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Patrick Ekpang Obi-Akatchak

MD / CEO
<span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">Mr. Patrick Ekpang Obi-Akatchak is the founder of Gadol Financial Services Limited. He currently serves as the Pioneer Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company. With over Fifteen (15) years banking experience, Mr. Obi-Akatchak is responsible for the daily operations of Gadol Financial Services Limited. He has carved a niche for himself and maintains a growing popularity as highly skilled and knowledgeable in credit and risk management, Investment banking, public sector and retail banking.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">He began his career in 2007 with Oceanic bank as a relationship manager in retail banking. Following his exceptional performance, he rose to the position of the head of Microfinance and team lead Mortgage desk. He later joined First Bank Nigeria, where he rose to become a Branch Manager.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">In 2015, he established a financial cooperative society, employing his vast financial knowledge to provide direction for a group of individuals and small scale businesses. Today, his immense knowledge and expertise in Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Risk Management, Portfolio Management and public sector has garnered him a growing and admirable reputation within the financial space.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">As a seasoned financial consultant, he currently sits on the Board of Directors of several organizations including Zenith Medical and Kidney Center, Gadol Capital Limited and Seempat Investment Company Limited.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Madonna University Okija and a Masters in Economics from Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUTH) Business School, Nigeria.</span>

Alabi Olalekan (FCA)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Alabi Olalekan (FCA)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
<span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">Alabi Olalekan (FCA) is a seasoned professional with over 14 years cognate experience in the financial services industry, covering Retail and Corporate Banking businesses ranging from Investments, SMEs and Consumer banking.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">In 2008, he started his banking career with First Bank of Nigeria limited where he spent over 14years, working in various units of the bank, acquiring various skills and special trainings. He also served as a branch manager in several branches of the bank.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">He is a graduate of Accountancy and Finance from Yaba College of Technology. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">He holds an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business from Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). He is currently a level 11 candidate of CFA Institute.</span>

Danielle Seember Obi-Akatchak

Head, Human Resources
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Danielle Seember Obi-Akatchak

Head, Human Resources
<span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">Danielle Seember Obi-Akatchak heads the Human Resources Department where she oversees the development and implementation of human capital strategy and service delivery.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">She has over a decade experience in Human Resources Management and worked with Rare Virtue Consulting where she gathered and nurtured talents for recruitment. She also created operation manuals for top companies such as Prime Pharmacy and Northern Rock Engineering.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">She majors in Management information systems, Human Resources, Branding and Quality Control. She is purpose driven, articulate, and result oriented. She has garnered great prowess in customer service, communication and media management over the years.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">She Graduated from Benue State University with a degree in Mass Communication.</span>

Idongesit Udofia

Head Legal / Company Secretary

Idongesit Udofia

Head Legal / Company Secretary
Idongesit Udofia is a passionate legal practitioner with extensive internship and practical experience in legal advisory, litigation and corporate practice. He has vast experience in corporate law practice and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on finance and investment law. He has made legal representations in superior courts across Nigeria in disputes relating to credit financing, corporate shareholding, capital markets regulations, contracts, fraud, white-collar crimes, and infrastructure projects. He started his legal career as an Associate in the law firm of Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN.  Before joining our team, he was the Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs Executive of HTG Limited, a reputable International ICT Company, where he oversaw the legal and corporate affairs of the organization in Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Uyo with a degree in law (LLB), and is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Iko Elizabeth Achille

Head, Credit
<span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">Iko Elizabeth Achille is a seasoned professional with over 12years cognate experience in the financial services Industry and 2 years in the Real Estate sector. Her experience in the finance industry covers Marketing, Credit and Risk Management.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">She started her career in United Bank for Africa Plc in Marketing and Risk Asset generation. She rose to the position of Profit Center Manager. She further worked with Project Cycle Limited, a fast growing Real Estate firm and was the Director of Operations responsible for the overall operations of the firm before joining Gadol Finance Company Limited.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">She holds a Law Degree (LL.B) from University of Abuja, a BL from the Nigerian Law School and an MBA from Bingham University. She is an Associate of the Association of Professional Negotiators and Mediators in Nigeria.</span>

