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A successful businessman and versatile consulting architect, Yunusa Yakubu obtained a B.Sc. in Architecture in 1984 from Ahmadu Bello University and followed up with an M.Sc.in the same subject at the same university in 1986. He started his working career with the Ministry of Works and Housing in Bauchi State of Nigeria in 1987. While there he worked on the designs and supervision of buildings, including the Local Government Secretariats, Political Party offices and the State’s liaison office in Abuja.
In 1993, he moved to the Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory as Project Coordinator, Maintenance Department. Arc. Yunusa served on the board of Suntrust Savings and Loans Limited as a director and he was appointed by the Federal Government as a member of the Governing Council of Abubakar Tafawa University, Bauchi. He is currently a director of Micheletti Construction Limited and Niglemech Nigeria Limited.
During his illustrious career, he attended several prestigious international training programmes including the Managing Strategic Innovation in Business Programme at Harvard University, USA and the Real Estate Investment Model, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Currently, he is the Managing Director of Lubell Nigeria Limited and a distinguished Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA).
Mr. Wilson Ideva is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) having received a double merit award. He is also an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (AMNIM). He is an Alumnus of London Business School, Northwestern University Chicago, Kellog and Chicago Booth. Mr. Ideva is immeasurably experienced in finance and administration. He came on board as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) of Premium Pension Limited (PPL) in December 2012 having amassed over 26 years’ experience in finance and general administrative duties in various sectors.
Kayode Akande is the Executive Director, Business Development and Investment of Premium Pension Limited. Prior to his current position, he was the Company’s Executive Director, Operations and Services. He is a Chartered Accountant with good systems experience, strong financial control acumen and diverse industry experience. He is well versed in financial planning, with a depth of financial analysis and financial modelling skills.
An alumnus of the London School of Economics (LSE), the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI).
Prior to joining Premium Pension Limited, he was the Financial Controller of Continental Trust Bank Ltd, then a medium sized Nigerian bank and previously held various sensitive responsibilities at different times in several banks.
A financial systems implementation expert, Mr. Akande is a result-oriented team player with strong leadership qualities and proven ability to achieve targets. He was a member of an expert team of consultants that implemented cutting edge banking software for a number of banks, and successfully led various teams to set-up robust and dynamic Management Information and Performance Measurement Systems for various financial institutions.
Kayode joined Premium Pension Limited as the Chief Compliance Officer and has also served as the Company’s Chief Finance Officer. His meteoric rise in his career has been attributed to hard work, dedication and exceptional execution skills. He has brought his wealth of experience and skills to bear in the Company.
Adamu Mele is a seasoned investment banker with over two decades cognate industry experience. His wealth of experience traverses many financial institutions. He began his working career with Feyton_Keynes Financial Limited with responsibilities in treasury and financial services. He later joined Tiddo Universal Securities Limited (Member Nigerian Stock Exchange) where he rose through the ranks to become the Chief Executive Officer and represented the firm as a council member, Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1998. Mr. Mele also worked in Inland Bank Plc, where he handled corporate finance and capital market responsibilities of the Subsidiary of the Bank; IBN Securities Limited (Member Nigerian Stock Exchange) before joining Premium Pension as a pioneer management staff in 2005.
Mr. Mele has attended many professional training programmes both locally and internationally. He is a Chartered Stock Broker (ACS); Fellow, Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria; and an Alumnus of New York Institute of Finance, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. In addition, he holds certificates of United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) on negotiation of financial transactions and legal aspects of public debt management. Mr. Mele also holds an LLB (Hons) BL, and MBA. Until his current appointment as Executive Director Operations and Services, he served the company as the Executive Director, Business Development and Investment.
Mr. Nelson Nweke is an honorary fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and the managing director of Neilville Nigeria Limited, a Lagos-based property and real estate development company.
He is also a non-executive director on the board of Berger Paints Nigeria Plc and Intercontinental Homes (Savings and Loans). Nweke, who also doubles as an associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), retired from Intercontinental Bank Plc as a regional chief executive (South-South) in 2008. He served the bank in various capacities such as assistant general manager, deputy general manager and executive director respectively.
