Our team

  • Tope OsanyingbemiMember

    Guaranty Trust Bank

    Tope Osanyingbeni is the Head of Treasury Operations at the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc with over 20 years in the banking industry.

  • Mary GbegbajeAg. Executive Secretary

    FMDA Secretariat


    Mrs. Mary Gbegbaje is the Acting Executive Secretary.

    Mary started her working career in 1989 upon graduation from the University of Benin where she studied English & Literature (Education). Once done with the National Youth Service Corps scheme at the then Allied Bank Nigeria Plc where she worked as a customer care officer; she secured a job as marketing officer in the pioneer Nigerian credit card Company Cash-Data Services Ltd, Ikoyi, Lagos.

    Mary’s client service, customer care and relationship management experiences span various sectors of the economy including brand management, communications, non-banking financial institutions and not for profit organizations.

    She is an amiable facilitator and mentor who has over the years attended a number local and international training workshops in diverse activities. Furthermore, Mary passionately volunteers her time with the avowed commitment to developing small business initiatives for young women and campaign for compulsory primary education for the Nigerian child towards skill acquisition and the alleviation of poverty.

  • Samuel OchehoEx-Officio

    Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc


    Mr. Ocheho is the immediate past President of the Financial Markets Dealers Association (FMDA) and Head of Stanbic IBTC Global Markets. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Jos, Plateau State of Nigeria with an Executive MBA at INSEAD.

    He joined Stanbic IBTC Bank (A Subsidiary of Standard Bank Group) as the Regional Head of Trading for West Africa overseeing both the Nigeria and Ghana trading desks. He was appointed as the Head of Global Markets in March 2014.

    He has over 19 years of strong trading experience spanning Money market, Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income, ALM and a brief stint in commercial banking. Sam has been actively involved in the development of the Nigerian Financial market via his membership with the Financial Markets Dealers Association.

    Prior to joining StanbicIBTC in 2005, he had served as the Chief Dealer in Bond Bank (now Skye Bank), First City Monument Bank and Kakawa Discount House Limited.

    Apart from his interest in the Nigerian Financial Markets, he is actively involved in sports and has served in the following capacities:

    • Chairman and now Patron Lagos State Handball Association
    • Member of the Board of the Handball Federation of Nigeria.
    • President, Handball Federation of Nigeria.

    Highlighting his love for sports, Sam has been sponsoring a biennial handball championship which started in 2012.

    Samuel Ocheho has and is still involved as a facilitator for various organizations on financial market issues.

  • Ini EbongEx-Officio

    First Bank of Nigeria Plc

    Ini Ebong is the Group Executive, Treasury and Financial Institutions, First Bank of Nigeria Limited. Prior to this appointment in January 2016, he was the Bank’s treasurer, a position he occupied since 2011. Before joining FirstBank he was the Head of African Fixed Income and Local Markets Trading, Renaissance Securities Nigeria Limited, the Nigerian registered subsidiary of Renaissance Capital.

    Ini worked in Citigroup for 14 years, having joined the Treasury Group – Sales and Trading and rotated through a wide variety of trading roles across most Treasury products, Asset and Liability management, Treasury sales and marketing, Treasury risk management, until he became Country Treasurer and Sales and Trading Business Head, in June 2003. In his career in financial services, Ini specialized in the Sales and Trading function and has extensive work experience that covers not just trading, but also Treasury and Balance Sheet Management. He has a passion for market development and has worked actively to drive change and internationalization of the Nigerian financial markets: foreign exchange, fixed income and securities.

    Ini has worked closely with regulatory bodies such as the CBN and DMO in assisting with the development of fresh monetary and foreign exchange policies, to broaden and deepen markets and open them up to international practices. At various times he has facilitated and delivered courses and seminars on a wide variety of subjects covering Money Markets, Securities and Foreign exchange trading and market risk management subjects to regulators, corporate customers, banks and market participants. Ini holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Architecture from University of Ife.

    At various times, he served as a resource person for the Money Market Association of Nigeria (MMAN) now Financial Markets Dealers Association and also on the Market Development, Process, Documentation and Foreign Exchange Committees. He was the Vice President of the Association from 2006 to 2008 and currently serves as a member of the Governing Council of the Association.

    Mr. Ebong has a passion for market development and has worked actively to drive change and internationalization of the Nigerian financial markets: Foreign Exchange, Fixed Income and Securities. In addition he played an extensive role in the development of the Bond market in Nigeria, acting as a resource person in various fora, working with World Bank/IFC Technical Teams, CBN and DMO on Bond Market Developments.