Core Trust and Investment Limited

Chairman's Profile

He is the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Core Trust & Investment Limited, a full service investment banking and financial services outfit.

Prior to his foray into Core Trust as a professional entrepreneur, he garnered cognate and demonstrable experience in credit, corporate finance, investment banking, structured finance and treasury management; starting from Nigerian Industrial Development Bank (NIDB – now Bank of Industry) as a project/investment analyst. He was an active member of the team responsible for establishing the oil and gas business, structured transaction and multi- lateral institutions assisted projects in Continental Trust Bank Plc (now in “UBA”), Fidelity Bank Plc and City Express Bank Ltd (now part of UBA).

In furtherance of his professional and managerial exposures, he joined BGL Limited as General Manager - corporate banking with responsibilities for lending and project management before moving on to Capital Assets Limited as General Manager - Investment Banking Group; from where he left to set up Core Trust & Investment Limited.

He possessed PhD in Strategy from Babcock University after graduating previously with B.Sc. Accounting, M.Sc. Business Administration and Masters in International Law & Diplomacy (MILD) from the University of Lagos, as well as an MBA from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A Fellow of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Chartered institute of Bankers (ACIB), Chartered institute of Stockbrokers (FCS) and Chartered institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCITN).

He has attended top notched global and local accredited courses in Finance, Banking, Investment, Negotiation and Arbitration, Alternative investment strategy, Leadership and Management.

He has cognate experience and interest in finance, banking, investment management and strategy and he facilitates courses and programs as an adjunct Lecturer at Rome University Business Schools and Learning Resource Associates (Bankers, Finance and Investment Trainers). He is the Chief Promoter of Financial Care Advisers Limited, an entrepreneurial, finance and philanthropy centre; catering to the needs of youth and unemployed in the areas of business empowerment, skills acquisition, financial literacy and financial care. He serves on board of many notable companies / organizations in Nigeria and abroad.

Adewale is a graduate of accounting from the prestigious Polytechnic, Ibadan and an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He later obtained an MBA with specialization in Banking and Finance from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

His work experience started with Mobil Oil Plc. as an Account Executive before joining Capital International Bank (Formerly known as Commercial Bank Credit Lyonnais Ltd.) and in 1998 moved to Merchant Bank of Commerce Ltd (later known as Continental Trust Bank Ltd which merged with United Bank for Africa Plc.). His banking experience traverses several functional areas and he developed competencies in Finance Control and Management Information System, Corporate Banking /Finance and Credit Risk Management.

Adewale had a stint with ATM Consortium Limited as Group Head, Finance & Admin. He joined the service of Core Trust in March 2008 as Group Head, Operations. He attended several local and international courses on Investment Banking/Management, Finance Control/Management Information System, Risk Management and Financial Modelling.

Gbolade Akinyemi is an Accounting graduate from the Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and also holds a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

He started working career with Yinka Folawiyo & Sons Limited before joining F & C Securities Limited and now with Core Trust & Investment Limited. He has attended several Accounting and Audit courses.

A graduate of Accounting from The Polytechnic, Ibadan. She obtained an MBA with specialization in Finance from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho. She started off as an Officer in the operations department of National Bank of Nigeria (Now Wema Bank Plc.) before joining Core Trust as an Accounting Executive. She was formerly Assistant Finance Controller and she was the Head of Credit & Marketing prior to the current assignment. She has attended several courses in Business Management and Corporate Finance.

Oluwatoyin is responsible for overseeing all Marketing and Treasury activities of Core Trust & Investment Limited. She is a graduate of Pure& Applied Chemistry from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho. She is a member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) of Nigeria and has attended several Treasury and Fund Management courses.

Adeduro Oladapo holds a Bachelor degree in Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State., a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He is an information Systems Assurance professional. Oladapo area of expertise and interest include: I T Audit, Information Security, I T Governance, I.T Risk Management, Network Security, Network Management, Systems and Application Development, Project Management, Business Application Development, Web Application Development. He also has extensive experience with compliance programs and best practices such as: Sarbanes-Oxley, COSO and COBIT.

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