President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of a substantive Executive Secretary/CEO for the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) – Yewande Sadiku. Her appointment was announced on Monday September 28, 2016. She takes over from the Ag. Executive Secretary, Hajiya Ladi Katagum.
Ms. Sadiku holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Benin and an MBA from University of Warwick, United Kingdom. She started her banking career with Nigeria International Bank Ltd., where she worked from 1992 to 1994.
Before her appointment as Executive Secretary/CEO of NIPC, Ms. Yewade Sadiku was the Executive Director of Corporate and Transactional Banking at Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc. She has also served as Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited, Head of Finance Department of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc. (formerly IBTC Chartered Bank Plc.). She was responsible for the execution of debt and equity issues, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and a financial advisory assignment handled by IBTC Chartered Bank Plc. and was also responsible for its packaging, analysis and execution of a variety of assignments.
She is in regular contact with the Securities & Exchange Commission, The Nigerian Stock Exchange and other regulatory authorities as well as several of Nigeria’s leading corporations and multinationals at the senior management levels. A member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Ms. Sadiku once served as the chairperson of the Rules and Regulations sub-Committee of SEC’s Capital Market Committee.
An experienced investment banker, she is also of the Atedo Peterside School of Investment Banking. As the Head, Investment Banking of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, she produced the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel, Half of a Yellow Sun.
She is regarded as one of the most outstanding female bankers in Nigeria.