Directors and Management Team

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Mrs. Cathy Echeozo holds a first degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria (1984) and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, University College, USA. She is a Fellow of ICAN and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.

She started her 33-year banking career with Chase Merchant Bank in 1984 and also worked with Ecobank Nigeria Plc. She joined GTBank in 1993 and worked in various Units - Treasury Management, Credit Management, Systems & Control and Institutional Banking group. She was Chairperson, Emerging Issues Sub-committee on the Committee of Chief Inspectors of all Banks in Nigeria (1999-2000), and pioneered the Bank’s entry into personal banking.

She was appointed an Executive Director in March 2005, and Deputy Managing Director of the Bank in October, 2011 and served in that capacity until her retirement in March 2017. Cathy also represented GTBank on the Board of Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) from December 2008 till March 2017. She presently manages Cathingens, her social intervention & Investment entity. 


Mr. Sanni has over 26 years’ experience in the financial services sector and is currently the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC. Prior to this he served as the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank and Executive Director, Corporate & Investment Banking of the Bank. He was also the pioneer Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited and the pioneer Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited.

Mr. Yinka Sanni graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a Bachelors in Agricultural Economics and has an MBA from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He has also undertaken the Harvard Business School, Boston, Advanced Management Programme and he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria.


Mr. Eric Fajemisin was appointed Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Ltd (SIPML) on 22 December 2015. Prior to his appointment, he was Executive Director Investments. In this role he had responsibilities for Investment Management, Human Capital & Administration, Business Development and Information Technology Departments of the Company. Mr Fajemisin has played a pivotal role in the development and implementation of various business strategies which helped transform and sustain the company as the largest Pension Fund Administration Company in Nigeria by way of assets under management.



Mr Fajemisin joined SIPML at the inception of the Company in year 2005 and he headed the Investment and Business Development Department of the Company leading the company's primary sales efforts and engineering the extensive use of the Company’s innovative sales agency structure.



Mr Fajemisin has had extensive experience in banking and financial services spanning over 25 years during which period he acquired practical and in-depth knowledge in investment banking, Multilateral sector Financing, Debt Syndication, Equity Placement, Financial Advisory, Pension Fund Portfolio Management.



Mr Fajemisin holds a Bachelor's degree in Politics-Philosophy-Economics from the University of Ife and an MBA from the University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.


Mr Steve Elusope is currently the Executive Director - Operations of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited (SIPML) in which capacity he oversees the following Departments: Risk Management, Benefits Administration, Contributions and Collections and Finance. He is an experienced Banker and Wealth Manager with over 28 years’ experience.

 

Mr Elusope started his banking career with Cooperative Bank Plc (now Skye Bank Plc) in 1984 and held various roles in Banking Operations in Unity Bank and Continental Trust Bank/Standard Trust Bank (now UBA Bank PLC). He was Life Accountant at Industrial General Insurance Company Ltd (IGI) and later became the General Manager / Chief Executive of Global Trust Savings and Loans Ltd (a subsidiary of IGI).

 

Prior to his appointment as the Executive Director- Operations at SIPML in 2011, he was Finacle Super User, Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) & Finance of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC from October 2009 to August 2011. He was also the Financial Controller of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC between March 2004 and September 2009.

 

Over the past 28 years, Mr Elusope has acquired vast experience in key areas of banking ranging from Financial Control, Treasury Operations, Customer Service, Credit Administration, Audit and Internal Control, Technology and Business enablement, Insurance, Mortgage banking and Asset Management.

 

Mr Elusope has distinguished himself and actively participated in many key financial system initiatives such as IBTC Chartered Bank’s Flexcube to Equinox, Stanbic IBTC’s BankMaster to Equinox and Stanbic IBTC’s Equinox to Finacle. He also took part in the pioneering stages of Central Bank of Nigeria’s introduction of electronic returns rendition through BDE and later, eFASS.

 

Mr Elusope holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.


Mr Oladele Sotubo was appointed Executive Director - Investments of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited on 22 December 2015. Before his appointment, Mr Sotubo was the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers Ltd (SISL); Nigeria’s largest Stockbroking firm in terms of transaction value maintaining  the first on the league table for eight consecutive years (2006-2014) and trading N473 billion in year 2014 while handling 17.5% of the trades in the market in that year.

 

Mr Sotubo holds an MBA from University of Calabar, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and an authorized dealing clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange with a first degree in Economics (B.Sc Edu) from the Lagos State University. Mr Sotubo also served as a member of the Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange from 2012 -2014 and possesses over 20 years cognate experience in Investment Banking, Capital Market Operations and other financial services. In his career, Mr. Sotubo has led the implementation of several Corporate Arrangements cutting across States and first tier corporate entities in Nigeria.

