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Chief U. U. Mba attended the famous Hope Waddell Training Institution in Calabar and obtained both the West African School Certificate and the Cambridge Higher School Certificate before proceeding to the University of Ibadan in 1964. Read More

He studied Economics and obtained an honours degree in 1967. He has over 39 years of post graduate experience in various industries. Two of those years were spent abroad with Unilever in England where he gained experience in practical marketing, sales and general management.

Chief Mba worked with Guinness Nigeria Plc between 1971 and 2000. During this period he served in various capacities in all the key departments. The major positions occupied are:

General Manager - Guinness Brewery, Ogba, Ikeja 1967-1969
Corporate Planning/Development Manager 1969-1971
General Manager – Marketing 1971 - 1972
Marketing Director 1972 - 74 & 1978 - 79
Public Affairs Director 1975 – 78
Acting Managing Director  
Adviser to Guinness Africa 1998 – 2000

Currently he is the Chairman of Vital Gases Limited, Chairman of Marketing Visions Limited, Director of Avery Nigeria Limited and Director of F.S. Automation Limited.

Chief Mba is the President General of his Community’s Development Union and acts in advisory capacity to many companies. He was recently conferred with the Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration by the Atlas University in the State of Pennsylvania, United States of America.

MAJ-GENERAL ZAMANI LEKWOT (rtd) mni, osc, fss
Gen. Zamani Lekwot was a fine military officer of repute. He served in different capacities in the Nigerian Army and his impact was well felt.

He received his education in Middle School, Abuja & Nigerian Military School Zaria, National Defence Academy Pune, India, Indian Military Academy Dehra Dun, School of Infantry (Mhow) India, School of Infantry (Warminster) England, Command and Staff College Ft. Leavenworth (KS) U.S.A, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru and International Management Course, Lagos. Read More

He served Nigeria while in the Army in various capacities. He was Battalion Commander from 1967-1969, Adjutant, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna 1969-1971, Cadets’ Battalion Commander NDA Kaduna, 1971 – 1972, Brigade Commander, Nigerian Army 1972 - 1974 & 1978 – 79, Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna 1979 – 81, General Officer Commanding 82 Division Nigerian Army, 1981 – 84.

Owing to Gen. Lekwot’s outstanding performance in the course of his service to Nigeria, Gen. Lekwot was appointed as the Military Governor of Rivers State from 1975 - 1978. He represented Nigeria very well when he served as Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary to the Republics of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde & as the High Commissioner to the Republic of the Gambia.

He is an exemplary in businessman as he is on the Board of over ten formidable companies and institution as Chairman/Director. Giza Ventures Nigeria Ltd , Gazimpex West Africa Ltd, Lima Investments and Properties Limited, Living Spring Insurance Brokers Ltd, Southern Kaduna People’s Union Board of Trustees, Atyap Community Development Association Board of Trustees, Mapjons Nigeria Ltd, Atyap Community Bank Ltd, Paulosa Nigeria Ltd, Bezalel Construction Engineering Limited, Ellah Lakes Plc, Member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.

Mr. Oladosu attended the Commonwealth College of Commerce, Jos; holds an HND in Accountancy from the Polytechnic Ibadan.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Bayero University Kano, (1999), and also attended the prestigious LAGOS BUSINESS SCHOOL (Senior Manager Programme (SMP)) Jul- Nov 2005, The WHARTON SCHOOL (University of Pennsylvania) Advanced Management Program, July 2010 and HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL (Executive Education) - Corporate Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions, July 2011. Read More

He started his career at Continental Merchant Bank (formerly Chase Merchant Bank) in 1989 in the Private/Public Unit of the investment banking Division. He also worked in the Asset Trading/Debt Conversion before resigning in 1993 to take up appointment with Liberty Merchant Bank as its pioneer head of Investment Banking.

Mr. Oladosu last worked in the Corporate Banking Division & Branch Management before resigning to take up appointment with Equity Bank as branch manager Kano in 1997 and later as the General Manager/CEO of EBN Securities Limited (a subsidiary of defunct Equity Bank of Nigeria Ltd) before its merger with Intercontinental Bank Plc

Mr. Oladosu last assignment was as Head, Securities Dealing Services (SDS) of Intercontinental Bank Plc before taking up appointment as Managing Director/CEO of Equity Capital Solutions Limited. He has attended several local and international courses and seminars in the areas of Risk Management, Accounting, Investment Management, Corporate Banking and Relationship Management.

