President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, has announced the appointment of a substantive Executive Secretary/CEO for the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC). She is Ms. Yewande Sadiku. Her appointment was announced on Monday September 28, 2016. She takes over from the Ag. Executive Secretary, Hajiya Ladi Katagum.
Before her appointment as Executive Secretary/CEO of NIPC, Ms. Yewade Sadiku was the Executive Director of Corporate and Transactional Banking at Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC. She has also served as Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Capital Limited, Head of Finance Department of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc (formerly, IBTC Chartered Bank Plc). She was responsible for the execution of debt and equity issues, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and a financial advisory assignment handled by IBTC Chartered Bank plc and was also responsible for its packaging, analysis and execution of a variety of assignments.
She is regarded as one of the most outstanding female bankers in Nigeria. As the Head, Investment Banking of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, she produced the screen adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel, Half of a Yellow Sun.
An experienced investment banker, she is also of the Atedo Peterside School of Investment Banking.