Our Board
Mr.Olutola Mobolurin
Chairman
A 1975 Accounting and Finance graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton (now Binghamton University) and holder of Master of Business Administration degree of the School of Management Studies (now Schulisch Business School), York University, Toronto, Canada. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, he was the second person to be elected the President and Chairman of Council of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers following the tenure of Mr Gamaliel Onosode.

From 2002 to 2006, he was an Assessor and part-time member of the pioneer Board of the Investment and Securities Tribunal. In 2000, he served as Chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission Panel on the Re-activation of the Bond Market in Nigeria, a report that provided the platform for the re-introduction of Federal Government Bond issues. He was pivotal to the Debt Management Office's issuance of the Ist and 2nd FGN Bonds leading his Capital Bancorp's team as Advisers and Stockbrokers to the Issue. He had previously served on the Council of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. In 2004, he also served as a Consultant to the Senate Committee on Pensions in the drafting of the Pensions Reform Act 2004. He has served on many industry advisory panels on issues relating to the Capital Market and Investments.

He was the Managing Director of Capital Bancorp Limited, which he founded In October 1988 with some institutional and individual investors until 2007. Prior to starting Capital Bancorp, he was at City Securities Limited and Continental Merchant Bank PLC (formerly Chase Merchant Bank) where he was a Deputy General Manager and Head of Corporate Finance Department.

He was the Vice Chairman and Group Chief Executive of Crusader (Nigeria) PLC till October 2012. He is currently a non-Executive Director of FCMB Group Plc, the outgoing Chairman of CrusaderSterling Pensions Limited and the Chairman Capital Bancorp Plc and NASD Plc, a new securities trading platform (Over-the-Counter Market) to trade unlisted securities.



Mr. Laide Agboola
Managing Partner
Laide Agboola holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and a Diploma of Finance from Imperial College Business School, London, as well as a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, Sheffield.

He is a Co-Founder and founding Managing Director of Alternative Capital Partners Limited, a full fledged wealth management firm where he served as a Board Director.

Whilst at Alternative Capital Partners Limited (ACAP), he was instrumental in the set up and take off of the company. He also served as a member of the Acap CanaryGrowth Fund Investment Committee. A role he played since inception. He originated and contributed significantly to the organic and inorganic fast paced growth of the company.

Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Technical Committee, Strategy & Transformation Committee of the Board of Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc. He also served as a member of the ACAP CanaryGrowth Fund Investment Committee. A role he played since inception.

Apart from his strong private sector experience, Laide served as the Technical Adviser to a former Honorable Minister of State for Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria between 2007 and 2010 with a focus on financial and capital markets as well as special projects.

His other private sector experience include working with leading Corporate Finance teams including those of Investment Banking & Trust Company Plc (now Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc), UBA Global Markets Limited (now UBA Capital Plc, a subsidiary of United Bank for Africa Plc) as well as BGL Plc and a brief stint at Alitheia Capital Limited.

He is a thorough bred investment banker with diverse experience in the full array of investment banking and wealth management services.



Mr. Obinna Onunkwo
Managing Partner
Obinna Onunkwo is a seasoned securities specialist with over a decade experience in investment management. He has a rich background in investment banking, asset management, equities research and trading and has over the years played active roles as lead fund manager in corporate actions including mergers, acquisitions, private equity investments, equity raisings and valuations through the various capacities in which he has served.

He began his career with Guardian Express Bank Plc and was part of the pioneer team of Guardian Express Trust Limited. He thereafter proceeded to Spring Capital Markets Limited where he was the pioneer Head of the Asset Management Unit which oversaw the management of assets in excess of N18.5 billion.

He also served as the Head of Asset Management Unit in Kedari Capital Limited in which capacity he also performed excellently. While in Spring Capital Markets Limited, he worked on a number of transactions part of which was the development and execution of the framework for the consummation of several Repo transactions with a cumulative value of over N16.5billion and the management of equity investments in excess of N17 billion on behalf of institutional clients.

He also initiated and developed the initial framework for the execution of the reconstruction of 42.5bn units of Spring Bank Plc shares which was at that time the first share reconstruction of a quoted company in Nigeria.

Obinna was the pioneering Managing Director, Fund/Portfolio Management at Alternative Capital Partners Limited. As a pioneer director, he drove the operational success and positioning of the wealth management business, facilitating the first ever acquisition and merger of two mutual funds from a bank by a local fund manager as well as the achievement of N9bn in overall assets under management within 2 years of operations.

He was also an instrumental convener and member of the ACAP CanaryGrowth Fund Investment Committee from inception and at that time led the team that delivered above market returns in excess of 35%. Obinna seats on the Board of Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc and serves on various committees accordingly. He holds an MBA from Lagos Business School and a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Port Harcourt; where he also received several prizes as the Best Graduating Student of his set.

He has attended various foreign and local courses in Investment Management.




Sir (Pharm) Nnamdi Obi
Director
A Pharmacy graduate from the University of Santo Thomas in the Philippines. Sir (Pharm) Nnamdi Obi is a seasoned entrepreneur with over three decades of experience In the Pharmaceutical industry.

He is also the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Embassy Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Limited. One of the leading Pharmaceutical Companies in Nigeria which he founded in 1986.

His entrepreneurial values have been highlighted by numerous awards including that for being the Most Compliant Importing Drug Company in Nigeria where his company was awarded first Position in the industry in the year 2013 and merit awards from the Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria. He has contributed significantly to the growth of the company and the pharmaceutical industry as whole. He has attended various foreign and local courses in Pharmacy.

He is the current President of APIN (The Association of Pharmaceuticals Importers of Nigeria) a position he has chaired for several years.