Our Leadership.

At Cordros Capital, performance is what defines us. Similarly, we understand that your goals, situation and ambitions are what define you. That is why our services and products are designed around your particular wants and needs.

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Board of Directors.

Our Board is made up of experienced business leaders with an outstanding track record of success in various industries and sectors. Their vast scale of experience, put together, builds the passion and commitment to excellence with which they lead us towards achieving the greater good for all our stakeholders.

CHARLES Osezua.
OON – Chairman

Engineer Charles Osezua is a foremost Nigerian Gas Engineer and a technocrat who championed a number of the early efforts on gas policy development in Nigeria. Charles has over three decades of experience in the oil and gas industry. In the industry, he has advised government at the highest levels on technical and policy issues. At different times, he was appointed Special Assistant to the Head of State on Oil and Gas Matters; Technical Adviser to the Chairman, NNPC Board; and a Member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Board of the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG). He is a former President of the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA), and a member of the Global Gas Policy Council of the International Gas Union (IGU).

As an entrepreneur of repute and a social engineer, Charles has promoted several businesses and NGOs including Gaslink Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s foremost gas utility company. He currently serves on the board of other institutions, including The Educational Co-operation Society (ECS), founders of the Lagos Business School (LBS); the Institute for Work and Family Integration (IWFI); and Owel-Linkso Group.

He has received several national and international honours, including the title ‘Officer of the Order of the Niger’ (OON) from the Federal Government of Nigeria for his professional excellence and contributions to the development of the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

EMEKA
Ndu.
Vice Chairman

Emeka is a foremost entrepreneur and pioneer expert in the Nigerian leasing industry, and also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) with over three decades of auditing and consulting experience with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ventures & Trusts Limited, and The Ibru Group.

Emeka is the Group Managing Director of C & I Leasing Plc which he founded in 1991 and has been able to transform the business into a multi-dimensional ancillary and marine services company, whilst still holding strong in its primary business of leasing. He was Chairman of the Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria (ELAN), Vice President of the African Leasing Association (ALA). He also served as a Member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.

WALE Agbeyangi.
Group Managing Director

Wale Agbeyangi is the Group Managing Director/CEO of Cordros Capital Limited.

Wale is a consummate entrepreneur and investment banker with specialist knowledge of Securities Trading, Asset Management and Investment Banking Services. He has an extensive global network of Institutional, high network clients and investors across the financial markets.

He holds a LLB in Law from the University of Lagos and was enrolled at the Nigerian Law School where he got certified as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court. He also holds an MBA from the Business School Netherlands (BSN), and is an Authorized Dealer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS).

FEMI Ademola, CFA.
Executive Director

Femi Ademola is an Executive Director at Cordros Capital Limited. He supervises the Investment Banking business.

Femi is a finance and investment professional with over 17 years’ experience covering audit and financial advisory, investment banking, credit analysis, risk management, relationship management, economic and financial analysis, investment management, and financial market research. He is an expert and has executed various financial advisory and capital raising deals such as debt and equity capital, mergers and acquisitions, and structured financing.

Femi holds a first degree in Accounting and Finance, an MBA from the Lagos Business School, a Master’s Degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Ibadan, and an M.Sc. Finance (Economic Policy) from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (ACS).

Before joining Cordros Capital, Femi worked with the BGL Group, Wema Bank Plc, and National Bank of Nigeria Limited. He also had a stint in accounting practice with Oyelami Soetan Adeleke & Co (Chartered Accountants), now Baker Tilly & Co (Nigeria).

AUSTIN
Okere.

Austin Okere is a Non-Executive Director on the board of Cordros Capital Limited.

Austin is a renowned IT entrepreneur in Nigeria with over 30 years of industry experience. He is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Columbia Business School, New York; and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Legatum Centre. His global network of business associates includes Dell, IBM and Microsoft.

He was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Global Business School Network in Washington DC in recognition of his major contribution to the development of business education and knowledge transfer in Africa. He has been recognized with a Lifetime Entrepreneurship Achievement Award by the American University of Nigeria for his dedicated service and outstanding entrepreneurial accomplishments. He received the Nigerian Computer Society Special Presidential Award and was named ICT Personality of the year by the Society in 2014. He was also named ICT Man of the Decade by ICT Watch – Africa Digital Network in 2012, and was listed on the United Kingdom’s C.Hub Magazine 100 Most Influential Creatives in 2016.

Austin holds an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council, a Fellow of the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS), a Fellow of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria (IoD), a member of the Initiative for Global Development (IGD), and a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG).

He is the Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Computer Warehouse Group (CWG), a Pan-African ICT Company, with direct operations in Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda, and serving customers in 11 other African countries.

TUNDE Okoturo.