Nweke holds a B.Sc in Political Science from the University of Ibadan and an M.Sc in Industrial Relations from the same university. He has attended various courses including Finance Executive Programme at INSEAD Singapore; Corporate Resource Programme at IMD, Lousanne, Switzerland; Human Resource Management Programme at Harvard Business School, U.S.A; and Credit Risk Management at Citibank New York, among others.
Mr. Anohu holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering and Masters degree in Programme and Project Management from the University of Warwick. He has nearly 20 years of technology management experience including SIEMENS as an executive engineer among others.
For the past decade Mr. Anohu has successfully managed a Financial Institution, and huge construction projects with emphasis on architectural engineering and energy projects. His area of interest is Risk Management.
His knowledge on Risk Management, multinational project environment and complex IT project management in especially sub-saharan Africa are a few of the qualities which he brings to the board of Premium Pension Limited.
He presently oversees both CLAN GROUP and BDA GROUP as the CEO & Group Managing Director, and serves on the board of Mortgage Guaranty Savings and Loans bank.
Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga is a versatile Economist, Chartered Accountant and Professional Banker of repute. She is a graduate of Economics from The University of Ibadan. A distinguished Fellow of both Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
She began her career as a trainee accountant with Messrs Coopers and Lybrand (Chartered Accountants) in 1980, where she excelled by topping her class in the qualifying professional exams. Upon qualifying as an accountant, she joined the Continental Merchant Bank (CMB) Limited where she worked in Budget/ Finance; Corporate Banking; Credit and Marketing departments.
As a thoroughbred professional, Mrs. Belo-Olusoga was selected to be on a team that worked with Accenture to develop the Continental Merchant Bank’s strategic plan.
A pioneer Management staff of Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) and Team Leader in the Corporate Banking Division, she acquired robust experience heading major strategic core banking groups including Investment; Corporate and Commercial Banking; Transaction Services; Risk Management; and Domestic and International Operations departments.
Mrs. Belo-Olusoga retired as Executive Director with GT Bank and Head of the Bank’s South-West division saddled with the responsibility of all marketing operations within the region.
During her illustrious banking career of nearly three (3) decades, she attended several prestigious international training programs and Business schools across the globe including IMD International Lausanne, Switzerland; Harvard Business School Massachusetts; INSEAD, Fontainebleau France; Kellogg Business School, Chicago, Illinois; Phillips Consulting, Johannesburg and others.
Currently, she is the Chairman Board of Directors of Access Bank Plc and is also a Principal Consultant/Programme director of KRC Limited. Previously, Mrs. Belo-Olusoga chaired the Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria (ELAN) among other numerous interlocking-directorships.
Mr. ‘Bade Adeshina is a man of immense wealth of experience. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Finance from University of Lagos and obtained a diploma in Information Science/Systems from University of Ibadan. He is an Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, a Fellow of Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria, and the Association of Investment Advisers & Portfolio Managers. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors and Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.
He started his career as a Graduate Assistant/Senior Information Officer with the University of Lagos from where he moved to the banking sector. He has over thirty years’ experience in financial management services in both commercial and investment banks amongst which are Afribank Nigeria Plc (formerly Mainstreet Bank and now part of Skye Bank Group), Afribank International Bank Limited (Merchant Bankers) and Access Bank Plc. From Access Bank he resigned his appointment as a General Manager to join CDL Asset Management Limited as the pioneer Managing Director/CEO. He is currently on the board of Assured Limited which is a HMO company.
He resigned his position with CDL Asset in August 2013 on appointment to Cabinet position as Special Adviser (Ministry of Economic Planning, Budget & Development) to the Executive Governor of the State of Osun. He is currently the Managing Director, Goldfield Group, which comprises organizations offering financial and management consulting to High Net Worth individuals; corporate and project finance advisory services, securities brokerage and real estate investment/management as well as pension funds management. He has attended several local and international training programmes during the course of his career at renowned business schools including the prestigious Harvard Business School.
