Board of Directors
Alhaji Muhammed Imam Yahaya, OFR (Chairman)
Alhaji Yahaya is a highly respected and accomplished banker with almost 4 decades of cognate banking experience. He joined the Board of Directors of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited in 2010.
Before his appointment, he served - either as Chairman, Managing Director, Executive Director or Non-Executive Director - on the boards of several companies cutting across the major sectors of the Nigerian economy including banking, manufacturing, agro-allied, construction and mining.
Some of these companies and entities include Nigerian Securities & Exchange Commission, Bank of the North Limited, United Bank for Africa Plc, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Savanah Bank of Nigeria Plc, Ashaka Cement Company Limited, among many others.
Alhaji Muhammed Yahaya began his career at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 1965 and has held top management positions in reputable companies such as Mobil Oil Nigeria Limited and UTC Nigeria Limited
He has attended several prestigious educational institutions, and is an alumnus of Havard Business School, University of California, and Stanford Graduate School of Business, in the USA. He is also a fellow of several professional bodies and member of the Institute of Professional Financial Managers UK.
He holds the titles of Tafidan Minna, and Ma’ajin Nupe, both titles respectively conferred by the Emir of Minna and the Etsu Nupe. He also enjoys national recognition as Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR).
He is married to Hajiya Mairo and they are blessed with children.
Bola Adesola, Chief Executive Officer
Bola Adesola was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd in March 2011. Mrs. Adesola has over 25 years banking experience. Prior to joining SCBN, she was an Executive Director in First Bank of Nigeria Plc. Previously, she was Managing Director of Kakawa Discount House, Nigeria. She also worked in Citibank for 9 years in senior leadership roles in Nigeria and Tanzania.
An alumnus of Harvard Business School and Lagos Business School, she also holds a Law degree from the University of Buckingham, UK and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985.
Bola is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria and sits on the Board of the Financial Markets Dealers Association having served in various capacities in developing the Nigerian Money Market, the Interbank Settlement Systems and the Discount House subsector. Bola also chairs the Central Bank of Nigeria Bankers’ Sub-Committee on Women’s Economic Empowerment. She is a member of the Nigeria National Competitiveness Council, which was inaugurated by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2013 and was recently appointed the first female Vice President of Lagos Business School Alumni Association (LBSAA).
Yemi Owolabi, Executive Director – Finance
Yemi Owolabi is the Executive Director, Finance of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited and the Regional CFO of West Africa, with close to thirty years’ working experience in Auditing, Consulting, Risk Management and Banking. Yemi joined SCBN in 1999 and is responsible for the financial and management accounting function of SCBN in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. She is also responsible for the provision of all management information reports.
Before joining SCBN, Yemi worked as the Financial Controller of Fidelity Bank PLC (formerly Fidelity Union Merchant Bank Limited) and prior to that worked as an Audit Senior at KPMG Peat Marwick Ani Ogunde & Co. Yemi is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University with bachelor's degree (Honors) in Social Sciences, a distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), an Honorary Senior member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), and a respected faculty member of the Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC), closely involved in directing programs in the field of risk , capital and liquidity management.
Adesola O. Adepetun
Adesola "Sola" Olajide Adepetun was appointed to the Board of Directors of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited in April 2014 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. A legal practitioner by profession, he is a named partner in the prestigious law firm, Adepetun, Caxton-Martins, Agbor & Segun, with 30 years experience in provision of advisory services to many international companies on foreign investment laws, corporate establishment and accreditation issues, the Nigerian licensing regime and general strategic alliances in the Nigerian oil & gas industry. He also advises on petroleum taxation, industry and general business compliance and commercial matters ancillary to oil and gas corporate activities. Sola is a graduate of the University of Lagos and has an LLM from the University of London: London School of Economics and Political Science. He is an Associate Director of the African Institute of Petroleum and a member of both the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association Section on Energy & Natural Resources Law. He was also a member of the Oil & Gas Sector Reform Implementation Committee of the National Council of Privatisation. Sola has been awarded a number of accolades in various international directories, including Chambers Global (2002-2005, 2007-2008, 2010-2012) and Euromoney (2007).
