Board of Directors
Sola Adepetun – Chairman, Board of Directors
Sola Adepetun was appointed to the Board of Directors of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited in April 2014 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and became the Chairman of the Board in September 2018.
A legal practitioner with over 36 years’ experience, Sola is a named partner in the prestigious law firm of ACAS-Law (Adepetun, Caxton-Martins, Agbor & Segun). He is one of Nigeria’s leading energy and project finance lawyers having worked extensively in advising and representing multinational clients in a broad range of transactions. He is a member of both the Section on Energy & Natural Resources Law of the International Bar Association and the Section on Business Law (Energy, Natural Resources and Environment Committee) of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Sola was a member of the Oil & Gas Sector Reform Implementation Committee (“OGIC”) of the National Council of Privatisation responsible for producing the first draft of the Petroleum Industry Bill which aimed to provide a legal framework for restructuring the petroleum industry in Nigeria. He sits on the Board of Governors of the Petroleum Club Lagos as well as on the Governing Council of the Bank Directors Association of Nigeria. He is also a non-executive board member of The Foreshore School.
Sola is a law graduate from the University of Lagos and has an LL.M from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Lamin Manjang – Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
Lamin Manjang is the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited, where he supports the execution of Standard Chartered Group’s strategic intent in Nigeria. He represents the bank on various boards in Africa; as well as leading as a Senior Banker on key relationships.
Lamin joined Standard Chartered Group in 1999 and has over the past 20 years in the Bank, built up extensive experience providing strategic direction in various capacities including CEO for Kenya and East Africa and CEO in Oman, Uganda and Sierra Leone.
Lamin’s oversight covers West Africa (Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and The Gambia) as Cluster CEO. He provides leadership by delivering an integrated plan across the business and balancing strategy, financial performance, people and talent, risk management, business conduct, governance and stakeholder management. His deep knowledge of the African market, strong client and regulatory relationships, and broad banking experience drives the continued strengthening of the Bank’s franchise in the region.
Prior to joining the bank, he was the Managing Director of Gambia International Airlines where he drove record business performance.
Lamin Manjang has over 30 years professional experience and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration (BBA), a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) as well as a Certified Credit Analyst.
Lamin is married with 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.
Mrs. Opunimi Akinkugbe is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited.
Mrs. Akinkugbe is a highly experienced banker with a career spanning 23 years in reputable organisations, including Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, as General Manager and Head, Private Banking; and Barclays Bank Plc, as Regional Director (West Africa) for the Wealth and Investment Division and Chief Country Officer for Nigeria.
She is currently the Founder and CEO of Bestman Games Limited, the African distributor of customised editions of Monopoly. She is also a director at The Play Pen, House of Tara International, Financial Derivatives Company and Letshego Microfinance Bank. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Ajumogobia Science Foundation, a member of the Artistes Committee of Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON), a member of the Selection Committee of the Tony Elemelu Entrepreneurship Program and a member of Lagos State Economic Advisory Committee.
She is a graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Science and has an Executive Masters from IESE, University of Navarra. Mrs. Akinkugbe is a keen gardener, loves boating, writing and playing the piano.
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.
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.
Mobola Faloye is the Chief Risk Officer and Head, Operational Risk, for West Africa. She is also the Country Chief Risk Officer for Nigeria and sits on the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited as Executive Director, Risk. She joined the Bank in May 2015. Mobola serves as a strategic enabler for the achievement of SCB’s business objectives; utilising qualitative and quantitative engines to optimise the risk/reward balance without compromising the Bank’s integrity and core standards.
Mobola has over 25 years’ proven management expertise and brings a wealth of experience to the banking and asset/fund management sectors. She has worked for various local and international financial institutions in dynamic Transaction Management and Risk Management roles. Prior to joining the Bank, she was the Chief Risk Officer & Head Enterprise-wide Risk Management Division of Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria – managing the implementation of an enterprise-wide risk management framework and putting in place infrastructure, policies, procedures, systems and awareness platforms. Some of her previous roles also include Associate Director, Credit Risk Management at Swiss Banking Corporation (now UBS AG), Senior Operational Risk Manager, Citibank UK and Global Head of Derivatives Documentation, Aberdeen Asset Management plc.
Mobola has been a Panellist and Speaker at various risk management conferences, is a member of both the Institute of Risk Management (UK) and the Risk Management Association of Nigeria, and runs risk management seminars for the Lagos Business School. She is also an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. In addition to her Bachelor’s and Post Graduate, she is an alumna of the Lagos Business School.
Mobola speaks French and is an avid Music aficionado.
Dayo Omolokun is the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, responsible for leading the Finance function in Nigeria. As an organisational leader and key member of senior management, he balances the responsibilities of stewardship with business partnership; constantly improving shareholder value through strategy execution and business risks mitigation. He also manages investor and key regulatory relationships.
Dayo is a seasoned finance and banking professional with over two decades of multi-functional and international experience in Africa, Middle East and UK markets. In his immediate past role as Director of Financial Integration and Change Management at Atlas Mara, Dayo managed aspects of the organisation’s strategy to achieve growth through mergers and acquisitions. Prior to this, he worked for Standard Chartered in various roles in Nigeria, UK, Botswana and Ghana, during which he made specific contributions to the growth of the business as Country Chief Financial Officer and executed a global acquisition and integration project at the Group Head Office. He has also been an Independent Consultant to African Development Bank on Non-Sovereign Operations (private sector investments). He trained with Arthur Andersen Nigeria (now KPMG Professional Services) rising to the position of Audit and Business Advisory Manager.
Dayo earned an Executive MBA from Cass Business School, City, University of London (UK), and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (Nigeria). He possesses chartered accounting and tax qualifications. He is married with children.
Sola Mabadeje – Company Secretary
Sola is the Head of Legal and the Company Secretary for Nigeria. She also double hats as the Head of Legal, West Africa.
Sola has over 18 years of legal experience and has spent the majority of her legal career within the banking industry. She has worked with various international and local financial institutions including Old Mutual Nigeria, Standard Chartered Bank, and Ecobank Nigeria Limited.
In her most recent appointment with Old Mutual Nigeria, Sola led the Legal, Compliance, and Company Secretarial teams. Sola previously worked for Standard Chartered Bank for over five years from 2009 to 2014.
She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators in Nigeria and a qualified Barrister at Law, having studied at The Nigeria Law School and The University of London, Queen Mary College in the United Kingdom.