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Ms Yewande Sadiku

About

Ms Yewande Sadiku

Ms Yewande Sadiku

Yewande Sadiku has been Executive Secretary/CEO of Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (“NIPC”), Nigeria’s foremost investment promotion agency, since November 2016.

Until October 2016, she was the Executive Director responsible for Stanbic IBTC Group’s
Corporate and Investment Banking business, ensuring the realisation of business opportunities
in Nigeria’s complex operating environment. She managed key relationships with regulators,
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 handled assignments for clients in virtually every sector
of the Nigerian economy, providing financial advice on a variety of assignments, while
ensuring strict legal and regulatory compliance.

She played an active role in the development
of the capital market by participating in industry committees and chairing the Rules and
Compliance Sub-Committee, which advised SEC on the rules that guide the operation of
Nigeria’s Investments and Securities Act for 12 years. She frequently facilitated dialogue
between corporate clients and regulators.

Ms Sadiku has an interest in bringing formal financing to the Nigerian film industry and raised
funding for Half of a Yellow Sun (2014) a full feature film. She was awarded the Eisenhower
Fellowship for International Leadership in May 2010 and was one of “35 International Women
Under 35” featured in the October 2007 edition of World Business Magazine

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