Management Committee

Bola Adesola

Bola Adesola - Managing Director/CEO

Bola Adesola was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd in 2011. She also provides leadership for the Bank's business across West Africa to drive the continued strengthening of Standard Chartered Bank’s franchise in the region.

Prior to joining the bank, Bola was Executive Director, Corporate Banking in First Bank of Nigeria Plc, Nigeria’s biggest bank, and she also had oversight of the retail and commercial banking business in Lagos. Previously, she was CEO of Kakawa Discount House, Nigeria, a securities trading company where she drove record business performance. She also worked in Citibank for nine years in senior leadership roles in Nigeria and Tanzania.

Called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985, Bola has over 29 years of banking experience. An alumnus of Harvard Business School and Lagos Business School, she also holds a Law degree from the University of Buckingham, UK. She is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria and sits on the Board of the Financial Markets Dealers Quotations Company. She chairs the Central Bank of Nigeria Bankers’ Sub-Committee on Economic Development, Sustainability and Gender. In addition, Bola sits on the board of the Nigerian Interbank Settlement Systems Plc, and the boards of Standard Chartered in Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire.

In Standard Chartered, Bola is a member of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, and is actively involved with women’s networks across the bank. She serves as the President of the Lagos Business School Alumni Association. She was appointed to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact in 2015 and appointed as the Co Vice-Chair of the Board in 2018.

Bola is passionate about the development and economic empowerment of women and in 2001 co-founded Women in Business and Management (WIMBIZ) Nigeria’s fore-most women-oriented network where she remains a member of the Board of Trustees. She actively mentors and coaches young people and is an avid reader and traveller.


Yemi Owolabi

Yemi Owolabi - Executive Director, Finance

Yemi Owolabi is the Executive Director, Finance of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd and the Regional CFO of West Africa, with close to 30 years working experience in Auditing, Consulting, Risk Management and Banking.

Yemi joined the Bank as one of its pioneer staff in 1999 and is responsible for the financial & management accounting function of the Bank in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. She is also responsible for the provision of all Management Information Reports required to support both the strategic and commercial decision making process and she ensures that the Bank’s Balance Sheet is well managed to maximise returns on Capital. Before joining the bank, 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 strong finance professional, with excellent credentials and deep experience built on a reputation for clear strategic insights, strong analytical skills, and great team building skills. Yemi’s vision is to continually leverage her robust professional experience to build/ drive/ deliver enterprise business plans including a strong financial Control environment.

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. Yemi has served in various leadership capacities within and outside the Banking and Finance Industry.


Ebehijie Momoh

Ebehijie Momoh - Head, Retail Banking

Ebehijie Momoh is the Head of Retail Banking (RB) for Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd. She joined the Bank in 2011 and currently holds primary responsibility for the development and execution of the Retail Banking business strategy in Nigeria. Prior to her appointment as Head of RB in Nigeria, Ebehijie was the Head of SME Banking for Nigeria and West Africa.

Ebehijie started her banking career at Guaranty Trust Bank in 1993. She later joined Diamond Bank in 1995 and rose to become the Regional Manager South. From 2006 to 2011 Ebehijie was with First City Monument Bank, where she held various senior management positions; including Assistant Vice President and Zonal Head Midwest Zone, Vice President and Group Head Conglomerates and Group Head Commercial Banking, Lagos and South Region.

A seasoned banker with over 24 years banking experience in Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, and Commercial Banking, Ebehijie brings to bear practical skill sets in the areas of relationship management, branch and Regional management.

Ebehijie holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Lagos and an MBA from the University of Benin. In addition, she has an MBA from Bangor University, Scotland and is a Chartered Banker in Nigeria and Scotland. She is also a honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.


Olusiji Adeyinka

Olusiji Adeyinka - Head, Compliance

‘Siji Adeyinka is the Head of Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer for Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria (SCBN) Ltd. and has occupied this position since 2011.

Before joining the Bank, Siji was the Group Head of Internal Control and Compliance/ Chief Compliance Officer in First City Monument Bank (FCMB). Prior to that, he worked in various senior roles in Operations (Trade Services, Domestic Operations and Funds Transfer) at FCMB before becoming the Group Head of Operations and Technology. He also worked in Citibank Nigeria in the Financial Control Department where he commenced his banking career. Before banking, he started his career in PricewaterhouseCoopers as an external auditor and rose to the position of an Audit Senior.

