Godwin Ehigiamusoe Ph.D- (CEO)
Dr. Ehigiamusoe is an experienced microfinance practitioner who began his career as a rural cooperative officer before he founded LAPO, a leading development and microfinance institution with operations in Nigeria and Sierra Leone. He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, Masters degree in Development Studies and diploma in Cooperative Management. He has attended several capacity enhancing courses at Harvard Kennedy School, Lagos Business School, IESE Business School, Barcelona and INSEAD Business School, Singapore campus. Dr. Ehigiamusoe won the Model Entrepreneur Award – Nigeria in 2008 and the Schwab Foundation’s Outstanding Social Entrepreneur for Africa Award in 2010. He authored Understanding NGOs (1998); Poverty and Microfinance in Nigeria (2000) and Issues in Microfinance: enhancing financial inclusion (2011).
Moses Ehigiamusoe - Head, Corporate Services
Mr. Moses Ehigiamusoe has rich experience in Microfinance Operations and Risk Management and joined LAPO as a Branch Manager in 1994. He holds a certificate in Co-operative Studies, National Certificate in Business Education, Bachelor and Masters degree in Business Education. He is an Associate Member of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Marketers and has attended several local and international training programmes in Microcredit Practice (1996), Product Pricing, Market Research, SMEs Management and Advanced Management, the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education, Cambridge, United States of America (2012) and Executive Development Program in Wharton School University of Pennsylvania in the United States of America (2013).
Stanley Oriakhi - Chief Financial Officer
A very professional Accountant and an active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Since he joined LAPO MfB in 2001, he has functioned excellently in various capacities within the Finance and Operations departments of our Organization. He holds a First degree in Accounting and an MBA with a bias for Finance. Stanley Oriakhi has attended various training programmes in Credit Operations, Financial Management and Planning, Management & Leadership. He is also an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School.
Elijah Osadebamwen - Head, Operations
Joined LAPO in year 2000 and is currently Head of LAPO Operations. He has served as Local Technical Service Provider for the Microstart Project of the UNDP. He holds Higher National Diploma (HND) and MBA. He is an Associate Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (AMNIM) and the National Institute of Marketing. Mr. Osadebamwen has attended a number of local and international training programmes including Microfinance Training Programme, (MFI) Naropa University, Colorado, USA (2003) and Advance Management Programme in INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France, July, 2014.
Paul Emgbouke - Head, People Management
Mr. Emgbouke began his professional career as solicitor to a number of law firms and joined LAPO in 2004 as Head, Human Resource Unit. Mr. Emgbuoke has attended courses in People Management, he is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).
Cynthia Ikponmwosa - Head, Corporate Secretariat, Legal and Compliance
Joined LAPO as a Principal Programme Officer in 2001, Ms. Ikponmwosa Cynthia had worked with Akintola Williams Deloitte. An associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Marketing, She holds first degree in English Language and Master Degree in Corporate Governance. She played a pivotal role in the transformation of LAPO Microfinance Bank operations into a regulated microfinance bank in 2010. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators of United Kingdom, the Chartered Institute of Marketers and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). Currently, she is the Head, Corporate Secretariat, Legal and Compliance department of LAPO Microfinance Bank.