PremiumTrust Bank

Company

We are Premium

PremiumTrust Bank is a leading 21st century financial institution that provides innovative solutions, which impact customers and their communities to make a positive difference in the world.

History

PremiumTrust Bank kicked off its operations in April 2022 with a solid front in the three major economic bulwarks in Nigeria viz Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt. We are already spreading our tentacles in the macro and micro sectors of the economy in both the public and private sectors. The emergence of PremiumTrust Bank converged a team of visionary leaders with a rich diversity of expertise and an average experience of over 25 years. Our state of the art edifices, cultured staff, and premium products & services deliver exceptional customer banking experience and satisfaction. Licensed as a Commercial Bank, PremiumTrust Bank is poised to be the preferred bank by 2027 and a leading voice in consumer banking in Africa by 2032.

Corporate Governance

At PremiumTrust Bank, we strive for a high level of corporate governance through complete compliance with all relevant legislation, codes, principles, and practices governing post-consolidation banking in Nigeria.

This compliance is strategic to ensuring transparency and trust from our investors, customers, and other stakeholders.

The diversity of our board composition and independent auditing/monitoring of policies roots deeply into the framework of measures instituted to ensure unbiased governance and lay the foundation for a culture of transparency and growth. Our governance framework ensures clearly defined, periodic evaluation systems to ensure appropriately discharged duties and conformance with regulatory requirements and acceptable risk.

Our vision

To be the Bank of First Preference

 

Our mission

To deliver novel solutions through Innovation, Technology and Premium Services

Our core values

  •  Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Continuous Learning
  • Adroitness
  • Service Excellence
Board of Directors
Management Team

Chairman

Chairman

DR. PEREZ ARAKA
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Chairman

DR. PEREZ ARAKA 

Dr Perez Peremelade Araka has over two decades post graduate experience in the oil & gas and emerging sector. He is currently the Chairman/CEO of Gaplinks Energy Limited, PrimeWash Limited, and Greener Project.

Perez holds a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) in Agricultural Engineering, MSc and PhD in Environmental Engineering from Rivers State University, Port Harcourt. 

An experienced and accomplished Engineer, He is a member and affiliate of several indigenous and international professional bodies like The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), The Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE), The Nigerian Institution of Environmental Engineers (NIEE) and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). He is also a Fellow of The Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) and The African Business School (FABS).

Perez Araka sits on the board of PremiumTrust Bank as Chairman.

Managing Director/CEO

Managing Director/CEO

EMMANUEL EFE EMEFIENIM
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Managing Director/CEO

EMMANUEL EFE EMEFIENIM

Emmanuel Efe Emefienim is an accomplished Banker with over 30 years experience spanning Middle and Senior Management levels within Operations, Treasury and Marketing functions since 1992.

Prior to joining Premium Trust Bank, he contributed immensely to the growth and success of Sterling Bank PLC rising from the position of General Manager in 2016 where he was responsible for  the bank’s Commercial & Institutional Banking business in the South-South, South-East and Midwest Regions. Emmanuel is credited as the only Regional Business Head in the history of Sterling Bank to have run the most profitable regional business for 7 consecutive years (2011-2017).  In 2018, Emmanuel was appointed to the Board of Sterling Bank PLC as Executive Director with responsibilities to oversee the Institutional Banking Directorate. Until his resignation in March 2022, his directorate was the most profitable year-on-year for three consecutive years.

He had earlier worked as the Head, Credit & Marketing at Oceanic Bank (now Ecobank Plc) 1992 – 1997; Manager, Commercial Banking Division at United Bank for Africa (UBA) PLC (1997 -2000) and then had a six-year stint at Savannah Bank PLC and FSB International Bank PLC (now Fidelity Bank PLC ) before joining Equatorial Trust Bank (ETB) in 2006. In ETB, he was an excellent performer managing the entire South-South region, a position he retained post ETB/Sterling Bank merger in 2011.

Emmanuel is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School where he graduated from the GMP and AMP programmes; the Wharton School, Pennsylvania (AMP 73 Class of 2017) and INSEAD. He had his B.Sc. (Hons) in Microbiology, M.Sc. in Banking & Finance and MBA, all from the University of Benin, Nigeria.

Emmanuel Efe Emefienim currently sits on the Board of PremiumTrust Bank as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.

Executive Director

Executive Director

BUKOLA AWOSANYA
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Executive Director

BUKOLA AWOSANYA

Bukola Awosanya has well over 30years of banking experience, she commenced her banking career with the defunct Abacus Merchant Bank Limited, had a stint with Magnum Trust Bank Limited, and Sterling Bank Plc.  Over her career, she has worked and led teams across various departments such as Branch Operations, Domestic Operations, Treasury Operations, Credit Administration, Export Finance, Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, Compliance, Agriculture and Solid Minerals Finance some of which she pioneered in different Institutions. 

