Oscar Onyema is the Chief Executive Officer of The Nigerian Stock Exchange, a position he assumed in April 2011. Prior to this role, he served for over 20 years in United States financial markets and the Nigerian information technology sector. Mr. Onyema is the Chairman of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) Limited, the clearing house for the Nigerian capital market; he is also a Council member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CIS). He is the Vice President of the African Securities Exchanges Association, and a Global Agenda Council member of the World Economic Forum.
In 2009, Mr. Onyema founded Market Strategists LLC and consulted under the Gerson Lehrman Group in the United States, successfully enabling decision-makers at investment firms and corporations better understand financial products, services, companies, and issues in global financial markets. Mr. Onyema served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at American Stock Exchange (Amex), which he joined in 2001. He was the first person of colour to hold that position, and was instrumental in integrating the Amex equity business into the NYSE Euronext equity business after their acquisition of Amex in 2008. He then managed the NYSE Amex equity trading business, which he helped position as a premier market for small and mid-cap securities.
For approximately five years, Mr. Onyema served as Adjunct Lecturer of Economics at Pace University, New York. In 2008, he received the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7, 24 and 63 brokerage licenses through Seamount Execution Services LLC, a FINRA member firm in New York. He remains active in the Security Traders Association of New York, and in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, USA. In the late 1990s, he held various positions at New York Mercantile Exchange where he managed futures market structure initiatives. He started his post-NYSC career in Nigeria at Data Processing Maintenance and Services Ltd. (an IBM business partner) where he sold mid-range IBM systems.
Mr. Onyema holds an MBA in Finance and Investments from Baruch College, New York. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Mr. Ade Bajomo, Executive Director of The Nigerian Stock Exchange for Market Operations and Technology, leads the operations and technology transformation of the leading Sub-Saharan African exchange as it repositions for growth and global leadership through effective exploitation of technology and efficient business and market operations processes.
With a wealth of experience and track record in the global financial services sector spanning banking, capital markets, asset management and insurance, Mr. Bajomo has led major transformation and service improvement programmes, participated in business growth initiatives and technology and operations integration of acquired entities in the sector.
Prior to joining The Exchange, he worked at Barclays Bank PLC., leading the Replatforming Programmes for Africa and Indian Ocean region to achieve significant technology and business operations benefits in the region.
Mr. Bajomo has also held several director level/leadership positions in the UK financial services sector, including Technology Director at Fortis Bank UK, Head of IT Systems and Strategy at Pearl Insurance UK and management roles at Deutsche Bank and Morgan Grenfell Asset Management.
He has over 23 years of professional experience and is a chartered member of the British Computer Society.
MBA degree from City Business School, London
M.Sc (with distinction) in Information Systems Engineering
B.Sc degree in Engineering
Ms. Tinuade Awe was appointed Head of the Legal and Regulation Division and Secretary to the Council of The Exchange on August 1, 2012. She is a member of the Executive Committee of The Exchange. Prior to her appointment, she had consulted with The Exchange in different capacities.
She has a wealth of experience and a solid track record across organizations on three continents, including with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, in The Hague, the Netherlands; the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, Switzerland; and top tier law firms in Nigeria and New York. Ms. Awe has been involved in major regulatory initiatives, including as Project Director of the CBN-SEC Joint Task Force on the Intervened Banks from April to August 2010.
For seven (7) years, she was an attorney with the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, a leading law firm with global presence. At Simpson Thacher, her clients included global financial institutions and capital markets players. She also represented regulated entities in their dealings with their regulators, including the Office of the Comptroller of Currency and the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States. Ms. Awe commenced her legal career with Banwo & Ighodalo, one of the leading capital markets law firms in Nigeria.
During 2007 and 2008, Ms. Awe took time off from the law to indulge her passion for education and leadership as Anglophone West Africa Associate Director of Admissions for the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa, a two-year educational institution established to develop young African leaders in all genres of human endeavor. At the Academy, she assisted with the design and development of the Academy’s student recruitment and public awareness strategy for Anglophone West Africa.
Ms. Awe has over eighteen (18) years of professional experience and is a member of both the Nigerian and New York Bars.
Her interests include education, gender and development, art, and traveling.
She holds LL.M Degrees from Harvard Law School and The London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as an LL.B Degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Mr. Bola Adeeko is the Head, Corporate Services Division of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) where he has general oversight functions for Administration, Corporate Communications, Government Relations and Human Resources Departments of The Exchange.
Bola has over 20 years of broad professional experience spanning various functions such as Finance, Program Management, Product Development and Sales-Relationship Management, working for large global firms such as JPMorgan Chase, First Data Corporation and Sara Lee.
