Samson Oyewale Ariyibi (Wale) was appointed to the Board of FBN Holdings Plc. (FBNH) as Executive Director, Investment Management and Oversight in August 2022. Wale joined FBNHoldings in September 2013 as the pioneer Head of Finance Department. He brought on board his core competencies in controls, strategy and corporate planning, capital management, financial accounting and regulatory reporting, operational risk management, compliance, and business assurance amongst others. He was promoted to General Manager (GM) and appointed the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in 2016.
Wale is an award-winning professional with 32 years’ work experience spanning banking and allied financial services, business assurance, tax management and consulting having served in senior management roles at various global organisations and proudly Nigerian companies including Ernst & Young (EY), Price Waterhouse/PricewaterhouseCoopers, Standard Chartered Bank and Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) where he was the Chief Financial Officer prior to joining FBN Holdings Plc.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree Second Class Honours Upper Division in Microbiology from University of Ilorin and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Marketing from University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACIT), Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (ACIP) and Institute of Directors (IOD) of Nigeria. He is an alumnus of the Northwestern University Kellogg Busines School Advanced Management Programme and has attended several local and international workshops, conferences and executive training programmes.