Afolabi Olorode

Head, Coverage & Corporate Banking

Afolabi Olorode heads the Coverage & Corporate Banking Group at FBNQuest Merchant Bank Limited, a subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc. In this role, he is responsible for leading the client relationship management, credit portfolio, trade services and transaction banking businesses of the Bank. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Committee of the Bank and also serves on various sub-committees including the Management Credit & Underwriting Committee, Human Capital Committee, Asset & Liabilities Management Committee and Risk Management Committee.

Over the past 20 years, Afolabi has advised on several landmark deals involving leading Nigerian and international clients in restructuring, M&A advisory and capital raising. Key sector experience includes public sector, financial services, power, telecoms, oil & gas and FMCG. He has previously worked with Emerging Capital Partners, Renaissance Capital, KPMG, Frontier Capital and Agusto & Co. in various roles covering Sub-Saharan Africa.

He is registered with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria as a Sponsored Individual and is the immediate past Director of Administration, Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria (AIHN).

Qualifications: a graduate of The University of Lagos, with a post-graduate degree in Corporate & International Banking from Durham Business School, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and has attended numerous leadership and executive education courses with recent notable ones including INSEAD, Harvard Business School, Wharton Executive Education and Lagos Business School