Mr. Olutoyin Okeowo - Chairman
Okeowo is a graduate of the University of Wales Institute of Science &
Technology where he obtained a Masterís Degree in Management Science &
Technology. He was a lecturer in the Faculty of Business Administration,
University of Lagos before resigning to join the family business in 1986.
He is currently
the chairman of Oasis Insurance Plc and the Managing Director/Chief Executive
Officer of Metropolitan Motors Limited (an accredited Dealer of Toyota Nigeria
Limited in Nigeria). He is also the Chairman of the following companies; Daewoo
Autoland Nigeria Limited, Mitob Ventures Limited and TMJ Properties Limited.
He also sits on
the board of the following companies and association; Mainland Trust LTD ( a
member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange), VT Leasing LTD, Oasis Insurance PLC,
Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria, DN Meyer PLC, Funds Electronic
Transfer Systems LTD and ASO Savings and Loans.
He is an active
member of the Anglican Church of Nigeria. He is currently the Treasurer of the
Diocese of Lagos West (Anglican Communion) and the Treasurer of the
Supra-Diocesan Board West comprising of about 44 Dioceses.
He is a member of
the governing Council of the following institutions; Archbishop Vining College
of Theology Akure, Immanuel College of Theology, Ibadan, Ezekiel College of
Theology, Ekpoma and Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary, Ikorodu.
He is also a
member of the Governing Council of the Ajayi Crowther University Oyo. He is an
alumnus of Lagos Business School and a former member of the Governing Council
of the Alumni.
Mr. Ali Magashi - Director
Ali Mohammed Magashi is a graduate of Aeronautical Electronics and
Telecommunications Engineering, from Nigerian College of Aviation Technology,
Zaria. An Avionics Engineer, a Flight Engineer, and a former Instructor and
National Examiner on the Boeing-727 aircraft.
He has attended executive programs in
Corporate Strategy and Strategic Finance at Harvard Business School,
International Housing Finance at Wharton School and Fannie Mae Institute, in
the United States of America.
He held the position of Deputy President of
the Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria (MBAN), and created the largest
pool of perfected NHF mortgages ever in Nigeria. While at Jigawa Savings and
Loans Limited he successfully turned around the moribund and obscure outfit
into a national household name in Mortgage Banking. He was also in many State
and Federal Government Committees on Land Reforms and Housing Finance.
He was a consultant to the World Bank on
Housing Finance, Land Reforms and Urban Renewal, and Doing Business in Nigeria
(DBN), and was the coordinator for the Nigeria Vision 20:2020 National
Technical Working Group on Housing, and later selected to serve on the 27 man
Central Working Committee that produced the final blue print for Nigeria.
He is currently the Aviation Consultant and
Advisor to the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
Ali teaches Real Estate Management and
Mortgage Finance to MBA students at the Post Graduate School of Business of
Bayero University, Kano
Adekunle Demola Adedigba - Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Adedigba is a high-level financial service executive with over
24 years track record and experience spanning audit & professional
accounting practice; business assurance; financial control & strategy;
human capital management and organizational capability. He holds a BSc in
Chemistry from the University of Lagos and an MBA from the Lagos Business
before emerging the MD/CEO of the recapitalized Union Homes Savings and Loans
Plc, had contributed immensely in his capacity, as the Deputy Managing Director
of ASO Savings and Loans Plc, to position ASO as the leading Primary Mortgage
Bank in Nigeria. At ASO, he had earlier
proved his rare ingenuity in executive leadership as the Executive Director
Finance, who firmly established the Structured Finance and Treasury teams within
Before joining ASO, Kunle was Chief Financial Officer of Skye Bank
Plc and was directly responsible for the management and growth of the bankís
balance sheet. He also had oversight responsibilities for other departments
such as Human Capital Management; Financial Control; Corporate Planning &
Strategy; Performance Management; Investor Relations and Project Management.
Prior to this, he was at various times Deputy General Manager and Head of Skye
Bankís Organizational Capability Group; Head of Human Capital Management and
Special Adviser to the MD/CEO.
At Prudent Bank, he played a key role in the 2005 merger,
acquisition and subsequent integration of Bond Bank, Cooperative Bank and EIB
International Bank. Between 2000 and 2004, he was Financial Controller, Group
Head South West Business and Group Head Human Capital Management &
Financial Control of Prudent Bank. He had also served in various capacities
with Standard Trust Bank (UBA) and PriceWaterhouseCoopers Nigeria.
Kunle is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of
Nigeria (ICAN), an Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and
also an alumnus of the London Business School. He has attended several courses
locally and abroad and his other interests include athletic sports, football
Richard Femi Bello - Executive Director
Richard is a highly experienced Banking/Finance Executive of 20
years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business development,
product and system engineering.
Prior to joining ASO Savings & Loans,
Richard was a Vice President of Marketing at Principal Financial Group, a
Fortune 500 and leading Financial Investment and Retirement company in USA.
He has held several positions at Bank of
America as Senior Personal Banker, Small Business Specialist and as Financial
Prior to migrating to the United States, he
worked at Equity Bank in several capacity as Internal Auditor, North; Head,
Risk Management in charge of North and later as Head of Public Sector. He
started his career as a Trainee Accountant with then Coopers & Lybrand.
Richard holds a B.Sc degree in Mathematics
from the University of Jos and an MBA Finance degree from Strayer University,
USA. He has attended several international leadership courses at NYU Stern
Executive Education, USA.