Chris Nonyelum Okeke - Chairman
Mr. Okeke is a member of the Board of ARM. He is a founding partner at Ajumogobia & Okeke, one of Nigeria's leading and renowned law firms. Mr. Okeke is responsible for the Commercial Project Financing and Privatization Group and specializes in local and international corporate/project finance. He has represented both investors and lenders over the years. Mr. Okeke serves on various boards including Cadbury Plc. and has acted as honorary legal counsel to the British High Commissioner since 1989. He was admitted to the Nigeria Bar Association in 1980 and is also a member of the American Bar Association
Deji Alli - Non - Executive Director
Deji Alli is the Managing Director of ARM Investment Managers, which he founded in 1994. His prior work experience includes six years in the asset management business with Prudential Portfolio Managers Limited, UK. At Prudential, he was responsible for the management of a number of Sterling denominated and multi currency fixed income portfolios. Deji later joined the Treasury Department of the African Development Bank (ADB) where he was a member of the team responsible for managing the institution.
Deji has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a post-graduate degree in Finance from the University of Lagos. He is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.
Jumoke Ogundare - Non-Executive Director
Jumoke Ogundare oversees ARM's asset management business which covers business development, investment management and research, ARM Discovery Fund and ARM Trustees. Jumoke has several years' credit & marketing experience spanning International Merchant Bank (IMB), Prime Merchant Bank Limited and Citadel Savings and Loans. Jumoke holds a B Sc. in Economics from the University of Jos and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Cardiff Business School in Wales. Jumoke is also an alumnus of the Program for Management Development (PMD) of the Harvard Business School.
Emmanuel Ikazoboh - Independent Director
Mr. Ikazoboh holds a degree in Accountancy and Finance from Yaba College of Technology, MBA in financial management from Manchester University Business School, UK, as well as a client service management degree from North Western University, Chicago USA.
Daniel Akujobi - Non-Executive Director
Mr. Akujobi was appointed to the board of ARM Pensions Managers on 8th October, 2010. He has twenty nine years of diversified, hands-on operational and executive management experience, including policy making, strategy formulation and implementation at Departmental, Divisional and Board levels across a number of multinational and local corporations. Organizations he has served include ACB (International) Bank Plc., Diamond Bank Plc., Allied Bank of Nigeria Plc., Afri Bank Nigeria Plc., Akintola Williams & Co.; as well as Dasot Capital Partners Limited, where he currently functions as Managing Partner.
Mr. Akujobi served as a Director on the board of the former First Alliance Pension and Benefits Limited before the business combination with ARM Pension Managers.
His business competencies include business process review and corporate restructuring, risk management, strategic and financial analysis and planning, and human resource management and administration.
He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Nigeria, and member Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), and Chartered Institute of Taxation (Nigeria). He is also a registered Financial Adviser/Capital Market Operator in Nigeria.
Mr. Akujobi holds a BSc from the University of Lagos, Akoka, and an AMP from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.
Aliyu Yar’adua - Non-Executive Director
Mr. Yar’adua joined the board of ARM Pensions Managers on 8th October, 2010. He is an experienced banker with seventeen years industry experience, ranging from marketing, customer service, operations, credit analysis, credit administration, to investment and treasury management, and corporate planning activities that include budget control and audit inspection.
He has led marketing teams in Habib Nigeria Bank Plc, and First Alliance Pension and Benefits, where he was Executive Director, also supervising Human Resources and Business Development before the business combination with ARM Pension Managers.
He is currently Executive Director, Finance and Admin with Max Air Limited.
Mr. Yar’adua holds a a BSc. Accounting, and two Masters in Business Administration, and International Affairs & Diplomacy, all from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Sadiq Mohammed is currently the Managing Director of ARM Pensions. Until his appointment as Deputy Managing Director ARM Pensions in January 2011, he was the Chief Operating Officer for ARM Investment Managers (ARM). Prior to this, he was the Managing Director in charge of ARM’s Proprietary business, overseeing the firm's Proprietary Investments & Principal Investments division. He worked for 3 years as a tax and business advisory consultant with Arthur Andersen Nigeria before joining ARM Investment Managers in October 1996. Within ARM, Sadiq rose through the ranks of the Research and Investment Management Unit of the firm to head it in 1999, after which he had oversight of the financial advisory business for about 2 years.