Our Amazing Team
TUNDE ADENIYI – CHAIRMAN
Mr. Tunde Adeniyi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He Obtained masters of business administration from the same institution and he is a member of the senior management program (SMP 22) of the Pan African University, Lagos Business School.
A Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria with various work experience as teacher, banker and entrepreneur. He began working as a teacher and later as a banker with many years of varied cognate experience. Post banking, he became a businessman and has successfully established and manages several businesses.
ELIJAH ADETIMEHIN (BSC, MBA, MCIP, CERM) – MANAGING DIRECTOR
Elijah Adetimehin is currently the acting managing directors of Peniel Microfinance Bank Limited. A mix of gift & grace, he possesses relevant skills and experience in accounting & financial reporting, Credit & Risk Management, Internal Controls, Audit and bankinggarnered through over 15 years cognate experience at Nyo Karibe & Co. Chartered accountants, GTBank Plc, Standard Chartered Bank & United Bank of Africa.
He is a graduate of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State where he also obtained his masters of business administration. He is an Alumni of International Leadership Institute (Ethiopia) & Day Star Leadership Academy and have attended several courses which includes but not limited to: Financial Statement Analyses, Operational Risk Management, Power of segmentation, Base ll II-Lite, Money Laundering Prevention, Environmental and Social risk management, International Financial Reporting Standards, Reputational Risk, Fundamental of Cash Management, Health & Safety in work environment, Internal Control & Audit amongst others.
NIYI ADESANYA – DIRECTOR
With an average of more than 100 presentations annually, Niyi’s recognised as one of Nigeria’s foremost pragmatic and inspirational speakers, and a leading voice on Leadership transformation in the country.
Since commencing his professional career in 2005, he has spoken in over 65 tertiary institutions and delivered keynote speeches to top officials of various institutions, including multinationals like Chevron, Etisalat,Seven-Up Bottling Company, and so on.
As a renowned award winning Performance Strategist, Niyi has spoken on key Life Mastery subjects including Leadership, Mastering Change, Peak Performance, Individual Competitiveness, and so on. He is a faculty member of various institutions in the country including the prestigious Daystar Leadership Academy.
He developed and executed a competitiveness upgrade concept that helped a telecoms company strengthen its connection to their target consumers leading to a massive sustainable boost in their income within a 5 year period.
Niyi is also an Author, Entrepreneur, Founder of The Speaker Academy, Marketplace Academy and CEO, FifthGear Plus; an avant-garde Consulting, Recruiting and Publishing firm with the mandate to help organisations optimise their corporate potential, with clients including at least one of top three organisations in major sectors of the economy.
He currently hosts the radio show “Marketplace Essentials with Niyi Adesanya” through he guides MSME owners to discover solutions to their everyday challenges in business.
SABASTINE NWAJIDE OKEKE – DIRECTOR
Sabastine Nwajide Okeke (Director) is a seasoned Strategic Human Resource Professional and Consultant, and Specialist in Corporate Management Strategy, Human Capital Resourcing, Talent Optimization, Organizational Performance Management, Training &Staff Development, Organizational Development and Corporate Design.He is a Certified and Seasoned Educationist and Trainer in Entrepreneurship & Vocational Skills Development (TVET)and Published Author and Certified Career Guidance Counsellor. Sabastine is an expert on Labour Markets Information Systems (LMIS).
Sabastine holds a B.Sc.degree in Economics, aPGD in Education, an Executive MBA degree from the prestigiousLagos Business School and a PhD from NCU Florida, USA with Research focus on Counselling and Organizational Leadership.He is a Certified Financial Consultant (CFC), IFC/World Bank certified Business Edge Trainer/Accessor/Consultant and has published many Articles in Professional Magazines and Journals.
