Executive Management

Nicholas Nyamali

Group Managing Director/CEO

Nicholas coordinates new business development and oversees group investment strategy as GMD/CEO.

He holds two Masters’ Degrees in Law and Economics as well as an MBA from the London Business School. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, UK and a member of the Institute of Securities & Investment, UK.

Nicholas started his career as a Barrister & Solicitor with Haruna & Co. He then worked with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) before joining GTBank Plc, working at various times in the legal, corporate banking and corporate finance teams. He thereafter worked with Barclays Capital, London and Mckinsey & Co, London before returning to Nigeria to set up Investment One Financial Services Limited (then GTB Asset Management Limited, a former subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.).

Azubuike Okonkwo

Managing Director

Azubuike oversees the Pensions Administration business of Investment One Pension Managers Limited.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours) and also holds an Executive MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. He has attended several local and international trainings, seminars and workshops.

He started his career as an Audit and Business Advisory Services Trainee at Price Waterhouse Coopers. He thereafter joined Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, where he worked in several departments of the Bank including Financial Control and Relationship Management departments and rose to become Group Head, Financial Control and he later became Group Head, Retail, Lagos Island. He resigned from the Bank and joined INVESTMENT ONE Financial Services Limited.

Gbemi Adelekan

Group Chief Operating Officer

Gbemi oversees the group corporate functions.

She has worked for several companies including the British Broadcasting Corporation, Guaranty Trust Bank and Chapel Hill Denham Management. Gbemi oversaw the group financial control and was responsible for the groups’ treasury activities at FBN Capital Limited from where she joined Investment One Financial Services Limited.

Gbemi holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Global Management Accountants, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants England & Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Nigeria.

Ademola Aofolaju

Managing Director

Ademola currently serves as the Managing Director, Capital Management at Investment One Financial Services Limited.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. His industry experience, spanning over 16 years, cuts across Commercial and Corporate Banking, Corporate Finance and Investment Management.

Ademola joined the Investment One Group from Kakawa Asset Management Limited (KAML). At KAML, he was Head, Investment Management & Client Counsel, where he provided strategic direction for the company’s investment and business development initiatives. Before joining KAML, he worked with BGL Asset Management Limited, where he was Head of the Specialty Asset Management Desk. He pioneered the organization’s Real Estate initiatives, with the development of BGL’s private real estate fund and coordinated BGL’s Philanthropy Advisory and Endowment Services.

Ore Sofekun

Managing Director

Ore oversees the SME financing and advisory business at Investment One.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering (First Class Honours). She also holds Masters and Doctorate degrees in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA. Ore started her career as a Senior Engineer with Albemarle Corporation in Baton Rouge, LA, USA where she subsequently worked in new product development & research, engineering design and manufacturing plant optimization divisions.

She thereafter worked as a Management Consultant with Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, Chicago, IL, USA and upon returning to Nigeria was the Chief Operating Officer for CardinalStone Partners; a position she held until she joined INVESTMENT ONE Financial Services Limited.