Adeyinka Asekun


MBA, BBA (Marketing) – CHAIRMAN/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

A Retail Banking expert with over three decades of experience in the marketing and sales of fast moving consumer goods and financial products and services with SC Johnson & Son Inc, (Johnson Wax), International Merchant Bank (First National Bank of Chicago), United Bank for Africa and Oceanic Bank International Plc.

Ade has established a solid track record in the retail credit business with land mark achievements in product development, loan portfolio growth and credit risk management.

He has built and nurtured a number of cohesive and effective teams in the various organizations with a strong focus on helping individual employees realise their potential.

Ade has won several awards including:

The CEO’s award for product innovation in the development of two consumer loan products at the United Bank for Africa Plc

The CEO’s award for Best Product Manager at the United Bank for Africa Plc


Adebayo Bankole


MANAGING PARTNER

Adebayo Bankole is the Managing Partner at Hebron Limited. He has more than 14 years’ experience in various sectors which include Banking, Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) and Public Service. His experience spans National Sales, Project Management, Product Management, Business Development, and Mortgage Banking.

He has worked in various leadership roles which include Retail Change Project Manager at UBA Plc, Product Manager and Head of Consumer Loans at Oceanic Bank (now Ecobank Plc), Managing Director of Oceanic Homes Savings and Loans Limited and until recently the Head of National sales at Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited leading a team of 200+ sales managers and officers. Adebayo has been involved in various impactful projects with a focus on efficiency, performance measurement, standardisation, systems implementation and people management. He has an exemplary leadership style with a focus on people development and creation of acceptable and sustainable culture in the workplace.

Adebayo holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Communications and Networks from the University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration from American Intercontinental University, USA.


Chidi Okpala


DIRECTOR

Chidi is a tested and proven Entrepreneur, a strategic innovator and leader. He has a strong track record in Consumer and SME Banking with a stint in Financial Services Strategy Consulting. Chidi has successfully built and managed profit centres; and led transformations working with a wide spectrum of people and issues.

He had had over sixteen years experience working with; Standard Trust Bank Plc, Accenture and United Bank For Africa Plc

Chidi has won a number of awards including having been a:

A Sloan Fellow

A Chevening Scholar

A winner of the Allan & Nesta Ferguson Emerging African Leader Award

Some of his more notable achievements are the following:

Non Executive Director, CRC Credit Bureau Limited

Member – Trade, Investments and Competitiveness Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG)

Member Presidential Task Force on Consumer Finance

Member Retail Payments Transformation Task Force for the Bankers’ Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria


Oluyemi Asekun


MBA (Marketing), BA (Economics) – DIRECTOR

Accomplished Underwriter with more than seven years of experience in insurance industry, proven ability to establish and maintain profitable relationships with independent agents, and thorough knowledge of underwriting and insurance processes with Allied Insurance, a Nationwide Company and USAA.

Yemi has successfully managed relationships with Insurance Agents and helped maintain a profitable book of business for both the agent and the Insurance Company.

He has helped boost agencies’ policies in force counts and ensured an increase in annual revenue, while managing a high net worth clientele, and devising solutions for their complex insurance needs.

Yemi’s titles have included:

Claims Representative at Allied Insurance

Senior Personal Lines Underwriter at Allied Insurance

 

Notable involvements

Acting Manager for CA Bay Area Insurance Team, Allied Insurance

Assisted in Manager Audits for CA Bay Area Insurance Team, Allied Insurance

Co-Facilitator for the Agency Partnership Initiative, Allied Insurance

Conducted Job Fairs on behalf of Allied Insurance on college campuses in CA

Coordinator on fundraising efforts for JDRF (Junior Diabetes Research Fund) at Allied Insurance

Conducted seminars at Insurance Agencies to introduce new products on behalf of Allied

Won several Underwriter appreciation awards for agency management at Allied Insurance

Manager on duty for Offshore Operations (Chennai India), USAA P&C Insurance Group

Peter Benedikt Mombaur


TECHNICAL ADVISER

Peter is a Managing Director in Tana Africa Capital, a long-term investment company set up by E. Oppenheimer and Temasek.  Tana aims to combine long-term capital and active hands-on business building in order to create superior financial and non-financial returns
Peter has spent most of his professional life in Africa. He has been based in Nigeria for seven years, where he initially worked as an independent consultant in the retail banking, telecoms and FMCG sectors.  Peter also served as the CEO of Emperion West Africa, a data telecommunications company providing Corporate VSAT and FWA solutions.  Prior to this work, Peter was an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company, where he did project work in Europe, East, Westand Southern Africa.

Peter is also a co-founder of the cross-cultural leadership program ‘Global Leadership Adventures’ which operates in more than ten countries world-wide; and of the non-profit ‘African Leadership Academy’ which is based in Johannesburg, South Africa