He is the first Nigerian to become Certified Partner of Predictive Index (PI), arguably the most preferred leading and foremost personality profiling and work behavior predictability tool/solution with active use in over 150 countries and by most of the Top 500 Companies. Sabastine is a Full Member of CIPMN, Fellow – Chartered Management Institute (CMI-UK), Fellow – Graduate Academy of Management (GAM-USA), and a Certified Human Resources Analyst (CHRA).He is a Full Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) – MNIM and also a Certified Management Practitioner (CMP)by the NIM. Full Member of Nigeria Institute for Training and Development (MITD), Member – Association for Talent Development (ATD-USA), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-USA) and is licenced by APCON as an Associate Registered Practitioner of Advertising (arpa). Sabastine is also an Associate of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ICMR) Nigeria. On completing his Executive MBA, Sabastine was appointed by the Management of the LBS to serve on the Curriculum Development & Learning Management Committee of the prestigious Lagos Business School.
Prior to his current role as CEO of MasterMindsHRSG Consulting, Sabastine worked with Human Edge Limited as Senior Consultant/Group Head – Human Resources Development. He worked with Maersk Nigeria Limited where he had oversight responsibility for Training, Competency Development and Performance Management. He also worked with DDB as Human Resources Director.
Dr. Okekeis the Director, Centre for Enterprise Management & Research (CEMAR). He lectures with the University of Ibadan School of Business (UISB – CEMAR Lagos) and serves on the Board of Directors of many companies including Peniel Microfinance Bank, Haggai Zuriel Schools, etc. Sabastine is a Pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)and is married to Abiola and they have four children.
KUNLE OMOTIMIRIN – DIRECTOR
Mr. Adekunle Omotimirin is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the Principal Partner of Kunle Omotimirin & Company with offices at Lagos and Abuja. He was educated at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun-State, Nigeria where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws Degree with Honours (LL. B Hons.) in 1994. He was called to the Nigerian Bar and enrolled at the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1995. Mr. Omotimirin also possesses a Masters of Laws Degree (LL.M) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1999. He is a CEDR Certified Mediator. Mr. Omotimirin is a member of the Nigerian Bar association and the International Bar Association.
He has remained in active legal practice since his call to the Bar and conducted several cases at the trial and appellate courts in Nigeria with a large amount of success. Mr. Omotimirin possesses deep knowledge of the Nigerian legal system. He is currently the Principal Partner of Kunle Omotimirin & Company. He superintends the dispute resolution department of the firm which includes alternative dispute resolution and litigation. His experience in dispute resolution covers a wide area of law practice including company and commercial law, Intellectual Property, Insolvency, Capital Market, Venture Capital, Construction, Insurance, International law particularly international trade, Trade disputes, Oil and gas, Telecommunications, Employment, Personal injury and death, Trust, Product liability.
Mr. Omotimirin possesses a flair for skilled negotiation and has established a remarkable network of contacts in several fields of specialized legal and corporate practice such as energy law especially the Petroleum and Natural Gas sectors and acquisition of ships and aircraft. He is a fellow of Corporate Governance Professionals of Nigeria (ACGPN). He belongs to several professional body including the International Association of Prosecutors, International Bar association and the Nigerian Bar Association.
Barr Dami Olugbemi – DIRECTOR
Damilola Olugbemi, is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was educated at the prestigious University of Lagos, Akoko Yaba, Lagos State and graduated in 2016, He worked with Cordros Capital , where he gained experience in risk management and compliance, after which he attended the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar in December 2017.
He started his legal carrier at Kunle Omotimirin & Co as a Junior Associate in 2017. Whilst working as a lawyer, specialising in litigation and company law, Dami also co-founded Awatechnology Nigeria Limited, the producers of ‘awabike’, a technology driven micro-mobility company currently operational in campuses and estates around Nigeria. He also serves as the Head of Business Development and Legal Services at Awatechnology Nigeria Ltd. His passion for innovation and skill in recognition of business opportunities are skills that he has constantly driven through his short career. Dami has helped a number of start-ups in raising capital needed to finance its activities, with experience spanning from technology to the oil and gas industries. He is currently a student of the Institute of Chartered Administrators and Secretaries of Nigeria, with view of attaining membership in December 2020. He is a highly motivated individual with a passion to create workable solutions to the problems faced by Nigerians on a daily basis.
