Odugbemi- Non-Executive Director
Olu Odugbemi FCA, FCTI. Agronomist, Economist, Auditor, Chartered Accountant, Ex banker and Financial consultant. Olu is an alumni of INSEAD Fontainebleau, France Strategic Management Services and 1991 British Council ODASS Scholar. He holds B.Sc (First Class Hons, GPA 6.8/7.0), University of Ibadan; M.Sc (Distinction Hons, 1992) Imperial College, University of London and 1999 SAP FI/CO R3 Certification from SAP Academy Woodmead, Johannesburg. He is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
His multidisciplinary educational background is complemented by over 25 years of cross functional business experience in Audit and Management consulting, Treasury & FI Relationship management, Corporate Finance, Strategy, Retail and Corporate Banking garnered in Deloitte, Touche & International (now Akintola Williams Deloitte & Co) and three top ranking Nigerian Banks namely Ecobank Plc., Citizens International Bank and UBA Plc.
Olu was involved in the design of the Legal and Operational framework for Central Securities Clearing System (1994/97), and he participated in several landmark transactions such as the $1.0bn syndication for NLNG project trains 4 & 5, $160million syndicated Senior Secured Facility for Bonny Gas Transport; USD50million short term note issuance facility for two leading MNOCs; and the Syndication of $230m term facility for a leading IPP in Lagos working with three leading international financial institutions namely FMO, Afrexim and Banque Belgolaise in perhaps the most successful power transaction of that nature in the country to date.
At UBA Plc, Olu served at management level for nine years and was at various times Senior Manager, Strategy (1997), Head, Oil & Gas Upstream (1999), Sector Head, Power (2002), Sector Head, Mortgage Banking and Divisional Head, UBA Home Loans (2005). He worked with the Mckinsey team in Project Quest (2001) to craft UBA Corporate and Retail Strategy and played a central role as Strategy team member in the UBA/STB merger integration in April 2005. He disengaged from UBA Plc. In February 2006 to pursue personal interest in Financial Consulting.
Olu is a consultant to several local and multinational companies in the financial sector space and is happily married with a daughter.