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Board Of Directors

Board of Directors

Jani Ibrahim
Acting Chairman

Jani Ibrahim (FNSE, FAEng., OON, mni)  has extensive experience in the Aviation, Oil and Gas industry. He was a former Managing Director of Nigerian Airways Limited and Stallion Property and Development Company Limited (NNPC/Unipetrol Joint Venture Company).

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Ifie Sekibo
Managing Director / CEO

Mr Sekibo is a thorough-bred alumnus of the renowned Harvard Business School OPM class (2006-2009) and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (2002) with over two decades professional work experience spanning across the financial...

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Directors

Adewunmi Ogunsanya
Director

Mr. Adewunmi Adedeji Ogunsanya (SAN) graduated with a law degree from the University of Kent in Canterbury UK in 1984 and thereafter proceeded to the Nigerian Law School where he qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1985 …

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Ndutimi Alaibe
Director

Timi Alaibe is an accomplished technocrat and businessman. His experience has included serving Nigeria in some of its most eminent government institutions. A graduate of Accounting from the University of Science and Technology...

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Oluwayemisi Disu
Director

Mrs. Disu has had a successful career with various banks which spanned 25 years, during which she worked in various departments such as Corporate Banking, Foreign Exchange Treasury, International Operations, Branch Banking...

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Jani Ibrahim has extensive experience in the Aviation, Oil and Gas industry. He was a former Managing Director of Nigerian Airways Limited and Stallion Property and Development Company Limited (NNPC/Unipetrol Joint Venture Company). He obtained a First Class B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Greenwich University and is an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School. He is a fellow of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, United Kingdom and Member, Energy Institute of United Kingdom. He is a fellow of the Highest Engineering Institution in Nigeria, The Nigerian Academy of Engineering. Jani Ibrahim is an alumnus of the Prestigious NIPSS Kuru and a member of the National Institute (mni).

Jani Ibrahim is a member of various professional associations including; A Past Chairman, Conference of Northern States Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture; National Vice President, Nigeria Association of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture and Past President of the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI) for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru. He is an awardee of the National Honour Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON).

Mr Sekibo is a thorough-bred alumnus of the renowned Harvard Business School OPM class (2006-2009) and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (2002) with over two decades professional work experience spanning across the financial services and energy sectors.

He is a tenacious Entrepreneur, passionate game changer and result oriented professional with a proven track record in turn-around management. These attributes consistently drive his vision to lead tenacious teams which mobilize strategic investments and capital injection to resuscitate and restructure moribund Companies to the path of sustained profitability. In 2003, he led a team which acquired Global Assurance Company Limited, previously under the technical management of the National Insurance Commission. As Executive Vice Chairman, he steered the new institution, International Energy Insurance (IEI), which emerged as a frontline Insurance Company in Nigeria, undertaking a successful capital raise and listing on the Floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Again in 2009, he led another team of professionals which nurtured the re-birth of the erstwhile Societe Generale Bank which was transformed to an Innovative Commercial Bank with Regional Authorization called Heritage Banking Company Ltd where he served as the pioneer Managing Director/CEO. His passion and relentless drive for turn-around management is further evidenced by the recent successful acquisition of Enterprise Bank Ltd, to create a bigger, better and stronger Heritage Bank Ltd following rigorous and novel regulatory approval processes leading to the dissolution of the erstwhile Institutions comprising HBCL & EBL to birth the New Bank.

Mr Sekibo is a valued member and Fellow of a number of Professional Institutes including the Institute of Directors; Institute of Petroleum, London; Nigerian Institute of Management; Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

 

Mr. Adewunmi Adedeji Ogunsanya graduated with a law degree from the University of Kent in Canterbury UK in 1984 and thereafter proceeded to the Nigerian Law School where he qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1985. He obtained his LLM from the prestigious University of Lagos in 1987. Mr. Ogunsanya has been in active private practice from 1985 till date; a passion which he derived from his late father, Chief Adebayo Ogunsanya (SAN), one time President of Nigerian Bar Association. He is one of the Principal Partners of the law firm of Messrs Ogunsanya & Ogunsanya, a reputable law firm in Lagos, Nigeria.

He is the Chairman of Multichoice Nigeria Limited, a Multi-Billion Dollar Entertainment Conglomerate, owners and operators of brands such as DSTV, Supersports and GoTv. He is also the Chairman of Trocadero Group of Companies.

He has been actively involved in the reformation and restoration of his alma mater Igbobi College, Lagos, Nigeria.

The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee recently conferred on Mr. Adewunmi Adedeji Ogunsanya the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

Timi Alaibe is an accomplished technocrat and businessman. His experience has included serving Nigeria in some of its most eminent government institutions.

A graduate of Accounting from the University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, he also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, Nigeria.

