Vice Chairman and Group Managing Director, Crusader (Nigeria) Plc
BSc, Accounting & Finance, State University of New York, Binghamton, New York(1975) MBA, York University, Toronto (1977)
Authorized Dealing Clerk, The Nigerian Stock Exchange(1978)
Continental Merchant Bank Limited (formerly Chase Merchant Bank 1979 – 1988)
Resigned from Continental Merchant Bank Limited as Deputy General Manager in 1988 to found Capital Bancorp Plc
Pioneer Managing Director of Capital Bancorp Plc (1988- 2009)
Chairman, SEC, Committee on the Reactivation of the Bond Market in Nigeria (2000)
President/Chairman of Council of The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (2001-2003)
Investment & Securities Tribunal, Assessor & Part-time Member (2002)
Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers
Previously served on the Council of The Nigerian Stock Exchange
Chairman, CrusaderSterling Pensions Limited
Chairman, NASD Limited, a new OTC Trading Platform
Aigboje Higo is a seasoned Investment Banker, Stockbroker and Pension Fund Manager with over 34 years of exposure, and expertise in the Financial Service industry.
Prior to working at Capital Bancorp Plc, Higo developed, progressed and advanced in his career. He was made the Managing Director/CEO of Pensions Alliance Limited; a subsidiary of FSDH from 2005 till 2009.
Due to his hard work and impeccable commitment to professionalism, he was made a Director in FDSH Asset Management Limited from 2003 to 2009. Higo also functioned as the Chief Operating Officer at FSDH Securities Limited from 1995 till 2005.
Earlier in his career, Higo worked as a Financial Analyst with Prudent Stockbrokers Ltd from 1987 to 1990 and rose to become the Manager for Corporate Finance at Prudent Merchant Bank Plc in 1990 and resigned in 1993. From 1993 till 1995, he worked as an Assistant Manager at Capital Bancorp Plc.
In 1988, Higo became an Authorized Dealing Clerk of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers in 1993.
Aigboje Higo studied International Business at Howard University, Washington D.C, and bagged his B.B.A in 1984 and was also awarded his M.B.A at American University, Washington D.C, USA, in 1985.
Mr. Gbolahan Olojede
Gbolahan OLOJEDE, BSc, MBA, ACA
Gbolahan is a resourceful corporate executive with work experience spanning over 30 years, 18 of which were spent at C-level and executive leadership roles. He is a consummate Finance and Accounts professional with extensive exposure to other functional areas including Marketing, Operations and Management at various levels. His industry exposure cuts across Professional Services, Investment & Corporate Banking, Print Media, Healthcare, Oil & Gas and Telecoms
He is a 1991 graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (1997), and an alumnus of Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas where he graduated top of his MBA class in 2004.
Mrs. Cecilia Osipitan
Mrs. Cecilia Osipitan (Representing Great Nigeria Insurance Plc.)
Managing Director/ CEO, Great Nigeria Insurance Plc( 2009- Date)
B.Sc. Physiotherapy, University of Ibadan, Oyo State 1984
Associate Member, Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), London 1995
MPA, Public Administration, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos(1997)
LLB Law, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria (2007)
Chief Executive Program, Lagos Business School (2007)
Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc, (1990- 2005), resigned as Executive Director in 2005
Member, Governing Council of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria
Member, Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA)
Over 22 years experience in all aspects of Insurance
Dr. Babatunde Awobo Pearse
Dr. Babatunde Awobo Pearse joined the Board of Directors in December 2017, and is a seasoned professional in the Oil and Gas industry, having led various multi-functional teams managing large multimillion-dollar projects for over 30 years. Dr. Pearse is currently the Principal of Awobo Pearse Engineering Ltd., a firm providing Commercial, Development and Execution Consulting and Engineering services to the Energy, Utilities, Environmental and Infrastructure industries. Preceding this Dr. Pearse held various top positions in ExxonMobil, the largest Integrated Oil Company in the world. Positions such as the Development Planning General Manager, Executive Senior Project Manager Gas & Power, EM Development Executive Select Stage Manager, to name a few. He also spent an appreciable amount of time working for the company abroad, in locations as diverse as the USA, Indonesia and Kazakhstan. Prior to joining ExxonMobil Dr. Pearse spent a number of years in academia, lecturing and performing research in institutions such as the Department of Engineering Analysis, University of Lagos, and the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. He has multiple publications available in respected engineering journals. His professional affiliations include membership of Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, and is also a registered Engineer (Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria).
Dr. Pearse possesses a B.Sc. in Chemical & Process Engineering from the University of Surrey, England, UK and a Ph.D. in Chemical & Process Engineering from the University of Birmingham, England, UK. He is a member of the Metropolitan Club of Lagos, the Lagos Dining Club, the Lagos Motor Boat Club and the Ikoyi 1938 Club of Lagos.
Mr. Akinsola Ale (ACIIN)
Mr. Akinsola Ale was appointed MD/CEO of Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation in July 2020. A graduate of Insurance from the University of Lagos (1989) and an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), London (1991). Akinsola has over 30 years working experience in and outside the Insurance Industry and over 25 years in top management positions. Five of those years have been as Managing Director/CEO in Organisations operating in diverse spectre of the economy ranging from Integrated Marketing Communications, Printing and Telecommunications Infrastructure Development. These challenges have broadened his knowledge base and made him a well-grounded Executive.
As pioneer Head of Marketing and Business Development at Sovereign Trust Insurance Company Ltd (now Plc), he developed market penetration skills for a new entrant in the Insurance Industry as well as all the indices critical to the success of a new organisation with the attendant challenges both in the short term as well as the medium/long term. He was also the Divisional Head of Marketing and Operations at Royal Exchange Assurance (Nigeria) Plc for 8 years, he played pivotal roles in the various turn around and change management activities of the Organisation in order to achieve optimal organisational performance through proper staff motivation and process management.
Prior to his appointment as the MD/CEO of Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation, he was Executive Director Technical Services of Nicon Insurance Ltd and briefly acted as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nicon Insurance Limited. He was responsible for delivering on the enterprise-wide charge of steering the company to the path of sustainability and success and ensuring that the overall objectives of the organization are met.
His prudent management of financial resources and strong decision-making policies, coupled with his professional trainings over the years, as well as his ability to relate well with people of diverse backgrounds will be a major asset in propelling the Corporation to a new height.
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