Our Management

Management Team

Our Management consist of individuals with sound ethical background and experience. These individuals have knowledgeable business acumen and at various times occupied core managerial positions in different companies.

Please see the names and profile of our Management Team below.

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Chuka Onwuchekwa

Group Managing Director/CEO

Chuka is an accomplished professional banker with extensive experience in corporate finance, corporate banking, treasury and banking operations. Prior to joining Aquila Capital, he was an executive director in Continental Trust Bank Ltd.

Chuka Onwuchekwa

Chuka is an accomplished professional banker with extensive experience in corporate finance, corporate banking, treasury and banking operations. Prior to joining Aquila Capital, he was an executive director in Continental Trust Bank Ltd. and later the Managing Director/CEO of Corporate Remedies Ltd. He once worked at City Savings and Investment Bank Limited in Namibia. He is presently on the board of many reputable organizations. He holds both B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and an MBA from the University of Lagos. He is also an alumnus of the prestigious international Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Chuka is also the immediate past Chairman of the Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria (ELAN)
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Nnamdi Nwankwo

Deputy Managing Director

Nnamdi is an accomplished professional banker who has over 15 years of experience in Treasury, Credit Administration, Public Finance, Project Finance, Oil & Gas Upstream, Services and Downstream. Prior to joining Aquila, he worked with Access …

Nnamdi Nwankwo

Nnamdi is an accomplished professional banker who has over 15 years of experience in Treasury, Credit Administration, Public Finance, Project Finance, Oil & Gas Upstream, Services and Downstream. Prior to joining Aquila, he worked with Access Bank as a Deputy General Manager where he was a member of various committees within the bank, including Asset and Liability Management Committee (ALCO), Enterprise Risk Management Committee (ERMC) etc. He holds a degree in Marketing from a Nigerian University and has attended several professional leaderships and skill-based training programs organized by reputable institutions including LBS-London, Euromoney, INSEAD, SAID Business School and IMD Switzerland.

Chinyere Edoho​

Head, Human Capital

As a professional with over 18 years of experience in Human Resources, Chinyere is particularly adept at HR strategy and management as well as directing HR functions while leveraging systems to drive organizational…

Chinyere Edoho

As a professional with over 18 years of experience in Human Resources, Chinyere is particularly adept at HR strategy and management as well as directing HR functions while leveraging systems to drive organizational performance. Her core competencies include Organizational Development, Talent acquisition and management, Succession planning, Performance Management and Employee engagement. Her HR practice spans across the Banking, Construction and Oil and Gas industries. She holds a degree in English and Literary Studies from the University of Port Harcourt as well as HR certifications such as Senior Professional in Human Resources International (SPHRi), Institute of Professional Recruitment Consultants (IPRC) and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (ACIPM).
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Boniface Ekong

Head, Legal & Company Secretary

Boniface holds a Law degree from Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008. His professional experience exposed him to various aspects of legal practice having worked with the firm of Etukudo …

Boniface Ekong

Boniface holds a Law degree from Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008. His professional experience exposed him to various aspects of legal practice having worked with the firm of Etukudo & Associates, Clarks & Moore Legal Practitioners and Aluminium Solutions Limited. He joined Churchgate Group as a Legal Officer and was later appointed as the Company Secretary in 2012. Presently, he is the Company Secretary of Aquila Leasing and a member of various professional associations.

Saliu Bamidele Bello

Chief Finance Officer (CFO)

Bello obtained a M.Sc Economics at University of Lagos, B.Sc (Ed) Economics at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and N.C E (Mathematics/Economics) from Osun State College Education, Ila Orangun. He is an Associate Member of Institute of Chartered…

Godslove Okorie

Bello obtained a M.Sc Economics at University of Lagos, B.Sc (Ed) Economics at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, and N.C E (Mathematics/Economics) from Osun State College Education, Ila Orangun. He is an Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) as well as Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Stockbroker (CIS). He is also an authorised dealer of Nigeria Stock Exchange. Prior to joing Aquila Leasing Limite, Bello have over 12 years' experience in the banking industry, he was also a tutor at the University of Lagos Secondary School for 5 years.

