata, as it relates to Finance, Accounts, Investment, Banking Operations, Internal Control, Internal Audit, Compliance, and Capital market operations.

Chief Experience Officer
Ivy Ikpeme-Mbakwem

Ivy is Customer Service Certified (CSC) professional by the International Customer Service Association (ICSA), Rockhurst University Continuing Education Centre (Kansas, USA), and a Member of the John Maxwell Team as a Leadership Coach, Teacher & Keynote Speaker. She holds a B.Sc in Business Management from the University of Calabar. 

Her work experience spans over 18 years across various industries, including Banking, Telecommunications, and Consultancy where she managed high impact projects including implementation of Contact Centres in Nigeria and Africa, Culture Change Programmes, and Business Process Re-engineering while she led Customer Service teams. Prior to joining Africa Prudential she was the Customer Experience Manager, Africa at UBA Plc. 

Ivy is as a passionate Customer Care/Service professional. Over the years, she has received in-depth customer service trainings and experiences from various organizations which led to her nurturing a passion to build the same skills, knowledge and passion in others.

As a customer service professional, she has led several teams to high performance in service delivery and over the years, has facilitated many training programs on customer services. She served as faculty trainer, Banking Operations and Training Academy at two leading commercial banks in Nigeria, and at Phillips Consulting.

Ivy is Customer Service Evangelist and she makes out time to talk on the subject on her blog www.serviceinyourveins.blogspot.com Ivy has been able to evolve her passion for people into coaching them to reposition for high performance and growth in their careers.

HEAD, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Gabriel Fapojuwo

Gabriel Fapojuwo is the Head, Strategy and Research at Africa Prudential Plc.

Gabriel has amassed over 13 years’ experience which cuts across five different sectors of the economy. Prior to joining Africa Prudential, he was the IGR Product Manager at Chams Plc, where he was responsible for the informal sector tax collection for seven states in Nigeria, using improved and advanced tax solutions and efficient business model that changed the outlook for the respective state’s internal revenue services. He also held senior positions at Fumman Agricultural Products Industries Plc, and Nosak Group, where he delivered excellent results.

His core competencies include Corporate and Business Strategy, Investment Banking, Corporate Finance, Economic Outlook Publication research, financial modelling, Brand development, product development, economic research and analysis, route to market development sketching, digital marketing research, SOP drafting and financial reporting for efficient management decision cycle business development, strategy, research, customer service, and legal advisory.

Gabriel holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Statistics from the University of Ibadan, and has attended various professional training which, among others include Executive Management Programme at Lagos Business School and the Emeritus Institute of Management.