CFA (MD, MERISTEM WEALTH MANAGEMENT LIMITED) - CHAIRMAN BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Sulaiman Adedokun is the Managing Director, Meristem Wealth Management Limited. He pioneered the establishment of Meristem Wealth Management Ltd, a wholly owned Subsidiary of Meristem Securities Ltd, and currently manages the wealth management firm,He is a CFA Charter holder, a member of the CFA Society of Nigeria and the CFA Institute. He is also a seasoned accountant with a wealth of experience spanning across the various sectors of the capital market. Sulaiman started his career with Security Swaps Limited and later Nigerian Stockbrokers Limited (a subsidiary of NAL Bank Plc.), from where he joined Meristem Securities Limited.
He holds degrees both in Accounting and Banking and Finance.
He is an associate memberof The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), and Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS).
He is also an authorized dealing clerk on the floor of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Sulaiman has attended several local and international trainings including Practical Portfolia Management for Equities and Bonds (Beaufort Institute of Business Training (PTY) Ltd., South Africa), Certificate in Financial Asset Management and Engineering (CFAME) in Lausanne,Switzerland. He also attended a General Management Program course (GMP 10, 2011) at the prestigious Harvard Business School, USA, and Risk Management for Corporate Leaders(December,2013). He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School(HBS).
MR. ERIC CHIDI EMECHETA
The Managing Director and CEO of the company holds a Master of Business Administration(MBA) in Marketing and General Management; a Master of Science (MSc) in Mass Communication and a Bachelor's Degree in English (B.A. Hons) all from the prestigious University of Lagos, Akoka-Lagos.
His work experience spans the public and private sectors, where he worked at both mid and top Management levels with versatile experience in marketing/advertising, courier, and general logistics.
Having worked with Errand Express where he grew from the position of Head of Sales and Marketing to the Acting Managing Director, and subsequently becoming the substantial Managing Director, Mr. Emecheta has been at the level of a General Manager at different Logistics companies, including GMC Logistics before his appointment as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer at TRANS-NATIONWIDE EXPRESS PLC. He is a member of Various professional/corporate bodies including the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations(NIPR) and the Federal Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN). He is married with kids.
Cheif. KAYODE O. AJAKAIYE
A Non-Executive Director of the Company and holds a Bachelorof
Science (B.Sc) Degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan(1964).
He began his career with National Bank of Nigeria Limited in 1967 where he worked until 1976 before establishing his own business, Peter Harrison & Co., a general commerce firm. He is a Board Member in several other companies including Meditech (Nigeria) Limited.
MR. ADEBAYO ADETUNJI ADELEKE
Is a Non-Executive Director of the Company. He holds a B.A Hons in English Studies from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, lle lfe, and an MBA from Delta State University Abraka. His professional background spans over 37 years in various industries such as African Petroleum (now Forte Oil Plc) and 5-Star Asset Management Limited Lagos where he served as the pioneer Managing Director. He is currently the Managing director/CE0 of Lancelot Ventures Limited, a Real Estate Development company.
Mr Adeleke belongs to various professional/corporate and non-professional bodies including the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and the Financial Reporting Council.
Others are New Heartbeat Charity Foundation, Independent Shareholders Association of Nigeria (ISAN), and Jericho Business Club.
He has significant high-level corporate experience having served in several blue-chip companies as a Board, or Audit Committee member.
He is currently a Non-Executive Director of May & Baker Nigeria PLC, and serves in the Board Audit Committee of LaFarge Africa PLC, Honeywell Flour Mill PLCand Airline Services & Logistics Plc.
Barr. DANIELLA SULEMAN
A Non-Executive Director of the Company and a Lawyer by Profession, She holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Buckingham and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1996. She has work experience in both the private and public sectors having worked in the Dangote Group as well as the Bureau of Public Enterprise for several years where she served at senior management level and various strategic committees such as the Committee on the Privatization of NITEL as well as that on the Concession of the Nigerian Ports.
She is currently the Company Secretary of Flash Nigeria Limited and also a Director in Dan Suleiman Foundation.
MR JOHNSON ADEGOKE OLASOKO (MCIPS)
Is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the prestigious University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Ilorin and a Graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), United Kingdom.
He is an experienced and versatile supply chain & procurement leader with about 30 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management and a track record of significant results& improvements of businesses across FMCG, Telecoms & manufacturing industries; and a strategic thinker with particular skills across management, strategy, cost optimization, capability & team building.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), United Kingdom.
Mr. Olasoko is currently the Managing Director of Dapahan Nigeria Limited, a company operating in the logistics, procurement and supply chain management field that has been in existence for about 16 years.
Prior to joining Dapahan Nigeria Limited, he worked as the General Manager, Sourcing at Airtel Networks Limited and had worked at senior management levels in two other multinational companies viz: GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Alcatel-Lucent (now Nokia Networks).
MR. OLASOKO is also the Chairman, Board of Governors of Kerith Brook School, Lagos amongst other notable positions held. He is a results-oriented, highly productive procurement and supply chain management professional with a proven significant track record of achievements.
MR. OLUWASEGUN ISAIAH ADEOYE
Is an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has over twenty-one (21) years of hands-on experience in Financial Management, Financial Reporting, Tax Management, Consulting, Business Strategy Formulation, Investment Management, Treasury Operations, Risk Management, Credit Control, and Budgetary Control.
Oluwasegun started his career with Olusola Adekanola & Co (Chartered Accountant) as a Trainee. In this role, he carried out several Tax consultancy services. In 2001, he joined Oasis Insurance Company Limited (Now FBN General Insurance Ltd) He also worked with Farsight Consultancy Services, Calag Capital Limited, and Lead Capital Plc before joining Unitrust Insurance Company Limited as the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Support Services in 2016. His career experience cuts across the Financial Sector including Insurance, Investment Banking, Stock Broking, Asset Management, and Real Estate.
He holds a bachelor's degree and masters in accounting from Babcock University with Specialization in Strategic Financial Management.
He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CI)Distinguish Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management of Nigeria(CILRM).
He is equally an authorised dealing clerk of the Nigeria Exchange Group(NGX).