Africa's Premier Investment Bank


Vision   "To be Africa's premier Investment Bank"

Mission   "To be the engine-room of Africa's financial markets"

Core Values


We will demonstrate innovation by developing solutions to diverse customer problems, differentiating ourselves from competition with creative products and service offerings and proactively initiating change and improvement measures.

Team work

Through teamwork we build corporate intelligence, increase efficiency and enhance performance and bring diverse capabilities to bear from the wide range of professional capabilities. We hold the interest of the team above those of the individual while showing mutual respect for all employees and sharing information throughout the organisation.


We demonstrate a high level of integrity by being ethically unyielding and honest, inspiring trust by unambiguous communication, matching behaviors to words and taking responsibility for actions.Our operations are transparent and always comply with all regulations and applicable laws.


We are tenaciously determined and disciplined in ensuring that the customer agenda is achieved, striving to achieve the highest possible standards.

Developing People

We are committed to continuous growth and career development, Equipping our people with the right tools and experience that enable them to provide solutions. This principle is applied at all levels and across all functions.


We achieve clear market leadership by challenging the status quo. We are the catalyst for change industry wide. We will be the first to embrace all things worthy and sometimes the only.

Corporate Banking – Product Offerings

This involves providing financial services to a diverse range of clients, ranging from small to mid-sized local businesses to large conglomerates. Focus shall be on critical sectors with limited barrier to entry.


  • Working Capital
  • Debt Factoring
  • Invoice Discounting
  • Overdrafts
  • Corporate Lending
  • Revolving Credit Facility
  • Time/Term Loans
  • Guarantees & Bonds
  • Commercial Papers
  • Bankers Acceptance
  • Asset Finance
  • Lease Purchase
  • Finance Lease

Trade Solutions

  • Letters of Credit
  • Export Letter of Credits
  • Import Letter of Credits
  • ECA Financing
  • Export Financing
  • Import Financing

Cash Management

  • Liquidity Management
  • Call Accounts
  • Money Market
  • Corporate Accounts
  • Current Accounts
  • Payments
  • Escrow Account


Team Menber

Babatunde Folawiyo

(BSc, MSc Law – London School of Economics)

Mr. Folawiyo is the Group Managing Director of Folawiyo Group of Companies and the pioneer Managing Director / CEO of Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum Company Limited. He has been actively involved in both the upstream and the downstream sector of the petroleum industry in Nigeria.

Team Menber

Abubakar Jimoh

(BSc, MSc (Finance) – University of Lagos, CFA, FRM, CGA, FCA, CGA, ACIB, AMP Lagos Business School)

Mr. Jimoh was a pioneer staff of Express Discount Limited where he rose to the level of Head of Trading before relocating to Canada in 1998. He held various positions at RBC Financial Group (Royal Bank of Canada) between 1999 and 2005 Prior to his employment in ADHL, he was GM and Divisional Head, UBA Group Balance Sheet Management, Market Risk and Investor Relations.

Team Menber

Larry Ettah

Board Member
(MBA in Finance & Marketing – University of Benin, EP, Michigan University)

Mr. Ettah has been Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director of UAC of Nigeria Plc since January 1, 2007. Until his appointment as Group Managing Director, he was Head of Human Resources of UAC of Nigeria PLC, a position he attained on January 1, 2004

Team Menber

Babatunde Dabiri

Board Member
(MBA Columbia University, BSc. Economics – University of Ibadan)

Mr. Dabiri was the former Managing Director & Chief Executive of Sterling Bank Plc, Fountain Trust Merchant Bank Limited and Prime Merchant Bank Limited for a total period of 20 years. He had outstanding competencies in all facets of Banking Products such as Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Commercial Baning, Portfolio Management amongst others.

Team Menber

Suzanne Iroche

Board Member
(Masters of Management, Kellogg – Northwestern University)

28+ years of diversified work experience in the banking industry which commenced with First Bank in 1981 after which she moved to International Merchant Bank, in 1982.In 1988, she joined Chartered Bank Ltd as a Manager to set up the Treasury Division from inception and was later promoted to Assistant General Manager to head the Corporate Banking Department.

Team Menber

Adamu Mahmoud Atta

Board Member
(MA in Development Economics – University of California)

20+ years of Consulting experience. Mr. Atta, through his Company, Matad Group Nigeria Limited ("Matad"), has handled different projects funded by the World Bank, African Development Bank, Department For International Developments, United Nations Development Programme and others in the areas of socio-economic and feasibility studies, analysis, diagnostic reviews etc.

Team Menber

Evelyn Oputu

Board Member
(BSc. Business Administration – University of Lagos)

Ms. Oputu is the immediate past Managing Director/CEO of the Bank of Industry for 9 years until her retirement in April 11, 2014. Prior to joining BOI, Ms. Oputu was a Trainee at ICON Merchant Bank. She left in 1981 to join International Merchant Bank Limited ("IMB") where she set up and headed at different times, the Treasury & Financial Services and Corporate Finance divisions of the bank.