Sam is an astute banker with extensive banking and capital market experience gained over 28 years in the industry. He served in the Banking Supervision department of the Central Bank of Nigeria followed by various stints in Merchant and Commercial Banks as well as other Multinational Financial Institutions.
He was a Director at Citizens Bank prior to the merger which led to the creation of Spring Bank. He played an active role on the team that led the exercise resulting in his appointment to the inaugural board of the newly formed entity as an Executive Director (Operations).
He has also advised on several Corporate Finance transactions including the divestment of various bank subsidiaries following the CBN directive which expired in 2012. In addition, he has led advisory teams in various business combination transactions in the past five years.
Sam serves on the Board of many companies spanning a number of sectors. He is a sitting Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and serves as the Treasurer of the Association of Stockbroking Houses of Nigeria. He is also a member of the Board of the Investment Protection Fund at the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a member of the Institute of Directors.
Sam is the founder and pioneer CEO of Mega Equities Ltd (Members of the Nigerian Stock Exchange) which he has successfully piloted since its inception in 2002 and Mega Capital Financial Services Limited.