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Management Team

Get to know more about the Winock management team.

( Chief Executive Officer)
Akinsanmi Lajuwomi
Chief executive officer (CEO)

Sanmi Laujuwomi - Founder & Chief Executive Officer.

Sanmi has a second-class upper degree in Computing and Business information systems from the University of East London, Prince 2 project management practitioner certification from Axelos, Business Analysis certification from BCS, Leadership and management certification from City University London, and financial management certification from City University London.

Prior to founding Winock, Sanmi worked as a business and technology consultant in the United Kingdom with 15 years of experience in key roles for blue-chip organisations; for example, he worked as a Lead business analyst on a multi-million Pounds technology transformation project
for Sky Group (owners of Sky sports) and as a Prince 2 practitioner project manager for discovery channel and Daily mail group.

Sanmi relocated his family back to Nigeria in February 2019 to spearhead Winock towards the achievement of its vision and mission. For leisure, he loves to read philosophical, economic, political, and business books, and play golf.

Johnson Uche
Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

Johnson Uche - Chief Risk Officer

Johnson Uche is a risk and banking professional with over 20 years of experience in highly complex leadership and management roles in Deposit Money and Microfinance banks such as Intercontinental Bank Plc and Baobab MFB. He studied Statistics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and his MBA from Ambrose Ali University. He is a Fellow of the Association of Enterprise Risk Management Professionals (FERP) and a Certified Microfinance Banker (MCIB).

Idris Lawal
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Idris Lawal - Chief Financial Officer

Idris Lawal is an accounting and finance expert with over a decade of experience in various financial reporting and finance roles with operations in investment banking, Asset Management and Securities Trading Services. In his professional practice, he has verse experience in regulatory reporting for institutions under the regulation of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He most recently worked at Norrenberger, where he was the Financial Controller in charge of accounting and financial reporting of the group.
He studied Accounting and Economics at Bayero University, Kano and is a Member of the Association of Forensic Accounting Researchers (AFAR) and an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Gift Ilesanmi - Head of Marketing & Communications
Gift Ilesanmi
Head of Marketing

Gift Ilesanmi - Head of Marketing & Communications

Gift has a second-class degree in English from the University of Lagos, has received various professional training in marketing and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM).

Gift has over 14 years of practical experience working in Sales and marketing roles for reputable microfinance and media organisations and was most recently Head of Marketing and Communications for Daily Trust Newspaper prior to joining Winock.

(Head of Internal audit & Compliance. )
Emmanuel Ngene
Head of Internal Audit

Emmanuel Ngene - Head of Internal Audit

Emmanuel is an associate chartered accountant (ACA) and microfinance certified banker (MCIB). He is a graduate of Accounting from Ebonyi State University and achieved an MBA degree from Usman Danfodio University.

Prior to joining Winock, Emmanuel worked as a resident auditor for NPF microfinance bank Plc and Head of Internal Audit for Zikora Microfinance bank Limited.

( Head of HR & Administration)
Victor Benjamin
Head of hr & Administration

Victor Benjamin - Head of HR & Administration

Victor Benjamin has a second class upper in Agricultural economics from the Cross River University of Technology, is a full member of Chartered Institute of Administration, Institute of Professional Managers and Administration of Nigeria, and Nigeria Institute of Management.

Prior to joining Winock, Victor Benjamin was Human Resource Manager at Veb Finance Limited and Arusim Foods & Groceries Limited.

Victor Benjamin is highly experienced in strategic and tactical human resources, overseeing recruitment, performance management and learning and development. He is currently undertaking MSc Organisational Psychology at Unicaf University, Malawi Campus.

Rebecca Anointed
Legal Officer

Rebecca Anointed - Legal Officer

Rebecca Anointed is a qualified Legal professional with over 6 years post call experience. She previously worked with Kayode Alli Balogun as a Legal Counsel and Pillar Microfinance bank as a Company Secretary. She has a Bachelor of Law degree from Benue State University and is a Barrister at Law from Nigerian Law School

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