In SCBN, he is responsible for managing the regulatory and Compliance risk for the bank. As the Head of Compliance, he also is responsible for managing the Financial Crimes Risk (Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the financing of terrorism, Anti-Bribery and corruption and also Sanctions risks).

Siji is a graduate of Economics from the University of Wolverhampton, UK and has 25 years banking experience. He is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and a Fellow of the Compliance Institute of Nigeria (CIN). He is also an Honorary senior member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Nigeria (HCIB).

He was Vice Chairman of the Committee of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria (CCCOBIN) a body responsible for promoting interface and cooperation between banks and regulators.


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Rachael Asonibare - Chief Information Officer

Rachael Asonibare was appointed Acting Chief Information Officer on 1st of July 2016. As Chief Information Officer, Rachael is responsible for formulating and executing the technology and service delivery strategy as well as maintaining the operational & infrastructure capability for the franchise.

Rachael joined Standard Chartered in 1999 and has been instrumental in the establishment and development of the bank’s technology infrastructure. Until her most recent role of Head, Country Technology Management, she had undertaken various senior management roles within the Information & Technology at country and regional levels contributing significantly to successful delivery of major business transformation and regulatory projects.

Rachael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, an MBA from University Of Lagos and Diploma in Communication Networks from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA. She is a certified project management professional, a member of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and the Information Technology Standards Council of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

She has 24 years of work experience, and has worked with Nigeria Shippers’ Council as a Senior System Analyst prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank in 1999. She is happily married with children.


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Mobola Faloye - Chief Risk Officer and Head, Operational Risk

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 Panelist 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.


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Sola Mabadeje - Head, Legal and 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.


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Leke Ogunlewe – Head, Global Banking

Leke assumed the role of Head, Banking in December 2016. Prior to this, he was the CEO of Standard Chartered Capital & Advisory Nigeria Limited, the Investment banking subsidiary of the SCB Group in Nigeria. He was also the Head of Corporate Finance, West Africa for Standard Chartered Bank Group with responsibility for Project Finance, Structured Trade Finance & Financial Solutions, Mergers & Acquisitions as well as Shipping & Aircraft Finance.

Leke has over 30 years’ experience covering Banking Operations, Corporate & Investment Banking, Energy Banking, Capital Markets, Project Finance as well as Financial Advisory Services. He was involved in several private and public capital market issues, mergers & acquisitions and a number of Project Finance exercises for major corporate and energy transactions.

His financial services experience covers telecommunications, upstream oil & gas projects, downstream energy, infrastructure development finance, petrochemicals as well as power projects.

Other experience includes roles in UBA Group as the Group Director - Energy & Structured Finance, MD - UBA Capital, Group Director – International Banking and Head of Corporate Banking for UBA Plc. Prior to this, he served as Head of Corporate Finance Department, Manufacturers Merchant Bank Ltd (now Fidelity Bank) and with NAL Merchant Bank Limited (Nigeria’s premier Investment Bank) in the Corporate Finance and International Operations Departments.

Leke holds a first and second degree in Economics and Business Administration respectively.


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Yetunde Oni - Head, Commercial Banking

Yetunde Oni was appointed as the Pioneer Head, Commercial Clients, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd in September 2014 and reappointed Head Commercial Banking in 2017.

Her career began with a stint with the Prime Merchant Bank Treasury & Money markets Group from where she joined Ecobank Nigeria for 10 years and contributed extensively to the development of the Bank’s franchise across a wide spectrum of sectors within the Commercial Banking and Institutional Banking Groups.

With a career in the Banking and Financial Services Industry spanning 26 years, Yetunde joined Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria as a Senior Account Relationship Manager in the Local Corporates Segment in January 2005. She moved to the Apapa Branch where she double-hatted as the Wholesale Banking Branch Head whilst also successfully originating and developing the Bank’s Local Corporates Portfolio within the Apapa and Ogun State Region. She was subsequently appointed as the Head, Local Corporates in May 2010.

As Head, Local Corporates, Yetunde led the team in building a strong Local Corporates franchise through a strong focus on profitability, balance sheet optimisation and strategic client engagement. Through the Bank’s support, a number of clients within the portfolio were able to actualise their cross-border expansion goals and have now successfully grown their footprint beyond Nigeria to other countries in Africa, Asia & the Middle East.

