SEYI OWOTURO, FCMR - PRESIDENT/ CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL
Mr. Owoturo is the Managing Director/ CEO of United Securities Limited, a leading registrar firm in Nigeria and has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He attended Federal Government College Ikot, Ekpene _’O’ Levels), the Federal School of Arts & Science, Aba (‘A’ Levels), and in 1991 graduated with a B.Sc. in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
His career began with Epic Dynamics Limited in 1993 where he worked as an Accountant before moving on to Venture Capital Partners Limited in 1994 as Head, Financial Control & Risk Assets. In January 2002, Mr. Owoturo moved on to F&C Securities where he headed the Management Information Systems Unit. After a brief stint at F&C securities, he joined Hamilton Hammer & Co. Limited (“HH” Now ARM Securities Limited) as Chief Financial Officer/Chief of Operations of Hamilton Hammer & Co. and its wholly owned subsidiary, United Securities Limited (USL) in December 2002.
In December 2007, Hamilton Hammer divested its entire shareholding in USL to Access Bank PLC (Access Bank). Following the divestment, Mr. Owoturo was invited by Access Bank to run United Securities as Managing Director/CEO in January 2008. He was instrumental to the strategic decision by Hamilton Hammer to offer Access Bank a stake in United Securities Limited. He supervised the due diligence exercise conducted on USL by Access Bank and was involved in negotiations with the Bank leading to an eventual deal close.
Mr Owoturo, a technology enthusiast has substantial experience working with information technology professionals to produce bespoke technology solutions.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, the Institute of Capital Market Registrars and has served on the Securities and Exchange Commission Capital Market Committee (Sub-Committee) on Market Infrastructure and Technology. He has also received numerous national and international trainings, as he believes in continuous self-improvement. He volunteered as a consultant for the FATE Foundation programme for Aspiring Entrepreneurs and continues to mentor young entrepreneurs on career and business.
With all his professional engagements and achievements, he still manages to find a work-life balance as a devoted husband to a charming wife, and a father of two wonderful children.