• NO 2 Akin Oshiyemi Street, Opposite Sterling Bank,Allen Avenue, Ikeja Lagos
  • +234-802-321-6086, +234-803-667-1779
  • md@firstchoiceleasingltd.com

Michael Diji

Managing Director / CEO

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. Chief Diji is also a fellow of the prestigious Institute of Chattered Corporate Management Accountants of West Africa and was awarded honorary doctorate degree in Financial Management and Corporate Governance from European American University. He is a first class high chief in Delta state. He is married with children.


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