Femi is a graduate of insurance from the University of Lagos and a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and London, Chartered Management Institute, United Kingdom. He is an Alumnus of the Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom where he acquired a Master of Business Administration in Oil and Gas Management.
He started his work career with the Pipeline and Products Marketing Company (PPMC-NNPC) and later joined the marketing team of standard Alliance Insurance Limited in year 2000. He left Standard Alliance as Unit Head, Energy & Financial Institutions II in 2003 to join Consolidated Risk Insurers (CRI), a start-up company, as pioneer Deputy Manager responsible for Energy and Financial Institutions.
Femi left CRI in 2005 to start up the client services and business development department of Y.O.A Insurance Brokers Limited, an exclusive Nigerian partner to JLT Group United Kingdom. He has attended various management and energy courses in Nigeria, France, United Kingdom and the United States of America. Femi is responsible for strategy, business development and client/key account management.
Mohammed is one of the founding partners of CardinalStone and has served as the Head of Asset Management for the past 8 years. Prior to joining the firm, Mohammed served as Director of Equity Securities at Renaissance Capital and served as Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer of Zenith Securities Limited, a subsidiary of Zenith Bank Plc.
Mohammed began his professional career in the Finance and Treasury Department of Intercellular Nigeria Limited; soon after which he began his banking career at Investment Banking & Trust Company Limited (Now Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc).
Mohammed holds a B.Sc. in Insurance from the University of Lagos and an MBA from London Business School. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. He is an Authorized Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Mr. Michael Nzewi is one of the founding partners of CardinalStone and has been Managing Director of the Company since January 2017
Michael served as a Director in the Capital Markets division of Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), London. Prior to SCB, Michael served as the Head of Corporate Finance at Vetiva Capital Management
Michael holds a BSc. in Accounting from the University of Benin, Nigeria and an MBA from Said Business School, Oxford University, UK
He is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
Tosin has over 12 years of experience, spanning investment research, asset management & financial advisory. Prior to Sahel, Tosin had worked with Chapel Hill Denham, CardinalStone & led Verboheit – a financial advisory firm she co-founded, where she led engagements to provide financial advisory, business planning, valuation & capital raising services to clients in the agribusiness, retail & renewable energy sectors.
At Chapel Hill Denham, she was an investment manager for the women-focused impact investment platform (SME.NG) and worked as VP in the CEO’s office, providing analytical support on strategic projects. While at CardinalStone, she led the investment management team managing over $25million in stocks, Eurobonds, money market instruments and direct real estate investment products. She also led sell side research analysts and held engagements with international buy-side analysts, portfolio managers and board level executives of listed companies.
Tosin is a CFA charter holder. She also holds a B.Sc. in Microbiology (First Class Honors) from Obafemi Awolowo University, and an MBA from Oxford’s Said Business School.
Ereifemi is the MD/CEO of CardinalStone Trustees Limited. Prior to Joining CardinalStone, she was the Head, Private Trust at United Capital Trustees Limited, a subsidiary of United Capital PLC, where she was instrumental to driving one of the fastest growing Private Trust fund in Nigeria. She is a seasoned professional with over a decade experience in Trust Services, Asset Management & Wealth Advisory, Treasury, Fund & Portfolio Management, Retirement Benefit Administration, Personal Finance Advisory, Private Banking, Insurance and Underwriting, Financial Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Funds Management, etc. in her past roles at organizations like Investment One Financial Services, Ensure Insurance Plc (now Allianz Nigeria), AXA Mansard Insurance; and Afrinvest West Africa.
She is an Associate Chartered Insurance professional of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Nigeria. She holds an MBA degree in Business Administration and Strategic Management from the Business School, Netherlands; Certificate in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute, United Kingdom; Barrister -at-Law (B.L) from the Nigerian Law School; and bachelor’s degree in Law (LL. B) from Ondo State University.
Group Company Secretary
Azizah Abiola is the Head, Legal and Company Secretary of the CardinalStone Group. Prior to joining CardinalStone, Azizah was an Associate with the law firm Giwa – Osagie & Co. where she advised on commercial transactions and performed company secretarial functions for clients.
Prior to that, she worked with the law firm, Prime Solicitors where she drafted processes and appeared in federal and state courts in respect of civil matters.
Azizah has an LLB (Hons) Commercial Law degree from the University of West of England, Bristol and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Azizah joined the board in 2016.