Mr. Pitan has corporate and banking experience spanning over 25 years. He started his banking career in 1986 at Citibank Nigeria. He subsequently joined Industrial Bank Limited (Merchant Bankers) as part of the pioneer team in the role of Head, Trade Finance. He left the Bank in 1991 to run Credit Lease Nigeria Limited, a company founded by him to pursue his dream of export business. Mr Pitan came back to the banking industry in 1996 by joining FSB International Bank Plc as AGM / Head of Middle Tier market and public sector.
Mr. Pitan had participated in many innovative transactions in the Nigerian Capital Market. He was the Chairman of the Technical Committee that led to the merger of Centerpoint Securities Ltd and FIIST Ventures Ltd to form Unity Registrars Ltd. He was the Chairman of the Technical Committee of the landmark transaction where nine banks were merged to form Unity Bank PLC and the listing of the bank on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
He was recently the MD/CEO of Caroline Properties Ltd and director of Excel E& P Ltd. E& P Ltd. He graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics as a UAC scholar from the University of Ibadan in 1982. He obtained a Master’s degree in International Management as a Rotary International Scholar from the American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird Campus, Glendale, Arizona. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School (SMP 5) and London Business School (SEP 43 ). He is also an alumnus of the Haggai Institute in Singapore. He is an ordained senior pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Kayode Pitan, Director