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Simon Bassey – MD/CEO
Prior to taking up the position of Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Simon was overseeing the Capital Markets unit of Zenith Capital and has over 14 years experience in Banking, Equity Capital Markets Execution, Mergers & Acquisition and Financial Advisory Services. He began his investment Banking career at the Corporate Finance Department of MBC International Bank Limited (Now First Bank of Nigeria Holding Company Plc). He moved to Zenith Bank Plc (Investment Banking Group), which later became Zenith Capital Limited, then an investment banking subsidiary of Zenith Bank Plc. He holds an MBA from the University of Manchester and a B.Sc. Degree in Economics from University of Ibadan. Simon is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA) and Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (ACS), respectively.
Ibrahim Adegbe is the Chief Dealer and Head of our securities trading team. A Chartered Stockbroker with more than 13 years trading experience with The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Ibrahim has been a key part of the team for execution of very strategic block trades on behalf of our institutional clients and his understanding of the equity market in Nigeria has provided a residual from which our international clients draw from in implementing their investments.
He started his capital market career in Rims Securities Limited (now Light House Asset Management Limited). Before joining Zenith Securities Limited, he was Head of Capital Markets with Securities Solutions limited. He has extensive experience in capital market activities. He holds a B.Sc in Business Administration (Finance) from Ahmadu Bello University and an MBA (Finance) from Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye.
Joshua Bayode – Financial Controller
Joshua Bayode is the Group Financial Controller for Zenith Securities Limited, Zenith Capital Limited and Zenith Assets Management. He is charged with the responsibility of managing the financial control functions of the three companies as well as the Zenith Funds. Prior to joining Zenith Capital, he worked in Zenith Bank Plc as a cash management staff; he was part of the team responsible for the management of cash position of all the branches of the bank and was awarded the best cash management staff and also rose to the position of head, cash management department. He holds a B.Sc in Banking and Finance from University of Ado-Ekiti, a Fellow member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA), United Kingdom, an Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA), and a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (MCSI), United Kingdom.
Eseoghene Elue – Head, Operations
Eseoghene is the Head of Operations of Zenith Securities Limited. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc.) in Computer Science from University of Benin and Masters in Business Administration (MBA), majoring in Marketing (in view) from University of Lagos, Nigeria. She has over eight years working experience and had worked in different units since joining Zenith Securities Limited including Customer Service and Financial Control. She had also attended several trainings in Customer Service and Operational Risk Management.
Olanrewaju Adebayo – Head, Sales
Olanrewaju Adebayo has over nine years experience in Zenith Bank Plc where he worked in the Investment Banking arm prior to joining Zenith Securities Limited in September, 2015.
He is the Head of Sales with emphasis in Business Development and Sales which covers the Abuja and the entire Northern Region of Nigeria. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Actuarial Science from University of Lagos and Masters Degree in Financial Mathematics from University of Ibadan. Olanrewaju had attended several trainings in Capital Market, Risk Management and core banking operations.
Elvis Chibueze Otunta – Research Analyst
Elvis holds a first degree in Polymer & Textile Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and a Masters of Process Engineering degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka. Bagged a certification in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) from the Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP). He also holds a certification in Strategic Management from the Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria. Has over 10 years cognate experience in Investment Banking, specifically in the area of Stockbroking. He is a Final level candidate in the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) in lieu of attaining Associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (ACS) license.
He started his Stockbroking career far back in 2006 as a Youth Corper serving under Zenith Securities Limited in the NYSC program and has been with the firm till date. He is in-charge of stockbroking operations with ZSL and Business Development. He has strong analytical skills and serves as the firm’s Research Analyst. Prior to his working with Zenith Securities Limited, he had a stint with Dunlop Nigeria Plc during his Students Industrial Working Experience Scheme (SIWES), working in the Technical Analysis Department.
Adewale Ajala - Compliance Officer
Prior to joining Zenith Securities Limited in 2006, Adewale worked in the Branch Liaison Unit of Equity Bank of Nigeria Limited where he was involved in the processing of credit facilities for customers from branches across the country; as well as Intercontinental Bank Plc (now Access Bank Plc). He had at different times worked in different capacities in Zenith Securities Limited including Operations and Client Services. Adewale who is the Compliance Officer of Zenith Securities Limited is a graduate of Business Administration from Ambrose Alli University. He is also a final level student of the Chartered Institute of Stockbroker’s Diploma in Securities and Investment.
Ugochi Onwumere – Client Services Executive
Ugochi mans the Client Services Unit of Zenith Securities Limited. Prior to joining the ZSL team, she worked as a Customer Service Executive in Zenith Bank Plc. Ugochi is a graduate of Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Owerri and a member of the Project Management Institute, USA. She is also a level one student of the Chartered Institute of Stockbroker’s Diploma in Securities and Investment.
Olarewanju Kehinde – Head, Information Technology
Olanrewaju is the Info Tech/Systems Engineer staff, and he is responsible for all IT related issues for the firm. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State and an HND in Computer Science from Lagos City Polytechnic, Ikeja, Lagos State. He became a certified Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL® version 3) in Nov 2011 and currently preparing to sit for Project Management Certification. He joined Zenith Bank Group in 2006, and has worked in several of the Bank’s branches in Lagos, Rivers, Abia, etc. as InfoTech and Regional Engineer. He was seconded to Zenith General, Zenith Life and Zenith Travels Insurance Company in the year 2010. He is the current Info Tech/Systems Engineer to Zenith Capital, Zenith Assets Management, Zenith Securities and Zenith Trustees Limited.