Omatseyin Akene Ayida joined the Board of FBN Holdings Plc. in January 2015. He brings to the Board his expertise spanning over two decades in Portfolio Management, Risk and Strategic Human Resource Management. Mr. Ayida is the Chairman of Ruyat Oil Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. He was previously the Managing Director of Capital Bank International Plc. where he led the successful buyout of the bank and merger of the lender with Access Bank Plc. and Marina International Bank in 2005, creating value for the shareholders.
Before joining Capital Bank International in 2001, he served with Commercial Bank (Credit Lyonnais) Nigeria Limited in various capacities in the Corporate Finance Department, Multinational Corporate Banking, and Human Resource Management for the institution and rose to become the Deputy Managing Director in 1998. He also led the successful transformation of Credit Lyonnais to Capital Bank over an 11 month period in 2001.
Mr. Ayida, an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, has served on the board of several institutions. He has attended several executive programmes at Harvard Business School, Lagos Business School and Centre International de Management et D’enseigment Strategique (CIMES). He is a golf lover and is married with children.