ELIJAH ADETIMEHIN (BSC, MBA, MCIP, CERM) – MANAGING DIRECTOR)
Elijah Adetimehin is currently the acting managing directors of Peniel Microfinance Bank Limited. A mix of gift & grace, he possesses relevant skills and experience in accounting & financial reporting, Credit & Risk Management, Internal Controls, Audit and banking garnered through over 15 years cognate experience at Nyo Karibe & Co. Chartered accountants, GTBank Plc, Standard Chartered Bank & United Bank of Africa. He is a graduate of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State where he also obtained his masters of business administration. He is MCIP certified. He is an Alumni of International Leadership Institute (Ethiopia) & Day Star Leadership Academy and have attended several courses which includes but not limited to: Financial Statement Analyses, Operational Risk Management, Power of segmentation, Base ll II-Lite, Money Laundering Prevention, Environmental and Social risk management, International Financial Reporting Standards, Reputational Risk, Fundamental of Cash Management, Health & Safety in work environment, Internal Control & Audit amongst others.
CHIZOBA JENNIFER OGECHI – AG. HEAD ICAC
Chizoba Jennifer Ogechi is an HND graduate of Accounting from Yaba College of Technology.
OSUNKIYESI MICHAEL OLUWADARE – HEAD, MARKETING
A CHARTERED Microfinance Banker He heads the Business Development and Marketing Team He is a graduate of economics from Lagos State University; he is a Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Chartered Economist. He is an experienced and accomplished marketing and sales professional known for breakthrough results. He has worked with Evans Medical Plc in 2002 to 2008 as Sales Representative (Nutrition) under Sales and Marketing unit; he direct all phases of both the creative and technical elements of marketing and sales initiatives including data mining, brand creation, Investment analysis and advice to client, Development and implementation of Business ideas. He has also worked with other reputable organizations on the same line of business development, target and market penetrations. He joined Addosser Microfinance Bank Ltd as executive marketing officer in February 2010; he rose to the position of a Branch Head and later became the Territorial Coordinator Apapa Zone comprising Alaba Rago Okokomaiko Branch, Trade Fair Complex Branch and Ajegunle Apapa, Lagos. Captured over 100% expansion in customer base, achieved during a period of overall decline in the retail banking industry. He left in January 10th, 2016. He joined Peniel Microfinace Bank Ltd in 2016 as Head Marketing. Led bank marketing campaign (comprised of trade show, media and PR initiatives) of bank newly launched model on Credit, Risk and Profit creation. Developed and executed strategy that achieved and sustained top 3 rankings on Quality Retail banking! For key product search terms. He also oversees the development and implementation of Business ideas and rebranded 2 major products to cement a cohesive corporate identity.
ADESHINA SALAMI – HEAD OPERATIONS
He heads the Operations Department of the bank. He is a graduate of Banking and finance from Lagos State University. He is an experienced banker and has in dept knowledge on information technology etc. He started his career with Lagos State University Microfinance Bank in 2009 as a marketing officer and later redeployed to ICT unit as Head ICT. He joined Peniel Microfinance Bank Ltd in 2012 as ICT Officer and later redeployed as Asst.Head of operation in the year 2013. He is presently Head of Operations He has 10 years working experience in Microfinance operations. He has experiences in Banking Operations and information technology. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN). He has attended training’s and workshops.
OLASUPO SESAN AJALA – HEAD CREDIT
He heads the Credit and Recovery Department. He is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnics Ire, where he got his HND in Mathematics & Statistics. He is an experience statistician and a member of National Association of Statistics Student. He started his career with Peniel Microfinance Bank in 2011 as an executive marketer. He later redeployed to Credit Unit as credit officer where he rose to the post of head of Credit & Recovery Unit. He is experienced credit/portfolio manager and professional adviser to potential clients. He is proficient in review of credit, credit policies and other related policies. He is a member of Chartered Institute of CIBN He has attended trainings and workshop.