SAM CHIDOKA – MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO
Sam has over 21 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 $1.5 billion for various institutions including Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, May & Baker Plc, Continental Reinsurance Plc, Eternal Oil & Gas Plc, Dangote Flour Plc, Niger State Government, Chams Plc, Ebonyi State Government, Chellarams Plc, Tower Aluminium Group, Dana Group of Companies Plc, Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Niger State Government, Bauchi State Government, Fidelity Bank Plc, C&I Leasing Plc amongst others.
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).
FEHINTOLA ADESOYIN, CFA – HEAD CORPORATE FINANCE AND ADVISORY GROUP
Fehintola heads the Corporate Finance and Advisory Group at Kairos Capital. She previously worked in the research unit, and later moved to Corporate Finance unit at Planet Capital Limited. She began her career at F&G Resources Ltd as an accountant and later joined Arospecs Inc. as a Financial Analyst.
Fehintola worked on high profile transactions, including restructuring of a sovereign debt, Merger and Acquisition and capital raising via equity and debt for companies in diverse sectors of the Nigerian economy. She is a thorough bred professional with experience in accounting, finance and advisory services.
Part of her course work in her master degree in Mathematical Finance include developing and pricing of Structured financial products (CMO, ABS, CDS, CMBS and MBS) giving consideration for the effect of prepayment and credit risk in the asset portfolio.
She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a chartered Accountant (ACCA). She holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics (2.1) from University of Abuja, and Master’s degree in Mathematical Finance (Honors) from University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC), USA.
VICTORIA OBIDIKE CHISOM – CORPORATE FINANCE AND ADVISORY GROUP
Victoria Obidike Chisom holds a degree from the University of Lagos with a second class upper in Finance. Her strong passion for Finance made her pursue a career in Investment Banking hence, landing her first job as an Investment Analyst with Cedar Advisory Partners. She is currently a Senior Associate at Kairos Capital Limited.
Over her years of experience as a Financial Analyst, Victoria has managed and also played supporting roles in large transactions from Debt/Equity raising transactions to Deal Restructuring, Financial Advisory and Re- engineering across major sectors in the economy.
Her career goal is to become very proficient in Finance and competent enough to make disruptive innovations in the Finance industry both locally and internationally. In order to bring this goal to light, she has embarked on becoming professionally qualified pursuing a certification with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
BRYAN OKOMOWHO – DEALS ORIGINATION & INSTITUTIONAL SALES
Bryan has over 13 years experience which transverses Investment 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 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 restructuring and Turnaround Management of various Manufacturing, Agricultural, Creative, ICT, Extractive and Processing Companies
In 2013, Bryan was a pioneer staff at FCTL Capital Markets Limited, where he rose to become the Head of Financial Advisory and MSME Development Unit and he led the fund facilitation processes for various MSMEs from DFIs, DMBs and other institutional Financiers. Bryan joined Kairos Capital in 2018 as a pioneer staff, where he was at the Corporate Finance & Advisory Group. He is currently a key member of the Deals Origination & Institutional Sales team 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.