 

Prior to joining Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers Limited (then Stanbic Equities) in 2001, Mr. Sotubo served as an Assistant Manager in Interstate Securities Nigeria Limited marketing and managing several equities and other asset management portfolios. Upon joining Stanbic Equities in 2001, he was appointed Head, Securities trading in which capacity he served until 2008 when he was appointed Executive Director and Head Stockbroking of the Company.

 

Among notable achievements and recognitions ascribed to Mr. Sotubo is his Stanbic Bank Performance Recognition for netting significant income in a single transaction and the Stanbic Bank Eagle Excellence Award for Extraordinary effort and Outstanding Contribution to the growth of the company.


Mr. Ladi Ajose-Adeogun has over 29 years cognate legal practice experience, which began from the reputable law firms of Irving & Bonnar Solicitors and Bentley Edu & Co. before setting up the law firm of Ladi Ajose-Adeogun & Co. in 1990. He is currently the Managing Partner of the firm which specializes in Corporate and Commercial Law practice, International Trade Contracts, Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Venture Projects, Maritime Law and Trademark Matters.

 

Mr. Ajose-Adeogun has played a major role in structuring several multinational joint venture projects particularly in the Oil and gas industry in Nigeria and is presently involved in the development of an indigenous oil exploration and production company into a reputable brand in Nigeria.    

 

He holds an LL.M from the University of Lagos and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, USA. He is also an alumnus of several executive education program such as Harvard Business School, Northwestern University, Kellog and the University of Chicago, Chicago Booth.


Dominic Bruynseels holds a BA (Hons) in History from Durham University, a Diploma in Financial Studies as well as an MBA from the Henley Management College. He is an Associate of the Institute of Bankers and has also attended the Global Senior Management Programme at Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and IE Business School, Madrid.
 
He has about 30 years of experience in banking and finance as well as crisis management strategies across a wide range of cultures and situations covering both emerging and developed markets. Mr. Bruynseels has variously served as Managing Director for Barclays Africa and Middle East, Senior Executive Director for Barclays Emerging Markets and subsequently Chief Executive of Banca Commerciala Romana in Romania, amongst others.
 
Mr. Bruynseels’ career started at Barclays Bank in the 80s, where he contributed immensely to the bank's development, competitiveness and strategic positioning in the financial industry. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Overseas Development Institute; Chairman Private Investors in Africa; Chairman Working party of the Commonwealth Business Council on CSR and Member, Investors’ Advisory Council to the Presidents of Tanzania and Uganda.
 
He was appointed by Standard Bank as Managing Director for West Africa in June 2012, where he is responsible for Ghana, Nigeria, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo and the non-presence countries in West Africa.
 
He joined the Board of Directors of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited on 07 March 2013.


Mr Mahmoud is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, called to the Nigerian Bar in 1980. He graduated from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 and obtained his Masters of Laws degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1988) where he specialized in Company Law and Labour Relations. Mr Mahmoud has been in private legal practice since 1993 and is currently a partner in the firm of Dikko & Mahmoud (Solicitors).

In addition to his academic qualification, Mr Mahmoud holds several other professional qualifications some of which are Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at the Keble College, Oxford, United Kingdom; Diploma of the Onati Institute of Victimology: Victims’ Rights and Legal Reforms, Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Gipuzkua, Spain; Certificate in Development Law from the International Development Law Institute (IDLI) in Rome, Italy.

Additionally, Mr Mahmoud has held several prominent positions during his career. Some of such appointments include Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Kano State (1992-1993); Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Justice, Kano State (1992); Director of Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice, Kano State (1990-1992); Director of Civil Litigation, Kano State Ministry of Justice, Kano State (1988-1990); Acting Deputy Director and Head of civil Litigation Department, Ministry of Justice, Kano State (1987-1988); amongst other positions.

Mr Mahmoud is also a member of several professional bodies and Boards of organisations/companies some of which are: London Court of International Arbitration (2014), Energy Arbitrators List (accepted in July 2013), International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria (August 2011). He is equally a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) (May 2008), Vice President/Member Governing Council Nigeria Stock Exchange (October, 2014 till date), and Member Governing Council Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Mr Mahmoud’s experience covers several aspects of law including but not limited to Oil and Gas, Infrastructure dispute, Finance/ICT Infrastructure dispute, Telecommunication Investment dispute, diverse suits with millions of Naira as claims. Also, Mr Mahmoud is passionate about giving back to the society and therefore participates in several community services.

Mr Mahmoud is a recipient of the National Honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON (2005)


Mrs Yemisi Ayeni holds a BA (Econs) Hons specializing in Accounting and Business Finance from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom and thereafter qualified as a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales in 1989 . Mrs. Ayeni started her professional career with Price Waterhouse (PW) (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers), London in 1985 where she spent 5 years and rose through the ranks to become Manager of the firm’s Corporate Reconstruction and Insolvency Team in 1990. Thereafter, Mrs Ayeni returned to Nigeria in 1991 as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Finance Team of PW, after which she had a stint in self-employment between 1992 and 1994 where she was a partner in a privately owned financial consultancy firm.

