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 School.
Kunle, 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 ASO.
Before joining ASO, Kunle was Chief Financial Officer of Skye Bank Plc and was directly responsible for the management and growth of the bank’s 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 Bank’s 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 and walking.
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 Center Manager.
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.