Chairman, Board of Governance, Olashore International School
Mr. Abimbola Olashore is an Engineering Graduate of the University of Hull, United Kingdom, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. A seasoned investment Banker who over the years has acquired in-depth knowledge and vast experience in the capital market and as well as financial advisory services in the public and private sectors.
Mr. Olashore began his career with Deloitte Adetona Isichie & Co in 1987 where he did his accounting articles and became a qualified Chartered Accountant in November 1990.
He thereafter joined LeadBank in February, 1991. He was invited onto the board in January, 1993 and was appointed acting Managing Director in July 1997 and confirmed substantive Chief Executive in January, 2000. As the Managing Director of LeadBank Plc, he revitalized the Bank, introducing innovative and groundbreaking ideas with a view to making the Bank a respected global player in the industry and under his leadership, the bank emerged as a major player in the fields of privatization, financial advisory, issuing house, stock broking and project finance.
In April 2006, Mr. Olashore joined Ecobank Transnational Group (ETI) as a member of the Management Team in the position of an Executive Director of Ecobank Nigeria Plc in charge of Wholesale Banking Group which comprises investment banking, public sector, multinational, regional and large local corporate organizations.
He became the Chief Executive Officer of LeadCapital Plc in July, 2007 and was involved in promoting the firm into a full-fledged investment banking outfit with subsidiaries involved in stock broking, Asset Management and Advisory Services with branches nationwide. The firm has established itself as a leading independent boutique investment banking institution under his leadership.
He resigned as CEO of Lead Capital Plc in December 2015 to promote an advisory firm – Lead Advisory Partners, advising entrepreneurs in growing their business