Mr Godwin Obaseki

Governor of Edo State

Panelist

Mr Godwin Obaseki

Governor of Edo State

His Excellency, Mr Godwin Obaseki began his career over 30 years ago and has established track records in Investment Banking, Asset Management, Securities Trading and the Public Sector both internationally and in Nigeria. He started out in 1983 with Capital Trust Brokers Limited Lagos as a stockbroker where he excelled and subsequently worked with International Merchant Bank (an affiliate of First Chicago Bank). In 1988 he joined AVC Funds Limited, Lagos where he served as a Project Manager and led the core team that set up two of the new generation banks which eventually reshaped the face of the banking industry in Nigeria. Between 1993 and 1995 he worked in New York as a principal of Equatorial Finance Co, a Financial Advisory firm with a focus on Africa and providing Structured Trade Finance for African related transactions through credit, financial advisory and risk insurance.

He Founded Afrinvest West Africa Limited (formerly Securities Transactions & Trust Company Limited (SecTrust)) in 1995 as the pioneer Managing Director. The firm has since grown to become a leading Investment Banking and Investment Management firm in Nigeria. He served as the Chairman of the Edo State Government’s Economic and Strategy Team (EST) from March 17, 2009 till September 2016 pro bono publico.

His Excellency, Mr Godwin Obaseki was elected governor of Edo State for a second term in the September 19, 2020 gubernatorial polls.