The Board of Sky Capital and Financial Allied International, the financial subsidiary of SIFAX Group, has appointed Ayoku Liadi as the company’s Group Managing Director.
In this new role, Ayoku will oversee all Sky Capital’s subsidiaries and affiliates in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Gambia.
Sky Capital Group presently has investments in banking, insurance brokerage and asset management.
Some of its subsidiries and affiliates include Skye Bank Guinea, Skye Bank Sierra Leone, Bloom Bank Gambia and Sky Capital Asset Management.
Ayoku is an accomplished financial expert with over twenty-five years of progressive experience.
Prior to his appointment at Sky Capital, he was the Deputy Managing Director, UBA Nigeria.
He was in charge of about 500 branches nationwide in this position.
Also, he served as the MD/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank, Sierra Leone between 2011 and 2013 where he recorded outstanding achievements.
He led the bank to become the most profitable bank in 2013.
His exceptional leadership also earned the bank the prestigious KPMG award for the Best Customer Service Bank in 2012.
Ayoku holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and an ACA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Moreover, he is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Marketing from the University of Lagos.
His expertise in business transformation, financial control and relationship management has earned him several awards throughout his career.
Furthermore, is an alumnus of Kellogg Business School, USA and Cranfield Business School, UK.
Additionally, he attended IMD Business School, Switzerland and other prestigious institutions.
Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group explained that this was a strategic development.
He said the quality of the new helmsman was informed by the Group’s vision to drive pan- African expansion of Sky Capital Group.
“We are delighted to appoint Mr. Ayoku Liadi to provide strategic leadership and drive growth at Sky Capital.”
Also, he praised Ayoku’s vision and leadership.