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Our Leadership
BOARD OF DIRECTORS FBN Holdings Plc is governed by the Board of Directors drawn from different facets of the society. The Board members are highly successful individuals in their various fields of endeavour. The board meets regularly during the year to discuss reviews and reports on the business and plans of the Holdings Company.
Dr. Oba Otudeko CFR Group Chairman
Oba Otudeko (CFR) is the Chairman, FBN Holdings Plc. and Honeywell Group Limited. He is a foremost and visionary Nigerian entrepreneur reputed for his highly successful domestic and foreign investments cutting across diverse sectors of the economy. He served on the Board of FirstBank between May 1997 and December 2010 when he retired as Chairman. He was also the founding Chairman of FBN Bank (UK) Limited. He has, at various times, served on the Boards of Central Bank of Nigeria (1990–1997), Guinness Nigeria Plc. (1999–2003), British American Tobacco Ltd (2001–2004) and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, headquartered in Lome, Togo (2002–2010). Between September 2006 and August 2009, he was the 16th President and Chairman of Council of The Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Dr. Otudeko holds the Nigerian National Honour of Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR) awarded in 2011. He is a Chartered Banker, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Corporate Secretary. He was Chancellor of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State and currently serves as a member of the Office of Distinguished Friends of London Business School (UK). Dr. Otudeko is the founder of Oba Otudeko Foundation (OOF), a not-for-profit organization. He is happily married with children.
Urum Kalu (“UK”) Eke, MFR Group GMD/CEO
Urum Kalu (UK) Eke assumed office as Group Managing Director, FBN Holdings Plc. on January 1, 2016. He joined the Board of First Bank of Nigeria Limited in 2011 as Executive Director, Public Sector South and until his appointment as GMD of FBN Holdings was Executive Director, South at FirstBank. UK Eke is a seasoned banker with deep financial services experience spanning diverse areas including risk management, consulting, taxation, process engineering, capital market operations and business assurance. He began his career with the professional firm of Deloitte Haskins & Sells International where he rose to a Senior Audit Consultant prior to joining Diamond Bank Plc. where he worked for 19 years and became Executive Director, Regional Businesses, Lagos & West.

UK Eke has over 30 years of professional experience and he brings his wealth of knowledge to the Boards of a number of institutions where he serves as Non-Executive Director including FBN Bank (UK) Limited, First Pension Custodian Limited and Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC). He holds a first degree in Political Science from the University of Lagos and an MBA in Project Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

A philanthropist and a respected business administrator, UK Eke is a Paul Harris Fellow of The Rotary Club International, a Member of the Institute of Management Consultants, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and recipient of Nigeria’s National Honor of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).

He is happily married with children.
Dr. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan Non-Executive Director
Dr. Adesola (“Sola”) Kazeem Adeduntan is the Managing Director/CEO of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries. Prior to this appointment, he was Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer for the Bank. Before joining FirstBank in July 2014, Sola was a Director and the pioneer Chief Financial Officer/Business Manager of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC). He has served as a Senior Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer at Citibank Nigeria Limited, a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Group of KPMG Professional Services and a Manager at Arthur Andersen Nigeria.

Sola also had a brief stint at the defunct Afribank Nigeria Plc (now acquired by Skye Bank) as a graduate trainee where he worked mainly in banking operations. Over the course of his sterling career, he has garnered expertise in diverse areas of management including financial and risk management, treasury, performance management, strategy design and execution, Information Technology and Compliance. Sola attended the University of Ibadan, where he obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Cranfield University Business School, United Kingdom which he attended as a “British Chevening Scholar.”

