Management Team

Patrick Elimian | Deputy Registrar

Patrick has over 20 years capital market experience. His registrar industry experience include stints at Intercontinental Registrars Limited where he was Head of Business Development & Relationship Management, City Securities (Registrars) Limited where he was Head of Certificate Management & New Issues Group and Wema Registrars (now GTL Registrars) where he was the Head of Operations.

He has participated in a number of industry initiatives such as the e-Dividend Mandate Management System and is a ranking member of the Technical Committee. For his numerous contributions to industry initiatives, Patrick earned commendation of the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Patrick is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School.


Bukola James-Cole | Head of Operations

Bukola has over 15 years capital market experience including Registrar and Stockbroking. She commenced her career at Hamilton Hammer & Co. Limited and later transferred to the registrar subsidiary.


Bukola has gained significant experience in the industry having led teams that managed some milestone transactions including the integration of Access Bank and intercontinental Bank registers in 2011. Bukola also led the transaction teams for the 2013 Wapic Insurance Rights Issue and the Access Bank PLC Rights Issue of 2015.Bukola also led the USL transaction team in the Access Bank divestment from Wapic Insurance PLC in 2013.


She currently heads the Operations Unit and is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School.

Busola Bejide | Head, Financial Control

Busola heads our Financial Control Unit and is responsible for Financial Reporting & Strategy, Treasury Management and Tax Management.


Her career experience spans Auditing and Financial Reporting. She has led several client audit engagements while in audit practice and was responsible for Intercompany reconciliations and Financial Reporting at MRS Holdings Limited prior to joining USL.


She brought to fore her reconciliation expertise, charting a direction for the current USL dividend reconciliation team, making USL the registrar firm with the most up to date dividend reconciliation reports.Busola also brought her audit experience to bear on the conduct of USL’s statutory audit significantly reducing the external audit engagement period.

 

Olajide Okewole | Head, Internal Audit

Olajide, a Chartered Accountant, Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and certified in ISO/IEC 20000 as a Lead Implementer on Information Technology Service Management. He holds BSc in Accounting from Babcock University and MBA in Financial Management from Ladoke Akintola University, HND Accounting (Polytechnic, Ibadan).


He has over 14 years’ experience in Funds Management, Internal Control and Audit, Information Systems’ Audit and Security across Consulting, Capital Market and Banking sectors.He began his career at OmoareOgunnusi & Co. (Chartered Accountants) in 2004 and joined FCSL Asset Management Ltd (formerly F&C Securities Ltd) in 2007 as Assistant Manager, Treasury & Financial Services.In 2008, he joined Bank PHB PLC (now Keystone Bank Ltd) and was Head, Enterprise Systems Control up till August 2018 before joining United Securities Ltd as Head, Internal Audit in September 2018.