He is currently on the Governing Council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso.
Mr. Ibrahim Alhassan Babayo obtained a Diploma in Estate Management from the Kaduna Polytechnic in 1987 and later proceeded to Yaba College of Technology where he earned his Higher National Diploma in 1993 also in Estate Management. He then attended several courses in facilities and project management in Nigeria and beyond, including courses in Cost Minimisation in Construction at the University of Lagos in 1992 and in Service Excellence (facilitated by Arthur Andersen) in 1993.
Other courses attended by Mr. Babayo include the one in Bond School in New York facilitated by Euro-money, (2013), the Leadership Edge: Strategies for new leaders, organized by Wharton Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania, USA (November, 2013) and Making Corporate Boards More Effective at Harvard Business School Boston USA in July, 2014
A man of proven broad range of competences, Ibrahim Babayo’s imprint traverses many sectors of the Nigerian economy including estate management, road and building construction, banking, environmental, health and facilities management.
He is a member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and an associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV). He is the founder of Cosmopolitan Cleaners Limited and a director of Golden Construction Limited, RDS Insurance Brokers Limited among others. It is this richly diverse range of experiences that he has brought to the Board of Premium Pension.
Haruna Yunusa Sa’eed is an accomplished accountant with a variety of experience both in the public and private sectors in Nigeria. He studied at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated in 1983 with a B.Sc in Accounting and also proceeded to acquire an M.Sc. in Accounting and Finance in 1987. He worked as a lecturer in the Department of Accounting of the same university between 1986 and 1993. He has also been trained at the Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC), Lagos on International Banking and Advanced Treasury Management and at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts on Leadership in Development and Budgeting and Finance Management among others.
Haruna Sa’eed had a brief stint in the banking sector when he joined Nigeria Universal Bank as training manager in 1993 before he moved to Kaduna State Industrial and Financial Company in 1994 as General Manager, Investment and Finance. It was from there that he assumed in 1995 the position of Accountant General of Kaduna State Government working in the state’s Ministry of Finance. He held this position for eleven years. His unimpeachable professional integrity found further expression during his tenure as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI) between 2008 and 2010.
He exudes a mixture of intellect and professionalism. He computerized the Kaduna State Payroll to save cost and enhance efficiency and also has made contributions that have formed the basis for discussion on the determination and distribution of mineral revenue accruing to Federation Account in Nigeria. His career trajectory is dotted with landmark achievements.
Haruna Yunusa Sa’eed is a member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria and also the Committee on Standardization of Public Sector Accounting Reports. He has also been member of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (International) and the Academic Staff Union of Universities among others.
Mr. Sale Muhammed Yunusa is a 1979 graduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He studied architecture in which he went on to obtain an M.Sc. Degree in 1981. He joined the Bauchi State Ministry of Works and Transport in 1982 where he rose to become the Deputy Chief Architect and Deputy Director in 1991. It was in April of the same year that he became the General Manager and Chief Executive of the Bauchi State Housing Authority.
From the Bauchi State Housing Authority he crossed over in October, 1992 to become the Assistant General Manager of Urban Development Bank of Nigeria where he rose to become General Manager in 2003. In this position he was in charge of the Commercial Division of the Bank and supervised the procurement of off-shore funding for infrastructural development including real estate. He also supervised the Corporate Finance Department charged among others with capital market operations. It was in 2007 that he became the Managing Director/CEO of the bank and retired in 2008. He is currently the Principal Partner of Globarch Associates.
A professional and highly creative architect and corporate finance expert, Mr. Yunusa is a member of Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), Chattered Project Management Institute of Nigeria (CPMIN) and a fellow of both the Society of Construction Industry Arbitrators of Nigeria and Nigerian Institute of Architects.
He also holds a Certificate in National Physical Development Planning Inputs from the University of Ibadan. He has attended several international and National Conferences including Union of International Architects Seminar in Cairo, Egypt in 1985, Real Estate Executive Programme and Capital market, Harvard Business School, USA in 2008 and Challenges of Leadership Programme, also in Harvard University in 2009 among others.