Bola is a highly versatile investment and financial adviser with over 20 years’ experience in the finance industry both locally and internationally.
He trained as an accountant in Ernst & Young and as a stockbroker in City Securities Limited where he headed Stockbroking operations. He expanded his research and financial advisory skills at Agusto & Co where he was a Senior business consultant.
He also worked at MBC International Bank as the Divisional Head, Corporate Finance and Syndications and later became the pioneer CEO of Associated Asset Managers Limited. His international exposure includes various project and investment advisory work at Manulife Financial and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board both in Canada.
Bola read Economics at the University of Leeds (UK). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (UK). He has participated in capital market courses conducted by Euromoney (UK), and the Canadian Securities Institute
He sits in a non-executive capacity on the Boards of directors of several non-public companies and is a Trustee of the Association of Securities Exchanges of Nigeria.
Bola is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of NASD Plc.