Management

Our team is a passionate and talented group

We work tirelessly to develop & provide a broad range of unique financial services and products to consumers, small business, corporations, governments and institutions with that will positively impact their business.

Muhammad Jibrin

Chief Executive Officer

Muhammad holds an M.sc in Risk Management from the NYU Leonard N. Stern Business School, New York University, and an MBA from the Imperial College London, a Diploma in General Management from Harvard University and a postgraduate diploma in Financial Management from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Abuja. Muhammad has a rich experience in banking and management having previously held positions in Union Bank of Nigeria and Citigroup N.A & Barclays Bank in four countries across Africa and Europe. Prior to joining SunTrust, he was an Executive Director on the Board of Aso Savings and Loans Plc. and one time the Group Head responsible for growing Bond Bank’s (now Skye Bank Plc.) business in Abuja and the North. He has served on various boards and was at one time the National Deputy President of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Nigeria, a director, Premium Pensions Limited, Director, Federal Housing Authority Technical Board and a member of the Presidential Committee on Affordable Housing. Also, he served as the Chairman Board of Directors of the Gombe Jewel Microfinance Bank Limited.

Innocent Mbagwu

Head Internal Control

Innocent Mbagwu holds an MBA from Lagos State University and a graduate of Accounting from Federal Polytechnic, Idah. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He was trained in Funso Ogidiolu & Co., Chartered Accountants, Lagos and rose to Audit Manager before joining Corporate Telecoms as a Financial Controller in 2002 and Hallmark Bank Plc in 2004 where he worked in the Operations, Credit and Marketing. He also worked as Financial Controller of ASO Savings and Loans Plc from 2006 to 2010 and later Head, Internal Audit, before joining SunTrust Mortgage Bank in June 2011 as a Financial Controller, a position he held before the conversion of the bank to regional commercial bank. He is currently Head of Internal Control.

Raymond Onomerike

Corporate Services Executive

A graduate of Political Science from the University of Lagos, and a professional Master of Public Administration (MPA) with specialization in Human Resources Management also from the University of Lagos. Raymond started his Banking career with Citibank Nigeria Limited in 1993 as a Recruitment and Training Officer. He rose within the Human Resources Department to become Recruitment Manager, Learning/ Development Manager, and also Compensation/Benefit manager. In 2007, was promoted to Assistant Vice President Human Resources, thus becoming a Human Resources Generalist. Raymond attended a number of Senior Citibank organized Leadership trainings both locally and overseas. He is also a Training Facilitator in Human Resources Management. A member of the Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, and an Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Bankers. Raymond joined Keystone Bank in 2011 as part of the transformational, transitional and restructuring team to become the Divisional Head, Group Corporate Support. This role involves management of all Administrative, Maintenance/Construction and Procurement functions in the Group. Raymond has over 20 years’ experience in Banking.

Adedokun Aremu

Chief Internal Auditor

Adedokun has about 24 years banking experience spanning internal control, audit, operations, fraud management, compliance and operational risk management in anglophone and francophone Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Ilorin, Ilorin (1991) and Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Benin (2000). He is a Honorary Fellow, Chartered Institute of Banker (2010). He started his banking career in Citibank Nigeria in 1993 as an Internal Control Officer. He spent 10 years in Internal Control Division gaining experience in managing control in head office and branches as well as audit and investigations. He moved to Banking Operations Division in 2003. He ran the following units in Citibank: Funds Transfer (Domestic and Foreign), Central Processing Centre, Cash Management Operations, Electronic Banking Operations and Apapa Branch Operations, rising to Manager Level. While in Citibank, He was the first Project Manager in Sub-Sahara Africa in 2006 that implemented “Check 21” Clearing Solution. He also won a Service Excellence Award in 2006. He was also the coordinator for Operations’ Risk and Control Self- Assessment (RCSA), a robust tool for managing operational risks He joined Access Bank Plc in 2008 as a regional head responsible for service delivery in Victoria Island and Ikoyi region. In 2009, he moved to Internal Subsidiaries operations as a Group Head responsible for operations in Ghana, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Cote D’ivoire, Congo, Burundi and Rwanda. He presided over the project team that changed cored banking application in Rwanda from Delta to Flexcube in 3 weeks. In 2011, he joined Control Edge as a faculty member responsible for training banks’ employees on courses relating to control, fraud, auditing, compliance and operational risk management He was hired as Group Head Internal Control and Compliance by Enterprise Bank in 2013 responsible for control and compliance in 143 branches and head office.

Chinwem Onwumere

General Counsel

Over the course of his rich 17-year career Chinwem Onwumere has acquired a broad range of experiences in litigation, corporate law, banking, relationship management and strategic legal advisory and corporate and secretarial services. Chinwem was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2000 and soon after began his career in the Legal Firm of Ikechukwu Okoroafor & Company. At this firm, he worked as a private legal practitioner focusing on litigation research, criminal law, civil law and corporate law. His broad-based experience in the Law firm provided the foundation for his foray into the financial services sector. In 2003, Chinwem joined Bond Bank as a pioneer staff of the Abuja business office, and played a critical part of successfully growing the Abuja operations of a fledgling Bond Bank. During this period, he served in a variety of capacities including: operations, loan recovery, credit, marketing and relationship management. Following the Bank consolidation exercise of 2005, which, saw Bond Bank merging with five other Banks to form Skye Bank Plc., Chinwem was tasked with the responsibility of setting up and running a Regional Legal Office for the North. This challenging role saw him providing legal support and overseeing a complex range of all Bank legal matters in over 60 branches of the Bank in Northern Nigeria. Before joining SunTrust Bank, in addition to his responsibility as the head of the Northern Regional Legal Office of Skye Bank, Chinwem also served as the country legal manager of Skye Bank, Sierra Leone. Chinwem is a Law graduate for Abia State University and is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Dipo Omotoso

Treasurer

Mr. Dipo Omotoso is a securities market specialist with over 16 years’ experience in financial services sector spanning money and capital markets. He has distinct competence in securities and currency trading, treasury operations, portfolio management and product strategic planning, development and management. Prior to joining SunTrust Bank Limited, Dipo has worked in various capacity at Global Bank Plc (now Access Bank), Associated Discount House Limited (now Coronation Merchant Bank). He also worked at Diamond Bank Plc where he was responsible for the set-up of fixed income securities sales and trading business including proprietary desk for the bank before moving to Nigerian Stock Exchange. While at Nigerian Stock Exchange as AGM, Product Management, he spearheaded the introduction of Retail Bonds platform and launched the Fixed Income Market Making program at the Exchange. He was the NSE team advisory lead for the Federal Government Savings Bond and Green Bond initiative. Dipo has an MBA from University of Calabar and obtained a BSc. in Chemistry from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1995. He is a fellow of the Financial Market Dealers Association and has served actively in various market committees such as Capital Markets Sub-Committee on Fixed Income and Product Development in 2013, Non-Interest Capital Market Products 10 year Master Plan in 2014, Operational Sub-Committee of the ISA Review Committee and Financial Market Development Sub- Committee of Financial Services Regulation Coordinating Committee (FSRCC) in 2016. Dipo is a standing member of FMDQ sub-committee on the implementation of the Nigerian Debt Capital Markets Development.

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