CHIEF BABAJIDE OLATUNDE-AGBEJA, (BSC ECONS, FCIB, ACII, AIIN, IG), Chartered Insurance Brokers.
CHAIRMAN / CEO
A fellow of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers, Babajide graduated from the University of Ife with a degree in Economics in 1980. He trained as an insurance Broker with the firm of Femi Johnson & Company and resigned as a Senior Manager after ten years of dedicated service.
He became the pioneer Managing Director of Boff & Company Insurance Brokers Limited in September 1991 and a Chartered Insurance Practitioner in 1995. He became a Chartered Insurance Broker in April 2002. He has extensive knowledge and experience in both local and international placement of risks and has attended many management, Leadership and Insurance Courses within and outside Nigeria. A dedicated member of the Junior Chamber International (JCI), he was the National President of the Nigerian Junior Chamber ( a Management and Leadership Organisation) in 1995 and the World Vice President in 1996 assigned to oversee the activities of the organisation in the U.S.A and Dutch Carribbean. He was awarded an International Graduate (IG) of the Junior Chamber International Training Institute in 1996. He has delivered twelve (12) international Papers and has attended eighty five (85) International Conferences. He is a Council member of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers(NCRIB) and served as the President and Chairman of the council between October 2005 and October 2007. He also served as the Chairman board of fellows of NCRIB from 2010 to 2015.
In the year 2006, he bagged the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria merit award in recognition of his professionalism as an Insurance broker of repute and integrity.
He was the Chairman of CRIB Pension Fund Managers Limited and BBG Sierra Engineering Limited and he sits on the board of other companies involved with real estate, investment, finance, stock broking and equipment leasing.
A good golfer, he served as the captain of the Ibadan Golf Club from April 2011 to March 2013 and was appointed a Trustee of the prestigious Ibadan Polo Club in the year 2015.
CHIEF AKIN AKINOLA, FCA
A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria, he was the pioneer Managing Director of International Breweries PLC. Prior to that, he worked at the senior Management level of Lever Brothers PLC where he excelled both within and outside Nigeria. He was the Chairman of International Breweries PLC, Chairman of Osun State Investment Corporation and Governor of Rotary International District 914.
MRS. F.I. OLATUNDE-AGBEJA, FCA
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, she graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Lagos, Akoka. Thereafter, she became an Audit Trainee at the accounting firm of Peat, Marwick, Ani, Ogunde & Co. (now KPMG) and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987.
She joined the services of the Central Bank of Nigeria as a Senior Supervisor in 1985 and her experience spans over twenty seven(27) years in the key areas of Banking Operations, Internal Audit and Banking Supervision amongst others. she has attended various leadership, management and professional courses both in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Canada and the USA.
She became an Executive, (that is was appointed an Assistant Director) of the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2006. She is currently a Team Leader at the Banking Supervision Department and carries out on-site examination of Banks and discount Houses.
MR. ASUE IGHODALO, B.Sc, LL.B, B.L
Mr. Ighodalo holds a B.L. from the Nigerian Law School, LL.B from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Ibadan.
He is the founding partner of Banwo & Ighodalo, a leading Corporate/Commercial law practice in Nigeria. His core practice areas are Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, M &As, Banking and Securities, Foreign Investments and Divestments, Energy and Natural Resources.
He is a member of many well-known professional bodies such as Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (was chairman of Nigerian Economic Summit #10 Planning Committee), Chartered Institute of Taxation, United Nations Development Program, Consultative Group of Experts for Africa-Asia Business Forum II Advisory Committee, etc. He has served in various committees set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria to revamp the country’s economic position as well as serving as a lead solicitor in almost all of the Corporate Finance and Capital Market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and foreign investment and divestment in which the firm has been involved, including the merger transactions involving 14 of the consolidated banks and all of the recent international capital raising exercises by Nigerian banks by way of Global Depository Receipts (“GDRs”). He has been very recently appointed to serve on the Policy and Monitoring Committee of the National Council on Privatization(“NCP”)
A keen lover of golf, Mr Ighodalo sits on the board of several public and private companies. He enjoys watching football, reading, travelling and participating in political discourse.
MR KALADA APIAFI, MBA, ITF
Mr. Apiafi has been a Management Consultant for over 30 years and a trainer for over 25 years. He has an MBA from Liverpool University and is a certified trainer of the JCI training institute in U.S.A. and Centre for Management Development in Nigeria.
He has a wide experience in Management Consultancy, having worked briefly with Coopers & Lybrand Associates (Management Consulting firm) and presently The Managing Director of Wider Perspective Limited, a Management Consulting firm that is engaged in Economic Analysis, MSME Development corporate strategy, Human Capital & Sustainable Development.
He was the Lead Consultant for the MSE Sector Study for the Niger Delta Regional Master Plan and the blueprint for development of One Village One Product in Nigeria. He advises several public and private sector organisations on strategy, leadership and marketing in Nigeria and other countries. He was an associated expert of the Africa Project Development, a scheme of the International Finance Corporation, African Development Bank and 15 donor countries, for the development of SMEs in Africa. He was part of a study team of Nigerian leaders from the public and private sector to a workshop on development of SMEs in the Era of Globalization – The Relevance of the Israeli Experience.
He advises several public and private sector organization on strategy, leadership and marketing in Nigeria and other countries. His consulting and training work spans Nigeria, Cameroun, Ghana, Gabon, Tunisia, Benin Republic, Togo, Denmark and South Africa.
He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board Fate Foundation, Port – Harcourt and Chairman of the Board of Governors Brookstone School, Port – Harcourt. He is actively involved in Junior Chamber International and was conferred with Senatorship of the organization in 1997 which qualifies him as a life member. He is a Council member of the Port – Harcourt Chamber of Commerce.