The Board

ETIGWE UWA

Chairman

Etigwe Uwa is a seasoned Lawyer by profession and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). He obtained his Bachelor of Law from the University of Lagos (1989) and is an Alumnus of the University of Dundee, UK (2007). He has vast experience in Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Energy, Aviation and Maritime Law and also on Tax matters. He is currently the Chairman of NOI Polls Limited and currently serve in various capacities in companies amongst which are; Co-Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association Committee on Rule of Law; Secretary, Board of Trustees, Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa; Chairman, Aviation Committee, Sector on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association. He previously served as a member of the Executive Nominations Committee of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority amongst others.

ADENIYI A. AKINLUSI

Adeniyi A. Akinlusi
Chief Executive

Adeniyi Akinlusi holds a B.Sc (Accounting) from University of Ilorin and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Lagos.

He is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Fellow (FCTI) of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Fellow (FICA) of the Institute of Credit Administration and Fellow (FIAPM) of the Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers. He is also an Alumnus of Harvard Business School (HBS) Boston, U.S.A., the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland, Lagos Business School, (LBS), Lagos, Nigeria and a Honourary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB).

He has also attended various Management, Strategic and Leadership courses in Nigeria and abroad including London Management Centre (London); I.E.S.E. Business School, University of Navarra (Barcelona, Spain) and the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA).

Adeniyi Akinlusi held various strategic and leadership positions in Intercontinental Bank Plc and in March 2006, he was seconded to Intercontinental Homes Savings & Loans Plc (Now TrustBond Mortgage Bank Plc) as the Managing Director/Chief Executive.

After over 20 years of extensive and diversified banking experience in niche banking including, Corporate, Retail, Branch, Regional, Oil and Gas, Public Sector and Mortgage banking, he retired from Intercontinental Bank as a General Manager, and moved fully to Intercontinental Homes (Now TrustBond Mortgage Bank Plc) in 2011 where he has been the Chief Executive since 2006.

EMMANUEL TAYO ALABI

Engr. Dr. Emmanuel 'Tayo Alabi is a Civil Engineering graduate of the Polytechnic Ibadan, he also has a Masters Degree both in Civil Engineering and Public Works Engineering from Pittsburgh University in United States of America. He was awarded PH.D Engineering (Honoris Causa) by Bradley University, Washington DC in 2000. Engr. Alabi has worked in various organizations including Ministry of Works & Transport, Ibadan 1971 – 1973, Julius Berger Construction Company 1976, Associated Engineers & Consultants, Ibadan 1976 – 1977, Bedictor Company Limited, Calabar July 1979 –Dec 1979, lsdpc, Ilupeju, Lagos Jan 1980- May 1980, Landscope consultants, Ibadan 1981 – 1983, Wilbur smith Associates, Pittsburgh, USA 1984, Merrit Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd.
He was appointed Director of Engineering at Dabtay Nigeria Ltd in 1986 – 1996. He is presently the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Tayo Alabi & Associates. He was appointed into the Board of TrustBond in November 2011.

UDUMA OKORO KALU

Mr Kalu is a graduate of Political Science from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1982), and holds a Masters in Public Administration from the same University (1985), He is an astute banker whose banking experience spans well over two decades. He left Equity Bank of Nigeria Limited as an Executive Director in charge of Consumer Banking, Treasury and Financial Institutions. He is presently the Managing Director of SouthGlobe Ltd and also a member of the Board of various Companies.

TAMUNO ATEKEBO

Mr Tamuno is a graduate of Law from the Rivers State University (1994). He is highly experienced in Corporate and Commercial Law. He has acted for various Multi-national organizations and multilateral institutions on issues concerning compliance with Oil and Gas, telecommunications and financial industry regulatory requirements. He acts as legal counsel in both local and international project finance and other financing transactions. He is presently a Partner in Streamsowers & Kohn, Lagos, where he heads the Corporate Commercial Law Department.

OLA IFEZULIKE

She is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Mahogany Capital Limited and a Director of Gresham Asset Management Limited. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, (FCA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCIT). She also holds a Post Graduate Management Diploma from the prestigious Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. Mrs. Ifezulike has over 20 years’ experience in Banking with specialization in Branch Operations, Financial Control, Financial Advisory, Investment Management and Treasury, Private Banking and Management Information Services. Prior to her position as the MD/CEO of Mahogany Capital Limited, she was the pioneer MD/CEO of Afribank Capital from 2007 to 2012; she was a General Manager in charge of Corporate Finance Department at Afribank Nigeria Plc. She worked for Afribank International Limited (Merchant Bankers), Ojike, Okechukwu & Co (Chartered Accountants) as well as Kapital Securities Limited. A registered Capital Market Operator, she has extensive training, both locally and internationally in financial management and administration.

DEBORAH NICOL-OMERUAH

She is the Business Development Director of Landmark Group, an Africa focused real estate services Company with offices in London, New York, Johannesburg, Lagos, Accra, Nairobi, Mauritius, Tunisia and Ivory Coast. Landmark is in the business of acquiring and developing realty for commercial and residential purposes amongst others. As Executive Director in Landmark, she reports to the Board on the Group’s project and corporate finance needs, strategic, tactical and operational management of the company while as Global Head of Corporate Finance, she is responsible for raising debt and equity funds for various real estate and serviced office expansion projects running into several millions of Dollars. Mrs. Nicol-Omeruah has over 15 years banking experience with specialization in Property Finance & Acquisitions, Mortgages, Private Banking, Investment Planning, Insurance Protection, Retirement Planning, Estate Planning and Offshore Planning. She is a Real Estate Finance Professional and a Certified Mortgage and Financial Adviser (CeFA, CeMAP) by the Institute of Financial Services, United Kingdom. She is a recognized industry expert in the Nigerian mortgage and real estate development market. Prior to her appointment as Business Development Director of Landmark Group, she was Head of Property Finance & Acquisition and Head of Home Loans of Stanbic IBTC. She also worked as Senior Wealth Planning Manager at Lloyds TSB Private Banking UK and Premier Financial Planning Manager of HSBC Bank Plc, UK between 2002 and 2008.

AMIRA ABIODUN OBI-OKOYE

She is the Sales & Marketing Director of MEGALECTRICS NIGERIA LIMITED as well as Human Resources Director between 2009 to date. The company operates through The Beat 99.9 FM, Classic 97.3 FM and Naija 102.7 FM, all Radio Stations. She had a stint in the banking industry having worked with the then Continental Merchant Bank Plc excelling in the areas of Public Relations, Advertising & Press Relations, Interbank Treasury Dealership as well as Capital Markets activities between 1987 and 1995. Mrs. Obi-Okoye is also versatile in the areas of marketing having worked with Steam Broadcasting & Communications Limited (96.9 Cool FM) between 1998 and 2003. Between 2003 and 2009, she served as Communications Manager with the Lafarge Group in-charge of Internal Communications, External Communications and Promotional Activities before moving back to her preferred area of sales and marketing.