Taiwo Okeowo is the Deputy Managing Director of FBN Merchant Bank Limited, Nigeria’s Merchant Bank and a member of the FBN Group, the largest financial services group in West Africa.
He is currently responsible for the Investment Banking and Agency and Trust businesses of the firm.
He was seconded to the firm in 2006 from First Bank of Nigeria Plc where he was Head of the Corporate Finance Group.
A seasoned professional with over 26 years experience in investment banking, Taiwo has principal responsibility for the advisory business of FBN Capital covering Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Project and Structured Finance and the Financial Advisory practice.
He also covers the Agency and Trust Services Group. A pioneer senior executive of Investment Banking & Trust Company Ltd (now StanbicIBTC), Taiwo has acquired considerable experience in project finance, mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, and securities underwriting.
Since inception of FBN Capital, he has led the advisory teams on financing and capital raising transactions in excess of $8 billion. Under his stewardship, the investment banking teams of FBN Capital achieved number one position in Nigeria transaction league tables in Equity Capital Market (2007 and 2008) and Debt Capital Market (2009 – 2011). He is a member of the board of MainOne Cable Company Ltd and former Chairman of the Fixed Income Subcommittee of the Capital Market Committee.
Okeowo is a Sloan Fellow MSc Management from the London Business School,and has a CFA Charterholder qualification from the Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.