OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Managing Director / CEO

Mr. Bakare Sakiru

Head - Finance

Abideen Oyeniyi is a professional Accountant and a member of ICAN with over five years of experience in financial and business analysis, banking operation, treasury management, budget and budgetary control. He had worked with Bussdor Construction Company as finance assistant. He joined Cedar Microfinance Bank Limited in 2011 as operation staff and rose to the position of financial controller.

He has attended several training in banking and accounting, he possesses skill in International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), computer operation and software applications. He always is eager to learn and taking initiatives.

Head - Credit

Olayiwola Oritselaju is a results-oriented Microfinance practioner with over eight years of progressive experience in microfinance at Cedar Microfinance Bank. She has a deep knowledge, passion and understanding of microfinance operations both from a credit only perspective as well as in deposit taking gained while working with Cedar MFB. She rose through the ranks Teller, to Team leader, Branch Supervisor, Risk Management Supervisor, Head, Operations and Head, Credit at Cedar MFB.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State. She possesses strong analytical skills, has high degree of intelligence, initiative and enthusiasm. She is quick to learn, unafraid of challenges, willing to study and be trained to obtain extra qualification(s). She has a high level of personal initiative and is able to work very well with others.

She also has a certification from School of African Microfinance in Innovative Product Development, Delinquency Management, Strategic Marketing & Branding and Driving Growth through business development. Credit Admin and Customer Relationship Management in MFB from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Service Delivery and Marketing of Microfinance Bank Products from National Association of Microfinance Banks.

Head - Human Resources

Shobowale Oludare Emmanuel was born in Bariga, Lagos and hails from Agbowa-Ikosi, Lagos State. He concluded his First School Leaving Certificate in Ikosi Methodist Primary School, Agbowa-Ikosi, Lagos then proceeded to Ikosi Methodist High School (now Lagos Model college), Agbowa-Ikosi but finished his SSCE in Area Community High School, Owode-Yewa, Ogun State.

He was the best graduating Student of Public Administration (2003) in the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, Kwara State then proceeded to attain Second Class Upper Grade in Sociology at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State (2008). He is an Associate of the Chattered Institute of Personnel Management (ACIPM).

He joined CGEE Microfinance Institution in 2008 and rose to the position of Branch Manager in 2010, the position he occupied till 2014 after which he had a brief stint with Stanbic IBTC as a Business Banker before joining Cedar Micro Finance Bank Ltd same year (2014). He initially served as the Head, Egbeda Market but currently Heads the Human Resources Department. He is a creative individual who believes learning is continuous.

Head - Information Technology

Opara Lasbrey is a Computer Science graduate of Federal University of Technology Owerri. He is a Cisco Certified Networks Associate (CCNA), a seasoned website designer, and a Microfinance Certified member of the Chartared Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

He began his career in 2009 at Traders Microfinance Bank, Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, where he functioned as the I.T Officer and moved to Briyth Covenant Microfinance Bank where he was the Head of Information technology and also served as the Acting Head of Operations. He is currently the Systems Administrator of Cedar Microfinance Bank.

He is well knowledged with the use of various Banking Platforms - namely Microsoft Navision, Orbit by Finconnect, Appzones' BankOne, and also experienced in the areas of Tellering/Cashiering, Banking Operations and Accounts Reconciliation.

Head - Internal Audit and Control

Mrs. Olakitan Bukola