Currently serving as the Group Chairman of JIMS GLOBAL LIMITED, Mr. Henry Adekunle Rowlands retired from the services of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria (the Apex Regulator of the Nigerian Capital Market) on 1st November, 2019 as an Ag. Executive Commissioner (Corporate Services) and Member of the Board of SEC.


As a Member of the SEC Board, Mr. Rowlands served on several Committees.


Prior to his appointment as an Ag. Executive Commissioner (Corporate Services), Mr. Rowlands served the SEC in various Managerial capacities, which include:

  1. Executive Commissioner (Legal & Enforcement);
  2. Supervising Executive Commissioner (operations);
  • Director, Capital Market Development;
  1. Director, External Relations; and
  2. Head, Enterprise Information & Communication Technology (ICT) – between 2009 and 2015.


In addition to serving for 2 years as a member of the Technical Committee on Capital Market Development for the West African Securities Regional Association (WASRA), Mr. Rowlands, as part of his career, also served as Chairmen of a number of Nigerian Financial Services Committees.


In the course of his over 35 years’ post-graduation working experience in the Financial Services and Information Technology industries, Mr. Rowlands has also served as:


  1. Council Member, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) between 1998 and 2005 (Representing the New Nigeria Development Company – NNDC);
  2. Member, Steering Committee on National Stakeholders’ Forum on Proactive Legislation for the Nigerian Capital Market;
  • Member, Financial Literacy Committee of the Nigerian Capital Market Committee (CMC) etc.


He is a member of several professional bodies.



The summary of his Academic and Professional qualifications include:

Academic Qualifications


  1. Postgraduate Diploma, International Relations & Diplomacy (2005)
  2. Computer Science (1988)
  • Mathematics-Computer Science (1981)
  1. PhD (Digital Finance) – In View


Professional Qualifications


  1. Chartered Stockbroker & Investment Analyst (2019)
  2. Certified Human Resource Specialist (2019)
  • Certified Capital Market Registrar (2019)
  • PRINCE2 Certified Project Management Professional (2013)
  1. Certified IT Business Manager (2013)
  2. COBIT5 Trained (2013)


Mr. Rowlands is happily married with Children