United Capital names Akinremi Deputy CEO


United Capital Plc has announced the appointment of Bunmi Akinremi as Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of the Investment Banking Division.

Bunmi brings over 20 years’ investment banking and transaction experience to United Capital Plc.

He trained as an accountant with Grant Thornton in London, before joining the Royal Bank of Scotland’s Specialised Lending Unit, where he acted as lead Transaction Manager on a series of high-profile transactions in the UK market.

His Nigeria market experience, including time with the United Bank for Africa, has seen him play prominent roles in a number of landmark corporate restructures and fundraising.

Bunmi holds a First Degree in Economics from the University of Essex and is member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He also holds an MBA from Cranfield University, School of Management.

“Bunmi’s appointment adds ‎significant value to our ‎management team in Nigeria and across sub-Saharan Africa where our business is growing rapidly even as we continue to originate and execute highly complex mandates within the Region.

“I look forward to working with Bunmi ‎as we assist clients ‎to ‎seize ‎opportunities which abound in markets across Africa,” stated Oluwatoyin Sanni, Group CEO of United Capital Plc.

“His leadership and experience of working‎ in ‎international markets, deep understanding of corporate‎ finance and public sector experience in Nigeria will be of great value”, the statement read in part.

I also would like to thank ‎Wale Shonibare for his contributions and to wish him the best in his future end.

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