POPOOLA, OLUWOLE ADEMOLA: ‘Wole, as he is commonly addressed; is the Managing Director/CEO of Hedge and Risk Limited. He is a graduate of Industrial and Production Engineering from the premier University of Ibadan and joined the banking industry immediately after the mandatory NYSC. He started his banking career in 2000 with National Bank of Nigeria Limited as a Local Currency Trader and also worked on the Foreign Currency desk before joining First City Monument Bank Plc as a Forex Dealer.
In 2003, he moved to Standard Trust Bank Plc to head the bank’s Foreign Currency Trading desk and had the privilege of introducing ‘3rd Currency Trading’ to the bank; that basically, implies proprietary trading in the major currencies of the world aside the plain vanilla ‘Dollar-Naira’ back then. Upon the bank’s merger with UBA Plc, he was seconded to the Commercial Banking group as a Profit Centre Manager. He, however, left UBA Plc in 2006 to join Equitorial Trust Bank Ltd as Head of Dealing with oversight function over the Forex, Fixed Income and Local Currency Trading desks.
He teamed up with the dealing team of Bank PHB Plc (now Keystone Bank Ltd) in 2007 and rose to become the Chief Dealer and Acting Treasurer in 2010 before resigning to pursue his dream of setting up a world-class FICC (Fixed Income-Currencies-Commodities) trading team that deploys research and resilience to generate alpha returns.
An Associate Chartered Accountant, Wole Popoola also holds the ACI Dealing Certificate and has attended many courses both in Nigeria and abroad e.g. Fx Bourse Game, Lagos, Nigeria; UBS Fx Derivatives Trading, Switzerland; ICAP Fixed Income Workshop, South Africa; Commodities Trading organized by Fortis Bank in London and Brussels, Belgium among others. He is married with 3 kids.
SHONEYE, TOLULOPE: Tolu is a Senior Manager at Hedge and Risk Limited and heads the Company’s Admin Group with responsibilities for Human Resources, Procurement and General Admin functions. Prior to joining us, she held different roles at i-Partners Limited (an IT firm) from Sales and Marketing to Procurement and finally HR and IT Procurement Manager. She had previously worked as a Client Service Executive at Laksworth Investment and Securities Limited, a stockbroking firm.
Miss Shoneye is a graduate of Finance from University of Lagos and holds an Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management from the same citadel of learning. Tolu is a Cisco Certified Sales Expert (CSE), a Cisco Lifecycle Expert and an Extra-Value Certified Professional (ECP).