Our Board

Tony Elumelu, CON


Tony O. Elumelu is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings Limited, an African proprietary investment firm that focuses on creating economic and social value in Africa, via long-term investment in a number of sectors including financial services, natural resources, infrastructure, healthcare and real estate. He is also the Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, an African based and funded philanthropy, whose mission is to identify and assist entrepreneurs and the leaders of Africa’s increasingly confident private sector, serve as a source of policy development, and work to ensure that the private sector drives economic growth across Africa.

His corporate reputation as a leading African business leader was founded on his role in re-shaping the African financial services industry. He was the driving force behind the rise of United Bank for Africa (UBA), transforming it from a single country bank, to a Pan-African institution serving over 7 million customers in 20 African countries and operating in three continents.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Bendel State University and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Lagos. He has attended Harvard Business School, where he completed the Advanced Management Program. He has also completed management programs at the Institute of Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Singapore Institute of Management.

He holds an honorary doctor of science degree from Benue State University and an honorary doctor of business administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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Adim Jibunoh


Adim Jibunoh is the President/CEO of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp). Prior to this position, he was the Business Development Director at Heirs Holdings Limited overseeing the non-banking financial services investments in the group. He is a First Class graduate in Economics from the University of Port Harcourt. His career in the banking industry spans over two decades. His prior positions have included: Investment Executive at the Nigerian Industrial Development Bank(NIDB-now Bank of Industry); Executive Director at Standard Trust Bank Plc; and the Chief Executive Officer of Continental Trust Bank. He is also a non-executive director of Avon HMO and United Capital Plc.

Stanley Lawson

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Stanley I. Lawson is a widely respected expert with multi-disciplinary professional experience spanning three decades in the energy and financial sectors. He is Managing Partner of Financial Advisory and Investment Consultants, an oil & gas-sector focused financial advisory services firm.

In December 2004, Dr. Lawson was appointed as Group Executive Director of Finance and Accounts at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) with core responsibilities for oversight of funding, budgeting and cash flow planning.

Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, OON

Non-Executive Director

Olorogun Emerhor is the Vice Chairman/Group CEO of Standard Alliance Insurance Plc; Vice Chairman, First Inland Bank Plc; Chairman, Synetics Technologies Ltd and Heroes Group.

He trained as a chartered accountant at the renowned PriceWaterhouseCoopers and has worked in several Banks like Citi Bank, Fidelity Bank, GTBank and as Managing Director of Crystal Bank (Now STB/UBA).

Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, OON, holds a First Class degree in Accountancy from University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1983). He holds fellowships from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Institute of Credit and Risk Management of Nigeria and Academy for Entrepreneurial Studies. He is also a member of the Institute of Marketing Consultants.

He holds directorships in a number of companies and he has received various prestigious awards.


Kayode Fashola

Non-Executive Director

Kayode Fasola is a professional banker with over 22 years of cognate experience in Banking operations, Relationship Management, Business Development, Credit Analysis, Performance Management, Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Public Sector, Risk Management and Business Strategy. He started his career in Nigeria Agricultural Co-operative and Rural Development Bank, Kaduna. He has held various Management positions in Wema Bank. He was at various times the Directorate Head, Commercial Banking and then Public Sector as well as the regional executive in charge of South West Business Group in Wema Bank.

He holds a B.Sc (Agricultural Economics) University of Ibadan in 1986, an MBA (Finance) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and an MBA (Banking) Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School and the London Business School. He is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management, National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria and an Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria.

Alhaji Abdulquadir Jeli Bello

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Bello retired as an Executive Director from the United Bank for Africa Plc. in 2013, with very robust working experience of about 30 years which started with an accountancy and audit internship at the Deloitte, Haskins & Sells/ Adetona, Isichei & Co Sokoto office between 1985 and 1988. He later joined the then Gamji Bank of Nigeria Plc., and rose to become the bank’s Head of Credit Control and Policy and later Area Manager, North.

Mr. Bello joined United Bank of Africa PLC in 1996 as part of the turnaround team that shaped the bank’s future post privatization when he served as Senior Manager, Credit Assessment. He was later a part of the team that set up the Risk Management structures and processes of United Bank of Africa PLC in 2003. He grew to become that bank’s Chief Credit Officer and later Executive Director, Risk Management/ Chief Risk Officer. Abdulqadir Bello was also at different times the Executive Director in charge of UBA’s business in the North.

Abdulqadir holds a B Sc in Accounting from the Bayero University Kano and became an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 1990 and was subsequently conferred with a fellowship of the institution (FCA) in 2016. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration. His key area of interest is to champion the enthronement of world class Enterprise Wide Risk Management structures, processes and culture in our local institutions that will constitute the foundation for financially strong and healthy institutions and a robust national economy.