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.

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).

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.

HEAD, HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Ejiro Ogunbanjo

Ejiro is the Head Human Capital Management at Africa Prudential Plc. A Certified Coach from the Centre for CoRe Coaching and HR Professional, she has a Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management, Masters in Managerial Psychology and dual HR Professional Certification in Human Resource Management from Nigeria – Full Member CIPM (MCIPM) and the Senior Professional in Human Resources International (SPHRi) certificate from the HR Certification Institute in the United States.

 

Ejiro’s People Management experience spans several sectors including Consulting, Non-Profit, Telecommunications and Financial Services, and she has worked as the HR Consultant and People Advisor to several blue-chip companies including multinationals, leading Indigenous clients, International and Local NGOs; interfacing with Senior Management Executives and Boards on People issues.

 

Ejiro is responsible for driving People and Culture strategy and initiatives that create a high-performance work organization at Africa Prudential Plc.

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 indepth 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. Ivy has been able to evolve her passion for people into coaching them to reposition for high performance and growth in their careers.


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, 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.

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.

Head, Enterprise and Risk Management
Idris Oko-Osi

Idris is a Finance and Risk Management Professionalwith over 18 years experience. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with specialization in finance from the prestigious University of Leicester, England. He is an Enterprise Risk Management Certified Professional (ERMCP) and a Certified Basel II Professional (CBiiPro).

He worked with top local and international banks in Nigeria including Oceanic Bank (Now Ecobank), Enterprise Bank (Now Heritage Bank), First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Standard Chartered Bank where he was involved in the management of Credit Risk in the banks’ portfolio.

Before joining Africa Prudential Plc, Idris was a Senior Consultant and Practice Lead, Strategy & Risk Management at H. Pierson Associates Limited, a leading risk management consulting firm in Nigeria.

During his consulting practice, he led and successfully implemented several risk management and capacity building projects in the fields of Credit Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Social and Environmental Risk Management, Executive Liability, Risk Based Audit, Risk Based Supervision, Basel II, Corporate Governance for top Nigerian institutions, banks and regulators.

As Head, Enterprise Risk Management, Idris has oversight over Internal control and Compliance.

Head, EnGINEERING
Osahon Elaiho

Mr Osahon Elaiho holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Computer Science. He possesses over 15years experience deploying information technology solutions on varying platforms, while keeping abreast with various tools, techniques and emerging trends in Information systems innovations.

Before he joined Africa Prudential, he was the Principal consultant for Plexada System Integrators ltd, where he implemented Enterprise solutions for NGOs, cooperate organisations and the Public sector. He has architected and supervised enterprise deployments for several cross-platform solutions on various stack, both on premise and cloud environments, in addition to Enterprise Resource Planning and other business systems.

As the Head, Engineering, his main goal is to use technology to standardize business processes, IT governance leading to clear path for growth in the organization, while ensuring world class business services are delivered to clients and partners of the organisation through its Innovation Lab.

Head, PROJECT MANAGEMENT OFFICE
Yemisi Otasanya

Yemisi Otasanya is the Head of Project Management Office at Africa Prudential Plc, an entrepreneur within the ICT space and a published Author. Prior to joining Africa Prudential, Yemisi served as a Consultant Programme Manager at Interswitch and as a Consultant Senior Project Manager with Wema and Sterling Bank. 

Yemisi started her career project managing the Integrated Payroll and Payment Information Systems Project, and also managed the successful delivery of the Huduma Kenya Project. She has over 11 years’ experience within the ICT space and currently a student of Masters of Project Management at Arden University, London.

Ag. Divisional head, cooperatives
Juachukwu Ugwu

Juachukwu holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Lagos State University.  

 

Early on in his career, He was part of the team for United Bank for Africa Plc Electronic Banking Division where he worked on project implementation for online payment. He also worked on the U-Mobile Money for UBA Bank Plc where he managed the application testing, product awareness, service and architecture.

 

Prior to joining us, he was the Business Analyst at UBA Plc where
he was in charge of the business Need Identification and Analysis.

 

Juachukwu has attended several trainings, some of which include Project Management, Information Technology Infrastructure, Certified Business Analysis Professional, and National Instant Payment Initiative session.

 

He is a Business Analysis professional with relevant hands-on experience in Business Analysis, Business and need identification, business transformation.


Juachukwu brings on board a wealth of experience and expertise

in Business transformation, business development, and enterprise integration.



CHIEF, PRODUCT OFFICER
Ayodeji Fasore

Ayodeji  is the  Chief  Product Officer  at  Africa  Prudential  Plc, where he leads the product team and create a product vision and strategy for the business.

Over the years, he has gained academic and professional experience in the areas of Product Development & Management, Information Technology Management, Program & Project Management, Content & Knowledge Management, Data Evaluation/Mining, New
Product Development and Growth Hacking. He is also a Big-data enthusiast interested in mining excessive volume of data with the aim to discover hidden patterns in customers’ behavioral trends with the aim of increasing the Average Revenue per User (ARPU) and reducing overall risk and operational cost.

Prior to joining us, he worked as the Product Manager (Mobile Financial Services) at Interswitch Group Limited where he led the development of the Product Strategy, the product road maps and identifying growth opportunities.

Ayodeji bag his master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Lagos and presently undergoing Executive Programs with Kellogg School of Management and Stanford Graduate School of Business.