Prior to joining the Nigerian bourse, he was a Vice President, Global Trade Finance at JPMorgan Chase, where he most recently was responsible for developing new trade finance business and managing a client portfolio of Fortune 1000 companies in the Oil and Gas, Mining and Power sectors. During his 11 year stint with the bank, he also managed strategic large scale program initiatives and attained a Six-Sigma Black Belt certification from leading one of such efforts.
Bola is a member of the Executive Committee of The Exchange and the Management Liaison to the Governance & Remuneration Committee of the National Council of The NSE. He is a director on NSE Consult (subsidiary of NSE) Board and a member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria.
MBA - Finance & Marketing from Hood College, Frederick, Maryland (USA)
BSc - Accounting from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State
Mrs Taba Peterside has twenty six years of local and international experience in investment banking, financial sector regulation and analysis, and multi country programme management. She is currently a General Manager at The Nigerian Stock Exchange and Head of Listings Sales and Retention, responsible for bringing new companies to list and strengthening relationships with already listed companies. She joined The Exchange in November 2008 and has previously headed the Compliance, Regulation & Risk Management, and Alternative Securities Market functions.
As head of Corporate Finance at the then Investment Banking & Trust Company (now Stanbic IBTC), she grew its business to become the pre-eminent name in Nigerian corporate finance. At the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, one of the world’s most respected deposit insurers, she was responsible for risk management and corporate governance compliance among insured banks. Mrs Peterside has also been a Program Manager with the International Finance Corporation (the private sector arm of the World Bank group) based in Ghana, from where she led equipment leasing technical assistance programs in Ghana, Tanzania and Rwanda. Under her leadership, Ghana and Tanzania experienced a significant rise in leasing volumes, and a leasing law was passed in Tanzania. Mrs Peterside was also a pioneer staff of the Africa Finance Corporation.
Mrs Peterside has an active interest in financial market development and economics and is an accomplished public speaker and presenter. She has been a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, and a correspondent for the Economist Intelligence Unit, for which she authored specialised financial sector reports on Nigeria and Canada. She also participates actively on several committees on various aspects of capital market development.
Mrs Peterside holds a B.A (Hons) in Development Studies (Economics) from the University of Kent, Canterbury, England, and a Masters in Development Economics from Dalhousie University, Halifax , Canada. Over the course of her career, she has undertaken a variety of professional development and leadership courses. She is also a Member of the Institute of Directors Nigeria and a member of Women in Management, Business and the Public Service (Wimbiz).
Mr. Obaseki joined The Nigerian Stock Exchange on March 12th, 1990 as an Executive Assistant. He rose to the status of a Manager in 1997, Senior Manager in 1999 and Principal Manager in 2002 and was promoted to an Assistant General Manager in January 2005. Mr. Obaseki was in January 2009, promoted to the position of a Deputy General Manager as a result of hard work and dedication to duty.
Mr. Obaseki has contributed to the growth and development of Information Technology in The Exchange. He is focused and possesses general managerial skills.
He was a member of the Automated Trading System (ATS) implementation team, a member of the team who saw to The newly Built Data Centre, member of the team who helped in putting together The Disaster recovery site, a member of the team who helped in the redesign of the trading floor in Lagos and also has been very much involved in the successful commissioning of all the trading floors and remote trading sites in Lagos.
He has attended several courses in the US, UK, Canada, Ghana and Nigeria. At present, he heads the Market Operations Unit.
MSc - Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems (ADMIS) (1997), London School of Economics and
BSC - Industrial Chemistry (1987) from the University of Benin
Member, The Nigerian Institute Of Management, Fellow, The Institute Of Management Specialists (UK), The Academy Of
Multi-Skills (UK), The Academy Of Executives & Administrators (UK) Fellow, Professional Business & Technical
Management (UK) Certification in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC)
Funso Fatobi is the Deputy General Manager, Branch Network in the Business Development Division and has twenty eight years of experience in investment banking, commercial bank lending, project appraisal, fund management, financial analysis and advisory services among others. He joined The Exchange in 2003 and was Head of Administration and Human Capital until September 2004 when he moved to head the Monitoring Unit of the Listing Department; his role being the effective management of the pre and post listing requirements as they affect listed companies on the Exchange.
Between 2005 and 2008, Mr. Fatobi was in charge of the Quotation/ Listing Unit where all listing applications are handled to ensure they meet with the Exchange’s listing standard. The repackaging of the alternative listing platform; THE ALTERNATIVE SECURITIES MARKET (ASeM) was his initiative.
Prior to joining the Exchange, Mr. Fatobi was the pioneer head of Corporate Finance department of Intercontinental Merchant Bank (now Intercontinental Bank PLC.) where he anchored the first company to be sold by the Federal Government under its privatization programme in the late nineteen eighties. He later became the Head of Intercontinental Bank’s Corporate Banking Division with responsibilities covering all commercial lending, primary capital market activities as well as the bank’s stockbrokerage subsidiary firm. In Icon Merchant Bank Ltd where he started his investment banking career, Mr. Fatobi was account officer to some of the major listed companies on the Exchange today.