Babatunde Okoturo Non-Executive Director on the board of Cordros Capital Limited.

Babatunde is an astute financial services professional and entrepreneur who has garnered securities trading and investment banking experience from working in executive capacities across several banking and non-banking financial institutions, including Bank of Credit and Commerce International Nigeria Limited, Centre-Point Investments Limited, and Shiroro Finance Limited.

Babatunde is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (FCS). He serves on the Board of several notable companies, including Food Emporium International Limited, owners of Barcelo’s franchise in West Africa; and Chairman of Alfred George Nigeria Limited, a venture Capitalist and investment Consultancy services firm.

IKECHUKWU Egboga.

Ikechukwu Egboga is a Non-Executive Director on the board of Cordros Capital Limited.

Ikechukwu is a registered Engineer and a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with extensive experience in accounting, auditing, management consulting, projects management, marine operations, and engineering construction. He is a co-founder and currently the Managing Director/CEO of Petra Services Limited, a multi service oil and gas engineering company.

His professional experience cover accounting, auditing, and financial control during his years of consulting for various multinationals, including Chevron, and Zenith Bank Plc while he was with Deloitte Haskins & Sells, and subsequently PriceWaterHouse.

He was an Executive Director at C& I Leasing Plc, and currently a Non- Executive Director in several companies, including St Patrick Farms Limited.

MBANUGO Udenze.

Mbanugo Udenze is a Non-Executive Director on the board of Cordros Capital Limited.

Mbanugo is a Legal Practitioner, specialised in commercial law practice and litigation. He has built a strong experiential base in large financial transactions and corporate compliance, following his long-term company secretarial and legal representative roles in financial services, and the oil & gas servicing industry. He is a Notary Public, and the National Legal Adviser of the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES).

He is the Managing Partner of Mbanugo Udenze & Co. which acts as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary to bluechip companies and institutions. He also sits on the Board of several privately held limited companies in Nigeria. He is President of the Pension Lawyers Association of Nigeria.

Management Team .

Everything we do is guided by our passionate and tireless Management Team. Made up of trusted industry leaders and experienced managers, they are dedicated to pursuing the exceptional and achieving world-class standards in the Nigerian Capital market.

WALE Agbeyangi.
Group Managing Director

Wale Agbeyangi is the Group Managing Director/CEO of Cordros Capital Limited.

Wale is a consummate entrepreneur and investment banker with specialist knowledge of Securities Trading, Asset Management and Investment Banking Services. He has an extensive global network of Institutional, high network clients and investors across the financial markets.

He holds a LLB in Law from the University of Lagos and was enrolled at the Nigerian Law School where he got certified as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court. He also holds an MBA from the Business School Netherlands (BSN), and is an Authorized Dealer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS).

FEMI Ademola, CFA.
Executive Director

Femi Ademola is an Executive Director at Cordros Capital Limited. He supervises the Investment Banking business.

Femi is a finance and investment professional with over 17 years’ experience covering audit and financial advisory, investment banking, credit analysis, risk management, relationship management, economic and financial analysis, investment management, and financial market research. He is an expert and has executed various financial advisory and capital raising deals such as debt and equity capital, mergers and acquisitions, and structured financing.

Femi holds a first degree in Accounting and Finance, an MBA from the Lagos Business School, a Master’s Degree in Actuarial Science from the University of Ibadan, and an M.Sc. Finance (Economic Policy) from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (ACS).

Before joining Cordros Capital, Femi worked with the BGL Group, Wema Bank Plc, and National Bank of Nigeria Limited. He also had a stint in accounting practice with Oyelami Soetan Adeleke & Co (Chartered Accountants), now Baker Tilly & Co (Nigeria).

BRIDGET Bayo-Ajayi.
MD, Cordros Registrars

Bridget is a commercially astute and proven share registration professional with over 17 years’ experience in exceptional customer experience, business development, relationship management, and financial operations. She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and Associate Membership of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (lCMR).

Before joining Cordros, Bridget held senior positions at Africa Prudential Plc, and First Registrars and Investor Services Limited.

CHRISTIAN Orajekwe.
MD, Cordros Securities

Christian is the Managing Director of Cordros Securities Limited.

Christian is an astute securities dealer in the Nigerian Capital Market with vast expertise in corporate advisory and research. In addition to his role as MD, he oversees the Research & Strategy division at Cordros. 

Prior to joining Cordros, Christian held strategic positions at Planet Capital Limited and Investment One Financial Services Limited (formerly GTB Assets Management).

He holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics from Delta State University. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA), an Authorized Dealer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (ACIS).

IFEOMA Udom.
Ag. MD, Cordros Trustees

Ifeoma obtained a master’s degree in International Commercial Law with distinction from the University of Nottingham, UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Benin and has also been called to the Nigerian Bar.

