Ms Yewande Sadiku is Executive Secretary/CEO of Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (“NIPC”), Nigeria’s foremost investment promotion agency.
Until her appointment, she was the Executive Director responsible for the articulation and delivery of the Stanbic IBTC Group’s Corporate and Investment Banking strategy, ensuring the realisation of business opportunities in Nigeria’s complex operating environment. She managed key relationships with regulators, primarily the Central Bank of Nigeria, Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria’s securities exchanges, and several of Nigeria’s leading corporate and multinational clients. Ms Sadiku was previously Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC’s investment banking business.
In a 23-year banking career, Ms Sadiku was involved in assignments for clients in virtually every sector of the Nigerian economy, helping to raise several trillions of Naira in long term debt and equity, and advising on a variety of financial advisory assignments, while ensuring strict legal and regulatory compliance. She played an active role in the development of the Nigerian capital market by participating in industry committees and frequently facilitated dialogue between corporates and regulators. Ms Sadiku chaired the Rules and Compliance Sub-Committee, which advised SEC on the rules that guide the operation of Nigeria’s Investments and Securities Act for over a decade.
Ms Sadiku was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship for International Leadership in May 2010; she was one of “35 International Women Under 35” featured in the October 2007 edition of World BusinessMagazine. She has an interest in bringing formal financing to the Nigerian film industry; she raised funding for Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) a full feature film. Ms Sadiku holds a BSc in Industrial Chemistry (second class upper honours) from University of Benin, Nigeria and an MBA from University of Warwick, England.