In 1994, Mrs Ayeni joined Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Co Ltd (SNEPCo) and in 1996, she joined Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC). Mrs Ayeni’s work experience spanned different subsidiaries in Shell Nigeria and in November 2004, she was appointed Finance Manager/Director of SNEPCo earning her the distinction of being the first Nigerian female ever to be appointed to the Board of a Shell Company in Nigeria. Mrs Ayeni was appointed the Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Closed Pension Fund Administrator Limited in year 2005 from where she recently retired on 30 April 2015. Until her retirement, Mrs Ayeni was the Vice-Chairman of the Pension Fund Operators’ Association of Nigeria (PenOp) and the Chairman of Pension Institute Committee of PenOp.

Mrs Ayeni who is also the current Chairman of the Board of LEAP Africa, also serves as a member of the Council of The Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Chairman of The NSE’s Demutualization Committee. Mrs. Ayeni was recently appointed an Executive Board Member of Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ).


Dr. Pius Apere

Dr Pius Apere holds a BSc. degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is a Chartered Insurer and has a Masters’ degree in Actuarial Science obtained from CASS Business School, City University, London, United Kingdom (“UK”). Dr Apere also holds a Ph.D in Actuarial Science from the same institution. He is a Fellow of Chartered Insurance Institute, London, UK.

Dr Apere commenced his professional career in 1986 as an Assistant Manager with Ajibola Ogunshola & Co, a Firm of Actuarial Consultants. In year 2011, Dr Apere was appointed Managing Director of Achor Actuarial Services Limited, UK. Prior to this time, Dr. Apere had garnered over 15 years’ experience in Actuarial Analysis and Insurance Underwriting during which he held a variety of roles in various companies (both in Nigeria and in the UK) over those years. He was an Executive Director and Deputy Managing Director of Linkage Assurance PLC for 3 ½ years before being confirmed by NAICOM as the current Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective from 1st January 2017.

Dr Apere has also distinguished himself in the area of academics with the desire to impact knowledge. He had a brief stint as a Part-Time lecturer at the Department of Actuarial Science & Insurance, University of Lagos where he taught Enterprise Risk Management at MBA level between January 2014 and December 2015. Consequently, he has authored about six (6) publications to his credit, including “The Role of the Actuary in the Context of Nigerian Pension Reform Act (PRA) 2014” which he published in August 2014, “The Key Challenges of Nigerian Pension Industry and Possible Solutions – From an Actuarial Perspective” published in August 2015, and “CBN Foreign Exchange Policy (Forex) and Pension Funds’ Assets – Implications for Pensioners in Nigeria” which was published in 2016.


Mr. Eric Fajemisin was appointed Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Ltd (SIPML) on 22 December 2015. Prior to his appointment, he was Executive Director Investments. In this role he had responsibilities for Investment Management, Human Capital & Administration, Business Development and Information Technology Departments of the Company. Mr Fajemisin has played a pivotal role in the development and implementation of various business strategies which helped transform and sustain the company as the largest Pension Fund Administration Company in Nigeria by way of assets under management.

Mr Fajemisin joined SIPML at the inception of the Company in year 2005 and he headed the Investment and Business Development Department of the Company leading the company's primary sales efforts and engineering the extensive use of the Company’s innovative sales agency structure.

Mr Fajemisin has had extensive experience in banking and financial services spanning over 25 years during which period he acquired practical and in-depth knowledge in investment banking, Multilateral sector Financing, Debt Syndication, Equity Placement, Financial Advisory, Pension Fund Portfolio Management.

Mr Fajemisin holds a Bachelor's degree in Politics-Philosophy-Economics from the University of Ife and an MBA from the University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.


Mr Steve Elusope is currently the Executive Director - Operations of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited (SIPML) in which capacity he oversees the following Departments: Risk Management, Benefits Administration, Contributions and Collections and Finance. He is an experienced Banker and Wealth Manager with over 28 years’ experience.

 

Mr Elusope started his banking career with Cooperative Bank Plc (now Skye Bank Plc) in 1984 and held various roles in Banking Operations in Unity Bank and Continental Trust Bank/Standard Trust Bank (now UBA Bank PLC). He was Life Accountant at Industrial General Insurance Company Ltd (IGI) and later became the General Manager / Chief Executive of Global Trust Savings and Loans Ltd (a subsidiary of IGI).

 

Prior to his appointment as the Executive Director- Operations at SIPML in 2011, he was Finacle Super User, Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) & Finance of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC from October 2009 to August 2011. He was also the Financial Controller of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC between March 2004 and September 2009.

