Gabriel Idahosa (BSc, FCA), Gabriel graduated with BSc Economics 2nd class upper honours degree in June 1975 from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). He completed the professional accountancy examination of the Association of chartered certified accountants (ACCA), London in December 1976. In 1978, he was admitted an associate (ACA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
He is now a fellow (FCA) of the institute. In 1975/76 he had his primary national service with Panell Kerr Forster and Co. Chartered Accountants. From 1976 to 1980 he was in the professional staff of Peat Marwick Casselton Elliot and Co., now KPMG. In 1980 he founded the professional accounting and consulting group now known as Uhy Maaji & Co., a 7-partner firm with offices in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Maiduguri And Lokoja. He has over 30 years accounting and consulting practice experience. Uhy Maaji & Co. is the Nigerian member firm of Uhy, an association of over 100 independent accounting and consulting firms with offices in 242 business centres in 76 countries (www.uhy.com).
He is a former chairman of the professional practice group of the Lagos chamber of commerce. He is currently chairman of the editorial board and council member of the Lagos chamber of commerce. He serves on the board of directors of the following companies: General Telecom Plc, Managed Health Care Services Limited, Quad Realities Limited, B-Integrated Concepts And Solutions Limited
Dr Kalu was born on August 14th 1939 in Ebem local government, Ohafia in Abia state. He holds a Ph.D in Economic Development and Public Finance Yale Stimson Fellow) Wisconsin USA. He has worked in the World Bank (East Asia Pacific Programmes Department) and has contributed significantly to the micro and macro-economic work on the economies of Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong (Asian Tigers).
He has directed major studies covering both industrial and agricultural sectors including oil, LNG, petrochemicals, agricultural infrastructure and credit. He has held many ministerial positions which include The Commissioner for finance & planning, Imo State, Minister of finance under two regimes, Minister for national planning & Minister of transport, chairman ECOWAS council of ministers, chairman of A.D.B, chairman council of economic directors, chairman C.A.S.S, chairman development committee World Bank, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary to the (EU) in 2000.
He was also on the board of the Niger Delta Sub-Committee & Ex-Chairman, Niger Delta Technical Committee that formed the Niger Delta Ministry & the new NDDC. Protem Chairman of Institute for Policy & Economic Development, former presidential candidate in 2003 and the present Chairman of BGL Plc. He is happily married with children
Chief. Michael Diji, an Accountant with bias for business development and investment management, is a product of the highly revered Yaba College of Technology and Ondo State Polytechnic where he obtained Upper Credits OND Accountancy in 1996 and HND Accountancy in 1998 respectively. He obtained his Masters in Banking and Finance (MBF) from Lagos State University in 2004.
Chief. Diji started his working career in CMC International as Credit/Investment Analyst and later joined IMB International Bank Plc as Senior Credit Analyst in 2001. He left the bank after a short sojourn and joined C & I Leasing Plc in 2002 as Assistant Manager, Credit & Marketing. He successfully managed the Citibank lease portfolio outsourced to C & I Leasing Plc. on the account of acknowledged performance, he was redeployed to the operating lease arm of C & I Leasing as the head-office Branch Manager.
In line with his knack for taking up challenges and achieving milestones, Chief. Diji resigned his appointment with C & I Leasing in April, 2006 and joined Rosabon Financial Services Ltd as Head, Leasing. He successfully returned the company to profitability and fame within a record period. As a highly sought after lease expert, he took his expertise to Continental Leasing Ltd where he was the pioneer Chief Operating Officer of the company. He also was the MD of Enterprise Asset Leasing Ltd.
Chief. Diji birthed First Choice Leasing Ltd as its pioneer Managing Director. Our MD/CEO has attended numerous courses which accounts for his versatility and vibrancy in Lease Management and Business Development. Acknowledged as one of the most sought after lease expert in Nigeria, Michael Diji is quoted frequently by the press on leasing issues in Nigeria. He is a revered individual member of Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria ( ELAN ) and also a fellow of Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria. He is married with children.
John Awele Mmobuosi (BSc, FCA, AICM, ACITN, MNIM), John is an Accounting graduate of university of Lagos and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). His other professional memberships Include CITN, ICM, and NIM John is a versatile Accountant with extensive experience in dynamic industries that spans Banking & Finance, Insurance, Manufacturing and Commerce.
His professional career began with Chartered Bank Ltd. (now Stanbic IBTC). He Has held various positions in firms that include Firstson Finance, Kay-EL Group, ChurchGate Group, Olympia Ins., Guardian Trust \Insurance(now PHB Insurance).
He left Guardian Trust Insurance as an AGM Finance to start a career in Asset Management. First joining Rosabon Financial Services and from there to Continental Group to head its finance functions. His wide experience has seen him emerge astute in a wide range of financial affairs that include Asset Management and product development.
John’s wealth of experience, unique insights and calm disposition is invaluable to First Choice. He is married with children
Mr Ifeanyi Ukaegbu is an astute banker and well experienced. He has over 18 years of banking experience where he was exposed to all areas of banking, most of which is dominated by his stint in Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Operations.
He worked with United Bank for Africa Plc before joining Diamond Bank Plc in 2000.
He became a Business Manager in 2004 and has worked in various locations of the bank. In 2006, he was made the Group Head, Retail Banking, Mainland 2 covering over 15 branches of the bank.
Ifeanyi is a good manager of men and resources as his performance and achievements in these locations are well documented.
He has a BSc in Finance and Banking from Abia State University and an MBA in Marketing from Imo State University, Owerri. He has attended various courses in banking.
Ifeanyi is happily married with children.