Management Team

Our core strength is in intellectual capital, drawing from over 100 years of combined local and international experience.

Our strength lies in our people. This is why we continue to invest heavily in recruiting and retaining the right kind of people with the necessary skills, experience and knowledge required to help us keep our promise of delivering exceptional services to all our clients..

Jubril Enakele

MD/CEO, Zenith Capital Limited

Jubril Enakele is currently The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Capital Limited. Prior to joining Zenith Capital Limited in May 2015, Jubril was Director of Corporate Finance and Coverage for Sub Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) at Deutsche Bank AG, London for almost 4 years. Before Deutsche Bank, Jubril worked for Standard Bank (London), Citibank N.A. / Citigroup Global Markets (London and Lagos), Zenith Bank Plc and Prudent Bank (now Skye Bank Plc). Jubril is an alumnus of University of Oxford, University College London, London Business School and University of Calabar (Nigeria) respectively. He is an Approved Person of the Financial Conduct Authority UK (FCA), a member of The Nigerian Institute of Management and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment UK (ACSI).

Kennedy Ichibor

Vice President, Origination and Coverage

 

Kennedy Ichibor, CFA, heads the origination and coverage desk  of Zenith Capital  Limited.  He  is  an  alumni  of  the University of Benin and a Chartered Accountant, with over 13 years experience in Corporate and Investment banking transactions within the Zenith Bank Group. He has participated actively in the structuring of high profile debt facilities for multinational companies in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Breweries, Commodities, Agriculture and Steel sectors in Nigeria. Kennedy was also instrumental  in  the  successful  IPO  of  the Zenith  Funds which was 150% oversubscribed in 2008 while he was overseeing the Asset Management sales team.

 

 

Simon Bassey

Vice President, Capital Markets

Simon Bassey is currently the Chief Executive Officer Zenith Securities Limited. Prior to taking up this portfolio, he was overseeing the Capital Markets unit of Zenith Capital and has over 13 years’ experience in Banking, Equity Capital Markets Execution, Mergers & Acquisitions and Financial Advisory Services. He began his Investment Banking career at the Corporate Finance Department of MBC International Bank Limited (Now First Bank Plc). He moved to Zenith Bank Plc (Investment Banking Group), which later became Zenith Capital Ltd., then an investment banking subsidiary of Zenith Bank Plc. He holds an MBA from the University of Manchester and a B.Sc. Degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan. Simon is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA) and  Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers (ACS), respectively.

Kenneth Brai

Vice President, Asset Management

Kenneth Brai has been actively involved in the Asset Management business since 2007. He is responsible for the analysis and monitoring of market / industry / company specific developments that form the basis for the construction and constant evaluation of asset classes in line with clients investment objectives. He is a graduate of Economics from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria,  Kaduna State  Nigeria  and  also  has  a  Masters degree  in Financial Analysis/Funds Management and Business  Economics  (finance)  from  the University  of Exeter and University of Wales respectively. 

Joshua Bayode

Chief Financial Officer

Joshua Bayode is the Chief Financial Officer of the company. He holds an MBA from Regent Business School, South Africa, and a B.Sc. in Banking and Finance from the University of Ado-Ekiti. He is a Fellow member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA), United Kingdom, an Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA), and also a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (MCSI), United Kingdom.

He has over a decade experience in the banking industry of which about 7 years was spent in Zenith Bank plc. He is presently the Chief Financial Officer of investment banking group including Zenith Capital Limited, Zenith Securities Limited, Zenith Assets Management Limited and Zenith Funds. He is charged with the responsibility of managing the entire financial control functions of the group of companies.

Oladayo Oduwole

Vice President, Advisory

Oladayo Oduwole has over 8 years of experience in the energy and financial services sector. Oladayo worked in the M&A team at JPMorgan Chase in Johannesburg, Equities team at Markit Group, London and Corporate Finance teams at Skye Financial Services and Oando PLC both in Lagos. He participated and led various transactions across different industries and more recently in the oil and gas space in Nigeria. 
 
He has experience in M&A, project finance, balance sheet restructuring, financial strategy and corporate derivatives.
 
Oladayo studied Financial Strategy at Oxford, Finance at Imperial College, Economics and Econometrics at Nottingham.

Uche Ugoji

Vice President, Structuring & Legal

Uche Ugoji has over 13 years’ experience in corporate/project finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions and regulatory compliance. She has advised companies, lenders, investors and governments on various legal and financial structures.

Prior to joining Zenith Capital, Uche was a Senior Associate at Aluko and Oyebode, one of the largest commercial law firms in Nigeria and a key member of the Corporate Commercial Practice with responsibility for business advisory, financing, PPPs and M&A transactions. Uche studied law at the University of Ibadan and holds a Masters in Law and Finance from Queen Mary, University of London.