 

Over the past 28 years, Mr Elusope has acquired vast experience in key areas of banking ranging from Financial Control, Treasury Operations, Customer Service, Credit Administration, Audit and Internal Control, Technology and Business enablement, Insurance, Mortgage banking and Asset Management.

 

Mr Elusope has distinguished himself and actively participated in many key financial system initiatives such as IBTC Chartered Bank’s Flexcube to Equinox, Stanbic IBTC’s BankMaster to Equinox and Stanbic IBTC’s Equinox to Finacle. He also took part in the pioneering stages of Central Bank of Nigeria’s introduction of electronic returns rendition through BDE and later, eFASS.

 

Mr Elusope holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.


Mr Oladele Sotubo was appointed Executive Director - Investments of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited on 22 December 2015. Before his appointment, Mr Sotubo was the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers Ltd (SISL); Nigeria’s largest Stockbroking firm in terms of transaction value maintaining  the first on the league table for eight consecutive years (2006-2014) and trading N473 billion in year 2014 while handling 17.5% of the trades in the market in that year.

 

Mr Sotubo holds an MBA from University of Calabar, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and an authorized dealing clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange with a first degree in Economics (B.Sc Edu) from the Lagos State University. Mr Sotubo also served as a member of the Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange from 2012 -2014 and possesses over 20 years cognate experience in Investment Banking, Capital Market Operations and other financial services. In his career, Mr. Sotubo has led the implementation of several Corporate Arrangements cutting across States and first tier corporate entities in Nigeria.

 

Prior to joining Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers Limited (then Stanbic Equities) in 2001, Mr. Sotubo served as an Assistant Manager in Interstate Securities Nigeria Limited marketing and managing several equities and other asset management portfolios. Upon joining Stanbic Equities in 2001, he was appointed Head, Securities trading in which capacity he served until 2008 when he was appointed Executive Director and Head Stockbroking of the Company.

 

Among notable achievements and recognitions ascribed to Mr. Sotubo is his Stanbic Bank Performance Recognition for netting significant income in a single transaction and the Stanbic Bank Eagle Excellence Award for Extraordinary effort and Outstanding Contribution to the growth of the company.


Nike Bajomo heads the Business Development Department of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited. In this capacity, she oversees the Sales, Relationship Management and Marketing functions of the company. She is also responsible for the design and implementation of the strategic sales and marketing plan of the company. Nike has over 20 years' working experience in different sectors of the economy such as Banking and Information Technology. Prior to her joining the company in 2008, she was Head of Sales and Marketing at Pensions Alliance Limited.

Nike has an MBA from Durham University, United Kingdom and a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Ibadan.


Yinka Johnson is the head of the Human Capital and Administration Department of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited. Her current appointment has seen her add the responsibility of overseeing the Administration Department of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited to her former portfolio as the head Human Capital Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited a position she has occupied for the past 6 years. As the head of Human Capital SIPML, she significantly impacted the organizational efficiency of the business by implementing HC processes and initiatives that support the organizations goals and strategic objectives.
Over the past 13 years, Yinka has served in various positions within the Stanbic IBTC Group. Her experience spans across Office Administration, Client Services, Sales, Relationship Management and Change Management within the Group.
A certified Change Manager, Yinka holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and an MBA from Manchester Business School. Manchester, UK. She is a certified Human Resources Management Professional (HRMP).


Layo Ilori-Olaogun is Head of the Benefit Administration Department of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Ltd (SIPML). Upon joining SIPML in year 2010, Layo started her career as Head of Fund Operations Team and was later made the Head of Benefits Management Group before her appointment as Head Contributions and Collections Department.

Layo is a graduate with a B.Sc. in Finance, holds an M.Sc. in General Management, and also an MBA, all from the University of Maryland, USA. Layo has over 15 years’ cognate experience in Finance, Strategy and Management related issues and was the Senior Accountant at CDC Software Incorporation based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. In her career in SIPML, Layo has overseen the development and implementation of business processes that have helped in streamlining operations.


Ese Nkadi is the Company Secretary and Legal Adviser for Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited (SIPML). Before this appointment, she was the Head, Institutional Trust and Loan Agency at  Stanbic IBTC Trustees Limited (SITL).  Ese has over 12 years’ experience in Law Office and Corporate Secretarial Practice, Trusteeship and Capital Markets.

A seasoned professional in her field, Ese holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Benin and a Master of Laws degree from Queen Mary, University of London specializing in Corporate and Commercial Law. She is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators UK and Nigeria, a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), Nigeria Bar Association (Section on Business Law) and the Loan Market Association. She is the Nigerian contributor to the IBA’s International Estate Planning Guide, providing general information on the major considerations for international private clients.


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