BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FEMI OLUBANWO
CHAIRMAN

Femi Olubanwo joined Palton Morgan Holdings in 2015 as a non-executive director and was appointed as the Chairman in the same year. He currently serves as a partner at Banwo & Ighodalo, a firm he co-established after a short stint with the
Lagos State Ministry of Justice.

He is often cited as one of the Leading Lawyers in the world, particularly in the areas of Banking, Finance, and Mining by many international legal publications such as Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal and the IFLR 1000.

In February 1991, he co-established the law firm, Banwo & Ighodalo, as a Partnership. The firm has since grown from two Partners and one Associate to today’s nearly 60 lawyers including 7 Partners.

A full-service firm, Banwo & Ighodalo is well known for its many high profile transactions in its specialized areas of Capital Markets, Financing, Project Finance,
Mergers & Acquisitions and Energy.

Femi served the Government of Nigeria in several economic sector reform committees. He was appointed a member of the Bureau of Public Enterprises’ Solid Minerals Sector Steering Committee (2000) by the National Council on Privatisation, the apex body charged with responsibility for the implementation of the Nigerian government’s privatization and commercialization programme.

He also served as Chairman of a Committee established by the Ministry of Finance to formulate and draft a Code of Governance/Ethics for Capital
Market Regulators.

Femi has published and presented papers on different topics in his areas of practice and he is a director of many companies operating in diverse sectors of the Nigerian economy.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) honors degree from the University of Lagos in 1981 and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1982.

MR. ADEYINKA ADESOPE
DIRECTOR

Adeyinka Adesope is the Director of Grenadines Homes Limited and was appointed as the Group Managing Director of Palton Morgan Holdings in 2012. Prior to the above Adeyinka was the Managing Director/ CEO of Propertymart limited, a fast growing Real Estate Investment firm. Under his tenure, the business witnessed significant success.

Adeyinka’s stint with local and multinational companies and valuable experience in setting up a number of companies prior to being appointed MD/CEO of Propertymart in 2008, helped in transforming the company into a strategy think tank.
A known promoter of innovation and creativity, Adesope does not believe in limitations. He is a young, unassuming entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in the business world.

Adeyinka is an alumnus of University of Cambridge, UK. He has degrees and professional certifications in Business Management, Building & Construction
Management, Estate Development, Sales & Marketing and Leadership and Politics.

He is an international member of National Association of Home Builders, Washington D.C, United State of America; an associate member of Nigeria Institute of Directors; a Fellow of the Institute for Government Research & Leadership Technology; a fellow of Nigeria Institute of Marketing and an alumnus of both Lagos Business School and Ogun State University.

Adeyinka is a recipient of numerous prestigious awards, a Peace Ambassador of United Nation Universal Peace Federation and above all, a child of the highest GOD.

CHRIS OGBECHIE BENG, MBA, PH.D.
DIRECTOR

Chris Ogbechie is a Director of Palton Morgan Holdings. He has wide experience in marketing and strategy - derived from his work as Head of Marketing/Sales at Nestle Nigeria, Xerox, as well as his consulting work with Nigerian firms over the years.
Currently the Chairman of Diamond Bank Plc, Chris is also a member of the faculty at the Lagos Business School, where he leads sessions on strategy and corporate governance and where he is also the Head of the Strategy Group. He is also a visiting professor at Strathmore Business School.

His current research and consulting interests are in strategic planning and corporate governance. He has several publications in financial services marketing, strategic planning, corporate social responsibility, and corporate governance.

He has also presented papers at various international conferences. Some of his most notable publications include Strategic Marketing of Financial Services – A Nigerian Perspective and Re-engineering the Nigerian Society through Social Marketing.
Chris has been involved with several start-ups, is on the board of several companies and has led several consulting engagements involving Corporate and Business Strategy Development, Customer and Employee Engagement Measurement and Process Development, Marketing Strategy Development and Restructuring for financial institutions all around Africa.

Chris Ogbechie has a first class honors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University, an MBA from Manchester Business School and a Ph.D. in Corporate Governance from Brunel University.

RONKE BAMMEKE
DIRECTOR

Ronke Bammeke sits as a Director in the board of Palton Morgan Holdings with over twenty-seven years of Banking, Information Technology, and Accounting and General Management experience.

She was formerly Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank UK Ltd where she had overall responsibility for licensing and other establishment aspects of the subsidiary.

She was also formerly General Manager Operations in First Bank Nig. Plc where she created an independent operations function that effectively discharged its first level Operational Risk Management role by initiating and implementing a radical structural change that separated branch operations from branch sales and marketing.

Ronke holds a First Class degree in Computer Science and Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and an MSc. In Management from London Business School.

DELPHINE MISAN-ARENYEKA (MRS)
DIRECTOR

Delphine Misan-Arenyeka is a Director with Palton Morgan Holdings. Prior to her engagement, she served on the pioneer board of Habitat for Humanity Nigeria for four years, and the Millard Fuller Foundation for over eight years in the capacity as Chairperson Head of Finance and Admin matters board subcommittee.

In addition, she has worked with the Centre for Africa(ILCA) now ILRI ( International Livestock Research Institute), in Addis Ababa and at the firm, Deloitte Haskins and Sells, management consultants where she single handed oversaw the consultancy business of the firm for a two and a half year period. Her work with ILCA earned her a Ford Foundation Award to proceed with postgraduate studies in the UK.

In 2014, Delphine was appointed as Vice Chairperson of the Local Organising Committee for the International Conference on Disabilities in conjunction with the IASSIDD (International Association for Scientific Studies on Intellectual Disabilities Disorders) Academy. The conference which held from June 22nd to 25th, 2015 was the first ever in Africa.

Delphine currently sits on the board of the Community Development Foundation, a microcredit and entrepreneurial capacity development NGO with branches in 23 states of the Federation. She is currently an independent consultant with People Affairs Limited, a Human Resources Consultancy she co-established with her close friend for the past 7 years.

Delphine Misan-Arenyeka has a first degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan, as well as a Masters degree in Business Management and Finance from the University of London (The Imperial College at Wye, Kent).