CHIEF ANTHONY IDIGBE, SAN
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 has been admitted to practice law in Ontario, Canada.
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 KUNLE
Mr. Aluko’s background is in commercial banking, principally in Nigeria and punctuated by on-the-job attachments and training stints in England. The long career with Barclays Bank, which later became Union Bank, progressed through the ranks to senior management level 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 is presently 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 Services Limited.
ALHAJI ABATCHA BULAMA, FCA
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 38 years of varied working experience. His career included working with the State Civil Service, Merchant and Commercial Banking, Financial Consultancy and Capital Regulatory Sector at senior levels of responsibility. At various times he was on the Boards of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN), Institute of Directors (IOD), Centre for Corporate Governance, Council of the CIBN, etc. He is currently on the Boards of Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc, Ikeja Hotel Plc and a member, Audit Committee of the CIBN.
TOKE ALEX IBRU
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 multimedia group.
In 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.
MRS. FADEKE OLUGBEMI, FCA
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 performance management.
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.
DR. ALEXANDER A. THOMOPULOS
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’ experience 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, FCA
Group Managing Director/CEO
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.