ABOUT US

Vetiva is a Pan-African Financial Services Company incorporated in Nigeria; duly regulated and registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Our wholly-owned subsidiaries Vetiva Securities Limited (a dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange); Vetiva Fund Managers Limited and Vetiva Trustees Limited act as Broker/Dealers, Fund/Portfolio Managers and Corporate Trustees respectively.


The “Griffin in a Seal” logo represents the essence of Vetiva’s Brand.

The Griffin

This is a mythical animal typically having the head, forepart and wings of an Eagle and the body, hind legs, and tail of a Lion, thus symbolising Wisdom, Strength, Solidarity and Heraldry. The Griffin is blessed with the speed, flight and penetrating vision of the Eagle and the strength, courage and majesty of the Lion. Thus, it is the Ultimate Protector!

The Seal

This proves authenticity and privacy of information. The Seal is an extremely powerful device that symbolises Trust and Integrity. Historically, the Seal would have been embossed by Royalty!

What Sets Us Apart

Our Vision is..."To build a world class Investment Banking Practice with core Pan-African competence."

Our Mission is...“To be the leading Independent Investment Banking Institution in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Careers

At Vetiva, we take a strategic view of our workforce and we recognize that our people are what make the company succcessful. Our philosophy is to treat our employees well so that they will treat our clients well.

Vetiva is an equal opportunities employer.

Please note that all CVs should be sent to careers@vetiva.com.

Vetiva Group

Vetiva Capital Management Limited (VCML) VCML is the Group holding company and acts as the operating vehicle for our investment banking business It also provides corporate and strategic services to subsidiary companies

VETIVA FUND MANAGERS LTD

Vetiva is a Pan-African Financial Services Company incorporated in Nigeria; duly regulated and registered by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Our wholly-owned subsidiaries Vetiva Securities Limited (a dealing member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange); Vetiva Fund Managers Limited and Vetiva Trustees Limited act as Broker/Dealers, Fund/Portfolio Managers and Corporate Trustees respectively.

VETIVA SECURITIES LTD

Vetiva Securities Limited ("VSL") is registered by the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission as a Broker/Dealer. The Company provides Equities and Fixed Income Brokerage services to a diverse range of Retail and Institutional clientele.

VETIVA TRUSTEES LTD

Vetiva Trustees Limited ("VTL") is registered by the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission to provide Trustee services in the Nigerian Capital Market. In addition to Private Trust Services, the company acts as Corporate Trustees to Bond Issuances, Trust Scheme, Mutual Funds etc.

Directors Profile

Prof. Fidelis Oditah [QC, SAN] Chairman

Fidelis was educated at the Universities of Lagos and Oxford. He qualified as a Nigerian lawyer in 1985 and as an English lawyer in 1993. He began his legal career at Oxford University, England in 1989 after his doctoral degree, and taught corporate finance, corporate insolvency, company law, contracts and trusts for many years before going into full time commercial practice in the City of London at South Square Chambers, Gray’s Inn, London. There he practised as a commercial barrister providing transactional advice, drafting and litigation services to clients, both in England and abroad. In 2003, he was appointed a Queen’s Counsel (QC) in England and on his appointment in 2004 as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), the Nigerian equivalent of an English QC, he set up ODITAH with some of his Lagos-based colleagues.

Fidelis has extensive knowledge and practical experience of Nigerian and English commercial law, banking and finance, corporate law, energy and natural resources and insolvency. He has advised oil and gas companies, banks, multinational companies and small businesses on various aspects of Nigerian commercial law and practice. Clients value his practical and authoritative advice, his hands-on approach, accessibility and his great understanding of the marketplace.

With his combined experience as an English QC, a Nigerian SAN and a leading arbitrator with considerable experience of local and international commercial and investment arbitration, he is much sought after for heavy weight and complex disputes in Nigeria.

Fidelis has lectured and written extensively on contracts, banking and finance, company law, commercial arbitration, public law, legal practice and insolvency.

Mr. Chuka Eseka, MD/CEO

Mr. Eseka is an Investment Banker with extensive experience covering merchant and investment banking activities.

He is a graduate of Accounting from the University of Lagos, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is also an authorised dealer of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. Mr. Eseka has managed the emergence of Vetiva into one of the most respected, innovative and efficient investment banks in Nigeria.

Mr. Eseka is especially formidable in deal origination, structuring and execution and is vastly experienced in corporate restructuring/repositioning as well as privatisation advisory structures; having been involved in a number of significant transactions in the financial services and real sectors of the Nigerian economy.