Louise Vogler is currently Regional Credit Officer, Africa for Standard Chartered Bank. She is responsible for the credit risk management of the Corporate, Institutional and Commercial client portfolios in the Africa region.
Louise joined SCB China in 1999 and has held a number of senior roles in both Risk and Business functions in Greater China. Such roles include Regional Credit Officer, Greater China; Country Credit Officer, China & Taiwan; Unit Head, Local Corporates Hong Kong; Head of Transaction Banking China; General Manager, Shanghai Branch; Head of Global Corporate Clients, China; and Head of Sales and Credit Services, China.
Until her appointment in Africa in July 2015, Louise was also the China Country Ambassador for LWHIV.
Louise graduated from the University of Victoria, Canada, with degrees in Chinese Studies and International Business. She holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). Louise is a fluent Mandarin speaker.
In March 2008, Louise received the Asian Banker’s recognition as one of the “100 Most Promising Young Bankers in the Asia Pacific and Gulf region.” Louise currently sits as Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Standard Chartered Bank (Zambia) and Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited.
Mobola Faloye joined Standard Chartered Bank in May 2015 as the Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining the Bank, she held senior roles in various reputable organisations including UBS (Associate Director, Credit Risk Management), Citibank UK (Senior Operational Risk Manager), and Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria (Chief Risk Officer).
She is currently an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, the Chairperson of the CBN’s Basel Sub Committee. She is a member of the Women On Boards UK, GARP, Institute of Risk Management (UK), and Risk Management Association of Nigeria.
Mobola has over 25 years proven management experience working supporting business initiatives and enhancing shareholder value while upholding the integrity and core standards of the institution.
She currently acts as Alternate Chair of the Executive Risk Committee; Operational Risk Committee; Financial Crime Risk Committee; Credit Approvals Committee and Credit Issues Committee. She is also a voting member of the Assets & Liability Committee (ALCO).
Mobola holds degrees from the University of Jos; Université de Bourgogne, France respectively and the Lagos Business School respectively. She also belongs to several professional associations including the Institute of Risk Management, London; Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP); Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria; Professional Risk Managers International Association (PRMIA); International Swaps & Derivatives Association (ISDA), amidst others.
She is passionate about Mentoring and Community Empowerment. She speaks English, Yoruba, French and Russian.
She is currently the Executive Director, Risk and the Executive Compliance Officer of the Bank.
Leke Ogunlewe joined Standard Chartered Bank Group in 2012 as the CEO Standard Chartered Capital and Advisory Nigeria Limited and Managing Director / Head Corporate Finance.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank Group, Leke worked with United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) as Group Director, Energy & Structured Finance; Group Director, International Banking and Managing Director, UBA Capital. He was also a Member, Board of Directors, UBA – Cote D’Ivoire.
He has acquired relevant experience in commercial and investment banking roles spanning; Operations, corporate finance, capital markets, loan syndications, treasury and international banking. He has delivered consistently strong performance over the years and helped grow the business significantly since he joined.
Leke has about 30 years experience covering Banking Operations, Corporate & Investment Banking, Energy Banking, Capital Markets, Project Finance as well as Financial Advisory Services. He has been involved in a number of private and public capital market issues, mergers & acquisitions and a number of Project Finance exercises for major corporate and energy transactions.
He holds a BSc. in Economics from the University of Ibadan and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Lagos. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) and Honorary Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
He has also participated in various technical and leadership programmes.
Under his leadership of Standard Chartered Capital and Advisory Nigeria Limited as MD/CEO, the West African Regional Balance Sheet for Corporate Finance grew from about US$500M in 2012 to over US$2bn by September 2016, while revenues increased by more than 100% over the same period.
He is currently the Executive Director, Global Banking, with responsibility for Financial Markets, Financial Institutions, International Corporates, Corporate Finance and Transaction Banking.
