Mr Ebenezer Olufowose was appointed to the Board of Directors of First Bank of Nigeria Limited on 29 April 2021. He is the Group Managing Director of First Ally Capital Limited, an investment banking firm based in Lagos. With over 35 years of working in the financial services industry, Ebenezer brings skills gathered across Corporate Finance, Project Finance and Investment Banking to the Board. Before joining the FirstBank Board, he was Executive Director at Access Bank Plc, and Citibank Nigeria where he led Citigroup’s origination, structuring and execution of corporate finance and investment banking transactions in Nigeria. He started his banking career in 1985 at NAL Merchant Bank Plc (NAL) where he worked in the Corporate Planning and Corporate Finance Departments.
A first-class honors degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos, Ebenezer holds an MA in International Economics from the University of Sussex, England. He has attended several management and leadership training programs at leading institutions including the Institute of Management Development, Switzerland, Harvard Business School, Boston USA, and INSEAD Singapore. He is an Alumnus of the Harvard Business School and the Lagos Business School and an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration and Fellow of the Association of Investment Advisers & Portfolio Managers. He is happily married with children.