Board of Directors

Moriam Iyabo Areago (Mrs) | Chairperson

Mrs. Moriam I. Areago is an accomplished teacher, a Montessori specialist with extensive school administration background.  A graduate of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, where she had her Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Education, she has been molding Nigerian youths over the last twenty five years.

Mrs. Areago has had postgraduate training both in Nigeria and overseas, and she has traveled extensively.

Aderemi B. Lasaki | MD/CEO

Mr. Lasaki is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (IOD), a Fellow Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (ANIM), a former Governing Council member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), a graduate of Advanced Management Programme (AMP) of Lagos Business School (LBS) and a Fellow of The Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CPIN).

He also holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Masters of Business Administration (MBA – Finance) from Rutgers University and Rutgers Graduate School of Management respectively, New Jersey, USA. Mr. Lasaki is a key player in the capital market, a Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He started his banking career with Citibank, New York where he worked briefly before joining ICON Limited (Merchant Bankers) in 1983.

He moved to Devcom Merchant Bank Limited in 1989 as Senior Manager and rose to the position of Assistant General Manager before moving to Equitorial Trust Bank Limited as General Manager in 1991. In 1994 he returned to Devcom Merchant Bank Limited as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lasaki became the pioneer Managing Director of Dynamic Portfolio Limited, an investment–banking outfit, in 1996 before joining NAL Bank Plc in July 2000, as Executive Director in charge of Investment Banking Group and Subsidiaries.

He joined Globacom Limited, a major telephone service provider in Nigeria as Executive Director, Sales and Marketing in 2003 where he worked for a period of one year before re–joining Dynamic Portfolio Limited as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. He has had several years experience in investment banking and securities trading.

Mrs. Adebisi Lasaki | Executive Director

Mrs. Lasaki Adebisi is a 1985 Graduate of the University of Lagos with Bachelor and Master's degrees in Sociology and General Management respectively. She is also a holder of Masters Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A) from Lagos Business School in Spain. Her working career started as an Executive Trainee in Afribank Nigeria Plc now known as Mainstreet Bank Limited where she worked as an Executive Trainee and resigned as Senior Principal Manager and Regional Head of Public Sector, Lagos and West.

She has over 20 years of experience in the Banking and Financial Services Industry with competencies at various levels of functional responsibility in Retail and Commmercial Banking, Credit and Marketing, Investment Banking and Public Sector, Human Resources, Industrial Relations and Staff Welfare and Corporate Services. She has ample strength in the delivery of financial services and capacity to handle multi-task challenges. Proven experience in Relationship Management, Selling and Corporate purchases, negotiations and innovative business development in a dynamic and competitive environment with a can-do attitude that is backed with high energy levels, good communication, strong analytical skill and professional competence.

Dr. Kas Salawu | Non-Executive Director

He is an accomplished engineer. Dr. Salawu attended Columbia University, New York, MIT, Boston and earned the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees.  He worked extensively with Bell Laboratory, New Jersey. He also taught classes at the University of Lagos and Rutgers University, New Jersey. He is currently a consultant in systems and computers.

Alhaji Mukhtar Alkali Mahamud | Non-Executive Director

He is a seasoned banker, a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom (UK) and a Fellow of the Institute of Sales Management of Nigeria. He began his career with the Borno State Educational Authority in 1966 before joining United Bank for Africa in 1967 as an Account Clerk, from where he rose to become the Deputy General Manager (North-East) in 1995. In July 1996, he was appointed as the Executive Director (Finance & Management Services) of Savannah Bank of Nigeria Plc.  He is on the Board of many successful companies.

Dr. Chris Ejike Imoka | Non-Executive Director

Dr. Chris Ejike Imoka is an industrialist with major interests in power, pharmaceuticals, engineering and banking.  He is a businessman of international repute and sits on the board of several companies in Nigeria and abroad.  He holds an honorary Doctorate Degree of Madonna University and is an Honorary Ambassador of the State of Macedonia.

Dr. Imoka is a corporate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and the Institute of Directors of Nigeria.