In the current Commercial Banking role, Yetunde continues to lead the team in the execution of its strategic objectives of leveraging the Banks Trade, FX & Network capabilities to support the value chain of client businesses in key growth sectors.

Yetunde graduated from the University of Ibadan with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Economics and has attained several professional and Leadership certifications internationally and locally.


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Syed Khurrum Zaeem - Head, Transaction Banking

Syed Khurrum Zaeem is the Head of Transaction Banking for Nigeria. Khurrum joined this role in August 2014 and has over 22 years of diverse banking experience, comprising various facets of Whole Sale Banking, namely Relationship Management, Credit Portfolio Management, Loan Origination and Transaction Banking in various senior roles in multinational banks including Credit Agricole, ABN AMRO and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Before joining SCB Nigeria, Khurrum was previously the Managing Director & Head Transaction Banking in Standard Chartered Bank Pakistan, responsible for managing the Transaction Banking business in Pakistan, and has been with SCB since December 2010.

He has an MBA from the prestigious Institute of Business Administration Karachi in Pakistan. His is interested in Arts, Music and a keen sports enthusiast.

He is married to Yameeneh, has three daughters, and loves spending time with them.


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Dayo Aderugbo – Head, Corporate Affairs, Brand and Marketing

Dayo Aderugbo is the Head of Corporate Affairs, Brand & Marketing Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria and West Africa. She joined the bank in 2006.

Dayo has over 13 years’ experience in the banking industry spanning Legal, Compliance and General Management. She is responsible for executing the strategic agenda for Corporate Affairs and Brand & Marketing and supporting the businesses in achieving the ambitious growth targets. She is also responsible for embedding the sustainability, public affairs, external media and community engagement agenda in the West Africa cluster.

Prior to this role, Dayo worked as the Head of Corporate Affairs function and previously as a Manager in the Legal and Compliance function.

She is a lawyer by profession and holds and a Bachelor of Law Degree with Honours from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and a Masters Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from University College London, University of London.

She is a alumni of the SCB Africa Future Leaders Programme and the Emerging Leaders Programme.


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David Adepoju - Head, Financial Markets

David Adepoju is the Head of Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited, a position he has held in substantive capacity since January 2011.Under his leadership, the business has achieved tremendous results with a strong foundation in spite of challenging economic conditions in recent periods.

David has over 15 years banking experience spanning Audit, Technology and Financial Markets. Prior to returning to Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria in 2011 as Head of Financial Markets and Co-Head of Wholesale Banking, he had responsibilities for Asset and Liability Management for the UAE and the wider Middle East region.

He has also held positions in Financial Markets across Africa and the UK and has broad experience across Trading, Asset & Liability Management, Market Risk, Capital Markets and Market Development.

Currently, he is the president of Financial Markets Dealers Association (FMDA), a very influential advocacy body on financial Markets. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Directors, Nigeria. He has a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin and has attended Executive Management courses at INSEAD and Oxford.

David worked with Access Bank and First Securities Discount House before joining SCB Nigeria in 2004.


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Simpa Adaba – Head, Wealth Management

Simpa Adaba is the Head of Wealth Management for Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited, a position he has held since June 2016.

Simpa has over 17 years banking experience spanning Wealth Management, Financial Markets, Corporate and Commercial Banking, Audit, Controls and Operations. Prior to assuming his current role, he had responsibilities for Wealth Markets Products and Sales for Nigeria and West Africa where he is credited with delivering strong, consistent year on year growth and client treasury solutions to Commercial and Retail Clients over the last 7 years in spite of challenging economic conditions in recent periods across the sub-region.

He has also held positions in Financial Markets and has broad experience across Trading, Asset & Liability Management and Financial Market Sales.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Accounting from the University of Jos, Nigeria and has attended series of Leadership trainings.

Simpa worked with Fidelity Bank Plc before joining SCB Nigeria in 2003.


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Emeka Owoh -Head, Audit

Emeka Owoh is the Country Head of Audit, Nigeria; a position he assumed in January, 2017.

Emeka joined the Bank in August 2006 and has held various senior roles within the audit function across the Group.

Prior to this appointment, Emeka worked with the Commercial Banking (CB) Audit team based in Dubai and had previously served as the Acting Head of Audit for Nigeria before relocating to Dubai in January 2014.

Emeka holds a bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Benin and is a Chartered Accountant with over 18 years work experience covering Internal Audit, External Audit and Financial Control in the Financial Services Industry and the Public Sector.


 

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