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Management Team

Md. Aminul Haque Bhuiya

Managing Director

Md. Aminul Haque Bhuiya

Managing Director

Mr. Md. Aminul Haque Bhuiya started his microfinance career with ASA Bangladesh in 1992. Mr. Bhuiya is the Managing Director of ASHA Microfinance Bank Limited, Lagos, Nigeria since its inception and Chairman of the Association for Social Improvement and Economic Advancement (ASIEA). Mr. Bhuiya is an acknowledged microfinance practitioner who has played an important role in the development of microfinance in Bangladesh and Nigeria. He has consulted a number of local and international microfinance institutions. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of ASA Sierra Leone. Mr. Bhuiya holds a Bachelor of Social Science and Master’s in Business Administration and obtained Honorary Senior Member of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Loan & Risk Management of Nigeria, Fellow Member of The Institute of Credit Administration, Nigeria, Registered Member of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, Professional Microfinance Practitioner Certified by ASA Bangladesh. Mr. Bhuiya has completed the two years National Cadet Corps Course as a cadet sergeant. He also completed the Training of Trainers of the International Red Cross and as a National Trainer in Bangladesh at the Red Crescent Society he obtained the gold medal. He is a life member of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and fellow member & patronne of the Nigerian Red Cross Society in Lagos. Mr. Bhuiya owned the Award “Provider of Credits to SMEs of the Year 2016 by the Chartered Institute of Loan & Risk Management of Nigeria.

Gias Uddin

Chief Financial Officer

Gias Uddin

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Uddin is the Chief Financial Officer of ASHA Microfinance Bank since 2014. He has 18 years of experience, including 15 years in the microfinance industry. He has extensive hand-on experience in working in different countries like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, India, Afghanistan, Tanzania, Nigeria and Bangladesh. He holds a Master of Commerce degree in Accounting and completed his Chartered Accountancy course under the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Bangladesh. He did a professional Microfinance Course at ASA Microfinance Training Centre, an affiliate of ASA University of ASA Bangladesh. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Credit Administration, Nigeria. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

Amedu Andrew

Executive Director Operations

Amedu Andrew

Executive Director Operations

Mr. Andrew is a microfinance and financial inclusion professional with over 15 years’ experience working in the Microfinance Subsector in Nigeria. Before joining ASHA MFB, he worked at the Centre for Microenterprise Development as a trainer and program. He was also a consultant and has experience with baseline survey and research. He holds a B.sc in Accounting and MBA (Mgt), is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and certified by the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Centre as a microfinance trainer. He is an alumnus of Coady Int. Institute, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany and School of Applied Microfinance, Kenya.

Sayedur Rahman

Executive Director Operations

Sayedur Rahman

Executive Director Operations

Mr. Rahman has over 24 years’ experience in microfinance operations roles. Prior to joining ASHA MFB, he worked at ASA Bangladesh, at the Association for Social Economic Improvement and Advancement (ASIEA) and A1 Consulting, as Sr. District Manager, Deputy Managing Director and Microfinance expert, respectively. Until his appointment as an Executive Director in ASHA Microfinance bank limited, he was a Non -Executive Director on the Board of ASHA MFB. Mr. Rahman studied Bachelor of Arts (B.A) at National University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Mohammad Abdul Awal

Head of Operations

Mohammad Abdul Awal

Head of Operations

Mr. Awal has over 14 years’ experience in microfinance operations roles. Before joining ASHA MFB, he worked at ASA Bangladesh, as District Manager, Regional Manager and Microfinance expert, respectively. He obtained a Bsc Economic and Master of Science in Economics from the Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of bankers of Nigeria.

Ohiorhenuan Demu Omoh

Head of Accounts

Ohiorhenuan Demu Omoh

Head of Accounts

Mr. Omoh has over 20 years experiences in accounting, auditing, and taxation. He was head of accounts and finance, head of internal audits and control in different companies operating in various sectors such as in the manufacturing, banking, and telecommunication before joining the Asha Microfinance Bank in 2014 He headed the internal audit department of Apex Mill Nigeria Plc and First Ideal Microfinance Bank Limited for many years. He worked as the head of finance in 21st century, first ideal Microfinance bank and the Water engineering Unit in UTC Nigeria Plc for several year. He is a qualified chartered accountant, a member of chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, and holds a Higher National Diploma from the prestigious Yaba college of Technology.

