He holds a first class degree in Economics from the University of Port Harcourt and an MBA in Financial Management from the University of Lagos. He has also received executive management training at IMD Switzerland, Lagos Business School and Harvard Business School.
He has 28 years experience in the financial services industry, and has strong leadership skills. He was the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Continental Trust Bank until 2004. He was also an Executive Director at Standard Trust Bank (now UBA Plc).