Bukola is a graduate of Agriculture from University of Ibadan and an MBA from Business School Netherlands. She is an alumnus of Lagos Business School and attended various courses at Wharton Business School, Columbia Business School, Harvard Business School and a Honorary member of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).

Prior to her appointment as an Executive Director, she was, the Divisional Head, Agriculture and Solid Mineral Finance at Sterling Bank Plc, a position she held until November 2021 before retiring meritoriously. She has participated in several local and international trainings and workshops in diverse subject areas such as Youth and Gender, Risk Management, Compliance, Management, Digitization, Agribusiness and Leadership to mention a few.

Bukola is also a member of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria (M.IoD) , Member of the Institute of Animal Science of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration (FICA). She was the Team Lead Market Linkages thematic group of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and Chairperson of African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) Nigerian Chapter.

Bukola Awosanya sits on the Board of PremiumTrust Bank as Executive Director- Specialized Banking.

Executive Director

Executive Director

SHINA ATILOLA
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Executive Director

SHINA ATILOLA

Shina Atilola is a Consummate Strategist and Business Development expert with over 24 years experience in the banking industry, covering Business Strategy, Marketing Communication, Branding, Auditing, Mergers &acquisitions and Sales for top financial institutions. He is a strategic and growth-focused executive with a proven record of accomplishment, leading teams responsible for designing innovative strategies, identifying emerging opportunities, executing value-creating transactions, structuring productive relationships, launching new products, maximizing profits, and building successful businesses and partnerships. 

Shina Atilola holds a First Class degree and an MBA in International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University Ife. He is a proud recipient of the Rtd. General Joe Garba’s prize for the overall best graduating student in International Relations.

Shina is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and thrives in challenging and fast-paced environments. He started his banking career in Ecobank and later moved on to work with legacy institutions that formed Heritage Bank, thereafter, progressed to First Bank and Sterling Bank. He led both the initiation and execution of Sterling bank’s strategic pillars, namely Digitization, Specialization and Agility. This resulted in the ideation and implementation of various digital platforms such as SPECTA, DOUBBLE, SWITCH, and focus sectors – Health, Education, Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Tourism (‘HEART’ of Sterling). He successfully incubated and launched Sterling’s Micro & Agency Banking.

Shina is an associate member of both the UK and Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, an Honorary member of CIBN and a member of Lagos Business School Alumni Governing Council. He is an alumnus of INSEAD Business School, Maastricht School of Management and Wharton Business School amongst others.

In 2015, he was recognised as one of the top 100 most impactful CSR leaders in Africa and emerged as one of the top 100 global leaders in 2017. He also loves to read and play Lawn Tennis.

Shina Atilola sits on the Board of PremiumTrust Bank as Executive Director Digital and Transaction Banking.

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Non-Executive Director

OMOJOLA OLUGBENGA IMISI

Omojola Olugbenga Imisi is a versatile Human Resources Management Consultant, an Organizational Psychologist, and an Executive Coach with extensive understanding of HR and Management Best Practices. He is the Managing Partner of First Excelsia Professional Services Limited – a management consulting firm with operations across nineteen (19) states in Nigeria.

Olugbenga is a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (ACIPM), Nigeria, an Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development, and a Member of the Society of Human Resource Management, USA.

He holds a First Degree in Industrial and Labour Relations, an MBA (Human Resources Management), and an MSc in Organizational Behaviour.

Omojola Olugbenga sits on the Board of PremiumTrust Bank as a Non-Executive Director.

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

OMOJOLA OLUGBENGA IMISI
Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

NEVILLE ATIGAN
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Non-Executive Director

NEVILLE ATIGAN

Neville Atigan is the Group Chief Operating Officer of SkyView Capital Limited. Prior to joining SkyView Capital in 2008, Neville had a 7 year stint in the oil & gas sector (2000-2007) where he supervised projects at the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) ForcadosYokri Integrated project

Neville holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Edo State University, Ekpoma, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Benin.

He is a professional member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), USA, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Human Resources and Strategic Management, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Administrations, and several other professional bodies.

Neville Atigan sits on the board of PremiumTrust Bank as a Non-Executive Director.

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

SIR EMMANUEL ONYEKWENA
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Non-Executive Director

Sir EMMANUEL ONYEKWENA

Sir Emmanuel Onyekwena is a seasoned technocrat with deep experience in management. With an academic background in Engineering Production and a Masters in Business Administration. His over 20 years’ career experience cuts across renowned organisations such as Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and other oil majors.

