Management Team

Dedicated to Excellence

Members of the management team have a strong commitment to high standards of corporate governance. A continuous effort to breaking new grounds and achieving set milestones.

  • Managing Director/CEO

Obong Idiong

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.

Obong 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, 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.

  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Catherine Nwosu

She majors in Banking and Finance and also holds a degree in Management Science from University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.

A Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA Marketing & Management bias).
Catherine 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).

  • Chief Technical Officer

Khadijat Abdulkadir

She is a certified SAP Software Analyst, a certified International Software Testing & Quality Engineer, holds two Master degrees in Business Engineering and Management Science from the Solvay Business School in Brussels, among others.
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 had held senior technology-centric roles at leading corporations in Belgium, and in other countries in Europe where she drove various digital transformation projects. Her work has been featured in various high-profile publications, including Forbes USA, and people-centered Internet – Silicon Valley. she enjoys tennis and seeing movies.
  • Chief Finance Officer

Olufemi Adenuga

A renowned Accountant and Finance expert with over fifteen years post-qualification experience spanning Nigeria’s Manufacturing and Capital Market Industry.
He 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 an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ACA) 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 trainings ranging from strategic leadership, corporate governance, project management amongst others.
  • Company Secretary/Legal Adviser

Joseph Jibunoh

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

  • Head regional Operations

Patrick Ukanah

His client-friendly disposition reflects an array of experience in investment banking which spans over 20 years.
He 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 spans Abuja and Port-Harcourt branch offices, and the company’s e- Commerce business.
  • chief strategy officer

Opeyemi Onifade

He 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.

He 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.

  • Head, Business Development

Bridget Bayo-Ajayi

She 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 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.

  • Head, Human Capital Management

Omoniyi Edward

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.

A first class distinction holder, she 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.

  • Head, Audit & Control

David Ubaka

He 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 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 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.

  • Head, Customer Fulfilment Centre

Ivy Ikpeme-Mbakwem

Ivy is Customer Service Certified (CSC) professional by the International Customer Service Association (ICSA), Rockhurst University Continuing Education Centre (Kansas, USA).

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 make out time to talk on the subject on her blog www.serviceinyourveins.blogspot.com