Yawende Sadiku One of Africa's Best Investment Bankers

Yewande, a young and vibrant investment banker oversees the Corporate Finance Department of Investment Banking & Trust Company Plc (IBTC), the pre-eminent investment bank in Nigeria, where she has worked for about 10 years. She has headed the Department since 2000 and works with a multi-tasking team to provide innovative financial solutions to clients’ needs, while ensuring conformity with legal, statutory and regulatory requirements.

Yewande is directly responsible for the execution of the debt and equity issues, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and financial advisory assignments handled by IBTC. She has been responsible for a variety of assignments and has handled the packaging, analysis and execution of landmark privatisation and financial advisory mandates.

At IBTC, she has handled transactions for clients in virtually every sector of the Nigerian economy, including the utilities, financial, pharmaceutical, food/beverage, packaging and conglomerate sectors. She holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Chemistry from University of Benin and an MBA from University of Warwick, United Kingdom. She started her banking career with Nigeria International Bank Limited, where she worked from 1992 to 1994. She is in regular contact with the Securities & Exchange Commission, The Nigerian Stock Exchange and other regulatory authorities as well as several of Nigeria’s leading corporations and multinationals at the senior management levels. A member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group she is currently the Chairperson of the Rules and Regulations sub-Committee of SEC’s Capital Market Committee.


Though a little bit conservative, Yewande socializes well with friends and associates and is often sighted at highbrow restaurants in Victoria Island and Ikoyi.