Taiwo Okeowo

Chairman

Taiwo Okeowo is the Deputy Managing Director of FBN Merchant Bank Limited, and is currently responsible for the Investment Banking business of the firm.

A seasoned professional with over 26 years’ experience in investment banking, Taiwo was principally responsibility for the advisory business of FBN Capital covering Debt & Equity Capital Markets, Project & Structured Finance, and the Financial Advisory practice. He also covered the Agency and Trust Services Group.

He was seconded to FBN Capital in 2006 from First Bank of Nigeria Plc where he was Head of the Corporate Finance Group. A pioneer senior executive of Investment Banking & Trust Company Ltd (now Stanbic IBTC), Taiwo has acquired considerable experience in project finance, mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, and securities underwriting.

Under his stewardship, the investment banking teams of FBN Capital raised transactions in excess of $8 billion and achieved number one position in Nigeria transaction league tables in Equity Capital Market (2007 and 2008) and Debt Capital Market (2009 – 2011).

He is a member of the board of MainOne Cable Company Ltd and former Chairman of the Fixed Income Subcommittee of the Capital Market Committee.

Qualifications: Sloan Fellow – MSc Management (London Business School), CFA Charterholder, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.