Board members

The board is made up of, accomplished professionals and business executives led by a non-executive chairman:

A, Dr. Samuel N. Anyakora

Dr Anyakora is a renowned expert in organizational transformation and business process transformation. A distinguished alumnus of the famous Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom graduating with B. Tech (first class) and a PhD both in Chemical Engineering. His working career saw him through Dunlop headquarters inBirmingham to Dunlop Nigeria PLC. He became the first Nigerian General Works Manager and later first Nigerian Director, tire manufacturing. He retired  in 1998 after serving as the technical director of Dunlop Nigeria PLC for several years. He is a fellow and past president of Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers and sits on the board of several other companies.

 

B, Paul C. Obi

A Legal practitioner of high repute and the principal partner in the law firm – PC Obi & Co. Barrister Obi holds B.L (honors) and LL.M degree from the University of Lagos and is a member of Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association and a member of the oil & gas section of the International Bar Association. An accomplished corporate lawyer, adviser and consultant to numerous corporate bodies (local & international) including banks and insurance companies, oil companies, embassies and consular offices, etc

 

C, Dr. Nelson C. Nwankwo

Medical Practitioner & Fellow West African College of Surgeons (Radiology) based in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Dr. Nwankwo is a lecturer in the University of Port Harcourt, a consultant Radiologist with the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital and a serving examiner of the fellowship examinations of the West African College of Surgeons.1

 

D, Jude O. Ebigbo

A graduate of accounting, who after many years of service in the insurance sector, retired voluntarily to manage Olivecircle Resources Ltd, which he founded. An astute businessman and shrewd investor, Mr. Ebigbo has grown Olivecircle into a multimillion Naira business with interests in real estates and the telecom sectors.

 

E, Godwin O. Umeh- MD/CEO

Mr. Umeh holds a BSc degree (Quantity Surveying) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and an MBA degree (Banking & Finance) from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. An associate member of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

An avid exponent of corporate finance , Mr. Umeh’s career spans over 15years and have seen him through many notable companies in the banking and financial sectors of the economy. Having garnered experience in the financial centers, He joined The Bridge from Fidelity Bank PLC / Fidelity Union Securities Limited where he was for several years the Chief Operating Officer.

 

F, Paul O. Olele

Mr. Olele graduated from the University of Benin in 1985 with a second-class upper Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He also obtained an MSc degree in Finance in 1987 from the University of Lagos.

Mr. Olele is a seasoned banker with bias for investment banking and treasury activities. His over 17 years experience in banking and finance has seen him through many financial institutions including Fidelity Bank PLC, First City Monument Bank PLC, among others.

 

Management team

Godwin O. Umeh- MD/CEO

Godwin Umeh joined The Bridge Securities as the pioneer Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer [CEO] in 2006. Before he resumed with The Bridge Securities Ltd, he was Chief Operating Officer, Stockbroking and Head, Investment Banking and Capital Markets Group at Fidelity Union Securities Limited. An astute administrator with competencies in corporate strategy, organizational transformation and equity matters.

Mr. Umeh holds a BSc degree (Quantity Surveying) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and an MBA degree (Banking & Finance) from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. An associate member of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). And a non charter member of Chartered Financial Analyst.

An avid exponent of corporate finance , Mr. Umeh career spans over 15years and have seen him through many notable companies in the banking and financial sectors of the economy. He joined The Bridge from Fidelity Bank PLC / Fidelity Union Securities Limited where he was for several years the Chief Operating Officer.
Emeka G. Anujeonye – Head, Asset Management

Emeka Anujeonye is a professional with strong bias for marketing. A consummate professional with ten years of experience in financial services and asset management, Emeka has an in-depth knowledge on various aspects of financial services having spent several years in the Business Development and Export Departments of John Holt PLC and later moved to the banking and financial sector.

 

Emeka is a graduate of Finance and a chartered accountant with many years of diverse industry experience. He brings to The Bridge a rich background in major areas of banking acquired from  Devcom Merchant Bank Ltd and Citizens Investment and Securities Ltd / Spring Capital Markets Ltd


Benjamin O. Aniyeloye – Head, Finance & Accounts

Benjamin graduated in 1992 from the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti with upper credit in accounting. He is also an associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ACA since 2001.

His over 14 years experience in accounting has seen him through many institutions including serving as the head of finance and accounts in Supra Commercial Trust Limited (member of The Nigerian Stock Exchange) and Ojewole Olufemi & Co, where he served as audit manager for many years.
Josiah C. Obi – Head, Client Services

 

Mr. Obi is a 1987 mass communication graduate of Institute of Management & Technology, IMT, Enugu.

His working career has seen him through various sectors of the economy ranging from shipping, communications & public relations to investment management.

Mr. Obi is a member of the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CPIN) and the head of our client services department.