Banking regulations, taxes, wavering interest rates, unhinged dynamism, against the backdrop of multiple drivers, the complexity of the finance world is ever in need of core financial experts.
Amongst professionals in the finance world giving expertise in the world of investment banking, breaking down facts on market performance, monetary policies and the stock market is Nigeria’s Fiona Ahimie MD/CEO of FBNQuest Securities Limited a subsidiary of FBNQuest Merchant Bank, a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Holding PLC.
With her wealth of experience, her daily job also entails giving updates on The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The top professional before her current role was Managing Director of African Alliance Limited a South African Investment banking firm.
She began her career in investment banking with Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers before making a transition to FBNQuest Capital in 2014 as the Head of Sales Trading and a member of the Sales Team for International/Local Institutional Clients.
A year later in May 2015, she joined African Alliance, a Pan African Investment Banking Group where she held the position of the Managing Director of African Alliance Securities Nigeria. While there once again she distinguished herself growing trading market share, topping up existing client base amongst several held responsibilities.
In 2016, Fiona Ahimie headed back to FBNQuest Securities to head Equities Brokerage function. Under her leadership, the market share witnessed tremendous growth and placed the Business in the top 5 on the securities league table by year end 2018.
A chartered accountant and a chartered stockbroker, the finance executive holds an MBA from the prestigious Lagos Business School and IESE, Spain.
An accounting graduate from Lagos state university, ehe is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (FCS), Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA).
Fiona serves on the board of Purple Money Microfinance Bank, she is an audit committee member of the Board of National Association of Securities Dealer of Nigeria (NASD) and a Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria.
She was recently appointed a Member of the Curriculum Management and Learning Committee of Lagos Business School.