Akeem Oyewale to Speak on Islamic Financial Literacy Education in Nigeria


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WebTV's Islamic Finance Weekly will be featuring a robust conversation on Islamic Financial Literacy Education in Nigeria


Guest: Mr. Akeem Oyewale

Date: Friday, February 12, 2021

Time: 1:00PM

Platform: Virtual Zoom Video Call

Highlights: To be deployed on WebTVNG Platform, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn

Host: Bukola Akinyele-Yisau


Key Discussion Points

  1.  The Nexus Between Financial Literacy and Economic Development in Nigeria.
  1. Deepening Islamic Financial Literacy in Nigeria
  2. How The Securities and Exchange Commission Financial Literacy Committee Can Increase Awareness on the Non-Interest Finance Market
  1. Effective Ways of Communicating the Value of Islamic Finance to Retail Investors In Nigeria, in accordance with Shariah Principles
  1. Reducing Exposure Of Nigerians to Ponzi Schemes through Financial Literacy
  2. How NUC, NERDC & Islamic Finance Institutions Can Partner To Woo Young Nigerians to the Non-Interest Finance Market.
  1. How Financial Products Can be Integrated into the Capital Market Studies Curriculum for Students.

  1. Outlook for Islamic Finance Education in Nigeria?



Guest Profile

Mr. Akeem Oyewale is the Chief Executive Officer of Marble Capital Limited, a leading ethical investment firm in Nigeria.


With over 23 years of experience as a Capital Markets and Investment Banking Executive, Akeem was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic IBTC Nominees Limited and the Head of Investor Services at Stanbic IBTC Bank. Stanbic IBTC Bank is the largest custodial bank in Nigeria for non-pension assets. Standard Bank is also the largest bank in Africa in terms of assets.


An Arthur Anderson Scholar, Mr. Oyewale also served and acted as Chairman and Non-Executive Director at both Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited (Nigeria's largest asset management company) and Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited (Nigeria's premier investment banking firm). He was previously the Head of Global Markets Sales in Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, and Director of Equities Brokerage in the Standard Bank Group. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (M.IoD).


Akeem holds an MBA from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom and a B. Sc (Hons) degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He is an authorised Dealing Clerk on The Nigerian Stock Exchange, an authorized member of the Commodities Brokers Association of Nigeria, and he holds a professional certificate in Islamic Capital Markets from the Global Islamic University Malaysia.


He possesses a vast experience in Credit/Marketing and Trade Finance, which involves structuring short- and medium-term facilities. He also managed the Stanbic IBTC Nigerian Equity Fund, Nigeria's largest mutual fund at the time and was responsible for the launch of the Stanbic IBTC Ethical Fund - Nigeria's first Ethical Fund.


Previously the CEO of Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited, Mr. Oyewale was nominated as "Young Manager of the Year in Nigeria" at the prestigious ThisDay Annual Awards 2006. Mr. Oyewale was also the pioneer CEO of Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers Limited from 2009 to January 2012.


Mr. Oyewale has participated in numerous market developmental activities and was a Member of the SEC-appointed committee that crafted the 10 Year Master Plan for Nigeria's Capital Market 2015 - 2025; and also, a member of the Technical Committee for Financial Literacy of the SEC.


He was a Council Member of The Nigerian Stock Exchange and also sits on the Council of The Chartered Institute of stockbrokers of Nigeria. He was a Vice President of the Association of Asset Custodians of Nigeria. He also served as a Technical Committee member for the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.


Akeem is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Guild of Muslim Professionals Nigeria. He is also a Trustee of the United for Kids Foundation, a charity that seeks to bring smiles to the faces of Nigeria's indigent children, one child at a time.

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