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He is currently the Managing Partner of Oakwood Green Capital Ltd. Until recently, Gabriel was the CEO of First Atlantic Bank, Ghana where he is also a part owner, and prior to that, the Africa CEO for a large Pan-African bank, United Bank for Africa Plc, with the responsibility of strategically positioning the firm to achieve its corporate objectives in 18 African countries, acquiring vast experience in dealing with policy makers, key industry leaders, and regulatory agencies locally, regionally and internationally.

He is an astute and seasoned banker with about 25 years’ experience and a comprehensive understanding of doing business in Africa. He has been well exposed, during the course of his career to Governance, Strategy, Corporate and SME Lending, Project Finance, Treasury and Cash Management, Risk Management, Structured Trade and Financial Technology. Gabriel is a corporate turnaround expert, having engineered significant business transformations in seven UBA operating country subsidiaries as well as most recently, in First Atlantic Bank Ghana. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering and Masters in Business Administration and is an alumni of the INSEAD Business School.


Rasheed is currently the Founder of Niche Capital Limited and Informed Analytics Limited. Mr. Rasheed Olaoluwa has 30 years’ experience in the banking and financial services sectors, playing senior and executive level roles in Retail, Corporate and Investment Banking, Treasury Management, Financial Control, and Strategic Management gained from reputable institutions such as KPMG Professional Services, GT Bank, Ecobank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), and Bank Of Industry. He was the pioneer Group CEO of United Capital Plc, a leading financial investment services company in Africa. Prior to this, he was an Executive Director at the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), where he led the largest and most profitable Strategic Business Directorate in the Banking Group. Rasheed was also the pioneer CEO of UBA Africa from 2007 to 2011, during which time he extended UBA’s operations into 18 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. He was also recently the CEO of Bank Of Industry Nigeria.
He holds a First Class Honors’ degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria and an Executive MBA from International Graduate School of Management (IESE), Spain. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).


He holds a BA in Economics from Elmira College, New York, USA and a Masters degree in National Development and Project Planning from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom. Mr. Njie had an extensive career in the civil service of The Gambia where he held several sensitive positions before retiring as a Permanent Secretary in 2005. He is working presently as a consultant to the UN Development Programme [UNDP].


Soni is an experienced Executive Management Personnel with demonstrated track record in relationship building, business development, service industry and customer management. He has over 26 years banking experience, spanning four (4) banks.

Soni is skilled in building strong teams and organizations that consistently deliver agreed targets. His banking career has progressed from hands on operations staff to Group Head before taking up further responsibilities in areas of Business Development and Credit where he functioned as Business Manager, Sector Head, Area Manager, Regional Director, Country CEO, UBA Sierra Leone, as well as Regional Bank Head and Deputy Managing Director, UBA Ghana. As the Country CEO for UBA Sierra Leone, Soni turned the loss making subsidiary into profit making within nine (9) months. He also performed creditably well in his role as the Deputy managing Director, UBA Ghana responsible for Corporate, Retail and Commercial Banking Businesses as well as Digital Banking. He grew subsidiary annual profits from GHs90m in 2015 to GHs315m by 2017. He also grew deposits from GHs1.7Bn in 2015 to GHs2.3Bn by December 2018.


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