BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Led by an experienced team, we provide the environment for our people to give their best.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Alhaji Modibbo began his working career as a Commercial Officer in the then Gongola State Civil Service, and would later join the Gongola State Investment Company Limited where he rose to the rank of Senior Investment Executive. A 1983 graduate of Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Alhaji Modibbo qualified as a Chartered Stockbroker in 1991 and was elected to the Council of The Nigerian Stock Exchange from 1993 to 1996. He is currently a member of the Investors Protection Fund (IPF) of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Alhaji Modibbo founded Sigma Pensions Limited, and served as its Managing Director/Chief Executive from 1st February, 2011 to 31st October, 2016.
A graduate of Mathematics and an MBA holder, Mr. Ohiwerei has had a rich career in banking and other financial services spanning over 27 years, having served at various times as Group Executive Director at Access Bank Plc. and as the pioneer MD/CEO of UBA (Ghana) Limited as well as Pacific Bank Limited. He has also served as non-Executive Director at Access Bank (Ghana) Ltd., Access Bank (Gambia) Limited and Access Bank (Sierra Leone) Limited.
Mr. Ohiwerei has attended several top management courses in Harvard Business School, Boston; Institute of Management Development (IMD) Switzerland; Accenture, Chicago; and Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom.
DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR
Mr. Sule is currently the Deputy Managing Director with oversight function for the North and Public-sector Directorate. He has over 28 years of cutting-edge banking experience with competencies in Corporate Banking, Operations, Treasury Management, Strategic Planning, as well as possessing very strong relationship management skills.
He began his banking career in 1989 at the Central Bank of Nigeria rising to middle-level management before leaving for GTBank Plc as Head of Local Currency Trading. Shortly after, he joined UBA Plc and then Continental Trust Bank Limited (also now UBA Plc) rising to the position of a Deputy Vice President.
In 2003, Mr. Sule joined NAL Bank Plc as a Senior Management staff with responsibility for Treasury and Strategic Planning, a position he held up to 2006 when the bank merged with 4 other banks to become Sterling Bank Plc. He was appointed Project Coordinator during the merger exercise and played a key role in the post-merger integration of the Banks that transited to Sterling Bank.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (Operations & Technology)
Premier Oiwoh is currently the Executive Director (Operations & Technology) with oversight function on the Information Technology and Operations Directorate. He has over 25 years banking experience with competencies in Banking Operations and Information Technology, Digital Financial Services, Internal Control, Retail and Business Banking. His expertise cuts across business process assurance & re-engineering, electronic banking business, Business process automation, information security management, digital solutions (retail & corporate), project management, cost optimization and business development.
He commenced his banking career in 1992 and has served in various capacities ranging from Head of Operations, Business Manager, Director of Operations at International Office in Franco Phone Africa, Director/Head Operations & Information Technology and Head, Business Development (Northern Nigeria).
He is passionate about offering services and solutions that provide gains, process efficiency with overall effectiveness to businesses and customers. He has led the unique development and implementation of bank operations mode, process automation, that yielded new process efficiencies, improved customer services, centralisation of processes, with resulted in cost optimization and effectiveness – gains that directly translate into a broader ability to serve and still remain profitable.
In recognition of his immense contributions to the Banking & Payments Industry in Nigeria, he was commended by the Central Bank of Nigeria for his contributions in securing the Nigerian Payments System through the Nigeria electronic Fraud Forum (Neff) and for his outstanding contribution towards the success of the e-dividend Mandate Management System (e-DMMS) portal project implementation. He also pioneered several initiatives/implementation which include: working with CBN, CHBOS and other groups to ensure the Biometric Verification Number (BVN) Implementation, PCIDSS Implementation, ISO27001 & ISO23001 Implementation, etc. He also actively partnered in industry initiatives like the implementation of chip & pin debit cards, industry fraud desks, NUBAN etc.
Premier holds a Bachelor’s degree & and an MBA. He has attended several training programs within and outside the country, including a Credit Analysis Course with Agusto & Co, Bourse Game by Citibank, Senior Management Program (SMP 24) Lagos Business School and Advanced Management Program from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,USA. He is also a Member of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CORPORATE BANKING & SOUTH
Mr. Adeyemi Odusanya is an Executive Director in charge of the Corporate Banking and South Directorate at Keystone Bank. In his budding career, he has made significant impact through varied roles in Strategic Business Units such as Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking, Treasury and Financial Institution, Public sectors as well as Operations. Starting out as a young banker at GTBank 26 years ago, he worked his way up to the role of Head of Commercial Banking Group at Access Bank in 2000 where he spent a total of 15 years of his Banking career. After brief stints at UBA and Equitorial Trust Bank, he joined the Access Bank team in 1999 where he served as Head in various divisions including Commercial Banking, Public Sector & Treasury and Financial Institution Group. As a General Manager, he was a pioneer member of the Business Banking Division in 2013, crafting the 5-year strategy that is instrumental to the Strategic Business Unit’s success today.
He also served as a non-Executive Director (Access Bank, Zambia). He graduated with First Class Honors in Accounting at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1990 and has attended several courses at world-class institutions including Lagos Business School, Wharton and Harvard Business School. Mr. Odusanya is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), an Honorable Fellow of the Institute of Bankers, Member of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and Fellow of the institute of Credit and Collection Management of Nigeria.
A passionate business administrator and a rounded banking professional, Mrs. Adebiyi’s working career spans 25 years of unbroken experience in Habib Nigeria Bank Limited and its successor, Bank PHB Plc, where she functioned variously in Branch Operations; as Head of Administration and Human Resources; and as Head of the Foreign Exchange Department. She had worked previously with PZ Industries and the then National Bank of Nigeria.
Mrs. Adebiyi holds the Higher National Diploma in Business Administration from the Lagos State College of Science & Technology, as well as an MBA from the prestigious Lagos Business School. She had also attended numerous professional courses including General Banking (Pakistan) and Performance Management (INSEAD Singapore).
A pioneer member of the Board of Directors of Sigma Pensions Limited where she served for about a decade. Mrs. Adebiyi currently runs an investment company in Lagos and is the Proprietress of Lakeside Academy, Abuja, an international primary school.
Mr. Dan-Habu holds the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree of the University of Maiduguri, as well a Master of Laws (LL.M) Degree from the University of Lagos. He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar more than 30 years ago and has attended various courses at home and at Harvard Law School, and the Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton, UK.
Mr. Dan-Habu has a distinguished public service background. Between 1985 and 1986, he worked as State Counsel with the Benue State Ministry of Justice. He served as a member of the Ministerial Committee for the Review of Nigeria’s Mineral Laws and Regulations; between 2000 and 2001, he served on the Tribunal of Inquiry into the Civil Disturbances in Lagos State; and also participated in the Review and the Drafting of the Agreement between the Federal Government of Nigeria and Global Minerals on the Nigerian Minerals Appraisal Monetization Programme (NIMAPOP).
A registered Capital Market Solicitor and member of several professional bodies and associations (including the Nigerian Bar Association), Mr. Dan-Habu sits on the boards of several local and foreign companies. He is happily married.