The Management Team

Lenin Ugoji

Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ugoji Lenin Ugoji.</p> <p>Ugoji holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Estate Management from the University of Lagos, and an MBA in Banking & Finance from the ESUT Business School, Enugu. He is also a Chartered Pension professional, and an associate of the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria.</p> <p>Ugoji joins C & I Leasing with over 20 years experience in Commercial/Investment Banking, Leasing and Asset Management. His last assignment was with The Mellanby Trust Company, a Commodity focused Asset Management Company registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), where he was a founding Director and the Chief Investment Officer responsible for directing the company’s Investment Portfolio structure for purposes of its corporate and individual clients.</p> <p>Ugoji’s extensive experience in the Leasing Industry commenced in 2005 as a Pioneer member of the Aquila Capital Group where he served as the pioneer Group Head Treasury & Wealth Management. He was responsible for creating the Group’s, Equipment Leasing focused Funding and Investment structure, which was targeted at attracting Capital from Private Equity, Foreign Development Financial Institutions and Local sources. From 2010 to 2015, he served as the pioneer Managing Director for ‘Aquila Asset Management Ltd’, a Management Buy-Out firm from the Aquila Group. Prior to his time at the Aquila Group, Ugoji worked at Continental Trust Bank (now UBA) and NAL Bank Plc (now Sterling Bank) in the Treasury, International Operations and Domestic operations groups respectively.</p> <p>Ugoji is happily married with children. He is passionate about ideas creation, investment and deal structuring, and enjoys volunteering for laudable causes. When not at work or volunteering, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, music and photography.

Alex Mbakogu

Chief Operating Officer/Group Deputy Managing Director
Alex is a professional and dynamic young senior executive in the financial sector with local and West Africa knowledge and management experience cutting across the non-bank financial industry, financial service, leasing and other ancillary services. A pleasant and enthusiastic individual with over 22years experience in business development, financial reporting, treasury management, operations and marketing business strategy and financial analysis, Alex gained invaluable experience in managing people across levels, promoting teamwork, undertaking major product and competitor analysis, and recommending strategies for improving business.</p> <p>For over ten years, Alex has worked at the highest level of two of the most successful, non-bank licensed financial services institution in Ghana and Nigeria, becoming a leading player and advocate in the development of financial services and leasing industries in both countries.</p> <p>Alex has held several positions in C & I Leasing Plc Group from 1998 and has since grown to be the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 2021 after being made the General Manager of Leasafric Ghana Limited, a subsidiary of C & I Leasing Plc., in 2013.</p> <p>Alex is married with children and enjoys reading, watching football and gardening in his spare time.<br />

Wisdom Nwagwu

Executive Director & General Manager C & I Marine
Mr. Wisdom Nwagwu a well experienced Marine engineer, got his Class One certificate of competency from the South Tyneside College, South Shields, United Kingdom, in 1993. He holds a diploma in Ship’s Superintendency from the prestigious Lloyds Maritime Academy, United Kingdom in 2005 and a PGD in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool, 2013. Prior to joining C&I Petrotech Marine (now C&I Marine) in December 2011, Mr. Nwagwu spent 11 years at Lamnalco Ltd. with his last 4 years in the capacity of Fleet Manager - West Africa, responsible for Lamnalco’s operations in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Angola and Ivory Coast.

Chiobi Ikechukwu Edwin

Managing Director Leasafric Ghana
Mr. Chiobi Ikechukwu Edwin. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and has worked in several financial advisory positions prior to joining C&I Leasing, including, Elmack Nigeria Limited as the Head of Financial Control & Logistics. lyke is a Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (MCIPM) and also an Associate of Nigeria Institute for Training and Development.

Babatunde Oguntunrin

Head Treasury
Babatunde Oguntunrin joined C&I Leasing plc in October 2008. His current working experience spans over 15 years in Banking, Consulting, Leasing and Fleet Management. A trained Accountant and Chartered Banker, Babatunde has his Master's degree in Financial Management with emphasis on Financial Accounting. He has attended courses both in the country and overseas in Treasury Management, Leasing, Budgeting and Budgetary Control, International Fleet Management Programme and Category Management. He also attended the Senior Management Application Programme at the Lagos Business School (LBS), Pan-Atlantic University.

Adesoji Aiyeola

Head Finance
Aiyeola Sunday Adesoji joined C&I Leasing plc in August 2008 as an Accountant. Prior to joining the company, he worked in various capacities with Dangote Group and rose to the position of Head of Accounts (Dangote Flour). A trained Chartered Accountant by profession, Soji holds a B.Sc. in Economics, with over 15 years of professional experience. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

Stephen Adeloro

Group Head Supply Chain
Stephen Adeloro became part of the C&I Leasing team in April 2020, having garnered over 20 years cumulative work experience, with various responsibilities in Treasury, Finance and Supply Chain in Notore Chemical Industries Plc and in Lafarge group where he rose to become the Country Head of Procurement Operation in 2015.<br /> He is a member of the Africa Resource Center (ARC) Expert Pool (Nigeria & UK) which focuses on supply chain in the health sector, a graduate of Accountancy from Ondo State Polytechnic Owo, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, a Chartered Logistics & Supply Chain Manager and a Chartered International Procurement & Purchasing Manager from the American Certification Institute.</p> <p>

Ayodele Johnson Babatunde

Head Audit, Risk & Compliance
Mr. Ayodele Johnson Babatunde joined the service of the company in December 2007 as a Management Accountant. Prior to joining the company, he worked with Truevine Global Asset Management as the Head of Financial Control. Mr. Babatunde holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Lagos and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.

Abiodun O. Adetayo

Head, C&I Fleet Management/ Country Manager, Hertz
Adetayo Abiodun Olugbenga joined C&I Leasing plc in 2007, as an Internal Control Officer. He obtained an HND in Accountancy from the Lagos City Polytechnic, lkeja, Lagos in 2006. Prior to joining C&I Leasing, he had worked as an Internal Auditor for Sweet Sensation Confectionary. Mr. Adetayo is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, 2009; and a Certified Internal Control Professional, 2012.

Uche Nwachukwu

Head C&I Outsourcing and Training
Uche Nwachukwu joined C&I Leasing as a Human Resources and Admin Executive and later became head of Operations in the Outsourcing unit effective March 2013. Prior to this, she worked as a Customer Relations Executive at Bruswich Nigeria Limited between February 2001 and June 2002. Ms. Nwachukwu obtained her MBA from the Ladoke Akintola University, with a specialization in Human Resources Management and Services (2010- 2012). She is an Associate Member of CIPMN and NIM. She has been serving as Head of C&I Outsourcing in an acting capacity, since March 2020.<br />

Ruth Nwigwe

Head Citracks
Ruth Nwigwe is a value-driven leader focused on growing company bottom line through cost optimization, business process efficiency and implementation of corporate governance principles translating into profitability and business sustainability.</p> <p>Her 20-year experience spans Procurement, Logistics, Administration, Business Strategy and Change Management, with over 16 years spent in C & I Leasing handling strategic roles in the aforementioned areas and building proficiency in organizational operations.</p> <p>Ruth Nwigwe’s transition into core Business Management has deepened her interest in managing sustainable companies. She has a certificate in Design Thinking from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an MBA from the University of Wales.<br />