Non-Executive Director and member of the Board Remunerations and Nominations Committee
Ladi is the Group Chief Executive of FCMB Group Plc., Lagos and was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Bank in 2009. He has over 17 years of experience in commercial and investment banking in Europe, the United States of America and Africa. He has worked in various areas of First City Monument Bank, including treasury, corporate banking and investment banking. He was appointed an Executive Director in charge of the Institutional Banking Group in 1997 and in 2000 he was made Executive Director in charge of Strategy and Business Development. Prior to this he spent several years at Morgan Grenfell and Co. Limited in the risk management and corporate finance (debt origination) divisions. Ladi holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (2000).
IndependentNon-Executive Director and member of the Audit and Risk Committee
Amy joined the Board of FCMB Bank (UK) Limited in 2018. From 2017 she was also appointed a Non-Executive Director, Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of Monzo Bank Limited. She was previously Head of International Credit Risk / Group Credit Risk Director at Wonga Group and Senior Industry Advisor – Cards & MortgagesBridgeforce Limited from 2013 to 2015.
From 2012 to 2013 she was Interim Programme Director – Strategic Projects, Interim Director of Commercial (Operations Strategy) at The Co-operative Bank and before then Chief Risk Officer / Head of Secured Collections at One Savings Bank. From 2004 to 2010 she held several positions at Bank of America Europe Card Services including Change Management Executive – Collections Transformation, Managing Director of Insurance Services and Director of Credit & Fraud / Chief Lending Officer.
She holds an MBA in International Management with a Finance specialty from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix, USA and a Bachelor of Business Administration (double major): International Business & French from James Madison University, Harrisonburg also in the USA.
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
James Benoit, CFA, is an international banker and investor for 27 years in North America, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and Europe. He led and developed businesses for multinational bank HSBC for 18 years including credit cards, consumer banking and private and corporate banking.
From 2007 to 2015, he founded and led the award winning corporate and private bank, AfrAsia Bank Ltd. He currently leads FCMB Bank (UK) Limited in London which is a subsidiary of the 7th largest bank in Nigeria. In both roles he has worked across Africa and India to grow and develop client businesses with multicultural, highly skilled colleagues.
He has served as CFA Mauritius Society President and has chaired numerous CFA Institute advisory panels globally. He is a past Chairman of YPO Mauritius. Has also chaired the Mauritius Institute of Directors, and currently serves as advisory panel member of the National Committee on Corporate Governance under the Minister of Financial Services, Mauritius.
He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Alberta, Canada in 1988 and his CFA Charter in 1996.