Tadeni Balogun – Managing Director
Tadeni is the Managing Director of AVA Trustees Limited. She has over 19years post-call work experience most of which has been in Trusteeship. She holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) and Master of Laws degree (LL.M) degrees from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife and the University of Jos respectively.
Prior to joining AVA Trustees Limited, she was the Head, Public Trust at United Capital Trustees Limited where she successfully administered Trust mandates in Government Bonds, Corporate Bonds and the Collective Investment Schemes spheres. She was at various times, Head, Legal Services and Head, Collective Investment Schemes at United Capital Trustees Limited.
She began her working career with Cornerstone Trustees Limited in Lagos and also had a stint with the reputable Law Firm of Solomon E. Umoh & Co. (SAN) in Jos where she garnered experiences in Corporate & Commercial Law.
She is a Chartered Secretary, member of the Nigerian Bar Association and an Associate Member of the Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers (IAPM). Tadeni is also an Associate Member of Women in Finance NG as well as a member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA). She has attended several business trainings in a bid for further hone her skills.
Tadeni’s core competences are in the areas of Legal & Trust Advisory, Estate Planning, Capital Markets and Structuring Trust-related transactions. She is the past Financial Secretary of the Association of Corporate Trustees.
OPEYEMI SADIK – Head, Trust Services & Legal
Yemi is an experienced Corporate and Commercial Lawyer/Trust Advisor currently providing legal and trusteeship services on regulated and non-regulated capital market transactions such as State and Corporate Bonds, Project Finance, Loan Syndication, Debentures and Mortgages.
Prior to joining AVA Trustees, Yemi was a Commercial Trust Advisor and Business Development Officer at ARM Trustees Limited where he was actively involved on a series of capital market transactions in excess of N3 Trillion. He also served as a Legal Advisor at Asset & Resource Management Holding Company (ARM) where he was involved in the structuring of high-profile transactions including asset acquisition, capital raise and negotiations across the ARM Group. Yemi has the experience of working in different legal systems and has become conversant in managing complex transactions and suggesting courses of action in personal and business affairs.
Yemi holds a Bachelor of Law degree (LL.B) from University of Glamorgan, Wales (now University of SouthWales) and a Master of Law (LL.M) degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of Southampton, England. He is also a qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.
ABIMBOLA ADEBAYO – Trust Services & Legal
Abimbola is an efficient and result-driven Professional with demonstrated abilities in administering Trust mandates in the Debt Capital Market.
He kickstarted his career as an Associate in the Shipping and Litigation Department of the reputable law firm of Babajide Koku & Co where he garnered experience and skills in handling complex maritime, corporate and commercial transactions. Prior to joining AVA Trustees, he worked in the Public Trust unit of United Capital Trustees Limited in the administration of Corporate & Government Bonds as well as Collective Investment Schemes.
Abimbola holds a LL.B degree from Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State with certifications in Corporate Risk Management, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management from the Metropolitan School of Business & Management, UK. He is currently an MBA candidate at the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association.