A seasoned banker with a robust private sector experience of over 20 years serving at various levels with KPMG, African Continental Bank, All States Trust Bank, Cosmopolitan Bancshares, Societe Generale Bank (now Heritage Bank PLC), Zomay Marine and Logistics Group and Zomay Offshore services where he currently sits as Chairman. He is a member of several professional organizations including the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Chartered Administrators, Institute of Corporate Executives, and a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM), amongst others.

In 2001, Mr. Alaibe was appointed Executive Director (Finance and Administration) at the newly created Niger Delta Development Commission and he was undoubtedly instrumental to the establishment of a healthy financial regime for the commission. Along with his colleagues, he set in motion a coordinated response mechanism to the short, medium and long-term developmental challenges of the Niger Delta. These included the development of an Integrated Regional Development Master Plan, Interim Action Plan for key projects in the States, as well as programmes for skill acquisition and a re-orientation and empowerment of youths. In April 2007, he was appointed Managing Director/CEO of the commission; a position he successfully held until April 2009 when his tenure expired.

Shortly after he was appointed Honorary Special Adviser and subsequently Substantive Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and the Chief Executive Officer of the Presidential Amnesty Programme in October 2009. He became the Chief Negotiator for the Federal Government in the disarmament of the militants who had held the Niger Delta region of Nigeria hostage for years. He successfully negotiated disarmament terms and conditions with the Niger Delta Militants and got them to surrender weapons in their possession in an exercise that is arguably the most successful disarmament exercise in the history of Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) in Africa.

He was a member of the Niger Delta Technical Committee appointed by the President Yar’Adua administration in September 2008 to collate, review and distil the various reports, suggestions and recommendations on the Niger Delta from the Willinks Commission Report (1958) to the present, and propose a summary of recommendations that will enable the Federal Government to achieve sustainable development, peace, human and environmental security in the Niger Delta Region.

Mrs Disu has had a successful career with various banks which spanned 25 years, during which she worked in various departments such as Corporate Banking, Foreign Exchange Treasury, International Operations, Branch Banking, Energy Sector, Telecommunications, Oil and Gas (downstream), Public Sector, Credit & Marketing, Audit and Investigation.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree ( Cum Laude) in Business Administration from United States International University, Watford, England. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (FCIS), Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) and an Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

Mrs Disu has attended several courses in Nigeria and abroad.

She is a member of various professional associations.

She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Nissi Investment Limited.

Jude Chuks Monye was born on 6th June 1967. He is the Executive Director, Business Banking and Executive Compliance Officer of Heritage Bank Plc.

Mr. Monye was born in Agbor, Ika North/East, Delta State, in 1967. He hails from Ika North/East Local Government Area of Delta State. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has 5 Masters’ degree and one PhD in Credit Management.

Dr. Monye began his career in Citigroup as a Risk Analyst in 1993 and was promoted to the rank of Senior Risk Analyst. Following which he joined MBC International Bank Limited in 2000 as Group Head, Credit Risk Management & Compliance and was promoted to the position of Head, Structured Assets, and thereafter Assistant Vice-President, Risk Management/Finance & Control. In 2005, he was appointed as Vice-President, Chief Credit Officer in Bank PHB Plc, after which he became the Managing Executive for South Bank.

In 2010, he became the Director, Risk Advisory & Management of Figure Real Financing and Accounting, Toronto. He was the Chief Compliance Officer in Wema Bank Plc in 2011, and was thereafter made the Chef Risk Officer.

In 2015, he was engaged as an Executive Director/Chief Risk Office of Heritage Bank Plc and is currently the Executive Officer Business Banking and Executive Compliance Officer of Heritage Bank Plc.

Dr. Monye obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1990. He has 5 Masters’ degree in various fields as follos; Managerial Psychology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria 1996, Masters in Business Administration – University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1998, Master’s in project management from the Schulich Business School; York University Canada 2010 – 2011, Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Bangor, Wales    2016 and Master’s in Law (LLM) from the University of South Wales United Kingdom  2019. He also has a PhD in Credit Management -LPCM from the International University, Panama in 2017.

Dr. Monye belongs to various professional bodies where he serves in different capacities. He is a member of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), Board of Directors of Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria (ELAN), Board of Directors of Enterprise Development Scheme of PAN African University, Lagos.

Dr. Monye was the president of Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN) from 2015 to 2018. He is a Certified Risk Manager (CRM) as certified by the RIMAN (Risk Management Association of Nigeria). He is also a member of RIMAN’s Board of Trustees and The Executive Council of RIMAN.

Dr. Monye is a member of the Institute of Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration, an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, and in Scotland. He is also a Council Member/Gen. Secretary of the Bank Directors Association of Nigeria (BDAN).