Mr. Fatobi holds an MBA degree in Business Administration and has attended numerous professional training courses
and seminars both in Nigeria and internationally in Citibank, New York Institute of Finance, United States Securities
and Exchange Commission among others.
Mr Abdulmumini Ado Yola joined the Nigerian Stock Exchange 22 years ago as Executive Assistant rising through the ranks to the current position of Assistant General Manager/Head Administration.
Prior to this position Mr Yola was at various times Head Monitoring in the Quotations and Listings Directorate, Acting Head Emerging Markets Department and was part of the team that started the ASEM/PRIPEX Department.
His stay at Kano Branch was very resourceful as the Branch Manager; He was instrumental to the Automation of the Trading Floor as the first to go online next to Lagos and Abuja.
The Branch under his leadership Started full-scale Marketing programs such as Quotation Drive in addition to the traditional seminar and workshops. While in Kano Mr Yola served twice on the Privatization Committees of the Kano State Government and was a member of the Committee for the Reactivation of Industries in Kano.
MBA, Bayero University, Kano
He has attended various courses locally and internationally such as Computer and Management Information System, Fixed Income Suites, Developing Corporate Bonds, Structured Products, Islamic Products and Capital Market Development and Regulations etc. He is member of Nigerian Economic Society.
Dante is a communications professional with over thirteen years experience in Advertising, Corporate Identity Development, Events Management, Public Relations, New Product Development and Direct Marketing.
He was Head of Brand and Corporate Development at Cornerstone Financial Group where he had general oversight functions for R&D, Competitive Intelligence, Product Development, Internal and External Communications, Brand Management and Corporate Innovation. Before then, he was Head of Brand Development at TBWA and was in charge of the group’s 2nd line Full Service Communications firm where he was involved in the initiation, coordination and execution of communication initiatives for some of the most successful Nigerian Brands in the past nine years.
In the course of his career in marketing and communications, Dante worked as a consultant at different times with the Leo Burnett Advertising Group, Insight/Troyka Group and TBWA\Concept Group.
Dante has broad experience on local and multinational brands in the areas of Aviation, Tobacco, Telecoms, Health Care, Oil and Gas, Shipping, Banking, Food & Beverages, Insurance and State Governments.
BSc. Management Science from the University of Winneba, Ghana.
Professional Certificate in Public Relations from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.
Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from the Business Education Examinations Council.
Postgraduate in Marketing from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
He is an Alumnus of the School of Media & Communication, Pan-African University and an Associate of
the Institute of Direct Marketing, London.
Mohammed Aliu Momoh is an Assistant General Manager and Head of Broker Dealer Regulation at the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He has the overall responsibility for enforcing the rules governing “Dealing Member Firms” of The Nigerian Stock Exchange.
He Joined the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2004, and has at one time or the other headed the Listing Unit and Issuers Services Department of the Quotations and Listing Department, Head of Strategy Department of the Exchange. He also served as the Project Manager, Operating Model for the transformation programme of The Exchange, represented The Exchange on the Administrative Proceeding Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission amongst other project related duties and committee he is serving on.
Prior to joining The Exchange, he was the Group Financial Accountant of Dangote amongst other positions held in the organization, Senior Manager at Regal Finance, trained and qualified in as an Authorized Dealing Clerk TRW Stockbrokers Limited, Partner at Mohammadu & Associate, Dealer at the Consolidated Investment Limited (a member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange).
He currently serves on the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of Nigeria. He is a resource person and facilitator for Nigerian Capital, Market Institute, WAIFEM, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and many other professional and academic institutions.
He has served in various Committees of Council of the Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, and has been an Assessor and Examiner for these professional bodies. He was also Coordinating Consultant and member of the delegation to verify suitability of the Youth Information Center for the National Poverty Eradication Programme for the Niger Delta in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
A member of the marketing Commission of the Nigerian Olympic Committee, he served on the Sub Committee of the Council of The Nigerian Exchange on the review of tax law and issues relating to the Nigerian Capital Market and also represented the Exchange and Market Operators on the Securities and Exchange Commission Committee on Tax and related issues.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Finance (Second Class Upper Division), Post Graduate Diploma and Master’s Degree in Economics from Ambrose Alli University, Legal studies (specializing in Administrative law and Public Policy Studies) from the Lagos State University and Corporate Governance from Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom.
Professionally, he is a certified Project Management Professional and Public Private Partnership Specialist. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers , the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of Nigeria.
He is an alumnus of the West African Institute of Finance and Economic Management (WAIFEM), World Bank Institute, IMF Institute and Lagos Business School.
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