Mr. Etemesi is currently a Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited, and also serves within the Standard Chartered Bank Group as Vice Chairman, Africa.
He has about 24 years banking experience with the Group in various capacities. He was CEO, South and Southern Africa; CEO, Kenya and East Africa; and CEO, Uganda. He also served as Chief Finance Officer and Director of Strategy in East Africa and held several other roles within the Group in Zambia, Kenya, UK, and Singapore - dealing mainly with the establishment and development of corporate banking relationships.
He has been responsible for the growth and development of the Bank’s business in all the regions where he has served as CEO, and has discharged himself creditably in the respective capacities. Specifically, he has effectively coordinated the delivery of strategic and operating plans, and has further superintended the governance of the Group’s activities in these regions.
Mr. Etemesi has also served as Financial Management Consultant with Coopers & Lybrand Associates, Kenya. He holds degrees in Finance and Accounting from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK and University of Nairobi, Kenya respectively.
He is married with 4 children.
Kyari Abba Bukar
Mr. Bukar is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited.
In his capacity as Managing Director/CEO of ValuCard Nigeria (now Unified Payments Limited), he promoted the deployment and adoption of Visa products in Nigeria. Prior to this period, he served as Executive Director, E-Banking, Information Technology and Operations in FSB International Bank Plc (now Fidelity Bank Plc).
He has also held several roles such as Manager, Technical Marketing, Senior IT Consultant, Marketing Program Manager etc within the Hewlett-Packard Group in the USA.
Until recently, Mr. Bukar was the Managing Director/CEO of Central Securities Clearing System Plc, Lagos, where he has been credited with the transformation of the company to an efficient and resourceful organization. He is currently the Chairman of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG).
He is married with children.
Emmanuel De Groote
Emmanuel (Manu) De Groote joined the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited in December 2017. He is currently the Regional Head of Compliance, with responsibility for Country, Business as well as the Financial Crime Compliance teams within the Africa & Middle East region. He is also a member of the Africa & Middle East Regional Management Team and the Region’s Compliance Management team.
Manu joined the Standard Chartered Bank Group in 2011 as Head of Regional Initiatives for Legal and Compliance, MEPA and South Asia. In this role, He was actively involved in a wide range of legal and compliance issues across the Middle East, Pakistan, Africa and South Asia. Prior to his current role, Manu was the Regional Head of Legal and Compliance for Africa.
He is currently tasked with leading the Standard Chartered Group Compliance agenda in the Africa & Middle East region.
Prior to joining the SCB Group, Manu worked for more than 10 years at Euroclear, the clearing and settlement bank in Brussels, as Chief Compliance Officer, and Group Head of Legal respectively.
He is married with two children and lives in Dubai.
Sola Mabadeje – Company Secretary
Sola Mabadeje is the Company Secretary of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited and the Head of Legal, Nigeria and West Africa. She is a talented legal professional with over 18 years’ experience and has spent the most of her legal career within the banking industry.
Sola started her legal career at the law firm of Ajumogobia & Okeke, a corporate and commercial law firm based in Lagos, where she advised foreign and local clients on various corporate, commercial and capital market transactions. Her career within the banking industry started in 2002 when she joined Ecobank as a legal officer. She later moved to Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited in March 2009, where she rose to become Deputy Head, Legal and Company Secretariat. She continued her career as a Corporate Governance Executive at Old Mutual Nigeria, where she led the Legal, Compliance and Company Secretarial teams from May 2014 to November 2017.
Sola returned to Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited in February 2018 where she has primary responsibility for leading the legal function across the West Africa Cluster and at the same time, managing and co-ordinating the Company Secretarial activities for the Bank and its subsidiaries in Nigeria, ensuring compliance with governance standards and applicable laws.
She holds a Law degree from the University of Buckingham, a Masters of Law degree from University of London, both in the United Kingdom and has been called to the Nigerian Bar.
Sola is married with children.