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Board of Directors


Nze Chidi Duru
is a law graduate of the Bendel State University, (now Ambrose Alli University), Ekpoma, Edo State. He was called to the Bar in 1989. Nze Duru was elected into the Federal House of Representatives in 1999 and played a key role in establishing the Pension Reform Act, 2004. He has served in various capacities as the Chairman of House Special Committee on Pension Reform Bill, Privatization and Commercialization of public parastatals as well as the Committee on Housing and Urban Development. He Chairs several other companies such as Aptics Limited, Correspondence Limited and Grand Towers Plc and is a board member of several others, including First Equity Securities Limited (stock brokers). He is a principal partner in law firm of Moka Mezue Okonkwo and Partners.
Mr. Robert Mbonu
graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of Nigeria and later obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos. He worked briefly as a Civil Engineer in the construction industry, before he joined the Banking Industry where he has worked in different Financial Institutions over a period spanning 18 years. His Banking career enabled him play managerial and team leading roles in Retail Banking (Credit and Marketing), Risk management, Regulatory Compliance, E-Banking, Strategy and Branch expansion. Key banking roles also include the setting up of strategic units in such areas as Equipment Leasing, Project Financing, Loan syndication, NERFUND/NEXIM and other Specialised funding and Credit recovery /loan workouts. An experienced Banker and Financial Consultant with a bias for Corporate Restructuring. He has attended several local and off-shore courses in core Banking, Management and Policy, an alumni of The Institute of Management Development (IMD) Lausanne, Switzerland, Graduate School of Management, London, and The Lagos Business School (CEP 13). He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, The Institute of Directors (IOD) and the Lagos Catholic Archdiocesan Wardens. Mr. Robert Mbonu is on the board of several companies including Beta Consortium Limited (owners of the new Ikoyi Hotel), The Art Exchange Limited and I-Skill Limited where he is also a member of the training faculty. He is founder and CEO of Melrose Capital Management Limited.
Alhaji Ariyo Olushekun
is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He is an Associate of both the Chartered Institute of Taxation and The Nigerian Institute of Management. He is also a Member of the Institute of Directors. Mr Olushekun is an Authorised Dealing Clerk of The Nigerian Stock Exchange and registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission as a Capital Market Operator. He holds MBA (Marketing) from the University of Lagos as well as HND (Upper Credit) in Accountancy from Yaba College of Technology. Mr. Olushekun has over eighteen years experience of active participation in various aspects of Investment Banking eleven out of which were spent at Centre-Point Bank Plc. He left Centre-Point in 1998 to establish and manage Capital Assets Limited, a leading Investment Banking outfit in Nigeria. Mr. Olushekun sits on the National Council of The Nigerian Stock Exchange as well as on the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He is also a Director of NSE Consult Limited, the Financial Advisory Arm of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. He currently serves on several committees of the Securities & Exchange Commission, The Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He has served in the past as the Director of Administration as well as the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria.
Mr. Stanley Duru
is a graduate of Rutgers University (Newark Campus) New Jersey. He has worked as Financial Analyst for KPMG and Schering Plough. He is a Director of Grand Towers PLC, a Nigerian real estate development and management company. He was awarded a Navy Marine Corp Achievement Medal, while enlisted in the US Navy.