Meet the team that’s driving our innovation to build products that protect the wealth of the nation’s workforce and customers
Usoro is responsible for development and execution of business growth strategies of the Company. He has over 20 years’ experience in the Finance Industry. He worked in EIB International Bank Plc and Pacific Merchant Bank Ltd, Port Harcourt Branch where he was responsible for several business development initiatives. He is an alumnus of the Metropolitan School of Business Management, Dubai where he was trained in Business Strategy and Financial Analysis. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CIS) and the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).
Usoro holds a CFA Investment Foundation certificate from the CFA Institute, an MBA in Finance and Banking from University of Port Harcourt and a Bachelors' degree in Accounting from Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
Matthews supports the management in achieving organizational objectives by strengthening internal processes to ensure the company complies with corporate governance and industry regulations. He has over 20 years’ experience in Corporate & Systems Audit, Corporate Finance, Inspection, Investigation & Treasury issues. He worked at Deloitte Adetona Isichei & Co., Fortune International Bank, NNB International Bank Plc and Fidelity bank Plc.
Matthews is a Chartered Accountant with an MBA in finance. Usoro holds a CFA Investment Foundation certificate from the CFA Institute, an MBA in Finance and Banking from University of Port Harcourt and a Bachelors' degree in Accounting from Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
Sunkanmi is currently the Head, Information and Communication Technology of Pensions Alliance Limited.
Sunkanmi is currently the Head, Information and Communication Technology of Pensions Alliance Limited.
He is a seasoned Technology and Operations professional that spans over 20years delivering and overseeing multiple portfolios involving business process automation program, banking applications implementation and integration, FinTech product development and delivery, infrastructure architecture and management across the financial services industry.
Prior to joining Pension Alliance Limited, he worked in Oceanic Bank (now Ecobank), First Atlantic Bank, Finbank and FCMB Bank Plc. He has also worked with Barclays and Deutsche Borse group both in the UK.
His last role was with Leadway Pensure PFA as the Head, Information Technology department, where he led the technology team in overseeing the technical innovation roadmap and digitization drive of the Pension Fund Administrator for over four years.
Sunkanmi holds both BSc in Computer Science from University of Hertfordshire, UK, and MSc, in Enterprise Systems Professional from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.
He is a certified Enterprise Architect (TOGAF 9.1) and Information Security Management System (ISO27001) Lead Implementer amongst several other professional certifications.
Oriola Soyege is a seasoned professional with over 24 years of working experience. He has established himself as a distinguished senior management staff in the financial services industry. With a solid background in banking for 9 years, he transitioned into the Pension Industry, where he has spent the past 14 years leading teams and driving business growth.
Throughout his career, Oriola Soyege has consistently demonstrated his ability to deliver results in key areas such as business sales, enterprise risk management, and business development. He is a skilled business leader with a keen eye for identifying growth opportunities, increasing net sales, and driving profitability.
Oriola Soyege is a civil engineer from the University of Lagos and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. An alumnus of the Senior Management Program at the Lagos Business School and the New York Institute of Finance, he has verse training in Investment Management and Enterprise risk management. His extensive knowledge of the Pension industry has enabled him to develop and implement effective strategies in his roles.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Oriola Soyege is a respected mentor and leader within his community. He is known for his passion for developing others and giving back to the community through various initiatives.
Opeyemi manages the company’s Finance and Accounting to deliver effective and efficient processes. He has over 15 years’ experience in the finance sector. Opeyemi is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
Opeyemi is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and had his professional training with Duro Ogboye and Company (Chartered Accountants) and Logic Science Limited. He graduated with an HND in Food Technology from the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro.
Gbenga Dada is currently the Head, Business Development at Pensions Alliance Limited.
He is a certified wealth Manager by the International Academy of Business and Financial Management (IABFM) with 19 years’ experience in Financial Services, specifically Asset Management. Prior to joining Pensions Alliance Limited, he worked in Asset & Resource Management (Discovery Fund) and ARM Pension Managers, where he last worked as Business Manager, overseeing the entire Southern Region. Gbenga holds an LLB and MBA from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University. He also has a special executive master’s programme (SEMP) in International Business from Metropolitan School of Business & Management. He also did a course on Financial Planning at the Florida State University.
Olaoluwa Heads the Internal Audit department of Pensions Alliance Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years’ experience with track record of helping Companies manage risk, ensure operational efficiency, maintain a positive reputation, and avoid sanctions through regulatory compliance. He has more than 10 years Pension Industry Experience with competencies in Fund Accounting, Reconciliation, Internal Control & Audit and Compliance. He once led the Internal Audit and Compliance teams of First Guarantee Pension Limited.