He has attended executive/leadership programmes at Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford and INSEAD. Sola is a Director of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Nigeria Interbank Settlement System PLC (NIBSS) and FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange as well as a member of Sigma Educational Foundation, which is focused on enhancing the quality of tertiary education system in Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is happily married with children and loves music especially Africa folktale music.
Hamza Sule Wuro Bokki (Ph.D.) Non-Executive Director
Dr Hamza Sule Wuro Bokki joined the Board of FBN Holdings Plc as an Independent Non-Executive Director in August 2014. He brings to the Board his expertise spanning over two decades in Asset Management and Pension Administration. He was the first student to be awarded a first class degree in Public Administration from the University of Maiduguri. He also holds a master’s degree and PhD in Public Administration and Policy Analysis. Dr Bokki is a Fellow of the Chartered Pension Institute of Nigeria and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.

He serves on the Boards and Audit Committees of several companies in public and private sectors. He was Managing Director of the Gombe State Investment and Property Development Company Limited where he revamped the financial position of the company, as well as the pioneer MD/CEO of APT Pensions which he brought to profitability within four years. He also served as Honourable Commissioner for Trade & Industry, Gombe State between 2012 and 2014, where he successfully ran the GMSG/BOI entrepreneurship development programme which was adjudged the best in the country. He serves as MD/CEO of NPF pensions limited. Dr Bokki has attended several executive programmes on Corporate Governance and Audit Committees. He is married with children.
Oye Hassan-Odukale MFR. Non-Executive Director
Oye Hassan-Odukale holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration from the University of Houston, and has since 1994 held the position of Managing Director/ CEO of Leadway Assurance Company Limited, a foremost underwriting firm in Nigeria. His appointment was preceded by over 15 years of experience in insurance brokerage, underwriting, investments and general management.

Mr. Hassan-Odukale is a recipient of the national honor, Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) and sits on the board of several blue-chip companies in Nigeria. He was a Non-Executive Director on the Board of First Bank of Nigeria Plc. between 1999 and 2010 and he is the current Chairman of FBN Bank (UK) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of FirstBank in the city of London. Mr. Hassan-Odukale is a Munich Re scholar, Securities and Exchange Commission accredited Investment Manager and Portfolio Advisor. He is married with children and enjoys listening to music, reading and travelling.
Chidi Anya Non-Executive Director
Chidi has over 25 years post call experience within the Nigerian legal system and is the Managing Partner of The Channings Law Firm, established in 1997. He provides leadership and strategic direction for the firm, and has for many years been recognized by his clients and peers as a leading commercial and corporate law specialist. His initial pupillage was with LN Mbanefo SAN, followed by a period as an Associate Counsel at Akin Delano & Company, Ibadan, Nigeria and Senior Associate Counsel at Debo Akande & Company, Lagos, Nigeria, prior to the setting up of his firm- The Channings Law Firm.

His legal career has equipped him with high level skills in negotiation, administration, communication, management, advocacy and ethical leadership, which he brings to the Board. Mr. Anya also acts as Company Secretary to a number of leading indigenous conglomerates operating in strategic sectors of the Nigerian economy, where he provides guidance on corporate governance and compliance matters. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). Chidi is married with three children and loves gardening, reading, writing, intellectual debate and philanthropy.
Otunba (Mrs) Adebola Abosede Osibogun Non-Executive Director
Otunba (Mrs.) ‘Debola Osibogun was appointed to the Board of FBN Holdings Plc. in January 2015. She brings to the board 31 years of immense financial services experience covering real estate financing, trusteeship, retail savings and loans at various institutions. She holds a Master of Science degree in Banking & Finance and a Bachelor of Education in Economics, both from the prestigious University of Ibadan. A Fellow and current President of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, she is also Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Nigerian Institute of Management. She had an illustrious financial services career, serving meritoriously at Co-operative Bank Plc., Coop Savings & Loans Limited, Skye Bank Plc. and Skye Trustees Limited. She was the Managing Director of Skye Trustees Limited and currently the Managing Director of Davidfinn Global Concept Limited.

