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The Management team is led by Mr. Johnson Chukwu. He is supported by a team of highly trained and professional experienced capital market operators with passion for service excellence.

  Mr. JOHNSON CHUKWU (B.Sc, MBA, FCA, FCTI)MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO COWRY ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED.

Mr. Chukwu is the initiator/founder of Cowry Asset Management Limited. Prior to the establishment of Cowry Asset Management Limited, he has been actively involved in the Nigerian capital market and was instrumental to the establishment of one of the most vibrant capital market operator, as the pioneer General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of Guardian Express Trust Limited (now Spring Capital) � a subsidiary of Guardian Express Bank Plc (now Spring Bank Plc).

Before joining Cowry Asset Management Limited on fulltime basis in October 2007, Mr. Chukwu was between February 2006 and September 2007 a Deputy General Manager and Group Executive, Operations of Spring Bank Plc. While in Spring Bank he was responsible for integrating into a single platform the diverse operations units of the six constituent banks that merged into Spring Bank. Between December 2000 and January 2006, Mr. Chukwu worked in Guardian Express Bank Plc and supervised at various times such functions as Structured/Corporate Finance, Treasury, Risk Management, Operations, Human Capital Management, Information technology and Facilities management. He was also the Bank�s pioneer Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for setting up Guardian Express Bank�s Accounting systems, processes and Management/Financial reporting systems. His banking career also includes a 3�year stint as the Deputy Financial Controller of Diamond Bank Plc (1997 � 2000) and 5 years experience with Intercontinental Bank Plc (1992 � 1997) where worked in Credit and Marketing (Trade Finance), Financial Control, Treasury Operations and Branch Operations.

  Mr. Chukwu is a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) second class upper degree holder in Accounting and a University of Lagos Scholar. He also holds an MBA from Lagos Business School (Pan African University). Among his professional qualifications are Fellowship of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Taxation. He has attended several courses both locally and internationally including IESE Business School (University of Navarra) Barcelona, Spain; Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania) Philadelphia, USA; etc.  

In addition to his professional duties Mr. Chukwu is also actively involved in the training of Nigerian professionals as a facilitator with both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Financial Institutions Training Center (FITC), a specialized institution established by the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Bankers� Committee for the training of professional bankers. He is also a regular media commentator on the Capital Market, Banking industry and general economic issues. 

NKOLI ERNESTINA EDOKA (MBA, ANIM ACS) � MD/CEO COWRY SECURITIES LTD 

Mrs Nkoli Edoka is a Chartered Stockbroker with extensive knowledge and experience in Finance, Securities Trading and Asset Management. She holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and Management majoring in Finance from Lagos State University. Prior to joining Cowry Securities Limited, Nkoli worked in various capacities with IDEAL Securities and Investment Limited as a Marketing Executive, Operations, Portfolio Manager and authorizes Securities Dealer and later moved to Primewealth Capital Limited as the Group Head of Business Development & Securities Trading, she has under gone many International Training/courses and currently functioning as a Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers(CIS), an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (chartered) and Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria. Mrs. Nkoli Edoka is the Managing Director/CEO of Cowry Securities Limited a subsidiary of Cowry Asset Management Limited.

  Mr. OKWUDILI EGWU (HND, MSc, ACS)� HEAD, UP�COUNTRY BRANCHES

Okwudili is a Vice President in Cowry Asset Management Limited and is currently head up�country branches. He was until his appointment, the head of Banking Applications Unit of Spring Bank Plc (now Enterprise Bank). He was directly responsible for Finacle banking application implementation and data conversion/migration from the six legacy banks that merged to form Spring Bank Plc. He is an infrastructure software systems specialist with vast experience in core banking application deployment, customisations and support.His career spanning over 10 years either as an investment banker or software engineer has seen him work in these other organisations; Computer Warehouse Group,  ACB International Bank Plc, Assurance Bank Ltd, Future View Financial Services Ltd, First City Monument bank Plc.

Okwudili is a Chartered Stockbroker and was an overall 1st Price award winner in the Institute of Chartered Stockbrokers (CIS) exams in September 2003 diet. He is also an authorized dealing clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He holds a Higher National Diploma (Upper Credit) in Computer Science from Federal Polytechnic Offa and an MSc in Finance from Lagos State University Ojo Lagos. He is an Oracle Certified Database Administrator (OCP DBA) and IBM AIX�Unix Operating Systems Administrator.He has attended several international and local technical and development courses/seminars some of which includes, Banking Application Implementation training (Infosys Technologies Limited India 2000 and 2006), Oracle Database Administration (NIIT Lagos 2000), Banking Operations (Tom Associates 2002), Globus Banking application administration (Temenos UK 2002), Financial Statement Analysis (Augusto & Co 2006), Fixed Income Securities (Euromoney South Africa 2011). Okwudili is married, innovative and loves new challenges.   

