***EQUIPMENT LEASING, CAR RENTAL, FLEET MANAGEMENT, LPO FINANCE, RECRUITMENT, HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT & TRAINING***

Our Team

MANAGEMENT TEAM
MR. MICHAEL DIJI (MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO)
Mr. 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. Mr. 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, Mr. 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. Mr. 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 ). He is married with children.
JOHN MMOBUOSI (ED, OPERATIONS)
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
IFEANYI C. UKAEGBU (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
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.

Ose Ikhisemon-Oje holds a second class upper degree in Agricultural Economics from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma-Edo state and a masters in Economics from University of Lagos, Lagos state. An associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, he has garnered experience spanning close to a decade in the Human Resources Profession .He has had valuable training and experience in varied functions relating to Human Resources, Administration, Personnel services, Client services and Industrial relations in consulting, manufacturing and oil and gas firms. He is known for his aggressive business development coupled with cutting edge service delivery.

Having attended various local and international management courses, his management acumen is top notch.

He is happily married with children

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ANNE RICHARDS OSAGIE

(HEAD, TREASURY)

Anne Richards Osagie (B.Sc, MBA, NIM)Anne is a product of University of Calabar, obtaining a Botany as well as a Masters in Business Administration specialising in Marketing

As a seasoned financial practitioner with over 9 years experience in marketing credit analysis and treasury management.

She has excelled in institutions that include WEMASEC (A subsidiary of WEMA BANK PLC), where she headed the central marketing department of the Treasury Department as well as Rosabon Financial Services ( A member of the Concept Group) where she headed the Treasury Department

Anne’s vast experience and quiet leadership is of immense value to the organisation
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ADEFUWA ADEKUNLE HEAD, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Adefuwa Adekunle holds a Master of Science Degree in Operations Research from University of Lagos and Bachelor Of Science Degree in Banking & Finance from Ogun State University, now Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago- Iwoye.

An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM). A highly known credit and investment expert, with over 9 years experience in Creative Investment and Credit Portfolio Management.

He started his career with Arbitrage Finance & Investment Limited as a Research Analyst.

He had a stint with Magnartis Finance & Investment Limited (Member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange)

He then joined Aquila Capital Limited as Head, Asset Management and resigned before joining Oceanic Bank Int’l PLC as Head Marketing/Credit.

He later moved to Agora Capital Limited as Head Credit & Recovery. He contributed immensely in growing the profit base of the Organisation.

Before taking appointment in Agora Capital Ltd as Head, Credit & Recovery. He has over the years, garnered valuable experience in Credit & Risk Administration, Project & LPO Financing and Research. He is presently the Head of Business Development of First Choice Leasing Ltd.

He is happily married with children.

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CHUDDY ANI- HEAD, ADMINISTRATION/HUMAN RESOURCE/ RECRUITMENT
Chuddy is a Law graduate of Enugu State University, he graduated from the University in 2006 where he obtained LL.B (Hons) thereafter, he proceeded to the Nigeria Law School where he obtained B.L in 2007 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in the same year and consequently became a Member of the Nigeria Bar Association.

He Worked for J.U. AJii Chambers Sokoto from 2007 to 2008. in J.U Ajii, he practised law as a Legal Practitioner and Corporate Consultant. In 2008, he resigned and relocated to Enugu and joined the Law Firm of Anali Chude &Co, where he equally practised law as a Legal Practitioner and Corporate Consultant. He has appeared in all Nigerian Courts and has handled different cases concerning Corporate Organisations, labour matters, negotiations and mediation.

He left Anali Chude & Co in 2010 and joined Liberty integrated Services in 2010 as the Legal and Administrative Manager where he was actively involved in the negotiation, loan sourcing and drafting of the contract for construction of multi million Babcock University Students Hall of Residence; he later rose to the position of Acting General Manager.

He joined First Choice Leasing Limited in 2011.

DIRECTORS
MEMBER: EQUIPMENT LEASING ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (ELAN)