His immediate past employment was with Vetiva Capital Management Limited. As the Head, Internal Control and Audit, albeit his short stay, he ensured adequate oversight and evaluation of processes and procedures across all SBUs in line with established policies. Prior to joining Vetiva, he had worked with Primi Construction Limited, Lagos and Lagos State University, Ojo as Assistant and Call-over Accountants respectively.
Olaoluwa has participated in various trainings, workshops, and symposiums. He holds a B.Sc. Accounting from the Lagos State University, Ojo-Lagos and a M.Sc. Management from the University of Lagos, Akoka-Lagos. He is, among other professional affiliations, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI).
Folasade is the Company Secretary and Legal Adviser. Sade’s role in Pensions Alliance Limited (PAL) includes responsibility for legal operations, general legal advisory, litigation management, corporate governance and company secretarial services. She had previously engaged in legal private and corporate practice as well as working as General Counsel and Company Secretary at a public listed company where she managed the head office and other regional offices in Africa.
Her experience spans over 22 years, and cuts across Nigeria and the UK. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (hons) from Obafemi Awolowo University and a Master’s in law, from the University of Southampton, UK. She is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association and has been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors (England and Wales). She is also an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria.
Adedoyin heads the Client Service department and is responsible for developing innovative strategies to match and exceed customer expectations. He possesses leadership experience spanning over 16 years in Telecoms and Financial services with vivid footprints at Airtel Nigeria, Keystone bank, and Leadway Pensure.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and an MBA, both from the University of Lagos, and is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School
Victor is a chartered account and a seasoned professional in Enterprise Risk Management. He is responsible for effectively leading Risk Management in PAL Pensions, to foster efficiency, business and operational sustainability through risk optimization and the application of sound Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) principles.
He has over 13 years’ experience in pension and asset management with over 9 years in enterprise risk management. Prior to joining PAL Pensions, Victor held several positions in both the Pensions and Asset Management business of Stanbic IBTC, the last of which was the Head of Risk Management for Stanbic IBTC Asset Management. He was responsible for pioneering the Risk Management function in the asset management arm of the business and had overseen operational, market and credit risk in the business.
His experience cuts across enterprise risk management, fund accounting, internal controls, company, and process analysis.
Victor is an associate of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is a student member of Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA) and has attended various trainings and short courses both within and outside Nigeria.
Davidson, a MBA degree holder from the University of Lagos, is responsible for the administration of Pension Benefits in the company. He has over 15 years’ experience that cuts across Health, Safety & Security, Census, Academia, Operations, Contributions & Collections and Pensions Payments.
Davidson is an Alumnus of the Management Accelerated Programme at the Lagos Business School. He also holds a Distinction in Masters’ degree (Environmental Chemistry) from the University of Lagos and a Bachelor of Technology degree from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.
Folashade Ajayi is an astute investment professional with over 14 years’ experience in Treasury and Investment management roles.
She is responsible for tactical investment decisions and routine management of the investment department. Prior to joining PAL Pensions, Folashade worked in the Treasury department of Zenith Bank, where she garnered a wide range of experience which include Asset and Liability management, portfolio management, structured derivative trading, local and foreign currency management. She is also an experienced yield curve strategist with sound knowledge in financial modelling, equity valuation, and financial market analysis.
Folashade is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). She has an MBA from the University of Chichester, UK, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics.
Kenechukwu Ikejiofor is currently the Ag. Head of the Contributions & collections department of PAL Pensions, where he deploys and displays his wealth of experience acquired in the pension industry to drive organizational objectives and enhance customer satisfaction.
A product of the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka, he started his career in the ICT department where he developed a passion for improving the efficiency of operations, and a dedication to exceptional service delivery.
His expertise cuts across areas of strategic planning and project management, and he has attended several trainings on leadership, competitive strategy development and customer service.
IBIRONKE FASADE is currently the Ag. Head of the Human Resources and Administration Department (HRAD), she is responsible for policy development and review, management of disciplinary procedures, drives employee engagement programs/initiatives, and supervises all Human Resource and Admin related matters. Her expertise cuts across areas of Succession Planning, Vendor Management, Competency Management and HR Analytics
She has over 10 years’ experience in Human Resources and Administration. Prior to joining PAL Pensions, she worked with Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) where she was the Team Lead of the Performance Management Team.
Ibironke is an Associate of The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM).
Fatimah Tonia Abba-Paris is a business manager with over 20 years’ experience in the Telecommunication, Financial technology, and Service Industries. A seasoned administrator and operations manager, she has worked in various markets, managing teams, and executing business strategy across Logistics operations, Sales , Trade marketing , Channel development and Client Management.