Prior to joining Cordros Trustees Limited, Ifeoma led the team at Vetiva Trustees as Managing Director. She had also worked at Diamond Capital & Financial Markets Limited (Head, Legal Advisory), Royal Exchange Assurance Plc, Nigeria (Head, Trustees Department) & Zenith Trust Company Limited amongst others.

Ifeoma has vast experience gained from Trust, Legal and Corporate Finance roles in various capital market transactions and possesses a remarkably distinct competence in the structuring of legal and trust arrangements for corporate entities and the set up / management of equity/debt structures.

GBOLAHAN Aina.
Ag. MD, Cordros Asset Management

Gbolahan is an economist and a consummate investment banking professional whose experience cuts across corporate strategy, investment research, corporate finance and portfolio management.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS).

Adebolahan is a strategic thinker with an in-depth knowledge of various asset classes and the financial market. He has been actively involved in key projects relating to restructuring, financial advisory and capital raising. He is a frequent commentator on economic matters and the financial markets.

Prior to joining Cordros, he headed the Managed Portfolio Unit at AIICO Capital where he managed a multi-asset portfolio in excess of N46 billion.

SHOLA Bola-Audu.
Director, Cordros Insurance Brokers

Shola has over ten years’ experience in the financial service sector, having worked in the various subsidiaries of Cordros Capital Limited. She currently heads the Institutional Sales desk in Cordros Securities and oversees the Channel Sales Lagos team. She worked in Celtel Nigeria Limited before joining Cordros.

Shola is currently running her MBA program at the Lagos Business School (Pan Atlantic University), She is an alumna of the New York Institute of Finance.  She holds a BSc. in Computer Science with Mathematics option, and is an Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Management (AMIN). She has garnered varied experience in Business Development, Client Relationship Management, Portfolio Management/ Diversification and Fixed Income Trading.

OMOTAYO Adedokun.
Chief Financial Officer

Omotayo is an experienced Finance Professional with over fourteen years hands-on experience in treasury management, regulatory reporting, financial accounting, performance management, tax planning and management, and financial best practices across reputable financial institutions in the Nigerian Financial Service Industry. 

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Ado-Ekiti (now Ekiti State University), and a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Lagos. He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Taxation of Nigeria.

Before joining Cordros, Omotayo worked at Equitorial Trust Bank Limited, Sterling Bank Plc, Unity Bank Plc, ALM Trustees Limited, and Radix Pension Managers Limited where he recorded impressive results.

ABIGAIL Utomi.
Head, Abuja Business Office

Abigail manages Business Development and Channel Sales for the Group in Abuja and the rest of the North of Nigeria.

With a decade’s experience, Abigail has been able to garner a vast pool of clients across market segments. Before joining Cordros, she worked in the Private Banking and Retail Divisions at Investment One Financial Services Limited (Formerly GTB Asset Management Ltd) and  at Kakawa Asset Management Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of FBN Merchant Bank (formerly Kakawa Discount House Limited).

She holds a B.Sc in Accounting from the University of Benin, and a PGD in Information Technology from HIIT. She is also a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, United Kingdom, and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (ACS).

OLANIKE Olabode.
MD, Cordros Insurance Brokers

Olanike is the Managing Director of the Cordros Insurance Brokers Limited.

She is a versatile underwriter and marketer of insurance products with over two decades of progressive experience. Olanike is a graduate of the Polytechnic of Ibadan with Distinction. She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), and Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM). She has attended several technical and marketing courses across the country.

She previously held strategic positions at Mutual Life & General Insurance Limited, Great Nigeria Insurance Plc. Cornerstone Insurance Plc., and Unitrust Insurance Co. Limited where she was exposed to various aspects of insurance, including marketing, underwriting, claims management, and reinsurance underwriting. Before joining Cordros Insurance Brokers, she was a General Manager at African General Insurance Brokers Limited.

NKECHI Ofoegbu.
Head, Corporate Services

Ifeoma obtained a master’s degree in International Commercial Law with distinction from the University of Nottingham, UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Benin and has also been called to the Nigerian Bar.

Prior to joining Cordros Trustees Limited, Ifeoma led the team at Vetiva Trustees as Managing Director. She had also worked at Diamond Capital & Financial Markets Limited (Head, Legal Advisory), Royal Exchange Assurance Plc, Nigeria (Head, Trustees Department) & Zenith Trust Company Limited amongst others.

Ifeoma has vast experience gained from Trust, Legal and Corporate Finance roles in various capital market transactions and possesses a remarkably distinct competence in the structuring of legal and trust arrangements for corporate entities and the set up / management of equity/debt structures.