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Management Team

Andrew Amedu

Interim Managing Director

Andrew Amedu

Interim Managing Director

Mr. Amedu 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.

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.

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.

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

Karin Kersten

Karin Kersten

Ms Kersten is the Chief Executive Officer of ASA International. She joined the Group Executive Committee as Corporate Development Director in October 2021. She previously worked for ABN AMRO Bank, where she had a distinguished career, most recently as Managing Director, Trade & Commodity Finance. Ms Kersten is a member of the Supervisory Board of Mondriaan Fonds and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Mondriaan Fonds. She is also a member of the selection committee of Hotelschool The Hague.

Md Azim Hossain

Md Azim Hossain

Azim Hossain assumed the role of Chief of Operations ('CO') of ASA International in July 2023, having served as the Group's Director of Investment, Treasury and Risk Management since 2005. Mr Hossain has over 34 years of experience in the microfinance industry, having worked for 20 years at ASA NGO Bangladesh, where he held various positions including Director of Finance & MIS and Senior Finance Professional. At ASA Bangladesh, Mr Hossain established the finance and MIS systems, was involved in the development and design of the AMMS, assisted in the establishment of risk management frameworks and was in charge of the NGO Partnership Programme, providing technical and financial assistance to microfinance institutions. He has also worked with the UNDP MicroStart programme in the Philippines and Nigeria, where he was responsible for development, products and services, financial management, performance analysis and business planning.

Abdul Awal

Abdul Awal

Mr Md Abdul Awal serves as the Managing Director of ASHA Microfinance Bank Limited, a position he has held since 1 November 2021. He joined ASA International in 2012 and has held the positions of Operation Manager, Fiscal Advisory Manager, Head of Operations and Acting Managing Director. He started his microfinance career with ASA Bangladesh as a District Manager and moved on to be a Regional Manager. He has accumulated over 17 years of experience in the microfinance industry. Mr Awal holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics and a Master of Science in Economics from Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. Additionally, he followed a professional Microfinance Course at ASA Microfinance Training Centre, an affiliate of ASA University. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and an Associate Member of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria. Mr Awal completed a two-year cadet sergeant course at the Bangladesh National Cadet Core.

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.

Amedu Andrew

Amedu Andrew

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.

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.

Aminur Rashid

Aminur Rashid

Since joining ASA International in 2011, Mr Rashid has held the positions of Exectutive Director Operations, Chief Coordinating Officer and Head of Operations. Prior to this, he was a Director of ASA Bangladesh, from 1992, which is closely associated with the Company’s microfinance programme. With over 29 years of experience in microfinance, he has held multiple senior industry positions, and worked in highly varied developmental contexts including Tajikistan, India, Mexico and Nigeria.

Md. Aourongjeb

Md. Aourongjeb

Mr. Aourongjeb is an expert in microfinance operations and has vast experience in operations, product development; management monitoring and default management. As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ASA Savings and Loans he transformed the company from a loss-making to a profit-making entity in one year and managed the reorganization of ASA Ghana (NGO) into ASA Savings and Loans Limited as a regulated company by the central bank. He is also the CEO of ASA Consultancy Limited. Prior to his time in Ghana, he held the position of Assistant Director (Research and Development) in ASA Bangladesh during which time the organization was rated number one by Forbes in 2007. He has written many articles about microfinance, and holds a Master in Arts from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the early days of his career, he served as Quality Assuring Officer at Oxford International, Bangladesh, providing education and human resource development training.

Mr. Sayedur Rahman

Mr. Lasisi Femi Salami