Dr. Sylva Ashimole

Dr. Ashimole is an Economist, Banker and Stockbroker and holds both a BSC and MBA Banking and Finance degrees of the Universities of Ife and Lagos, Nigeria, obtained in 1982 and 1989 respectively. In addition Sylva has attended the Advanced Management Programs of the Columbia University Business School in New York, U.S.A, and the INSEAD Business School in Fontainbleu, Paris.

He has functioned at Senior and CEO levels at several banking and finance institutions in Nigeria in the course of a twenty-four years career, and is currently the Group Managing Director/CEO of First International Bank Plc which has subsidiaries in five countries namely Sierra-Leone, The Gambia, Guinea, Liberia and Congo DRC.

Dr. Ashimole sits on the board of many companies in Nigeria and Overseas with interests in Banking and Financial Advisory Services, Oil and Gas, Real Estate Development, and Education Management.