Edet Ita (ACA)

Head Internal Control

Edet Ita (ACA)

Head Internal Control
<span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">Edet Ita (ACA), is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years cognate experience which cut across Audit, financial services, fund management, financial reporting, taxation, budgeting, financial analysis and advisory.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">He started his career in Raphael Etim & Co. Chartered Accountants. Edet has acquired sufficient experience working in several financial organizations including Zenith Bank plc and Banex Microfinance Bank Limited. He also worked in National Council for Women Society as an Accountant for the PACFaH@Scale project.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;"> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">He holds a BSc in Accounting from the University of Uyo and MSc in Accounting and Finance from Nasarawa state University. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).</span>

Aboi John

Head, Operations

Aboi John

Head, Operations
<span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">Aboi John is the Head of Operations at Gadol Finance Company Limited. He has vast work experience in the banking sector. He started his banking career in 2015 with Diamond Bank Plc.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">He worked in Consumer Microfinance Bank and Prestige Microfinance Bank, holding key positions such as Internal Control Officer, Customer Service, Credit Operation Officer, Verification and Recovery Officer.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;"> </span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">He has also undergone several trainings on risk management, fraud detection and prevention, budget monitoring & implementation and customer service excellence.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">He holds a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from Federal polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State and also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Banking (MCIB).</span>

Olalekan Elisha

Head, Information Technology

Olalekan Elisha

Head, Information Technology
<span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">Olalekan Elisha leads the company’s Information Technology division with responsibility for IT strategy alignment.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">He is a recognized leader with a proven track record of applying high-impact technical solutions to major business objectives with the application of proper IT risk controls and standards. His experience spans roles such as technology manager, and lead in various industries such as banking, education and real estate.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">He is a Microsoft certified professional, Google certified trainer and an ITIL trained professional.</span> <span style="font-family: 'Roboto',serif; color: #363636;">He holds a BSc in Computer science from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Oyo State.</span>
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Patrick Obi-Akatchak

M.D/C.E.O
<p style="text-align: left;">Mr. Patrick Ekpang Obi-Akatchak is the founder of Gadol Financial Services Limited. He currently serves as the Pioneer Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company. With over Fifteen (15) years banking experience, Mr. Obi-Akatchak is responsible for the daily operations of Gadol Financial Services Limited. He has carved a niche for himself and maintains a growing popularity as highly skilled and knowledgeable in credit and risk management, Investment banking, public sector and retail banking.</p> He began his career in 2007 with Oceanic bank as a relationship manager in retail banking. Following his exceptional performance, he rose to the position of the head of Microfinance and team lead Mortgage desk. He later joined First Bank Nigeria, where he rose to become a Branch Manager. In 2015, he established a financial cooperative society, employing his vast financial knowledge to provide direction for a group of individuals and small scale businesses. Today, his immense knowledge and expertise in Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Risk Management, Portfolio Management and public sector has garnered him a growing and admirable reputation within the financial space. As a seasoned financial consultant, he currently sits on the Board of Directors of several organizations including Zenith Medical and Kidney Center, Gadol Capital Limited and Seempat Investment Company Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Madonna University Okija and a Masters in Economics from Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUTH) Business School, Nigeria.

Queen Nwachukwu

Non-Executive Director
Queen Nwachukwu

Queen Nwachukwu

Non-Executive Director
Queen Nwachukwu serves as a non-Executive Director at Gadol Financial Services Limited. Following her experience in finance, sales and human resources, she currently serves as an investment service representative at the Royal Bank of Canada. Mrs Nwachukwu is a graduate of Psychology from Imo State University and has acquired relevant certifications in Basic Credit and Customer service, Credit Risk and Portfolio Management from Finance houses of Nigeria and Marketing Psychology from Generic Concepts Ltd. Mrs Nwachukwu has a plethora of work experiences which include Human Resources officer at the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Executive Sales Rep at D’Acero Limited, Technical Assistant at Topcare Health Plus and De Real People Finance Limited where her dedication and competence saw her rise through the ranks to become a Senior Relationship Management Officer.
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