Ayo, an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting (Second class Upper division) and a Master’s degree in Finance, both from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. He also has a good Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from Yaba College of Technology. He is currently undergoing his PHD (Finance) programme in Olabisi Onabanjo University.
He qualified as a Chartered Accountant (ICAN) in May 1997 and was admitted a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 2013. He is a Certified Microfinance Banker (CIBN) and an Associate Member of both the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He is equally an Authorized Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a Registered Capital Market Operator/Sponsored Individual with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Ayo had his Professional Practice experience with Soga Oludemi & Co. (Chartered Accountants) in Lagos and started his post qualification banking career with Marina International Bank (Now Access Bank) in the year 2000 and left in 2005 as Assistant Manager/Head of Management Reports & Returns in the Financial Control department of the Bank. He had a brief Stint with Crossworld Securities Limited in 2005 before he joined Sterling Bank in 2006 as Assistant Manager in charge of Market Risk Management and later joined FCMB as Head of Financial Reporting.
As a result of his strong interest in Development Finance, he left First City Monument Bank Plc as Head of Financial Reporting in 2007 to build a career in the Microfinance subsector during which he garnered quality experience and International exposure in the running of sustainable NGOs and Microfinance Banks in Kenya, Gambia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Istanbul and India. He was the Managing Director/CEO of Susu Microfinance Bank between 2011 and 2015 after which he ventured into the capital market space to build a career in investment banking by joining Network Capital Limited (A member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange) as Chief Dealer. He left Network Capital Limited to join MBL Financial Services (Member of Nigerian Stock Exchange) in 2019, also as a Chief Dealer, a position he held before joining Reliance Capital Limited as the pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer in 2020.
Ayo’s expertise in the areas of Strategy formulation, business process re-engineering, mergers & acquisition, financial modelling, Investment Banking and risk management is well acknowledged in the finance industry in Nigeria. He currently facilitates for NGX Academy of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a number of professional bodies including ICAN, CIBN and NAMB
Adeyinka is an astute Banker of repute with over two decades of cumulative banking and investment experience. His hands-on experience spans business development, client relationship management, portfolio management, credit analysis, foreign transaction management, among others. He worked briefly with First Bank of Nigeria Plc before joining Eko International Bank Plc (before it merged with other Banks to form Skye Bank Plc) and later Skye Bank Plc where he led various strategic branches of the Bank as Business Development Manager while at the same time leading the Bank’s stock broking Business. He is versed in deploying proven business solutions in optimizing business processes.
Until his joining Reliance Capital Adeyinka he was the Chief Operating Officer at Alternative Capital Partners Limited for four years where he successfully superintended the business processes and business development, including leading the successful management of the firm’s mutual funds with track records of growth and expansion.
He holds Masters and Bachelors (Hons.) of Science degrees in Chemistry from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership & Strategic Studies from the University Of Chichester in the United Kingdom. He is currently an MBA candidate of the University Of Gloucester in the United Kingdom.
He has attended numerous courses and trainings chief amongst which are Treasury and foreign operations, Fraud and Fraud Prevention, Investments Analysis (Financial Institution Training Center FITC) and Senior Management Course at Lagos Business School.
Olajide is the Head, Risk Management and Compliance in Reliance Capital Limited, He holds a BSc Physics from University of Ilorin, An MBA with specialization in Finance from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho, Oyo State.
He is an Associate of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. An Authorized Dealing Clerk of The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) and a SEC Registered Sponsored Individual. Also Student Member Chartered Institute of Taxation (CITN). Prior to joining Reliance Group, he was the Managing Director/CEO of MBL Financial Services Limited (a member of The Nigerian Stock Exchange). He is an experienced capital market investment banker with over 14 years covering share registration, stockbroking operations, securities dealing, structured finance, risk management, investment advisory and research analyst. He has been involved in several risk asset transactions for corporate organizations and individual.
He started is professional career in the capital market with Meristem Registrars, with responsibility of handling all fraud related cases and debt recovery. He rose to become the Head of Dividend & Certificate Department.
In 2014, he later joined Marriot Securities & Investment Limited (a member of Nigeria Stock Exchange) as a dealing Clerk and Head of Operations, where he managed the equity investment of the company as well as high net-worth client’s portfolio.