Mr. Oladosu was a former member of the Finance Committee of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), and a former member of the Corporate Finance Management Faculty of the Chartered Institute of Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a delegate to the 2012 Nigerian Economic Summit (NESG) in Abuja, Nigeria.

He is a visionary thinker with global perspective and entrepreneurial drive to solving complex business challenges. His high-performance as an executive with advanced technology experience is consistently yielding success in maximizing corporate performance, thus, driving growth, generating revenues, capturing market share, improving profits, and enhancing value in domestic and international markets.

FELIX IKIYO ARUBERE - (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Stockbroking & Capital Market Operations)
He studied Accountancy at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology and graduated in 1990. He obtained his Master of Business Administration from Edo State University (2000) and also attended the prestigious Lagos Business School (Senior Manager Programme - SMP) in 2009. Read More

Arubere has vast experience in stockbroking and capital market activities. He is a dynamic stockbroker with nineteen (19) years’ experience in the capital and money market. He is a member of the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (2005) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (1997).

Felix started his career with City-Code Trust & Investment Company Ltd in 1992 where he held various managerial positions as Internal Auditor, Accountant and General Manager (Capital Market) till 2002. He joined EBN Securities in July, 2002 as Head Stockbroking. He has facilitated the packaging of various Public Offer/Right Issues and Private Placements.

He became the Head, Emerging Markets & Dealing Services at Intercontinental Securities after the Bank consolidation in 2006 where he specialized in Trading over the Counter (OTC) Securities. He later joined Equity Capital Solution in May 2006 as the Senior Manager, Stockbroking before rising to the position of Assistant General Manager, Stockbroking & Operations and subsequent appointment as an Executive Director in 2014.

At Equity Capital Solutions Limited, Felix has implemented best practices to improve business decision-making in the fast changing financial environment. He is a key part of Equity Capital Solutions strategy team to develop group asset allocation policies for managed portfolios.

He has conceived and executed corporate strategy that has assisted investor in raising funds and secured lead market position in the emerging proteomics arena.

Mr. Adewale Adebiyi is a native of Ikirun in Ifelodun Local Government Area of the State of Osun, a graduate of Accountancy and a well-established professional.

Mr. Adebiyi is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Associate member of the prestigious American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (ACIB), Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACIT), Nigerian Institute of Management-Chartered (AMNIM), with Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). Read More

He has acquired over 20 years banking experience covering Savannah Bank of Nigeria Plc (Formerly Bank of America) where he started his banking career in 1988 and left in 1994 as a Senior Credit Officer. He thereafter had a brief stint in Merchant Banking Corporation (MBC), a Merchant Bank. He also worked with Accord Savings and Loans Limited (Mortgage Bankers) in 1995 before joining Equitorial Trust Bank Limited in 1998 (Now Sterling Bank Plc).

At Equitorial Trust Bank, he was the Branch Manager & Senior Relationship Manager Marina, Ereko and Opebi Branches. He later joined Intercontinental Bank Plc (now Access Bank Plc) in 2006 where he held many, Senior Management position as Regional Head, Deposit Monitoring Group (Lagos Mainland South) and Regional Business Controller (RBC) – Lagos Mainland South Region of the Bank.

He is a man with special skills in, General Banking Operations, Credit Appraisal, Credit Analysis and Administration, Training and Manpower Development, and many more. He is endowed with Strong Leadership and Analytical Skills, Financial Analysis and Interpretation of Financial Statements.

As an accomplished retired banker, an award winner at different times in Equitorial Trust Bank Limited and Intercontinental Bank Plc (now Access Bank Plc), he won various awards for surpassing and exceeding targets in Deposit Liabilities, Creation of Quality Risk Assets, Profitability and continuous contribution to the growth and aspiration of the bank.

Today, Mr. Adebiyi is into private business, leadership and skills development mentoring. He is a financial member of Ikoyi Club 1938, past president, Rotaract Club of the Polytechnic, Ibadan and married with Children.

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