She worked in MTN Nigeria communications PLC for over 17 years. Afterwards, she was called to a Start -up of a Financial Technology Company “Bankly” to scale up their operations in the Northern Region and expand their agent network and Channels.
She studied Agricultural Science in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, in her post graduate studies she has a PGD In Marketing from Kaduna Polytechnic, Business Administration from University of Wales and is currently undergoing her MBA at the university of South Wales.
Uche is responsible for the business development activities in Southern, Nigeria. She has over 15 years’ experience in Relationship Management, Marketing and Customer Service. She has held several leadership positions across the Health Insurance and Pension Industry. Uche is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and American management Association. She is an Associate member of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, a member of the institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria and Nigeria Institute of Management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Nnamdi Azikiwe University and an MBA in Marketing from University of Lagos.
Kenny is responsible for business development activities in Lagos Mainland region. She has over 16 years’ experience in operations and business development/relationship management. She has held several leadership positions in the pension industry.
Kenny is an alumnus of Lagos Business School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics degrees and an MBA in Finance from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
Olusegun is responsible for the business development activities in the Lagos Island Region. He is an expert in Retail Sales & Strategy with experience spanning over 21 years. He is an Alumnus of the Lagos Business School and the Metropolitan School of Business Management, Dubai where he has been trained in Business Strategy, Management and Financial Analysis. Olusegun earned the Investment Foundations Certificate by the CFA Institute and he holds a B.Sc. in Accounting & Finance. He is also a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
Nnamdi is responsible for sales, relationship management and marketing functions of the company in the South-East Region. He has over 18 years’ experience in Business Development, Strategy and Brand Management. He worked with Kakawa Discount House Limited, First Alliance Pension & benefit, IEI-Anchor Pension Managers amongst other. Nnamdi has an MBA in Banking and Finance from Imo State University and a Diploma certificate in Software Development.
Adebola is responsible for business development activities in the South West Region. He has over 13 years’ experience being an expert in Retail Sales & Strategy with a wealth of experience across telecommunication and Pension Industry. Adebola is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School, a Certified Marketing Manager Professional and a member of the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria. He is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Management. Adebola holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics Education from Ekiti State University, Nigeria and has been trained in Business Strategy and Customer Service.
Okpanachi Momoh has over 18 years working experience in the Telecommunications, Mobile Money and Fintech sectors, with experience in Sales, Business Development, Customer Service, Partnerships, Marketing and Key Account Management. Prior to joining PAL Pensions, he worked with MTN Nigeria (2003 to 2020) and Bankly Nigeria (2020 to 2023), where he was instrumental in designing business development strategies, leading teams to deliver projects and commercial objectives. He is an alumni of University of Ilorin school of Business Administration and holds a certificate in Human Resources Management from Metropolitan University, UK
Sulaiman is responsible for business development activities in the North-East Region. He has over 12 years experience in Marketing, Customer Service and Strategy across Banking, Telecommunications and Pensions industry. Prior to joining Pensions Alliance Limited, he worked with IMAD Microfinance Bank as Head of Marketing, Airtel Nigeria and Premium Pension Ltd. Sulaiman holds a Bachelor of Technology in Geography and Remote Sensing from the Federal University of Technology, Minna. He has had trainings in Leadership, Sales, Customer experience and strategy.
Olayinka, is responsible for business development activities in the North-West Region. He has over 16 years experience in Marketing, Sales & Strategy with a wealth of experience across the Banking and Pension Industry.
Prior to joining Pensions Alliance Limited, he worked at ARM Pension Managers, where he worked in the Business Development department, overseeing several states in the Northern Region. Olayinka holds an MBA from the Kaduna State University and holds a bachelor's degree in Banking and Finance from Ekiti State University, Nigeria. He has specialized training in Financial and Retirement planning.
Obinna is responsible for business development activities in the South-South region. He is a result-oriented professional with over 17 years of experience and a proven knowledge of business development, financial analysis, financial/retirement planning, and leadership. He aims to leverage his skills to successfully achieve goals in productivity, revenue generation, and cost-effectiveness.
Prior to joining Pensions Alliance Limited, he worked with Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, Stanbic IBTC Bank, ARM Pension Managers, and Veritas Glanvills Pension Managers; his last role being Regional Head, South-East. Obinna is a certified Life Coach and holds certification in Fundamentals of Financial Services from The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and Investment London. He holds a Master of Science degree in Political Science from Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Government and Public Administration from Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria.