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Engineer Vincent Maduka, a seasoned technocrat, is an electrical engineer with degrees from the University of Leeds and National University of Ireland, Dublin. He was at various times, the Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Chairman of the Board of Nigerian Telecommunications Plc (NITEL), Chairman of the Board of Magnum Trust Bank Plc which merged with other banks to form Sterling Bank Plc.
He was the Technical Adviser to the Federal Ministry of Communications from January 1983 to January 1984. He was also at a time, responsible for Frequency Allocations and the Proposed National Satellite for Nigeria (NISAT).He is a registered member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE). He was President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers from 1993-1994 and was also President of the Nigerian Academy Engineering between 2004 and 2005.
Some of his numerous achievements include serving as Chairman, Committee on Proposed Nigerian Domestic Satellite in 1983, Chairman, Interministerial Committee on Private Broadcasting in Nigeria in 1983,Chairman, Board of Governors, Bendel Broadcasting Service, and also Chairman, Implementation Committee on the Partial Commercialization of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, (FRCN),Lagos, from 1989 to 1990.
Biodun Dabiri – B.Sc, FCA
Executive Vice Chairman – Radix Capital Partners Limited
Biodun Dabiri who is currently the Executive Vice Chairman of Radix Capital Partners, is a consummate corporate finance specialist who has handled some of the largest and most complex transactions in the Nigerian Capital Markets over a period spanning 35 years. He has been involved in the conceptualization, capitalization and restructuring of a wide variety of ideas and Companies. He cut his teeth in the investment banking space while in the then NAL Merchant Bank, (the first Merchant bank in Nigeria established in 1960) where at a time, he was in charge of the bank’s corporate finance department that actively participated in the financial reforms in the 1980s’ which resulted in the indigenization, privatization and commercialization of Government enterprises and ultimate listing of those entities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Biodun, in conjunction with a group of investors packaged the corporate spin off of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc’s shareholding in Magnum Trust Bank Plc (now part of Sterling Bank Plc – and co-managed the bank between 1999 – 2007.
Pursuant to the Nigerian banking consolidation directives, he put together the investment banking competencies of the banks that merged into Sterling Bank Plc to form Sterling Capital Market, which he managed until his resignation in 2008, having played a prominent role in merger and acquisition of corporates, local and off shore fund raising activities consummated during the first and second rounds of the financial sector consolidation exercises.
In 2008, he spearheaded the formation of Radix Capital Partners, a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) licenced investment banking boutique which to date has assisted Federal Government agencies (AMCON), State Governments and Corporates in the issuance of over N6.5trillion in debt and equity instruments.
Biodun is a 1977 graduate of University of Ibadan, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria having trained with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte Touche) Chartered Accountants. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and a dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He was a member of the Board of Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS)- the central depository of the Nigerian Capital Market which he helped midwifed. He has also served on numerous boards including Sterling Bank Plc, Magnum Trust Bank Plc, Nigerian Stockbrokers Ltd, Protea hotel and others in the hospitality, manufacturing and health care sectors.
He is currently the Chairman of Lekki Free Trade Zone which remains the flagship of the Lagos State Government’s industrial development initiatives and arguably the largest economic zone in Sub-Saharan Africa, encompassing the Lekki Deep Seaport, Lekki International airport, Dangote Petrochemical Complex and numerous industries.
Olaseni Oduwole is a highly experienced investment banker with extensive experience in capital markets, privatization and divestitures, mergers and acquisition as well as structured finance. He was part of the team that commenced investment banking in FBN(Merchant Bankers) limited, now FBN Capital Limited in 1990 and at various times was Head of corporate finance, Head of Credit and Marketing and Chief Executive Officer of Premium Securities, now FBN Securities Limited.
As the General Manager and head of Corporate Finance in Sterling Capital Markets, he was also instrumental to the institution becoming a leading investment banking brand in the country. He has assisted in the listing of a number of companies on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and handled some landmark acquisitions and divestitures transactions. During the consolidation of the financial industry, he played a prominent role in the mergers and acquisitions of a number of banks and insurance companies and also the fund raising exercises of the merged entities. A versatile credit officer, he was involved in the structuring of the financing model, among others, for the construction of major Nigerian infrastructures, including the gas pipeline for the Lagos metropolitan which involved a number of major financial institutions and entailed multi-products instruments.
Olaseni holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan and an MBA with specialization in finance from the University of Lagos. He is a Council member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and also a dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He is widely travelled and has attended a number of management and product training programmes organized by INSEAD, Fountainebleau, France, HASS School of Business, University of California, USA and Euromoney, UK.