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Leo Okafor

Group Company Secretary/General Counsel

Leo Okafor is a lawyer with many years of experience in the legal profession. He began his working career with the Law firm of Afam Joseph & Co., Jos, Plateau State from where he joined the reputable law firm of G.Elias & Co., Lagos.

Thereafter, he left Legal practise for the Trusteeship Industry where he joined First Trustees Nigeria Limited. After that, proceeded to NAL Asset Management & Trustees Limited where established the Trust Services Department and ran it for six years. He left NAL Asset Management Limited (now Sterling Asset Management) for Zenith bank Plc where he was made the pioneer Managing Director of Zenith Trustees Limited. After his stint at Zenith, he worked at Bank PHB Plc (now Keystone Bank Limited) where he was made the Managing Director of PHB Capital & Trust Limited (“PC&T”). Following the divestment of Keystone from PC&T in compliance with the CBN directive, Leo took up the role as General Counsel/Group Company Secretary for United Capital.

He holds a Bachelor of Law degree, LL.B (Hons) from the University of Lagos and Master of Law degree, LL.M. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, a fellow of the Institute of Chattered Secretaries & Administrators, London, and holds several academic awards.