He is regarded as one of the foremost investment bankers in Nigeria today with broad complementary competences covering financial, operational and legal related issues in the real sectors of the Nigerian economy over the past 16 years.

Dr. Olaolu Mudasiru, DMD/COO

Dr. Mudasiru is an Investment Banker with extensive experience covering Stockbroking, Asset Management and other aspects of investment banking activities. He holds an MSc in International Securities, Investments and Banking from the ICMA Centre of The University of Reading, UK, an M.B;B.S. Degree from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria and he is an Alumunus of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business

He is a Dealing Member of the London Stock Exchange, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Nigeria as well as being a member of the Medical & Dental Council of Nigeria. He is also a recipient of the Chevening Scholarship, which is granted to ‘mid-career high flyers’ globally by the British Government.

Dr. Mudasiru is quite versatile and his 16 years of experience span the spectrum of Investment Banking covering Wealth Management, Financial Intermediation, Trading & Dealing and executing various transactions in the Financial Services Industry.

Damilola Ajayi, ED, Trading & Asset Management
Mr. Damilola Ajayi is an investment management specialist with over 15 years of experience. He has distinct competence in equities research, equity sales and portfolio fund management in both domestic and international equity markets. Prior to joining Vetiva, Damilola had worked at Arthur Anderson (now KPMG) and Sectrust (now Afrinvest). He is currently in charge of all Asset Management activities managed by Vetiva. He obtained a BSc. Computer Science, University of Ibadan in 1999, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Fellow, Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers. He is currently in charge of all Asset Management activities managed by Vetiva
Mr. Ade Odunsi

Mr. Ade Odunsi graduated with a BSc. Honours Degree in Economics from the Essex University, United Kingdom. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England, Wales and Nigeria. He commenced his working career as a trainee Chartered Accountant at BDO Stoyhayward’s London Office, where he rose to the position of Assistant Manager. In BDO Stoyhayward, he was involved in Financial Auditing, Contract Negotiation, Management Buy-Outs and also played a critical role in the development of internal control and reporting systems within the Oil & Gas Industry.

Subsequent to a stint as Internal Auditor at the National Audit Commission, in the United Kingdom, Mr. Odunsi moved to the Isle of Man’s offices of Sahara Energy Resource Limited he served as the pioneer CFO with the overall responsibility for the Finance, Internal Control & Strategy Directorate where he continues to handle tasks involving raising lines of credit, price exposure risk management and hedging on major international petroleum exchanges.

He joined the board of Vetiva in June 2005.

Mallam Muhammed Lawan Buba

Mallam Muhammed Lawan Buba has a BA Hons. from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He served in numerous capacities at the University of Maiduguri including being the Deputy Registrar in Charge of Physical Developments/Council Matters, as well as being the Registrar and Secretary to the Council of the University.

Mallam Buba also held several Public Service positions in Borno State. At different times before and during his service at the University of Maiduguri, he was selected as the Administration Officer in charge of Monguno Local Government, Borno State and served as the Commissioner for Health. He was also appointed Member of the State Executive Council. He joined the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (“NNPC”) in 1990 where his first assignment was at HYSON/CALSON, where he served as Executive Director in charge of Services. He rose to become the Managing Director in 1991. He also served as the Managing Director of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) Limited as Group General Manager, Downstream Investments and ended his career with the NNPC in 1999, as the Group Executive Director, Commercial & Investment.

Mallam Buba is widely travelled in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Though he has retired from Public Service, he has continued to play an active role in the continuous evolution of Public Private Partnerships.

He joined the Board of Vetiva in June 2005.

Our Core Values

All employees are required to follow these core values when performing business operations or when interacting with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders. At Vetiva, we believe that who we are will ultimately determine our destiny.

Ethical Business And Professional Practices:
We are committed to a professional and result-oriented culture. Integrity and honesty are at the heart of our business, we share a commitment to high ethical standards.

Perseverance And Tenacity:
We strive to act reliably, fairly and honestly at all times. To succeed, we have a relentless attention to detail and a focus on results-based performance.

Innovation And Service Excellence:
We are constantly promoting unconventional wisdom and developing new solutions to meet our clients' needs. We strive to be imaginative and creative in all that we do.

Our Commitment To People
Provide our clients with the finest products backed by consistently top-quality service;
Delivery these products and services efficiently, thus ensuring fairness to clients and sound earnings for our shareholders;
Satisify our clients and placing them at the center of all our activities;
Do ordinary things extra-ordinarily well;
Insist on an inclusive work environment where every single person is given the encouragement, support and opportunity to be successful. We seek to hire people who think like leaders and make decisions based on their convictions rather than their fears.