Olaolu Hassan

Head, Business Development

Olaolu’s work experience spans over a period of fourteen years across Telecommunication, Travel, ICT industries. The application of his knowledge has core focus in Business Process Management and policies, strategy formulation, channel

Olaolu Hassan

Olaolu’s work experience spans over a period of fourteen years across Telecommunication, Travel, ICT industries. The application of his knowledge has core focus in Business Process Management, Sales & Distribution, Product Development, and Customer Service.Core areas of focus on process and policies, strategy formulation, channel development, Lean Six Sigma projects, gap identification & process improvement. A graduate of BEd. Political Science from University Ibadan. He is presently enrolled with Business School Netherlands (MBA). In the course of his professional experience, he has attended a number of developmental programs. He is presently the Head of Business Development with Aquila Leasing.

Godslove Okorie

Head, Treasury Unit

Godslove is a Chartered Accountant, an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is also registered with the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria. He is a well-rounded finance professional with over 16 years of…

Godslove Okorie

Godslove is a Chartered Accountant, an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He is also registered with the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria. He is a well-rounded finance professional with over 16 years of Finance and Accounting experience. He has held several leadership positions in reputable organizations which include: Head of Finance at McNichols Consolidated Plc, Acting Head of Finance, and later Head of Financial Account division of May and Baker Nigeria Plc. The last position he held prior to Joining Aquila Leasing Limited was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Internet Solutions Nigeria Limited. He is currently concluding his project work for the award of MBA with specialization in Finance and Investment from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Maryam Balogun

Head, Internal Audit

Maryam is a Chartered Accountant with over 5 years’ experience in Financial Accounting & Auditing. She obtained her BSC in Accounting from Lead City University and she is an Associate Member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of … 

Maryam Balogun

Maryam is a Chartered Accountant with over 5 years’ experience in Financial Accounting & Auditing. She obtained her BSC in Accounting from Lead City University and she is an Associate Member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). She started her career with United Bank for Africa (UBA). Her professional work experiences over the years span through the banking industry, security services, and financial services. She is presently the Head of Internal Audit at Aquila Leasing Limited.

Ikama Udoh

Head, Corporate Services

Ikama is an astute and result oriented professional in corporate Administration, Strategic, Planning and Team Building. He is the Head of Corporate Service Group overseeing the activities of Administrative Services, Procurement & Vendor…

Ikama Udoh

Ikama is an astute and result oriented professional in corporate Administration, Strategic, Planning and Team Building. He is the Head of Corporate Service Group overseeing the activities of Administrative Services, Procurement & Vendor Management, insurance and Fleet Administration Services. He holds B.Sc. Degree in Business Administration from Olabisi Onabanjo and a Master’s Degree in Management (MBA) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Prior to joining Aquila Leasing Limited, he had acquired over 12 years’ banking experience with Continental Trust Bank Limited (now UBA Group), where he garnered competences in International Operations, Treasury Services and General Administration.

Abiodun Adeleke

Head, Information Technology

Abiodun is an accomplished IT professional with over twenty (20) years’ experience in providing top quality tech solutions and strategies in various business sectors such as Financial Institution, Insurance (General Group-Life & Health), Fleet Management…

Abiodun Adeleke

Abiodun is an accomplished IT professional with over twenty (20) years’ experience in providing top quality tech solutions and strategies in various business sectors such as Financial Institution, Insurance (General, Group-Life & Health), Fleet Management, Logistics, Transportation and Manufacturing. Prior to joining Aquila Leasing Limited, he worked with Simplex Systems as Head of Software Development team for five (5) years where he develop, supervises and manage business applications for clients He holds an MBA in Information Technology from National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) and first degree in Computer Science from Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara state. He has attended several professional leadership and skill based trainings, and hold certificate in Project Management (PMP), IT Network and Security and Financial Account & Cost Control.

Chidiebere Okwenna

Head, Operations & Account

Chidiebere, an experienced professional, an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). He holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Finance from …

Chidiebere Okwenna

Chidiebere, an experienced professional, an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). He holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Finance from National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), and a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State. Prior to joining Aquila Leasing Limited in 2013, he worked as an Accountant with Vinal Aluminum Products Limited, Multitek Data Systems Limited, and Osah Goodness Telecoms Limited. He is presently the Head, Operations and Accounts