The team is led by Tayo Akintan, whose profile has been stated under directors.
Tunde Erinjogunola is the Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining Imperial, he was the Managing Director of Associated Asset Managers Limited, a leading asset management and stock broking firm. He has substantive working experience spanning the financial services industry. His experience in the banking industry covers such area as trade services, commercial & consumer banking, corporate banking, investment banking/financial advisory services, enterprise risk management. In the course of his career, Tunde has held important positions and delivered on many sensitive assignments
Tunde started his banking career in 1992 when he joined Eko International Bank Limited, one of the legacy members of Skye Bank Plc. He had since garnered useful industry experience by working with other leading banking brands having left Eko International Bank in 1997.
Mr. Erinjogunola is a Honourary Senior Banker of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB). He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Banking & Finance from The University of Nigeria, Master of Science (M.SC) in industrial Relations & Personnel Management and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) from the University of Lagos respectively.
Samuel Armon is the Chief Compliance Officer. Samuel holds a B.Sc Degree from the University of Lagos. He is an Associate of both the Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria (ICA) and the London Postgraduate Credit Management College (UK). He has over 10 years of top quality and diverse practical working experience, which cuts across Stock broking, Corporate Finance and Operations. He started his career with Interstate Securities Ltd, where he left as a Deputy Manager in charge of Operations/Issuing House Functions. Prior to joining Imperial Asset Managers Ltd, he had worked with MBC Securities Ltd where he left as Head, Operations/Information Technology.
Obidinma Uwajeh is a Senior Investment Analyst and Head, Marketing Unit. She holds a Master of Science degree (M.Sc) in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc) in Business Administration from the University of Lagos. She is a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS).
Obidinma started her career in January 2000 with Mainland Trust Limited as a Supervisor in the Operations/Administrative Unit where she worked for four years. In 2003, she moved to 3Stars Investment Limited (a subsidiary of Legacy Citizens International Bank) as Head of Operations. In December, 2005 the Company merged and became Spring Capital Markets Limited (now PanAfrican Capital). She worked in varied capacities while in Spring Capital which cut across Asset Management, Alternative Business, Credit and Marketing. Prior to joining Imperial, she was the Regional Co-ordinator in charge of all the branches till 2008.She has 15 years diversified working experience which cut across Capital Market and Financial Services.
Segun Olatunji is the Acting Head, Financial Control Unit. Prior to joining Imperial, Segun was an Audit Senior at Ranti Okanlawon & Co, where he oversaw various audit and tax exercises. Segun holds a Higher National Diploma (H.N.D) in Accountancy from Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin. He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA) and a Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM). Segun is an adept professional with expertise in financial management, Taxation and administration.
Ekanem Nyong is the Acting Head, Support Services Group. Prior to joining Imperial, Ekanem was the Head Client Service at Clysdale Limited. Ekanem holds a B.A Degree from the University of Calabar. She is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM). She has working experience, which cuts across Customer service and Human Resources Management. Ekanem is an adept professional with expertise in Customer Service, industrial and labour related issues.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Samuel TUROTI – CHAIRMAN
Prince Turoti is presently the Group Managing Director(GMD)/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Polak Group of companies. The Group consist of insurance brokerage, property, hotel and investment companies. He is also the Chairman of Property & Pecuniary Insurance Brokers Limited and a Director in CFS Financial Services Limited.
Prince Turoti in the past 2 decades has gathered a wide range of assurance, audit, forensics, tax, consulting and financial expertise at senior management and board level positions, and across diverse industries ranging from Professional Service, Insurance, Banking, Manufacturing and Multinationals Companies. He started his working career in 1989 with Champion Newspapers Ltd as an audit assistant. He left the Company in 1991 for Churchgate Industries (Nig) Ltd and he left as Group Assistant Manager (Audit).He also worked as Head Account with Cashlink Finance & investments; SGS Inspection Services Nigeria Ltd; Olawale Coker & Co (Chartered Accountants) and Akintola Williams Deloitte where he left as an audit Manager/ Senior in 2004.
Prince Turoti, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACIT). He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Akoka.
Mr. Dankaro holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He started his working career in 1990 with Merchant Banking Corporation Nigeria Limited, which later changed its name to MBC International Bank Limited (now a member of First Bank of Nigeria Plc). He left the bank in 1993 for Mario Jose Enterprises Limited, Kano, and retired in 2000 as General Manager, Finance. At present, Mr. Dankaro is an Executive Director, Fimcon Limited, a manufacturing and property development company. He holds directorship of other companies including Bokatan Limited, Rahsab Limited, amongst others. Mr. Dankaro is an accomplished and distinguished young executive with special interest in the stock market.
Mr. Jolayemi is a Director of Daily Need Group. Daily Need Group founded by Otunba (Dr.) Oyin Jolayemi is a conglomerate of companies, including Daily Need Industries Limited, DNI Personal Products Ltd., Oyin Holdings Ltd., De Honey International Ventures, and Jolayemi Nigeria Ltd. The turnover of the Group is in excess of N5 billion. Mr. Jolayemi worked as a Contracting Application Developer for various companies in the United Kingdom, including developing a Budgetary Management Solution for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister; Document Management Solution for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU); IT Department Head for ICT Eurotel UK and Ireland; Energy Utilisation and Billing Solution for Enron UK, Credit Card Modeling Solution for smart cards (Obethur) International. Mr. Jolayemi holds a Bachelor?s Degree in Business and Computing from University of Buckingham and he is also a Microsoft Certified Developer.
Mr. Tayo Akintan is the Managing Director/Chief Executive. Prior to promoting the Company, he was the Managing Director of MBC Securities Limited, a leading asset management and stock broking firm. He has over twenty five (25) years working experience, thirteen (13) years of which was spent in the financial services industry. His experience in the banking industry covers such areas of investment and corporate banking, stockbroking, investment/financial advisory services, capital restructuring. During this period he held important positions and led many sensitive assignments in and outside Nigeria.
Tayo started his banking career in 1992 when he joined ICON Limited (Merchant Bankers). He left the bank in 1994 to join Merchant Banking Corporation Nigeria Limited and in 1999 he was seconded to MBC Securities Limited as its first Dealing Clerk. In 2000, he joined Fidelity Bank Plc as the Head of Corporate Finance Group, including overseeing Fidelity Union Securities Limited. He left Fidelity Bank in 2005 as Assistant General Manager/Head, Investment Banking Division.