PITAN, Mr Olukayode

Olukayode is a versatile banker who has carved out a niche for himself in Investment banking, structured finance and project finance especially in the oil, gas and powers sectors. He had participated in many innovative transactions in the Nigerian Capital Market. He was the Chairman of the Technical Committee that led to the merger of Centerpoint Securities Ltd and FIIST Ventures Ltd to form Unity Registrars Ltd and served as Chairman of the Unity Registrars Ltd. Olukayode was the Chairman of the Technical Committee that merged Kapital insurance Plc, lntercontinental Assurance Company Ltd and Global Commerce and General Assurance Co Ltd into UnityKapital lnsurance Co Plc and also served as Director of the new entity. He was also the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the landmark transaction where nine banks were merged to form Unity Bank PLC and the listing of the bank on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Olukayode is an ordained senior pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
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Working Experience Arthur Andersen, 1983-1984 , Nigeria International Bank (Citibank), 1986 , Head, Trade Finance, Industrial Bank Limited (Merchant Bankers) now City Express Bank Limited , Assistant General Manager, Public Sector and Middle Tier Market, FSB International Bank Plc, 1996 , Group Head, Commercial and Consumer Banking Group, FSB International Bank Plc, 1998 , Corporate Banking and Energy groups , Executive Director of the Bank and Managing Director of ENSEC (Energy division), March 2001 , Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, First Interstate Bank Plc, August 2004 , Executive Director, Unity Bank Plc in charge of Corporate Banking and Treasury Management, January 2006-February 2009

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Industry; Chairman, Habitation of Hope Non Governmental Organisation;

University of Ibadan, 1982; American Graduate School of Management (Thunder Bird), Glendale, Arizona; Lagos Business School, Lagos State; London Business School.
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