Olubobokunola Omojayogbe

Company Secretary

Olubobokunola Omojayogbe

Company Secretary

Mr. Omojayogbe has in-depth experience in commercial contractual agreements, regulatory compliance, a legal guide for business startups, due diligence on companies, and corporate governance. He served as a Partner at Noah Ajare & Co (Legal Practitioners) overseeing the corporate practice arm of the firm and managed the affairs of Olubobokunola &Co. Mr. Omojayogbe bagged an LL. B from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State in 2003 and was enrolled in the Nigeria Bar in 2004.

John Adesoye Popoola

Chief Compliance Officer

John Adesoye Popoola

Chief Compliance Officer

Mr Popoola has a vast working experience in both the public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy. He joined Asha Microfinance Bank Limited in 2012 as Head of Accounts before assuming his present position as Chief Compliance Officer. Mr Popoola holds a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Bankers of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

Peter Ademola Adegoke

Head of Internal Audit

Peter Ademola Adegoke

Head of Internal Audit

Mr. Adegoke joined ASA Nigeria in 2020 with over 15 years’ experience in banking. He started his banking career in Citizens Bank where he worked as Head Teller/Funds Transfer officer and in 2006 joined Fidelity Bank as cash management officer and later seconded to the Compliance unit of the bank. He has an MBA in Financial Management and is studying Accounting. He is also a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of London.

Igege Segun

Head of IT

Igege Segun

Head of IT

Mr. Segun is responsible for the coordination, implementation and operations of all technology infrastructures which includes data centre, network and server services, telephone, service monitoring, user support/help desk, workstation management, storage, and related software. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. He also has a global Certification of Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Certified Solution Associate. He is a Member of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria’. He has 14 years of experience in the microfinance industry and a total of 16 years’ experience.

Ayotunde Eniola

Head of Human Resources

Ayotunde Eniola

Head of Human Resources

Mr. Eniola is a hands-on HR practitioner with passion for organisational learning, development, performance management, and process improvement. He has worked extensively on curriculum development and training needs analysis. He started his HR career with Intercontinental Bank Plc, now a member of the Access Bank Group, where he worked in different capacities including L&D officer, Alumni and Ex-staff Communication. He later worked with Industrial and General Insurance Plc, Suru Group Limited and Microcred Microfinance Bank (Now Baobab MFB) where he was the head of HR and the country HR Manager. He is a 2005 graduate of Biochemistry from Lagos State University in the Second-Class Upper division. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management and Nigerian Institute of training and Development.

Board of directors

Dirk Brouwer

Dirk Brouwer

Dirk Brouwer co-founded ASA International in 2007 and has since served as the company’s Executive Director. He is also the Managing Director of Catalyst Microfinance Investors, which he co-founded in 2006. With over 20 years of experience in investment banking, and 11 in microfinance, he has held several senior and supervisory positions, having acted as a board member of CMI and Founder and Managing Director of Sequoia which he founded in 2002. Prior to this, he spent 14 years working at Merrill Lynch and PaineWebber.

Md. Enamul Haque

Md. Enamul Haque

Md. Enamul Haque is the Founder and Ex-Chairman of Credit and Development Forum and has been the Chief Operating Officer of the Group since 2008. Mr Haque has over 39 years of experience in the microfinance industry. Between 1987 and 2008, Mr Haque served in various leadership positions within ASA Bangladesh including Associate Coordinator, General Manager and Executive Vice President. He also led the ASA Bangladesh partnership program where he provided technical services to 32 NGOs or microfinance institutions in Bangladesh. Prior to working with ASA Bangladesh, Mr Haque served as a Field Coordinator for nine years at Proshika Human Development Center from 1978 to 1987. Mr Haque has also worked as a consultant in various organisations such as Save the Children (USA)-Jordan, UNDP-Bangladesh, CARITAS-Bangladesh, Plan International-Bangladesh, UNDP MicroStart Program- Philippines, Life Bank Foundation Inc-Philippines, Bank of Khyber-Pakistan, Facet BV-Netherlands, CORDAID-Bangladesh, SFD-Yemen, Kashf Foundation-Pakistan, UNDP-Nigeria, Bandhan-India, MISFA-Afghanistan, MBK-Indonesia, World Bank-Eritrea and many other local non-governmental organisations. Mr Haque is currently a board member of seven of the Group’s microfinance institutions and a governing body member of ASA Bangladesh.

