Board

Chief Eddy Martins Egwuenu,


Chairman

Chief Egwuenu is a distinguished and accomplished banker with over four (4) decades of financial management experience with solid educational background in Management, Accounting, Banking and Finance acquired in Nigeria, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

He joined New Nigeria Bank Limited in 1971 and rose to become the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer in 1987, a position he held until he retired in 1991. While at New Nigeria Bank, he had stints with Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, USA (1975-1976), Midland Bank London (1978), Manchester Business School, United Kingdom (1981-1982), University of Benin ((1986-1988) and The International Banking School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (1989-1990). He successfully managed several branches of New Nigeria Bank spread across many states of the Federation and the United Kingdom.

Chief Egwuenu is a major investor in key sectors of the economy. He is the executive chairman of Matbeny Holdings Limited, Multibanc Savings & Loans Limited, Capri-Martins Finance Limited and Multicurrency Bureau de Change Limited.

Efe Akhigbe

Co-CEO & MD   Debt Capital Market Services

Efe provides tactical leadership in the Debt Capital Market Services Group. He is a thorough-bred professional with over 23 years experience in the banking industry. His experience encompasses origination, structuring and execution. Efe started his banking career in Investment Banking at the First National Bank of Boston (NAMBL). While at NAMBL, he had varied experiences including capital raising, corporate restructuring and financial advisory, mergers & acquisitions and specialised credits. His career later took him to UBA Plc where he handled major relationships in the public and commercial banking sectors of the bank as Group Head in charge of Midwestern region. He returned to Investment Banking in UBA Plc setting up UBA Securities Limited which changed to UBA Global Markets and later UBA Capital. Efe joined Dunn Loren Merrifield as pioneer Executive Director and resigned in May 2011 to join two other entrepreneurs to set up Planet Capital Limited.
 
Efe has been involved in landmark transactions for both corporate and government institutions raising capital in excess of US$5billion for the following clients amongst others: Nigerian Bottling Company Plc (Coca Cola Group), Ashaka Cement Plc (Lafarge Group), UBA Plc, Dangote Flour Plc (Dangote Group), First City Monument Bank Plc, Imo State & Ebonyi State Governments of Nigeria (ISPO-backed Bonds), etc. Efe is a Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) registered capital market operator. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, holds an MSc in Financial Analysis and Fund Management from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, an MBA from the University of Lagos and a BSc. Honours degree in Business Administration from the University of Benin. He was a university scholar and the best graduating student in his department

Tony Anonyai

Co-CEO & MD Strategic Advisory Services

Tony has extensive experience in financial intermediation, new business development, consulting and capital markets spanning over two decades. He was the founding Managing Director of Strategy & Arbitrage Limited, a brokerage and dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He began his career in the accounting firm of Anjous, Uku, Eweka & Co, Chartered Accountants. He also worked with the Programme Coordination & Management Unit of the European Union/Federal Government of Nigeria Joint Venture Oil Palm Belt Development Programme as the Project Accountant and Capri-Martins Finance Limited as an Accountant.

Mr. Anonyai is a Ph.D candidate at the International School of Management, Paris, with research interests in corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. He holds a Masters Degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Lagos. He has attended a number of executive and professional development courses: University of North Texas, Denton  Advanced Accounting & Financial Management (1998); Lagos Business School - Chief Executive Program (2008) and IESE Business School - Advanced Management Program (2008). He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered of Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; an associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria; and the American Finance Association.

He sits on the board of Enterprise Leasing Company Limited, Electronic PayPlus Limited and Leverage Opportunities Limited and chairman, the Audit Committee of Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc.

Chidi Agbapu

Co-CEO & MD Equity Capital Market Group

Chidi provides strategic leadership in our Equity Capital Market Group. Before joining the firm, he was a co-founder and the chief executive officer of Emerging Capital Limited, a stock brokerage firm and member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Prior to joining Emerging Capital limited, he was at Prominent Securities Limited where he trained as a dealing clerk and rose to become the chief dealer and head of securities trading.

Chidi, an avowed entrepreneur, has over two decades experience in commercial and mortgage banking in Nigeria. He commenced his career in New Nigeria Bank Plc where he was exposed to credit structuring and was a founding partner in Financial Mortgage Limited, a primary mortgage institution where, as the head of treasury, he was involved in loan syndication for various real estate projects. He serves as director on the boards of Central Securities Clearing system Plc (CSCS), MTI Plc, MTI limited, Ghana, General Cotton Mill Plc, Onitsha, Bendel Feeds & Flour Mills Plc, and Chairman, Fidelity Bank Plc Audit Committee.

Chidi holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Masters Degree in Banking and Finance and Masters in International Law and Diplomacy both from university of Lagos. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), and an associate member of both the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria and Nigerian Institute of management (NIM).

Chief Franklyn Okeke


Non Executive Director

Chief Okeke is an entrepreneur par excellence with diversified interests in various sectors of the economy - Agriculture, Property Development and Manufacturing. His group of companies has the franchise of top European Utensils and Cosmetics brands covering Africa.

He is the Executive Chairman of Umobi Farms and Foods Processing Company Limited. He sits on the board of Anambra Group of Companies and Bufambra Industries Limited.

Dr Nosike Agokei


Non Executive Director

Dr. Nosike graduated from the University of Ibadan with a BSc degree in Economics; obtained an LLB degree from the University of Lagos and an MSc degree in Economics from the Enugu State University of Science & Technology; a doctorate degree from St. Clements University, British West Indies in 2005; a BL certificate from the Nigeria law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar.He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, London and Nigeria and, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria; a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK.


He has served on a number of Boards of public limited companies and private companies; served on Government committees in Delta State (Vision 2020 sub-committee on Manufacturing and Commerce); ESUT Business School Council. He worked in Nigerian Breweries Plc, AG Leventis Nigeria Plc, First City Monument Bank Plc and John Holt Plc as Group Managing Director/CEO until February, 2010. He is currently Group Managing Director, MTI Plc.  He was an associate lecturer at the Enugu State University of Science & Technology Business School and has delivered academic papers at various professional institutes in corporate governance, law and corporate strategy.