Among many awards, Mr Onyekwena was given the European award for best practices by the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) and won the PETAN award for excellence in service delivery to the oil & gas industry. His competence spans across innovation, organizational development, conflict management, leadership and client relationship management. He is affiliated with the Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals, International Institute of Safety Management, British Safety Council and the Nigerian – Canadian Business Association among many others.

Sir Emmanuel Onyekwena sits on the board of PremiumTrust Bank as a Non-Executive Director.

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

CHARLES OBUKOFE
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Non-Executive Director

CHARLES OBUKOFE

Charles Omoefe Obukofe has almost thirty years experience in the Banking industry and held senior management positions in Equatorial Trust Bank Limited and Sterling Bank PLC, where he retired in March 2022 as an Assistant General Manager. Over his career , Charles has had exposures and experience in Regional Banking, Credit Risk, and Relationship Management. His professional career started at the defunct North-South Bank PLC in 1992.

Charles holds a B.Sc. in Finance from the University of Nigeria and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Ondo State University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

He has attended several Executive and Banking-specific courses in leading educational and professional institutions, including Harvard Business School, Boston, USA, and Emeritus Institute of Management.

Charles Obukofe sits on the Board of PremiumTrust Bank as a Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

OLUSOLA ANTHONY ADEJUGBE
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Non-Executive Director

OLUSOLA ANTHONY ADEJUGBE

Anthony Adejugbe has over two decades post graduate experience in the oil & gas downstream sector. He is currently the chairman/CEO of AllShore Corporate Ventures Limited and Bernadette Grace Limited providing Engineering, Construction, and consultancy services across the downstream sector.

Adejugbe holds a Higher National Diploma in Applied Chemistry from Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti and MBA from Lincoln University California.

Prior to his retirement in 2001, Adejugbe was a Director in ADEP international Ventures Ltd and a consultant to Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) on supply and distribution of refined petroleum products

Anthony Adejugbe sits on the board of PremiumTrust Bank as a Non-Executive Director.

Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director

DR. GODWIN ABHULIMEN
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Non-Executive Director

DR. GODWIN ABHULIMEN

Dr Godwin Abhulimen has over 29 years of experience in the Oil and Gas sector. He is currently the Managing Director/CEO of Desag Engineering and Services Limited, a major stakeholder in the Oil & Gas and Marine industry.

Dr Godwin holds a BSc degree in Sociology (B.Sc. Sociology) from the University of Calabar, Nigeria, an Executive Masters degree in Project Management from the prestigious Project Management Institute, UK, a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Professional Doctorate in Commerce (DCom) from Liberal Bilingual University, Togo.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Information and Strategy Management (FCISM), Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Commerce, Research, and Enterprises Development (ICRED),Member of the Institute of Organizational and Administrative Risk Management, Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Economist of Nigeria (ICEN) and Member Chartered Institute of Corporate Mentoring and Coaching of Nigeria.

Dr Godwin Abhulimen sits on the Board of PremiumTrust Bank as a Non-Executive Director.

Independent Director

Independent Director

IGWEBUIKE UCHENNA MADUKA
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Independent Director

IGWEBUIKE UCHENNA MADUKA

Uchenna Maduka Igwebuike is a Financial Engineer and Founder of Zanibal LLC with over 25 years of experience designing and delivering strategic enterprise transformation programs in the private and public sectors. Over the years, he has successfully built Zanibal into a leading solution vendor for Financial Market Software and Services and helped Nigerian regulators, capital market infrastructure, and operators transform their business models and processes.

Prior to that, he was the VP of Professional Services at MarkLogic Corporation and was responsible for customer engagements, ensuring the framework, methods, and tools used to develop requirements, design, and deliver solutions were consistent with proven best practices.

Earlier in his career, Uchenna led various practice groups with TCS America providing advisory services to clients on business and technology strategy and was also a Solution Architect at i2 Technologies where he was instrumental in defining and developing i2’s Semiconductor SCM best practices and solutions.

Igwebuike holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a Master of Science in Management Science from Stanford University.

Uchenna Igwebuike sits on the Board of PremiumTrust Bank as an Independent Director.

Independent Director

Independent Director

MS. LEWA JUSTINA AKPOABUGO
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Independent Director

MS. LEWA JUSTINA AKPOABUGO

Justina Akpoabugo Lewa has over 32 years experience in Legal Practice. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Jos, and Master of Law degree from University of Lagos and the Nigerian Law School.

