FBN Holdings, the parent company of FirstBank Limited has announced the appointment of a new director in charge of investment management. The appointment was announced via a publication by the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) and signed by the Group Acting Company Secretary, Adewale Arogundade.
“The Board has approved the appointment of Mr. Samson Oyewale Ariyibi as an Executive Director, Investment Management and Oversight of FBN Holdings Plc subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the shareholders at the next Annual General Meeting of the Company.”
Profile of Mr. Samson Oyewale Ariyibi
Samson Oyewale Ariyibi (Wale) is an award-winning professional with about 32 years’ work experience spanning banking and allied financial services, business assurance, tax management and consulting having served in senior management roles at various global organisations and proudly Nigerian companies including Ernst & Young (EY), PricewaterhouseCoopers, Standard Chattered Bank and Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) where he was the Chief Financial Offcer prior to joining FBN Holdings Plc. (FBNH).
Wale joined FBNH on September 30, 2013 as the pioneer Head of Finance. He was promoted to General Manager (GM) and appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2016. He has demonstrated an extreme sense of responsibility and diligence in contributing to the success of FBNH leveraging on his core competencies in strategy and corporate planning, capital management, financial accounting, regulatory reporting, operational risk management, compliance, business assurance amongst others.
Wale holds a Bachelor’s degree Second Class Honours Upper Division in Microbiology from University of Ilorin and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Marketing from University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACIT), the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (ACIP) and the Institute of Directors (IOD) of Nigeria. He is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Programme of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and has attended several local and international workshops, conferences and executive training programmes.
The publication also announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer for First Bank of Nigeria Limited in person of Patrick Iyamabo.
“The Board has approved the appointment of Mr. Patrick Iyamabo as an Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer of our flagship subsidiary, First Bank of Nigeria Limited subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the shareholders at the next Annual General Meeting of the Company.”
Profile of Mr. Patrick Iyamabo
Patrick Iyamabo is the new Chief financial Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining FirstBank in 2016, he was Senior Vice President of Strategy and M&A at First City Monument Bank Limited, and then the Group Chief Financial Officer of FCMB Holdings Plc. Patrick has over 27 years professional experience in assurance, risk management, business development, accounting and finance with Nigerian and multinational institutions both within and outside the country.
Patrick also worked at Arthur Andersen as auditor and strategy consultant, where he was also a co-founding member of the Information Risk Management practice. At various times, Patrick worked with Booz Allen Hamilton in New York and LEK Consulting in Boston, providing strategic management and specialized corporate finance services to private and listed corporations.
Earlier in his career, he also worked with Pfizer in Lagos and New York.
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) from the Ahmadu Bello University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with dual majors in Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, He has also attended specialized programmes at the Harvard Business School and The Wharton School.
Patrick is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA); Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCITN); Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria; Honorary Senior Member, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB); and Member, Institute of Directors of Nigeria (M.IoD).