Board Category: Inaugural Board Of Directors

Alh. Mahey Rasheed, OFR

Alhaji Rasheed is a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He has extensive experience in central banking having been a career staff at the CBN, rising to the rank of departmental Director. He was later appointed as a Deputy Governor in 1999 and retired in 2004.

Mr. Uche Orji

Mr. Uche Orji is the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and has served in this capacity since inception of the Authority. He brings over three decades of global experience spanning banking, asset management and financial services to the leadership of the Authority.

Mr. Hanspeter Ackermann, CFA

Mr. Ackermann joined NSIA in August of 2013. He brings over 30 years of investment experience with him. From 2010 to 2013 he was Assistant General Manager at Samba Capital in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he performed as Chief Investment Officer and Head of Asset Management.

Mrs. Stella Ojekwe-Onyejeli

Mrs. Ojekwe-Onyejeli joined NSIA following a distinguished tenure as Director and Head of Operational Risk & Control at Barclays covering Emerging Markets and Africa.

Mrs. Olabisi Soyebo, SAN

Mrs. Soyebo is a Partner in the law firm of Abdullahi Ibrahim & Co where she heads its Abuja office;
She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1988 and has since been in active legal practice with Abdullahi Ibrahim & Co.

Mr. Jide Zeitlin

Mr. Zeitlin is a private investor with interests in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
He was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he held a number of senior management positions in the investment banking division, including that of global chief operating officer. He also served in the firm’s executive office.

Mrs. Ibukun Awosika

Ibukun Awosika is the founder and CEO of The Chair Centre Group, a diversified furniture and security systems group.
She is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur and the First Nigerian recipient of the prestigious International Women
Entrepreneurial Challenge Award (IWEC) as a nominee of the US Department of State in 2008.

Mr. Hassan Usman

Mr. Usman is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ASO Savings and Loans Limited.

Mr. Arnold Ekpe

Mr. Ekpe has deep experience and a proven track record in banking, finance and investments in Africa.
He has served as Chief Executive of Ecobank and UBA, two of Africa’s leading financial institutions.