Amb. Modupe Quist-Adebiyi is a Career Diplomat of repute with over 35 years’ experience in civil service. She served in the Foreign Service of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where she attained the prestigious position of the High Commissioner of Nigeria to the Republic of Sierra Leone between 2014-2017.

During her illustrious career, she served in various capacities within Protocol in the Presidency and her last posting upon retirement was Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She served on numerous occasions as an Adviser to the Nigerian Delegation at sessions of the United Nations General Assembly and led other Government interventions in the Foreign Service. 

Amb. Modupe sits on the board of several companies including Freetown Waste Management Recycle Limited.

Temitope Runsewe has over 15 years experience in the Financial Services sector. He worked at the Sage Grey Limited, a Corporate Finance & Financial Advisory company in Nigeria for five years prior to his role at Sage Grey Finance Limited as the Pioneer Managing Director. He led the Sage Grey Limited team in undertaking complex Corporate Finance transactions thereby facilitating deals in excess of $420Million and advising even significantly more deals including a railway deal, Power Generation Deals, Oil and Gas Deals including specialised Gas Development & Processing Deals, Manufacturing Deals and Financial Institutions optimisation deals amongst others.  Prior to his role at Sage Grey Limited, he worked as a Managing Director of First Asset Limited. First Asset Limited is a Finance, Advisory and Research Company operating and incorporated in Sierra Leone. Under his leadership, First Asset Limited offered services to Commercial Banks, Telecommunication Companies, Mining Companies and to Foreign Investors operating or proposing to operate in West Africa. First Asset Limited has worked with several investors and has successfully raised over $300 Million for several clients in West Africa mostly in Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Liberia. He also worked at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc’s International subsidiary, where he headed several groups and teams in the including Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking and Mining. He has attended several Credit Courses at GTBank Plc Lagos, The KRC Ltd Lagos, and Harvard Associates- Lagos amongst others. He has also attended several other courses including an Investment Management Training at Robert Kennedy College in Zurich Switzerland. 

Temitope sits on the board of Directors of First Asset Limited, Aristotle Services Limited, Balaah Hope Initiative (a Non-Governmental Organisation focussed on Social Issues of the girl child) , Rungas Prime Industries Limited (the The Pioneer Composite LPG Cylinder Manufacturing Company in Nigeria which was partly funded by Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board ‘NCDMB’ (The Nigerian Government Agency Managing the $700 Million NCDF Fund)) and Freetown Waste Management Recycle Limited ( A Pioneer Recycling and Manufacturing Company).

He has a B.Sc. Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering (University of Lagos), MBA. (University of Wales, UK), M.A Development Management (University of Sierra Leone) and M.Sc. International Corporate Finance (University of Salford, UK).

Mr. Omotayo Banjo is currently the CEO of Excel Global Resources. He was previously the Managing Director of AFCOM (SL) Limited – the biggest ISP and IT integrated solutions company in Sierra Leone.

He is also the CEO of Dimension Services (SL) Limited and T.T & T Solutions Limited a firm of Financial, Management consultants and Investment Analysts and also a member of the board of other companies with interest in general commerce, transportation and haulage, money transfer, real estate amongst a few.

Prior to the Excel Global Resources, Tayo garnered 14 years of experience working with Unipetrol Nigeria Limited (a downstream oil company that later became OandO), Intercontinental Bank Plc , Bank PHB Plc and Bank PHB Gambia. He has gathered senior management exposure and experience in project analysis and structuring, project management, investment analysis, management structuring, financial analysis, cash flow management and projection. His major strength lies in risk management, as he has headed the risk management department for several banks in several capacities.

He has a BA in Economics from the prestigious University of Ibadan and several certificates in relevant fields and competencies.

Adebola is a Partner at PAC Solicitors. He is a key member of the contracting and special projects unit and also contributes to the work of the compliance and corporate governance unit at PAC Solicitors. PAC Solicitors a leading law firm in Nigeria with an extensive competence in Banking and Finance, e-Commerce and IT law, Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership (PPP), Capital Market and Investment, Oil and Gas, Transaction Structuring, Corporate Governance advisory and Company Secretarial services. PAC Solicitors is registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission as Legal Consultants and Capital Market Operators. He also leads the Legal team at Sage Grey. He provides Compliance, Legal Structuring, Investment Advisory and Corporate Governance Advisory to the Company’s clients.

Adebola obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from the Lagos State University in 2004 and was called to the Nigerian bar the following year. He worked in a law firm in Lagos before proceeding to the University of Manchester, UK where he obtained a Master of Law degree specialising in Corporate Governance and International Financial Services Regulation. After completing his course, Bola joined PAC Solicitors in 2009. He took time off work and commenced his Ph.D. at Swansea University focusing on sustainable project finance. Bola developed an alternative regulatory tool (Contractor Led Standard – CLS) to be employed to lessen the social and environmental impacts of financed projects. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2016.

 Adebola is a dual qualified legal practitioner. He is qualified to practice as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales and a Barrister and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Adebola’s qualifications include, LL. B (LASU), BL (Nigeria) LL.M Corporate Governance (Manchester) and PhD Law – Sustainable Project Finance (Swansea).

Mr. George-Taylor is a dynamic, astute and result-oriented leader with over 25 years of experience in the banking industry and proven success in managing multi-billion Naira operations.

Mr. George-Taylor was an Executive Director at Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) where he headed the Public Sector Group, Abuja & North Central Division, in this role he significantly grew the bank’s Balance Sheet, increased profit and doubled the bank’s share of Federal Government Business. Prior to this, George-Taylor served as the Managing Director of GT Bank, Sierra Leone where he completely turned around the bank’s performance by increasing profits by 800% in 4 years and under his leadership GT Bank Sierra Leone won several awards.

An adept negotiator who applies his in-depth knowledge of the banking industry to generate rapid revenue and profit growth opportunities; he is also skilled at cultivating, winning and maintaining excellent relationships with customers and key accounts. He was also instrumental in the Lagos State introduction of IST and Electronic Payments initiatives, introduced Card (ValueCard) and E-payment products for GT Bank joint marketing and led several other innovative initiatives.

He has served on several key committees and task forces including the Presidential Task Force on Financial Sector Reform Program Sierra Leone, Interswitch Implementation Committee, E-banking and Product Development Committee and the Executive Council – The West African Bankers Association, to name a few.

After he resigned from the bank, he set up FAFE International; a financial services outfit offering a wide range of advisory and consulting solutions with a strong focus on corporate, debt and project finance; and wealth management, servicing clients primarily in the Oil & Gas, Power and Real Estate sectors. FAFE International has successfully secured and executed several high-profile mandates.

Mr. George-Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance from Clark University – USA and has attended executive education courses in institutions including INSEAD – Singapore, Cranfield School of Management – UK, IMD – Switzerland and Lagos Business School.