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 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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
Olukorede Adenowo (K.O) is Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria (SCBN) Ltd.
He is the Head of Global Banking for Nigeria, responsible for driving and implementing the bank’s business strategy for its Corporate and Institutional Clients.
He also currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Gambia.
Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief Executive Officer for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) The Gambia with dual responsibility for SCBs business in Senegal.
He has also been a Non-Executive Director of SCB Sierra Leone from 2014 to 2020.
K.O has a total of 33 years post-university experience in Banking, Finance and Consulting.
In his penultimate role as Africa Co-Head Financial Institutions and Public Sector business for SCB, K.O provided strong leadership in building and managing key strategic FI relationships across West Africa. He worked closely with several Banks and Governments across the region i.e. Cameroon, Gabon, Senegal, Ghana, and most recently Nigeria in advising them on accessing international capital markets and ultimately improving the banks visibility in Public Sector for business success and growth in an increasingly stringent regulatory environment.
He has served as Managing Director, Origination and Client Corporates for Standard Chartered Bank, West Africa 4, Deputy Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank Cameroon and Director in Wholesale Bank in Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria.
He was appointed the first Regional Head of Global Corporates for Standard Chartered Africa where he led the Africa Multinational business. He was a founding staff of SCB Nigeria and has held other positions in Standard Chartered Bank Group in the last 20 years. He has worked in Société Générale Bank Nigeria and Deloitte Nigeria, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990.
An Economist turned Chartered Accountant; he was appointed Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Institute Accountants of Nigeria in 2000.
He is an alumnus of INSEAD and Said Business School of Oxford University where he had management training in Leadership and holds an MBA from the Lagos Business School.
He is married to Olajumoke and they have two children.
Ian has been the Regional Chief Risk Officer for Africa & Middle East based in Dubai since November 2015. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited and Standard Chartered Bank Angola Limited.
He was previously the Chief Risk Officer, South Asia and the Country Chief Risk Officer, India, based in Mumbai with overall responsibility for implementing and monitoring the Risk Governance Framework in South Asia. He was also an Alternate Director on the Standard Chartered Nepal Board for four years.
Prior to February 2013, Ian was the Regional Credit Officer for South Asia overseeing the credit risk of the Wholesale Bank portfolios for India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. He has worked at Standard Chartered for 23 years based in Hong Kong, Dubai and London. His Risk roles have included Chief Credit Officer, Hong Kong & Japan; Regional Credit Officer, Africa; and Regional Credit Officer, UK & Europe. During his time as the Regional Credit Officer, Africa, he also served on the Board of Standard Chartered Mauritius. He joined the bank as a Corporate Banking Relationship Manager and had a number of roles in the business before moving to Risk.
Before joining Standard Chartered, Ian worked at Chase Manhattan Bank and Bear Stearns in various Corporate and Investment Banking roles. He also served in the British Army for 5 years after leaving Oxford University where he studied Law.
Ian is married and has two daughters. His hobbies include travel and trekking.
Adiba Ighodaro was appointed to the Board of Directors of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited as an Independent Non-Executive Director in April 2021.
Prior to her appointment, she was a Partner in Actis, a Global Private Equity Firm, where she still serves as an advisor for one of the firm’s real estate funds. Adiba has a strong track record in emerging markets with over 30 years’ experience in legal structuring, development finance, private equity origination and investment. She received the 2019 Private Equity Africa special recognition award for being one of the top women deal makers and fundraisers in the industry, recognising leadership over the past decade and positive impact on women. Adiba is an advocate for diversity and inclusion (D&I). During her time in Actis, she initiated the firm’s D&I agenda and was a founding member of Actis’ D&I committee. Adiba also established and chaired the Actis Female Network with membership across geographies and sectors. Adiba also sits as a member of the Board of Trustees of the English National Opera. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from King’s College, London and a Diploma in Accounting & Finance from the ACCA. She is also called to the Nigerian Bar and the English Bar (Gray’s Inn). Adiba speaks both English and French.
Adiba is married with 2 children.
Bisi Lamikanra was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited in March 2021.
Prior to her appointment, Bisi was a Partner and Head of Advisory Services in KPMG Nigeria, with responsibility for the Advisory Practice in Africa. She has over 36 years of professional experience, providing advisory services to various public and private sector clients including consumer/industrial markets, manufacturing, energy and natural resources, technology and financial services within Nigeria and across Africa. During her time with KPMG Nigeria, she pioneered and built several new service lines such as payment services, data analytics, digital transformation, customer solutions, amongst others.
Bisi is passionate about developing people and recently established a Non- Governmental Organisation focused on providing employability training to recent graduates. She studied Economics at the University of Lagos and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
Bisi is married with 1 child and is based in Lagos, Nigeria.
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