Justina started her career with the Ministry of Justice, Jos, Plateau State as a State Counsel from August 1989 to September 1990 before she was employed by NAL Bank PLC in September 1990 as Supervisor within the Legal & Company Secretariat Department and later appointed Senior Manager, Legal & Company Secretariat & Head, Debt Recovery Team in 2005.

Justina later joined Sterling Bank PLC in January 2006 following the consolidation exercise of the banking industry and was appointed Assistant General Manager and Head, Legal Department in 2007.

In June 2009, Justina was appointed by the Board of Directors as Company Secretary & Chief Legal Counsel, and Group Head, Credit Collections & Recovery. As Group Head, Credit Collections & Recovery, she was responsible for setting and executing strategic goals for recovering the bad loan portfolio of the Bank and ensuring that criticized assets remain performing. She was also appointed Company Secretary & Legal Adviser of Sterling Bank’s subsidiary Companies: Sterling Asset Management Company Limited (SAMTL) and the Nigerian Stockbrokers Limited (NSL) from 2009 to 2011.

Justina is a recipient of the following awards:

  • General Counsel of the Year 2016 awarded by ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards
  • General Counsel of the Year 2017 awarded by Law Digest Africa Awards
  • Banking and Finance Team of the Year 2018 awarded by ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards
  • Corporate Legal Counsel of the Year 2019 awarded by Trek Africa

She is a member of the following Professional Bodies:

  • Nigerian Bar Association -NBA
  • Council Member, NBA- Section on Business Law
  • International Federation of Women Lawyers (FederacionInternacional De Abogadas – FIDA Nigeria)
  • Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM)
  • Honorary member, The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ACIS)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
  • Institute of Directors Nigeria (M.IoD)

Justina Lewa sits on the Board of PremiumTrust Bank as an Independent Director.

Company Secretary

Company Secretary

CHUKWUEMEKA NWAOGU
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Company Secretary

CHUKWUEMEKA NWAOGU

Chukwuemeka Nwaogu is the pioneer Chief Legal Counsel and Company Secretary of PremiumTrust Bank, responsible for leading the bank’s global legal and company secretarial functions. With nearly two decades of multi-disciplinary experience in legal advisory, corporate governance, company secretarial, compliance and risk management, Emeka has navigated the legal waters of the Financial Industry from Insurance through Fintech and now Banking – all the way providing strategic and solution-oriented legal expertise in diverse transactions.

Emeka started his blossoming legal career as an in-house Solicitor with International Energy Insurance Plc (IEI), a market-leading energy insurance publicly listed company. At IEI, he rose to the position of Head of Legal and was strategically redeployed to pioneer and head the compliance unit.

Best described by his peers as “admirable on the law”, Emeka honed his advocacy skills when he subsequently trailblazed a new frontier in his legal career by setting up the first specialized insurance law firm in Nigeria. In addition to its core litigation and advisory functions, the law firm provided corporate secretarial services to various financial institutions. In 2019, Emeka joined Paycom Nigeria Limited (“OPay”), as their pioneer Chief Legal Counsel & Chief Risk Officer, successfully overseeing an investment portfolio of over $150million and managing the legal portfolio of OPay’s strategic affiliates such as ORide, OWealth and other strategic investments and acquisitions.

With a Bachelor of Law from the distinguished University of Nigeria and a Master’s in International & Commercial business law from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom, he has since demonstrated expertise in Commercial and Business transactions; an expertise that reflects in his rare ability to minimize legal risks and contractual liability associated with any business operations. 

Emeka is an Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

Managing Director/CEO

Managing Director/CEO

EMMANUEL EFE EMEFIENIM
Executive Director

Executive Director

BUKOLA AWOSANYA
Executive Director

Executive Director

SHINA ATILOLA
Chief Business Officer

Chief Business Officer

Lagos & South-West
ADEMOLA ADEYEMI
Chief Business Officer

Chief Business Officer

South-South
ANIEBIET DAVID OFFIONG
Chief Business Officer

Chief Business Officer

Abuja & North
ULOMA CHUKUEKE
Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

CYRIL OSHEKU
Chief People Officer

Chief People Officer

OLANIKE MARTINS
Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

AYODELE SHOYEMI
Chief Compliance Officer

Chief Compliance Officer

COSMAS UWAEZUOKE
Group Head, E-Business

Group Head, E-Business

ABIDEMI ASUNMO
Group Head, Treasury

Group Head, Treasury

TIWALADE ADEMOYEGA
Chief Legal Counsel

Chief Legal Counsel

CHUKWUEMEKA NWAOGU