Oluwatoyin Sanni, Group Chief Executive Officer, United Capital Plc
Oluwatoyin Sanni is the Group CEO of United Capital Plc, a leading African investment banking group providing capital and financing solutions to African governments, companies, and individuals. The Group comprises of the following business divisions: Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Trading, and Trustee Services.Toyin is the Chairperson of Women in Finance Nigeria (WIFng), a networking, advocacy and development platform for women in the Nigerian financial sector; and in finance roles in all sectors.
Prior to her appointment as the Group CEO of United Capital, Toyin Sanni was CEO,United Capital Trustees Limited (formerly known as UBA Trustees Limited). Her career accomplishments, past and present, include establishment of UBA Global Investor Services, President Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers, Chairperson, Technical Committee on Financial Literacy, President, Association of Corporate Trustees, Council Member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Nigeria, Associate of the Institute of Directors, Nigeria, Member, National Bond Steering Committee, Member, West African Capital Markets Integration Technical Committee and Chairperson, Custody Sub-Committee of the Capital Market. She also held the position of Chairperson of the Nigerian Capital Market Annual Retreat Committee for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
A Lawyer, Chartered Secretary, Stockbroker, and Author with over thirty years’ experience in Corporate Finance, Law and Investor Services, Toyin achieved her first Degree from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, and also holds a Master’s Degree, LLM (Hons), from the University of Lagos. She holds Professional qualifications from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (I.C.S.A.) UK, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (C.I.S.) Nigeria. A graduate of the CEO Program of the Lagos Business School, Toyin has also participated in executive education programs such as
the Harvard Business School Disruptive Innovation program, Global Strategic Leadership at the Wharton Business School, Global CEP-AMP at IESE Business School, Portfolio Management Academy of the New York Institute of Finance, and the Peter Drucker Management Program at Robert Kennedy College, Switzerland. She is the author of ‘Yes You Too Can’ and ‘Get to the Top’, inspirational books aimed at empowering the next generation of women leaders.
Toyin recently won the CNBC Africa All African Business Woman of the year 2017 and Nigeria’s CEO of the Year 2017 by Pearl Awards – the first time a woman will win the award in the Award’s 22-year history.