Who we are

Our History

Since its founding in 1987, LeadCapital and its subsidiaries have helped redefine the meaning of financial services. The firm has continually broken new ground in advising our clients on strategic transactions, in pioneering the global expansion of finance and capital markets, and in providing new opportunities for individual and institutional investors.

Our Mission

To be the very best at understanding clients’ needs, and helping them succeed in achieving their goals.

Our Board

Arch Ayoola T Onajide Chairman
Brief Profile

Arc Ayoola Onajide studied and qualified as an Architect in the United Kingdom. He is a registered and a chartered architect in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Nigeria. He has run an architectural practice for over 30 years and has designed and managed major projects in Nigeria and various parts of Africa. He has been involved in managing infrastructural projects for the Federal Governments, completed projects for major multinational, institutional and bilateral organizations. A fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, the Royal institute of Architects and the South African institute of Architects. He is a fellow of the Institute of Directors. Ayoola Onajide is a 1998 Alumni of the Lagos Business School having attended the Cheif Executive Programme(CEP7) and remains a Director of several other companies.

Mr. Akinwale Adewumi CEO/Managing Director
Brief Profile

Wale holds a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration with specialisation in Finance from the Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly the University of Ife). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. Before joining LeadCapital Limited as the Managing Director, he was the Financial Controller of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank Plc UK, prior to which he was at Leadbank Plc. With over thirty years working experience, Wale has garnered vast experience in banking & finance, accounting, consulting, audit & business assurance practice. Wale has attended various courses locally and abroad. He is an alumnus of the International Banking Summer School (Edinburgh, 2002).
He at various times had served on the boards of various companies including; Nigerian Interbank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS), Royal Trust Assurance Limited and LBV Capital Limited. He currently serves on the board of CrusaderSterling Pension Limited.

Board of Directors Mr. Abimbola Olashore
Brief Profile

Mr. Olashore is an Engineering graduate of the University of Hull, U.K. and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and holds M.B.A (I.E.S.E). A seasoned investment banker, over the years has acquired in-dept knowledge and vast experience in the capital markets and as well as financial advisory services in the public and private sectors. Mr. Olashore joined the Leadbank Group in 1991 and became the Managing Director in 1997.
As Managing Director of Lead Bank, he established the bank as one of Nigeria’s top Investment banks. The bank won repeatedly the Reuters/SBA award as the leading Nigerian Issuing House for three consecutive years. He went on to join the Board of Ecobank Nigeria Plc as Executive Director where he helped set up their Investment banking arm before returning to LeadCapital. He is currently on the board of UNICO PFA Limited.

Board of Directors Mr. Taiwo Olashore
Brief Profile

Taiwo holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Wolverhampton, U.K. and a Masters degree in Finance and Management from Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, U.K. He has 8 years working experience in treasury management functions. Prior to joining LeadCapital Plc he worked with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

Taiwo is in charge of business development group and oversees large ticket fixed income transactions and financial institutions in general.

Board of Directors Mrs. Isioma Ogodazi
Brief Profile

Isioma holds a bachelor degree in Humanities from Bournmouth University, United Kingdom and a post graduate diploma in personnel Management from the London School of Economics, she also possesses a diploma, from the Institute of Personnel Development United Kingdom and participated in the Senior Management Executive Program (Four months mini MBA program) at the Lagos Business School. She has attended many development programmes and has also served on the Boards of various Companies in various capacities. She also has extensive and in-depth experience in personnel management. She was the Director of Human Resources at Stanbic IBTC, Head Talent, Global Support Functions, Standard Chartered Bank United Kingdom, the General Manager/Head Human Resources of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria and Senior Manager/Head Human Resources Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.