  MR. EDGAR EBINUM � HEAD, RESEARCH

Mr. Ebinum is a graduate of Project Management from Federal University of Technology Owerri, Imo State where he obtained a Second Class Upper Division Technology. His work experience cuts across different sectors of the Nigerian economy including Oil & Gas, Publishing and Capital Market. His experience has seen him work in the following companies; Oil & Gas Limited as a Project Planning Officer, Macmillan Publishers Limited as a Business Development Executive where he gained mastery of Customers� Need Assessment, Diamond Securities Limited as a Business Development Officer. Due to his outstanding performance, he was redeployed to set up the Research Unit in Diamond Securities Limited. Prior to joining Cowry Asset, he worked with PML Securities Company Limited as the Head, Investment Research unit. He has attended several development courses/seminars some of which includes, Business Outlook (Lagos Business School 2008), Equity/Bond Market Research (Palsea Capital Market Consult 2008), Senior Financial Analyst (Lagos Business School 2007) and Equity Research & Analysis (Alicorn Capital 2006). Mr. Ebinum currently heads the Investment Research Unit in Cowry Asset Management Limited. 

 MR. HENRY UGOCHUKWU HNWAIGBUDU ,(LL.B,BL,PNM) � COMPANY SECRETARY/ HEAD, CORPORATE SERVICES

Mr. Nwaigbudu He holds a Bachelor of law LLB (Hons) degree from Abia State University Uturu and Barrister at Law (BL) Nigerian Law School. Prior to his joining Cowry Asset in April 2008, he worked with notable law firms as a Legal Practitioner. In 2002, he served as Personal Assistance to the Senior Special Assistance on Legislative Matter to the then Governor of Abia State. Due to his hard work and commitment to duty was appointed as Special Assistance to the then Transition Chairman of Ukwa West Local Government in 2003. Before assuming his present position as the Company Secretary/Head Corporate Service he was the Acting Head Abuja Branch. He is a member of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and a member of professional Negotiator and Mediator of Nigeria (PNM).

  MRS. GENEVIEVE AGUWA (B.SC) � HEAD, BOND TRADING

Mrs. Aguwa holds a B.Sc Degree in Public Administration from Abia State University Uturu. Prior to joining Cowry Asset, she worked with Global Trade and Investment Management as an Executive Administrative Officer. Genevieve has attended several management and marketing courses that have translated into a competitive edge for the company and also  equipped her with an indispensable knowledge on stock broking operations, relationship management, marketing and efficient implementation of technology. Mrs. Aguwa currently heads the bond trading unit of Cowry Asset Management Limited. 

   MISS ADAEZE. AJAEGBO  (B.Sc, MBA) � HEAD, PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

 Miss Adaeze is a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) second class degree holder in Government and Public Administration from Abia State University, Uturu, Abia State. She also holds an MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile � Ife in Osun State. Miss Adaeze worked in Middle Point Nigeria Limited as a Sales Manager after which she moved to Cityscape Nigeria Limited as an Administrative Manager. Presently, she is a Portfolio Manager and a team leader in the Investment Banking Unit of Cowry Asset Management Limited.  

ALEDARE, AYODELE OLUWAFEMI (B.Sc.) � HEAD, SPECIAL PROJECT

Mr. Aledare graduated in 2004/2005 with a B.Sc (Agronomy) in University of Ibadan. He is a student member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) of Nigeria which was recently admitted into the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts (ACIIA) of Switzerland. Mr. Aledare started his stockbroking career in 2006 with TDA Capital Management Limited, as a stock market research Analyst. He took his career pursuit to Alicorn Capital Management Limited, a fund management and consulting firm as head of the research and information technology unit. He joined Cowry in May 2007, as the Head of research unit and currently,  Mr. Aledare our Special Project Unit.

  MR. ADEBOWALE OLUMUYIWA (HND) � HEAD, PORT HARCOURT BRANCH

Mr. Olumuyiwa holds an HND in Physics with Electronics from Yaba College of Technology. Prior to joining Cowry Asset Management, he worked with Hull Blyth Nigeria as a systems operator/ account reconciliation officer for upcountry branches. He also worked with RCN Network Ltd as a trainee engineer. Mr. Olumuyiwa�s experience has traversed such areas as Biomedical Science, Computer programming/engineering, tactical communication and marketing. He is an associate Member of Portfolio and Debt Management Institute of Nigeria and a Student Member of the CIS. He currently heads our Port Harcourt Branch.

Mr. MBANEFO IKECHUKWU (B.Sc) � HEAD, ONITSHA BRANCH

Mr. Mbanefo holds a bachelors degree in Micro�Biology & Breweries from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka,Anambra State.He is also a student member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. Prior to joining Cowry Asset Management Limited, Mr. Mbanefo worked with Uche�Aronna Investment Limited prior to Cowry Asset Management