OLUBUNMI DAPO-SOKAN- HND (Accounting), FCA, ACIT, MSC Corporate Governance (MANAGING PARTNER/CEO):
Bunmi is a Chartered Accountant with over 23 years Banking experience in various sectors of the banking Industry. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria, Associate of the Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and holds a Masters degree in Corporate governance from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK. Having started her professional career as an Audit trainee in Arthur Young, Osindero firm of Chartered Accountants and Auditors, she has garnered requisite knowledge in Accounting and Audit before proceeding to a long term sojourn in the banking Industry,
While in banking, she managed multinationals and Large Corporate Organizations such as Cadbury, Wahum, Nestle, Dunlop etc as a Relationship Manager and subsequently as a Branch Manager and Regional Manager. Thus using her expertise to meet the financial, advisory and Investment needs of these conglomerate organizations.
Bunmi further pioneered a Relationship Banking team covering the entire Lagos mainland of Stanbic IBTC bank which was directly responsible for acquiring, retaining and managing SME and commercial businesses for the organization.
As the Zone Head of Southwest and Lagos Zone, Bunmi directly oversee 90 branches of Stanbic IBTC Bank and was responsible for strategic marketing and sales acquisition drive, Product design, development and implementation, Corporate Finance, SME Financing, Credit Assessment and Analysis, Credit Risk Management, Financial Modelling, to mention a few. She was also directly responsible for driving Sales and Revenue Optimization.
Bunmi has been instrumental in the sourcing and recruitment of human capital and the Learning and Development of staff from entry level to middle and senior management, having facilitated many training programmes in the Legacy Chartered Bank and Stanbic IBTC Bank, from Excellent Customer service to Financial analysis, to various Leadership and management trainings etc.. having been trained extensively herself at the Global Leadership Centre of the Standard Bank Group of South Africa. (Africa’s biggest Bank).
Bunmi is currently bringing her wealth of Financial experience and expertise into BDS Consult having left the Banking Industry as an AGM and the countrywide Corporate Head, of Commercial Banking in Stanbic IBTC Bank.
Her passion is to partner with organizations to achieve their strategic business and organizational goal seamlessly using competent and well equipped human resources, strategic business plans and acumen, effective and efficient management and operational processes.
GBENGA BADEJO – BSC (Geography), FCA, FCIT, FCIM (Director).
A seasoned Chartered accountant of 30 years cognate experience in the field of Accounting, Taxation, Management and Financial Consulting, Mergers and acquisition, Business Incubation and Turnaround.
Gbenga started his accounting career with BDO Binder Balogun Badejo & Co. Chartered Accountant. He later went ahead to be the first pioneer Finance Manager of SO & U Saatchi and Saatchi an International Integrated Marketing Communications Company where he rose to become the Chief Accountant and Head of Admin before leaving to set up an accounting and Consulting Firm – Gbenga Badejo & Co Chartered Accountants.
Gbenga is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management. He is an accomplished professional, scholar and motivational speaker and an Aulmni of Harvard Kennedy School. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Lagos Business School.
KEHINDE ADERIBIGBE – BSC (Accounting), FCA, FCMA, MBA, ACSB (Director)
A Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountant and the Institute of Management Accountant of Nigeria. He is also a certified Stock Broker and holds an MBA in Finance.
Mr. Kehinde Aderibigbe commenced his career as a professional accountant over 30 years ago with Peat Marwick Ani & Ogunde. He also worked in Senior Managerial positions in several multi-national companies as Management and Financial Accountant in Nigeria as well as in the United Kingdom. During this period , he has garnered experience in management and financial controls as well as Risk Management, audit/controls both from the internal and external audit perspective.
He is presently a Director in two Accounting and Auditing firms.