SAM CHIDOKA – MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO
Sam has over 20 years’ experience in Banking, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Financial Advisory Services.
He began his Investment Banking career at the Capital Markets Group of NAL Bank Plc, now Sterling Bank Plc. He was a core member of the corporate finance team at Sterling Capital Markets Limited from where he moved to UBA Global Markets, which later became UBA Capital Plc. He left UBA Capital as to become a pioneer staff and head of Corporate Finance at Dunn Loren Merrifield from where he moved to Planet Capital Limited as an Associate Director and later Director and head Corporate Finance Advisory Group.
Sam worked on numerous high profile transactions, raising in excess of $2billion for various institutions, including corporates and sub-sovereign clients.
He holds a BSc. Degree (2.1) in Business Management from the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (1999) and an MBA (Finance), from the University of Lagos (2015). He has attended a number of executive courses: Lagos Business School – Chief Executive Program (2015) and IESE Business School, Barcelona Spain – Advanced Management Program (2015).
DAMILOLA TITILADUNAYO – HEAD CORPORATE FINANCE AND ADVISORY GROUP
Damilola currently heads the Corporate Finance and Advisory Team at Kairos Capital. His professional experience spans across audit and corporate finance. He started his investment banking career at United Capital PLC before having a stint at Prosperis Holdings. He worked with the investment banking team of Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited before proceeding to Vetiva Capital Management Limited from where he joined Kairos Capital Limited.
In the course of his career, Damilola has advised on landmark Transactions like the restructuring of GTBank to GTCo, the acquisition of Investment One Pensions and Investment One Asset Management by GTCo amongst others. He has raised over $1.5billion for the Federal Government of Nigeria, State Governments, and large corporates. Transaction experience includes the $300billion Diaspora Bond of the FGN, $500 million Eurobond issuance by United Bank of Africa PLC, N250 billion Series IV Sukuk issuance by the FGN, N137 billion by the Lagos State Government, N182 billion by Dangote Industries Limited, N110 billion by MTN Nigeria and the N50 billion and N116 billion Series I and II bond issuances by Dangote Cement PLC amongst others.
Damilola is a graduate of Agricultural economics from the University of Ibadan and an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
JUDITH OSEMEKE – HEAD, FIXED INCOME TRADING & TEAM MEMBER, CORPORATE FINANCE AND ADVISORY
Judith has worked professionally for half a decade in the Nigerian Capital Markets. She started her career as a graduate intern within the operations department at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (SEC) before proceeding to working briefly with the research team of Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited as an Analyst where she covered the Soft Drinks and Packaging Industries along with Equities and Fixed Income market. Keen on gaining first-hand experience in the fixed income market, she moved to the fixed income trading team of the same Company where she focused largely on fixed income dealing across various instruments in the market. During her stay in the team, she rose to become the team lead of the trading and fixed income desk for retail clients.
She joined Kairos Capital in July 2022 as Head, Fixed Income Trading and is also a member of the corporate finance team
Judith holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos and is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS).
BRYAN OKOMOWHO – DEALS ORIGINATION & INSTITUTIONAL SALES
Bryan has over 13 years experience which transverses Investment & Mortgage Banking, Finance and Business Advisory, Fund Sourcing and Management, Business Incubation, Research and Investment Analysis, with particular skill in analyzing businesses on a functional and quantitative basis and recommending process and growth improvements.
He began his professional career in 2010 at Citi Homes Savings & Loans Limited a Mortgage Bank where he was in operations. In 2011, he joined First Capital Trust Plc, a Fund Management/ Investment and Turnaround Management Firm where he was a key member in the Corporate Finance and Turnaround Management Group. He was involved in various business enhancement and restructuring and Turnaround Management of various Manufacturing, Agricultural, Creative, ICT, Extractive and Processing Companies.
Bryan was a pioneer team member at FCTL Capital Markets Limited in 2013 where he rose to become the Head of Financial Advisory and MSME Development Unit as he led the fund facilitation processes for various MSMEs from DFIs, DMBs, and other institutional Financiers. as well as providing financial advisory.
Bryan joined Kairos Capital in 2018 when it was birthed as he pioneered with the team in jointly successfully executing various capital market and financial advisory deals. He is currently anchoring Institutional Sales and Distribution at Kairos Capital.
Bryan holds an MBA (Financial Management) from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso and a BSc. Degree in Economics from Delta State University.
PERPETUA AIKAY-UNEGBU – CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER AND HEAD RISK MANAGEMENT & ADMIN
Perpetua has over 24 years experience in Accounting services, Tax, Audit, Compliance & Risk Management, Stockbroking Operations, Securities Trading and Administration having worked with various clients in Financial Services, Education, Oil & Gas and the Manufacturing sectors. She has led several financial Investigation projects including back duty investigations and forensic audits.
She trained with the Firm of Olusola Adekanola & Co. Chartered Accountants and Tax Practitioners where she rose to become a Consulting Accountant and later moved to Acc-Specs Accounting Services Limited. She left to become the Bursar at St. Saviour’s School. She later moved into the Capital Markets and worked with Emerging Capital Limited as Head, Finance and Administration. She was one of the pioneer staff at Planet Capital Limited where she worked in various capacities at different times as the Chief Compliance Officer and later as Head, Stockbroking and Securities Trading. She is currently the Chief Compliance Officer and Risk Manager at Kairos Capital Limited.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria, an Associated Chartered Stockbroker, a Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a member of the Risk Management Association of Nigeria.