An astute researcher and writer, Otunba Osibogun has published several articles and papers expounding on primary mortgage institutions and creation of mortgages. She has also served on the board of leading mortgage institutions including FBN Mortgages Limited as a Non-executive director, Coop Savings & Loans Limited as Managing Director and was the National President of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Nigeria. Otunba Osibogun has also served on several committees at the National level as Member of the Presidential Committee on Housing and Urban Development, the Presidential Committee on Mortgage Finance and Executive Member, Nigerian Real Estate Developers Association. She is happily married and loves basketball, polo and golf.
Omatseyin Akene Ayida Non-Executive Director
Omatseyin Akene Ayida joined the Board of FBN Holdings Plc. in January 2015. He brings to the Board his expertise spanning over two decades in Portfolio Management, Risk and Strategic Human Resource Management. Mr. Ayida is the Managing Director of Ruyat Oil Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. He was previously the Managing Director of Capital Bank International Plc. where he led the successful buyout of the bank and merger of the lender with Access Bank Plc. and Marina International Bank in 2005, creating value for the shareholders.

Before joining Capital Bank International in 2001, he served with Commercial Bank (Credit Lyonnais) Nigeria Limited in various capacities in the Corporate Finance Department, Multinational Corporate Banking, and Human Resource Management for the institution and rose to become the Deputy Managing Director in 1998. He also led the successful transformation of Credit Lyonnais to Capital Bank over an 11 month period in 2001.

Mr. Ayida, an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, has served on the board of several institutions. He has attended several executive programmes at Harvard Business School, Lagos Business School and Centre International de Management et D’enseigment Strategique (CIMES). He is a golf lover and is married with children.
Oluwande Muoyo Independent Non-Executive Director
Mrs. Oluwande Muoyo joined the board of FBN Holdings Plc. on July 19, 2016. She brings to the Board over 30 years’ post-professional qualification experience in the private and public sectors, with key strengths in policy formulation, relationship management and business development. Oluwande holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Lagos. She is a Chartered Accountant and Banker and the immediate past Honourable Commissioner for Budget and Planning in Ogun State. Prior to this appointment, she had worked with Stanbic IBTC for over 22 years, in various parts of the Bank – Financial Control, Treasury and Financial Services, Trade Finance and Corporate Banking. Her Accountancy training was with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

A Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Mrs. Muoyo has acquired competencies and skills in Public Financial Management, Banking, Budgeting, Planning, Financial Control, Auditing and Taxation. She is on the Governing Board of the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), which is a member of CGIAR (formerly known as the Consortium Group of Institutes of Agricultural Research). She has attended training programmes at the Harvard Business School and Lagos Business School. She is happily married with children and enjoys walking, cycling and playing golf.
Cecilia Akintomide, OON Director
Cecilia Akintomide joined the Board of FBN Holdings Plc. on July 19, 2016. She is a seasoned professional with executive level management experience. She was, until recently, Vice President Secretary General of the African Development Bank, where she was responsible for managing the secretariat as well as shareholder relations involving 80 member states. She was also responsible for the work programs of the Boards, and the institution’s diplomatic relations. In addition, she was a member of the senior management coordination and operations committees and chaired the committee for the preparation of the Annual Meetings.
Prior to her role as VPSG, she headed the public and private sector financing legal services team, covering projects in the whole of Africa, and also served as Chief Counsel Institutional Affairs, as well as Finance Counsel. She brings to the Board of FBN Holdings Plc., her wealth of management experience, particularly from an international financial institution, and her legal experience spanning over 30 years’ post call to bar, with expertise in corporate governance, institutional affairs, business reorganisations and financing. She has practiced law in different jurisdictions, including as a Business Reorganisation Associate in the law firm of Weil Gotshal & Manges, in New York, and as a Junior Associate at O. Thomas & Co., Lagos.
She was a member of the United Nations election monitoring team for the 1994 presidential elections in South Africa, won by Nelson Mandela. She was awarded Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2014 for her meritorious contributions in the field of International Development. She is experienced in working and leading in a multicultural and bilingual environment. Cecilia is a frequent speaker at international events on Law, Development and Gender. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar and the New York Bar. She holds gold and bronze medals in swimming, and is a Deacon as well as a member of the church choir.
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