Saturday, June 09, 2018 01.55AM / News
Mrs. Toyin Sanni, Group CEO of United Capital Plc is set to leave her job by month end, after an award-filled career of positive engagements locally and internationally.
While United Capital is yet to make a formal public announcement, industry sources confirmed to Proshare she will be leaving to pursue other challenges in areas she has shown passion for over the years.
Oluwatoyin Sanni would be devoting her time, experience and network to focus on facilitating investments in Africa, nay Nigeria.
Toyin will be leaving after a four years plus service as the GCEO post at United Capital Plc with a stellar record of achievements and attainments; which will include her developmental work in the areas of women in finance, standardization of ethics and practice ethos for the corporate and individual investor space, corporate financing, empowerment initiatives and opportunities for the youth, and development of products and services to benefit a changing market space.
During her tenure, she played leading roles in landmark deals such as the multi-trillion naira AMCON bond Issues, the Lagos State Bond Programme, the Lafarge WAPCO, UPDC and Flour Mills Debt Issues amongst many others. In 2007, she led the establishment of UBA Global Investor services the Custody arm of the UBA Group, which rapidly became a leading Nigerian Custodian and secured the mandates of major Global Custodians amongst others.
These series of engagements has led to United Capital Plc becoming one of the best overall companies on the Nigerian stock exchange (NSE) in the last four years.
Toyin has over twenty-five years cognate experience in investor services, law and finance; having served for eight years as CEO of Cornerstone Trustees (CTL), a council member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Nigeria (ICSAN), a Fellow and Vice-President of the Association of Pension Funds of Nigeria (APFN), and President of the Association of Corporate Trustees Nigeria (CTN) and The Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers (IAPM).
OluwaToyin Sanni – Profile
Toyin took her law degrees from the Obafemi Awolowo University and the University of Lagos; and has attended courses at the IESE as well as at Harvard and the Lagos Business School.
Mrs. Sanni has been declared the All African Business Woman of the year 2017 by CNBC Africa, & Nigeria's CEO of the Year 2017 by Pearl Awards to mention a few.
She is a prominent Investment Banker, Public Personality & Speaker who derives satisfaction from grooming future leaders and from proferring capital solutions for financing & investment challenges of African governments, businesses & individuals.
Toyin led at United Capital, a multiple award winning group who provide advisory & capital raising solutions for infrastructure & development across Africa to achieve sustainable economic growth. Her previous roles included being CEO, UBA Trustees, CEO, UBA Global Investor Services, MD/CEO, Cornerstone Trustees & AGM at FBN Trustees, a part of the FBN Holdings group
She is passionate about gender equality and has written two (2) books for women
· Yes, You Too Can maximize Your Life; and
· Yes, You Too Can Get To The Top.
From a background in securities law and extensive experience in corporate finance, trusts & asset management, she leverages networks and relationships across markets and her extensive experience working on leading transactions to achieve her goals.
Her service and industry commitment roles include being President, IAPM Nigeria Chairman, Financial Literacy Committee, Chair, Annual CMC Retreat (2012-2014), Past President, Association of Trustees, Chairman, CMC Committee on Custody of Securities, Member, National Bond Steering Committee amongst others.
She is a frequent Speaker at conferences such as the Howard University USA & Imperial College, UK African Business Conferences, the Global Custody Forum, Network Managers Conference, World Intellectual Property Organisation African Ministerial Conference amongst others.