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.

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.

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, 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.