About Ohio Ifiabor

  • Gender Male
  • Age 45-50 years
  • Nationality Nigerian
  • State Of Origin Edo State
  • Residential Location IKOYIi, Lagos State, Nigeria
  • Nearest Landmark/Bus Stop Parkview Estate On Gerrard Road, Ikoyi
  • Marital Status SIngle
  • EMPLOYMENT STATUS Engaged
  • YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE 20-25 years
  • SALARY BAND 20,000,000-25,000,000 PA

Description

MR. OHIO IFIABOR – B.Sc. (Hons.), MBF & MBA
• I hold a First Degree in Finance & Banking of University of Lagos, Nigeria (1988), in addition to two (2) Master’s Degrees – Master of Business Administration (MBA) of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2001), and Master of Banking & Finance (MBF) of the University of Lagos (2000).
• I have multifaceted skills and aggregate work experience of 34 years, including C-Suite Board Executive Positions of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with verifiable record of outstanding achievements in several industries of Banking & Financial Services (including FinTech, Corporate & Investment Finance), Telecommunications & Technology, Infrastructures, Agriculture & Exports, Manufacturing & FMCG, Energy/Oil & Gas, Real Estate & Construction, Transportation & Logistics, as well as Renewable Power Generation & Distribution across various economies in West Africa, South Africa and East Africa.
 
• I commenced my work career in the banking industry and attained the exalted position of Executive Director. I acquired extensive international exposure to micro and macro issues affecting the orientation and structures of various businesses in many African countries. Beyond attaining and flourishing on Directorship roles in the banking industry, I further excelled as a consummate and passionate Business Builder by strategically re-positioning, managing and transforming major companies and conglomerates that have become reference points on the Africa continent!
• I actively participated in growing the renowned Globacom (glo) telecommunications brand to a giant status in that market segment. I played the cardinal role of Strategic Business & Market Development Director and contributed substantially to expand the telecoms infrastructure and range of products/services across Nigeria and the African continent, culminating in a widely acclaimed global GLO 1 marine cable!
Leveraging on acquired skills and experience on the telecommunications landscape, I moved to other international business entities and provided strategic insights and leadership to notable technology firms and partners that incubated medical and security technology solutions for emergency response services under life-threatening situations in homes, offices and allied human habitations. 
           
• I have strong networking capabilities for business development, coupled with top quality business contacts and clout among key corporate chieftains/decision-makers. Furthermore, I have consummated huge capital investments across several countries in Africa. I have led the turnaround projects of notable African conglomerates, as well as successfully sourced first-rate global investors in private equity and other capital investments.
• On the role of Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer (COO), I initiated and anchored the transformation of the then Nigeria’s oldest, largest & most capitalised non-aligned Mortgage Banking Group to an international brand by attracting the IFC and FMO to invest substantially in the bank, thereby making it to become the first mortgage bank in Nigeria to hold foreign private equity capital!
• I have won numerous Performance Awards on various senior management roles, as well as acquired enormous experience in strategy and Board-room management. I am currently a Business Transformation Consultant to leading conglomerates in Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, South Africa, East Africa, Europe, Asia and America.

Education

Experience

  • 2023 - 2009
    BANKS/FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA AND ACROSS AFRICA

    From MANAGEMENT TRAINEE to EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    BANKING INDUSTRY CAREER (From July 1988 To October 2009)  Rose steadily from a Graduate Entry-level of “MANAGEMENT TRAINEE” in 1988 to the position of “EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR” of a commercial bank in 2007, with job description along the lines of clientele drive, relationship cum business development, market share enlargement, risk identification & management, as well as strategy formulation & execution in the following banks/financial institutions:  Equitorial Trust Bank (July 2008 – Oct. 2009) - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  ABBEY Mortgage Bank PLC (April 2007 – June 2008) - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  Aquila Capital PLC (Sept. 2006 – March 2007) - VICE PRESIDENT  NUB International Bank (Aug. 2003 – Aug. 2006) - DEPUTY GENERAL MGR  Access Bank (Feb. 2002 – May 2003) - ASST. GENERAL MGR  Savannah Bank (Sept. 2000 – Jan. 2002) - PRINCIPAL MANAGER  Omega Bank (Oct. 1998 – Aug. 2000) - SENIOR MANAGER  Lead Bank (June 1997 – Sept.1998) - DEPUTY MANAGER  Standard Trust Bank (Jan. 1995 – May 1997) - ASSISTANT MANAGER  Alpha Merchant Bank PLC (July 1988 – Dec.1994) - BANKING OFFICER  The banking industry experience produced a durable base of huge contacts & clients in ALL market segments and industries across Nigeria and other West African countries, as well as the requisite business clout at the highest decision-making levels in various growth markets & institutions including the Private and Public Sectors – covering all Geo-Political Zones in Nigeria & West Africa!  The practical banking experience fully developed required capabilities to raise the right form of capital to finance the growth of various businesses in diverse sectors of the national and international economies, thereby enhancing an entrepreneurial approach to business funding and strategic business management.  Anchored the official listing of Nigeria’s oldest, largest & most capitalised non-aligned Mortgage Banking Group (ABBEY MORTGAGE BANK PLC) on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), as well as transforming it to an INTERNATIONAL BRAND by leading the World Bank (International Finance Corporation) and FMO (the biggest Funding Institution in Europe) to invest substantially in the Bank, thereby making it to become the FIRST Mortgage Bank in Nigeria to hold foreign share capital!  Successfully diversified the business portfolio of Equitorial Trust Bank, and repositioned the bank on a niche retail banking market with sustained dominance in that market segment during the period of stewardship. Gross Turnover dramatically skyrocketed from N23 Billion to an average of N58 Billion monthly – with attendant quantum leap in profitability from N18.9 Billion monthly to N36.6 Billion monthly!

