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Executive Management

The Management Team

OLUFEMI BAKRE

Olufemi Bakre

Managing Director

Olufemi Bakre is a visionary leader with over 32 years of banking experience that cuts across the Multilateral Business, Foreign and Local Financial Institutions, Public Sector, Corporate & Retail Banking and Customer Relationship Management.

He commenced his banking career at MBC International bank (formerly Merchant Banking Corporation) where he rose to the position of a General Manager. After the acquisition of MBC by First Bank in 2006, he became the Group Head, Multilateral, Financial Institutions and Global Custody. He initiated and delivered the First Bank China Representative Office, amongst others. Read More…

Patrick Mbagwu

Matthew Okojie

Executive Director






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Esekheigbe Damian

Chief Operations Officer






Akeem Mustafa – Head, Business Development

Akeem Mustafa

Divisional Head, Retail & Commercial Banking

Akeem Mustafa has over two decades of banking experience, with over twelve years in Management positions.
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Saheed Alamutu – Chief Risk Officer

Saheed Alamutu

Chief Risk Officer

Saheed has over 20 years of banking experience. Prior to his appointment, he was the Group Head of Enterprise Risk
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Ayodeji Abimbola – Head, Treasury & Institutional Banking

Abimbola Ayodeji

Head, Treasury and Institutional Banking

Ayodeji Abimbola was the Group Treasurer at Nova Merchant Bank Limited 
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Isioma Gogo-Anazodo– Chief Compliance Officer

Isioma Gogo-Anazodo

Chief Compliance Officer

Isioma Gogo-Anazodo has over 28 years experience in Banking, Audit and Accounting.
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Oluwakemi Orimoloye – Chief Information Officer

Oluwakemi Orimoloye

Chief Information Officer

Oluwakemi Orimoloye has over 20 years cognate banking and broad IT Management experience.
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Seyi Ogundipe – Head, Internal Audit

Seyi Ogundipe

Head, Internal Audit

Seyi Ogundipe has over 20 years of experience across professional practice and banking.
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Wasiu Popoola – Head, Digital and Innovation

Abdulwasiu Popoola

Head, Digital and Innovation

Wasiu Popoola is a seasoned Digital transformation and Fintech professional with over 16 years of digital banking
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Bola Ibrahim - Chief Finance Officer

Bola Ibrahim

Chief Finance Officer

Bola Ibrahim has over 20 years of banking experience with hands-on experience which spans through Banking Operations, Internal Control,
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Patrick Mbagwu

Patrick Mbagwu

HEAD, HUMAN RESOURCES






Nelson Agbonifo – Head, Internal Control

Nelson Agbonifo

Head, Internal Control

Nelson Agbonifo is a professional Banker with over two decades of banking experience in Internal Control
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Patrick Mbagwu

Oluwatosin Dada

HEAD, BRAND & COMMUNICATIONS

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Emmanuel Elaho

HEAD, ADMIN & CORPORATE SERVICES

Patrick Mbagwu

Ovo Okagbare

COMPANY SECRETARY

Patrick Mbagwu

Akinshola Akintilo

CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER

Chika Idigo – Head, Legal Services

Chika Idigo

Head, Legal Services

Chika is a distinguished corporate and commercial law expert.
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