Board of Directors
He joined Guaranty Trust Bank Plc as a pioneer staff in 1990. At GTBank, Mr. Talabi served in various capacities from Deputy Manager, Corporate Support Services to Senior Manager, Corporate Banking and later as Group Head, Retail Delivery where he was responsible for the management of all branch operations and administration nationwide for the bank. He left the banking industry in 1998 to establish Superflux International Limited, the foremost security printing firm in Nigeria. He has proven ability to develop and strengthen management teams while maximizing business profitability and efficiency.
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.).
He started his career as an Audit and Business Advisory Services Trainee at Price Waterhouse Coopers. He joined Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, where he worked in several departments of the Bank including Financial Control and Relationship Management. He rose to become Group Head Financial Control and subsequently Group Head of Retail Lagos Island. He resigned from the Bank and joined Investment One Financial Services Limited.
She holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting and 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 of Nigeria. Gbemi has over 20 years’ experience in the accounting, commercial and investment banking.
Her experience spans various disciplines including financial accounting, banking operations, asset and treasury management. She has worked for several companies in the United Kingdom and Nigeria, including the British Broadcasting Corporation, Guaranty Trust Bank, and Chapel Hill Denham Management. Gbemi oversaw the group financial control and was responsible for group treasury activities at FBN Capital Limited, from where she joined Investment One Financial Services Limited.
He is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS). He has attended several trainings, seminars and workshops both locally and internationally.
He started his career as an Audit Trainee with Ibrahim Yusuf & Co a firm of Chartered Accountant and Financial Consultant. He has a stint at Criss Cross Organization as an Administrative Officer. He joined National Orthopedic Hospital Management Board as an Administrative Officer in charge of Pension, moved on to CSL Stockbrokers ltd as a Trader/Analyst and from there he joined INVESTMENT ONE Financial Services Limited (then GTB Asset Management Limited)