A seasoned legal practitioner with over 30 years’
experience. Chief Anthony Idigbe (SAN) is the Senior
Partner at Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors. He was
elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in
2000 and was has been admitted to practice law in
He is a member of the Institute of Directors and the
International Insolvency Institute and sat as the
immediate past President of the Business Recovery and
Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria
(BRIPAN). He is the Founder and was the first Chairman
of Capital Markets Solicitors Association (CMSA), and
now functions as a Trustee of the Association.
Mr. Aluko’s background is in commercial banking
principally in Nigeria and punctuated by on-the-job
attachment and training stints in England. The long career
with Barclays Bank, which later became Union Bank,
progressed through the ranks to senior management
cadre and he subsequently worked with three other
banks in Nigeria and The Gambia at Board level in both
executive and non-executive capacities. He served as
Member of Council, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers
State, Nigeria between 1993 and 1995 before moving to
the United Kingdom where he was Associate Director
with JCE Consulting Associates UK, a private consultancy
firm. Mr. Aluko presently straddles Lagos and Surrey
England, where the family resides, as a freelance business
consultant in investment banking and finance. He studied
banking with IFS University College, Canterbury, Kent,
U.K, now known as London Institute of Banking &
Finance, and is an alumnus of Manchester Business
School where he completed the Commercial Banking
Course. He attended several other professional courses
during his banking career. Mr. Aluko is also presently
serving as Non-Executive Director on the boards of
Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc and Wise Health
Alh. Bulama is a graduate of the Ahmadu Bello
University, Zaria with a degree in Accounting and an
MBA. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of
Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He has over 35 years
of varied working experience. His career included
working with the State Civil Service, Merchant
Banking Financial Consultancy, Commercial Banking
and Capital Market regularory sector at senior levels
of responsibility. At various times he was on the
board of SEC., Financial Reporting Council, IOD
Centre for Corporate Governance, SEC Pensions
Fund Board of Trustees etc. He is currently a Council member of the CIBN.
Toke Alex Ibru is The Executive Director of The Guardian,
a role he has played for 10 years. In this time he has
overseen its transformation from a traditional
newspaper to an all encompassing integrated
With the last 15 years doing business in Nigeria with
unrivalled contacts across all sectors, Toke sits on the
boards of The Guardian, Ikeja Hotels and Capital Hotels.
Toke is a History Graduate from Exeter University, UK.
Fadeke Olugbemi is an experienced business executive
with over two decades of work experience. She currently
heads the Investment & Portfolio Management unit of the
Honeywell Group Limited where she has oversight for the
professional management of the Assets & Equity
Investment Portfolio. Over the years she has garnered
expertise in diverse areas of management including
Financial & Risk Management, Investment, Treasury and
She also serves as a Non-Executive Director on the board
of two other companies.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
of Nigeria and holds a Master’s Degree in Business
Administration (MBA) from Aston Business School, Aston
University, United Kingdom. She obtained a Bachelor
of Science Degree in Accounting from the prestigious
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife.
He attended the University of Kansas, United States
where he read and obtained a PHD in 1974 in
Environmental Health Science. He is a Laurereat and
Fellow of the Nigerian Environmental Society.
He worked as a Research Scientist with E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Company of North Carolina, USA.
He was an Executive Consultant to Sheraton Hotels
Lagos and Federal Palace Hotel from 1996-2009. He is
currently the Chief Operating Officer and Executive
Director Guardian Press Limited, the Parent Company
of Guardian Newspaper limited.
Ufuoma Ibru has thirteen years’ e x p e r i e n c e in
hospitality investment and strategy, having
participated in the planning, implementation and
negotiation of public offers, special placements, offshore
lending, private equity transactions and major loan restructuring in the hotel industry in Nigeria.
Ufuoma Ibru has delivered presentations and papers
at a variety of investor and industry
forums, including the London Stock Exchange,
Renaissance Investor Conference, and Ter rapinn
Hospitality Conference in South Africa.
Theophilus Eniola Netufo is a seasoned Business Administrator with relevant experience spanning over two and half decades. He obtained a Higher National Diploma with Upper Credit in Business Administration and Management from the Federal Polytechnic Akure, then Ado-Ekiti in 1985. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in May 1991 and was elected a Fellow of the Institute on March 29, 2001. He is a Certified Forensic Accountant and Fraud Examiner, and a Fellow of the International Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants.
Theophilus Eniola Netufo is also a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation, Member, Nigeria Institute of Management and an active member of Institute of Directors (IOD) having satisfactorily completed courses 1 and 2 of the Institute in 2016, and participated in The Independent Directors’ Masterclass Programme on August 23, 2018. He is a Member, Faculty of Insolvency and Corporate Re-Engineering of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
He has put in several years of meritorious services in Professional Practice, in Multinational and Hospitality organizations.He served previously in senior Management position with Coca-Cola Nigeria, (African Division) where he handled financial services responsibilities for Africa, Middle East and Europe. He upgraded his skills regularly by participating in Seminars and Conferences both in Nigeria and abroad.