FBN Holdings has approved the appointment of Samson Oyewale Ariyibi as an Executive Director, Investment Management and Oversight, subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the shareholders.
Samson Oyewale Ariyibi (Wale) is an award-winning professional with about 32 years’ work experience spanning banking and allied financial services, business assurance, tax management and consulting having served in senior management roles at various global organisations and proudly Nigerian companies including Ernst & Young (EY), PricewaterhouseCoopers, Standard Chartered Bank and Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) where he was the Chief Financial Officer prior to joining FBN Holdings Plc. (FBNH).
Wale joined FBNH on September 30, 2013 as the pioneer Head of Finance. He was promoted to General Manager (GM) and appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2016. He has demonstrated an extreme sense of responsibility and diligence in contributing to the success of FBNH leveraging on his core competencies in strategy and corporate planning, capital management, financial accounting, regulatory reporting, operational risk management, compliance, business assurance amongst others.
Wale holds a Bachelor’s degree Second Class Honours Upper Division in Microbiology from University of Ilorin and a Plaster of Business Administration (MBA) – Marketing from University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACIT), the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (ACIP) and the Institute of Directors (IOD) of Nigeria. He is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Programme of the Kellogg School of Magement at Northwestern University and has attended several local and international workshops, conferences and executive training programmes.