BUDDIKA WICKRAMAARACHCHI (MD/CEO)
Buddika is a seasoned banking professional with 20+ years’ experience in the Banking and Finance sector. He has applied his versatile experiences and strong knowledge of financial services & operations for greater challenges, benefits, and rewards, whilst optimizing productivity and utilizing skills in producing excellent financial outcome in meeting overall objectives.
He has a proven track record in carrying out resourceful abilities in a diverse array of functions to include, business performance management, employing team driven process and systems and creating high performance teams. He has a track record of achieving growth in top-line, bottom -line, market share and reputational capital.
In 2021, he was appointed as the Country Head of Tujijenge Financial Services Limited, Tanzania (under LOLC Overseas Operations) where he was responsible for the turning-around of the entity following LOLC acquisition and overall operations. Following his successful footprints in Tanzania, he was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fina Trust Microfinance Bank Limited effective from July 1, 2023.
Among qualifications, he holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom.
MOSES BIODUN LONGE
MOSES BIODUN LONGE
Head, Internal Control and Compliance
Longe, Moses Biodun is a graduate of Banking & Finance, an Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers, Nigeria (ACIB) and holder of Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Obafemi Awolowo University, with specialization in General Management. He has an extensive and encompassing Banking and Finance exposures spanning more than twenty (20) years.
His broad exposures includes but not limited to Bank Audit, Internal Control and Compliance, Banking Operations, Credit Review and Marketing, Customers Service & Relationship Management, Products Programs Review and Management, Policies and Processes Reviews, SMEIs and Business Consulting, Auditing of ICT Retail Businesses, Commercial/ Microfinance Bank Control, Audit and Compliance Management.
Over the span of his career, he has been engaged with five (5) leading Financial Institutions in Nigeria, Consulting Firm and ICT Retail Business. With his wealth of skills. He critically challenges old assumptions by proffering quality refinements to Policies, Processes, Products, People and Strategies.
AKANDE OLUTAYO LAWRENCE
Chief Risk Officer
Akande Olutayo Lawrence is a seasoned financial professional with a remarkable track record in the world of finance. His career began with an audit firm, Idris & Leke (Chartered Accountants) in Kaduna, where he honed his skills in audit and accounting. His diligence and dedication shone through as he participated in audit assignments for renowned clients, including esteemed educational institutions and local governments in Nigeria.
In 2008, he joined Bank PHB (now Keystone) as a Relationship Officer, where he excelled in deposit mobilization, loan disbursement, and the promotion of the bank’s product offerings. His customer-centric approach and ability to drive business growth set him apart.
However, his career took a significant leap in 2010 when He joined Microcred Microfinance Bank (now Baobab MFB), an international microfinance institution operating across multiple African countries and in China. Beginning as a Portfolio Manager, He quickly showcased his prowess and accounting acumen. In just a year, he was welcomed into the Audit Department, where he continued to excel. By 2013, his remarkable journey led him to the position of Audit Manager, exposing him to the best practices in local and international audit functions.
From 2013 to 2016, Akande led the Internal Audit team as an Internal Audit Manager, significantly enhancing the institution’s internal control system, streamlining processes, and ensuring regulatory compliance. In 2016, Akande was entrusted with the critical task of establishing the Risk Department in response to CBN recommendations. As the Senior Risk Manager, He took on the challenge of enterprise risk management, collaborated with various Departments, and maintained an unwavering focus on compliance.
His work contributed significantly to the bank’s adherence to regulatory ratios and requirements as He played a pivotal role in credit risk assessment and policy review, ensuring that the institution remained on the path to success. His analytical skills and commitment to excellence proved to be invaluable. He is a graduate of Accounting and an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); Associate Accounting Technician (AAT). He is also a Microfinance Certified Banker (MCIB) of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
He is not just a financial professional, he is a trusted partner, a dynamic leader, and a driving force for excellence. His well-rounded approach to life is a testament to his commitment to both personal and professional development.
Head of Legal & Company Secretary
Olubusola is an enthusiastic and committed legal professional who possesses a genuine interest and understanding of Commercial & Business law. She is constantly focused on using her analytical abilities to resolve legal and complex issues, and always looking for ways to improve and evolve processes. She has experience in corporate- commercial law, contract law, labour law, business ethics, due diligence transactions and Company law
She is a graduate of law from the University of Ibadan, where she obtained her LL.B and proceeded to University of Dundee and Universite de Cergy –Pontoise where she obtained a master degree in international Commercial law and Law and Business ethics respectively. She is currently the Head of Legal and Company Secretary at Fina Trust Microfinance Bank.
FATIMA ALI MAIDUGU
FATIMA ALI MAIDUGU
Head, Human Resources
Fatima is a highly dedicated and committed Human resource professional who strives for organisational excellence; she has over a decade work experience, with 5 years’ essential skills in Human Management, particularly with a keen interest in staff development, coaching and all round Human Resources practices.
Fatima has a Master’s degree in Human Anatomy from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and she possesses several certifications. Prior to her current role, she was the Assistant Manager, Recruitment, Learning and Development at Baobab MFB. She currently serves as the Head of Human Resources Department at Fina Trust Microfinance Bank.
Head, Information Technology & Innovation
Moses Idehen possesses a Master’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Lagos, and a B.Sc. Hons in Computer Science from the University of Benin. He is a PMI certified Project Manager (PMP), COBIT 5 certified IT Governance expert and a Microfinance Certified Professional (MCP) of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. Also, he holds professional certifications from Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Computer Professionals of Nigeria (CPN) and the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).
Prior to his current role, he was the Head of Information Technology at Letshego Microfinance Bank Ltd, Head of Information Technology at FBN MFB, a fully owned subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc., Team-Lead, Systems/Database administration at LAPO Microfinance Bank Ltd. He had a stint in the IT sector before joining the banking industry.
OKOASE MUSA EHIMA
OKOASE MUSA EHIMA
Head, Marketing & Channels
Okoase Musa Ehima possesses a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Lagos and a B.Sc. Hons in Accounting from the University of Benin. He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a Microfinance Certified Professional (MCP) of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
He is currently the Head of Sales and Marketing at Fina Trust Microfinance Bank. He has over 14 years work experience in Microfinance banking, Risk/ Credit Analysis, Business Ethics, Due Diligence, and MSME lending. Prior to his current role, he was a Regional/ Area Manager at Accion Microfinance Bank Ltd.
Chief Finance Officer
Nishan Pemakumara has over 12 Years of experience in Financial Management, Auditing, Budgeting Compliances and Business analytics with proven track record of improving financial performance, reducing cost, and driving growth.
He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from University of Southern Queensland, Australia and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and an Associate member of Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. Also, he is a Registered Accountant of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
CHANDIMA DE SILVA
CHANDIMA DE SILVA
Head, Strategy and Growth
Chandima De Silva is a well experienced professional in the Banking and Finance sector with 25 years of overall experience, of which he has over 13 years in the senior management with an unblemished track record.
Chandima has expertise in SME, Microfinance and Insurance industries in the lines of Channel development and Management, Credit Risk, Business Development, Product Development, Strategic and Operational Leadership.
Chandima holds a Diploma in Microfinance and Livelihood Development and Credit Management conducted by College of Banking and Finance at Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka. Further, he has completed the Executive Development Programme specially designed intensive programme focused at enhancing business and leadership skills of the executives who aspire for senior leadership positions conducted by the Colombo school of business and management at the CSBM corporate campus in Sri Lanka.