  • 2009 - 2011
    GLOBACOM TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED

    Strategic Business and Market Development Director

    - SECONDED FROM THE BANKING INDUSTRY  Actively participated in evolving and building the renowned Telecoms Company in Nigeria, Ghana and Cotonou from cradle to a giant brand in its market sector.  Also, played a key role to expand the telecoms infrastructure and range of products/services beyond the West African Region through the successful execution of the much-acclaimed global GLO 1 marine cable!  Executed landmark projects across Nigeria and West Africa, in addition to anchoring electronic service platforms for financial institutions and multinational companies MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT:  Achieved an unprecedented growth in Sales Revenue by doubling the revenue targets from N5.1Billion to N11.2Billion MONTHLY – achieved this feat within the first FIVE MONTHS!

  • 2011 - 2012
    FIRST INDEPENDENT GLOBAL GROUP

    Group COO

    - SECONDMENT ENGAGEMENT  Seconded to an emerging local conglomerate as Group Managing Director/COO - tasked with the revival and growth of five (5) autonomous subsidiary companies engaged in Technology Applications, Telecoms Infrastructure, Independent Power Generation & Distribution, Oil & Gas Marketing, Real Estate, Construction & Engineering across Nigeria and the West African Region MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:  Fully revived and repositioned ALL the five subsidiary companies, achieving a NET profitability position of N109.88 MILLION within the first SIX MONTHS!  Significantly reduced age-long debt obligations from N542.5M to N53.3 Million!

  • 2012 - 2014
    CENTRAL CEMENT & LOGISTICS LIMITED

    Deputy Managing Director/Acting CEO

     FIXED TERM TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT ENGAGEMENT FOR 2 YEARS  Conceptualised and executed a value proposition for this start-up company, as well as championed business expansion opportunities by generating Key Accounts Relationships to enlarge market share in Northern Nigeria under a structured business collaboration with Lafarge Cement Wapco Nigeria PLC MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT:  Successfully closed a multi-million Dollar Strategic Partnership Deal with a world-class and internationally-renowned LAFARGE GROUP of France for market enlargement in Nigeria and the West African Region

  • 2014 - 2015
    CHISCO GROUP

    Group Management Consultant & COO

     FIXED TERM MANAGEMENT CONTRACT FOR 16 MONTHS  Directly supervised the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the Group’s EIGHT subsidiary companies (Transportation, Haulage, Courier, Technology, Infrastructure/ Construction, Energy/Power, Real Estate and Hospitality) in executing key business reforms towards the transformation of CHISCO GROUP to an enviable global brand!  Initially consulted for the Chisco Group and some foreign private equity financiers for injection of substantial fresh capital, as well as incubating a modern technology solutions company (Rescue Technologies Limited) for emergency response services under life-threatening medical and security situations. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:  Closed two capital raising transactions involving reputable foreign investors from South Africa and Asia  Expanded the market territories of the Group beyond Nigeria to five West African countries within 16 months!

  • 2016 - Present
    CITITRUST HOLDINGS PLC (a conglomerate operating in eleven African countries and the UK)

    Strategic Business Transformation Director & Consultant

     Anchored a consulting project of transforming a hitherto ailing African conglomerate to a VIBRANT AFRICAN BRAND in diverse operating industries and markets including Investment Banking & Financial Services, Financial Technology (FinTech), Agricultural Production & Exports, General Infrastructures (inclusive of Telecommunications Towers), Commercial Real Estate, Construction & Mortgages, Transportation, Aviation & Logistics, as well as Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution. MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT: Successfully attracted reputable and renowned Groups of local and foreign investors to inject substantial equity and debt capital into the several business subsidiaries of the conglomerate, thereby facilitating a rapid transformation and market expansion across ELEVEN African countries to date!

Languages

English
Proficient
Yoruba
Proficient
Hausa
Intermediate
Afenmai
Proficient
French
Beginner

Skills