Former Executive Director, Finance and Administration of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mr. Adetola Atekoja has been named the Chairman, Board of Directors of the Maritime Microfinance Bank Limited.
Atekoja brings to the MMFB a wealth of experience cutting across banking and finance and the maritime sector.
He is an Alumnus of both Obafemi Awolowo University (University of Ife), Ile-Ife, State of Osun, and Harvard Kennedy School, Boston, USA. He is a Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and Chartered Institute of Taxation.
Atekoja’s work experience of over three decades covered Public Practice and Consulting (with the prestigious firm, KPMG), Industrial, Financial Services and Public sectors of the Nigerian economy.
He served on the boards of Lagos Channel Management Co. Ltd, Bonny Channel Co. Ltd, Continental Shipyard Limited and Metropolitan Insurance Co. Ltd and was a member of several Government Committees in the Maritime Industry. Currently, he is a Non-Executive Director of Heritage Bank where he heads the bank’s Board Credit Committee.
Other members of the Board include Mr. Bolaji Akinola, Mrs. Adetoro Suleiman, Prince Olayiwola Shittu, Mr. Ben Ogbeide, Mrs. Lami Lois Tsakma and the Bank’s Acting Managing Director, Mr. Oluwaseyi Hamilton.
Mrs. Daba Esekody is the bank’s Legal Adviser/Secretary to the Board.
Maritime Microfinance Bank Limited (MMFB) is licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to carry on the business of micro banking in Nigeria and to arrange/raise funds or loans on a micro scale.
The Bank commenced operations on the 1st of December 2014.
MMFB was set up to cater for the financial needs of the stakeholders within and outside the maritime sector by developing tailor-made products and services for its customers.
“We are consistently creating partnerships with the grassroots for profitable and sustainable business relationship and developing new generation of micro-entrepreneurs and creating exceptional value for our customers.
“The Bank is poised to provide excellent microfinance services to Nigerians and build exceptional values for our customers and wealth building entrepreneurs,” a press release by the bank said.
The Maritime Microfinance Bank is fully insured by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).