Seye Kosoko is the Chairman of FBNQuest Trustees. He joined the FBN Holdings Group in October 2017. Before this role, he served as Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited’s Head of Legal – Nigeria & West Africa – and Company Secretary. He is a seasoned corporate leader and legal practitioner with three decades of experience in banking and finance, telecommunications, law teaching and practice, and tax preparation and advisory.
Seye was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985 and started his legal career as a pioneer lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Lagos State University and practised with Professor A.B. Kasunmu’s Chambers.
He later worked as a Tax Consultant at Price Waterhouse and eventually as General Counsel/Company Secretary/Head of Compliance/Head of External Affairs at Nigeria International Bank Limited (now Citibank Nigeria). He was also the first Chief Legal Officer/Company Secretary at Econet Wireless Nigeria Limited (now Airtel Networks), where he led the Legal, Regulatory, and Company Secretarial Group before becoming Managing Solicitor at Henley, Crankshaw Solicitors.
Seye is an advisory board member of the General Counsel Summit, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the Nigerian Bar Association and the Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State. He received his LLB Law degree from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and his LLM degree from the University of Lagos.