A.K.M. Aminur Rashid

A.K.M. Aminur Rashid

Mr Aminur Rashid has worked with the Group since 2011 and has been Executive Director, Operations since 2017. His other positions included Chief Coordinating Officer, Director (Program) and Director of several microfinance institutions within the Group. Before joining the Group, Mr Rashid served as a Director (Operations) of ASA Bangladesh from 1992 to 2011, where he was closely associated with the micro-finance program at ASA Bangladesh. Prior to working with ASA Bangladesh, Mr Rashid worked with Grameen Bank from 1989 to 1991. Mr Rashid has over 28 years of microfinance experience and has served in various senior positions within the industry. Mr Rashid has microfinance experience in various countries including Cambodia, Tajikistan, Laos, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Mexico, the Philippines, China, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Tanzania, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Myanmar. Mr Rashid obtained his Masters of Science from Dhaka University in Bangladesh and has been awarded a certificate in training and development from the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom by completing the “Training of Trainers” course under the DANIDA Fellowship Program in Denmark. Mr Rashid is an author of “How ASA Operates Profitably Serving the Poor” and a co-author of “Introduction to ASA Innovative and Sustainable Microfinance Model”.

Md. Aminul Haque Bhuiya

Md. Aminul Haque Bhuiya

Mr. Bhuiya is an ex-officio member of the Board of ASA Nigeria by virtue of his position as Managing Director.

Lasisi Femi Salami

Lasisi Femi Salami

Mr. Salami was appointed as an independent Director of ASHA Microfinance Bank in 2011. He is a member of several Board committees and currently the chair of the Risk committee. He is also the company Secretary of ASIEA. He retired as a Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Nigerian Police force in 2007, after 35 years meritorious service. He attended several courses while in service, including Leadership and Command courses and has attended several courses in microfinance bank operations. Mr. Salami obtained a degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Lagos State University, attended Nigeria Law School, Lagos, where he obtained Barrister-at-Law (BL) and called to the Nigerian Bar in July 2003, thus became Solicitor and advocate of the Supreme court of Nigeria. He is a member of many professional bodies including Registered Member of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, Nigeria Bar Association, Association of Retired Senior Police officers. He is a Legal Practitioner in Nigeria.

Adetutu Ogunnaike

Adetutu Ogunnaike

Mrs. Ogunnaike has 31 years of External Audit and Central Banking experience that covers the external audit of banks and other corporate bodies, Trade and Exchange as well as Regulation and Supervision of banks and other financial institutions, such as microfinance banks, mortgage banks, finance companies, bureau de change and development banks. Mrs. Ogunnaike retired as a Deputy Director from the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2014, after 25 years’ meritorious service. She was appointed to the Board of ASHA Microfinance Bank at the beginning of 2016. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Physiology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in Nigeria and a Certified Forensic Accountant of Nigeria. Mrs. Ogunnaike is a member of the Nigerian Microfinance Platform. She is currently the Board Chair of African Trust Fund for Entrepreneurial Development and a practicing Auditor and Management Consultant.

Olufemi Fabamwo

Olufemi Fabamwo

Mr. Fabamwo is a consummate banker with 35 years of banking experience in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), during which period he acquired specialized and proven competencies in Development Finance, Regulation and Supervision of Financial Institutions, and the Management of the Legal Tender Currency. He served as the Director of the Other Financial Institutions Supervision Department between 2009 and 2014 where he superintended the regulation and supervision of Primary Mortgage Banks, Microfinance Banks, Finance Companies, Development Finance Institutions and Bureaux de Change. He rose to the position of Director, Currency Operations of CBN where he was responsible for the management of the legal tender currency, being a core mandate of the CBN and retired in 2017. He was appointed an Independent Director of ASHA Microfinance Bank Nigeria in 2019. Mr. Fabamwo graduated from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1979 where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Honours degree in Agriculture in Second Class (Upper Division). He has a post graduate diploma in Economics and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Lagos. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, United Kingdom, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and a professionally affiliate of the British Institute of Management, United Kingdom.

Olubobokunola Omojayogbe

Olubobokunola Omojayogbe

Mr. Omojayogbe is an ex-officio member of the Board of ASA Nigeria by virtue of his position as Company Secretary.