Sola Ayodele
Vice Chairman / CEO

Mrs. B.O Ayodele has over 30 years of working experience. She commenced her career at the National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria (NICON) and was instrumental in the reorganization of the Investment Department of the Company. In addition, she played a key role in the floating of the Debenture Stock for the completion of NICON Noga Hilton Hotel (Now Transcop Hilton) Abuja.

Her banking career spans over 24 years in which she began as a pioneer staff at Lion Bank of Nigeria, where she established and headed the Treasury Department. She also inaugurated the Treasury and Financial Institutions Divisions at Ivory Merchant Bank Ltd where she rose to the position of MD/CEO. At Reliance Bank (now part of Skye Bank), she established the Treasury, Credit and Marketing Divisions.

In attestation to her skill and expertise in bank restructuring, Mrs. Ayodele has at various times been called upon by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) / Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) to manage some banks in distressed situations. Some of the banks she has restructured include Nationwide Merchant Bank which she piloted into acquisition by Platinum Bank (Keystone Bank) and City Express Bank she piloted into acquisition by UBA

Mrs. Ayodele was until very recently the CBN appointed Chief Executive Officer of Spring Bank Plc. where she stabilized and put the Bank on a path of profitability, a feat the bank has never experienced since its inception.

An Accomplished woman, Mrs. Ayodele holds a BSc (Accounting) and MBA (International Finance) from New York University and St Johns University, New York respectively.

She is presently the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Independent Resources Management Limited.