Afrinvest West Africa appoints Onoise Onaghinon as its Chief Operating Officer

WEST AFRICAAfrinvest West Africa Limited, a leading wealth advisory firm, has announced the appointment of Mrs Onoise Onaghinon as its Chief Operating Officer.

Mrs Onaghinon joined Afrinvest (then SecTrust) in 2003 as an Analyst in the Firm’s investment banking division.  With diligence, commitment and professionalism, she rose through the ranks to become an Associate, then Vice President and eventually Executive Director & Head of Investment Banking. 

She is a seasoned veteran in the Nigerian capital markets and investment landscape with over 18 years of experience in capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings across many industries.

In 2017, Mrs Onaghinon took a sabbatical from the Firm to head the Public Private Partnership Agency of the Edo State Government. Having acquitted herself creditably in the public sector, she has rejoined the Firm to resume as the new COO.

According to Ike Chioke, Group Managing Director of Afrinvest, “over the years, Mrs Onaghinon has demonstrated great leadership, professional excellence and outstanding client commitment in driving the Firm’s business units, particularly our Investment Banking division.

“We are delighted to have her back and we look forward to leveraging her cross-disciplinary experience across the Afrinvest group,” said Ike.

In her new role, Mrs Onaghinon will oversee human resources, legal & compliance, internal control and general services while leading the Firm’s initiatives to improve efficiency across its subsidiaries.

Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited is a wealth advisory firm involved in investment banking, securities trading, asset management and investment research with a focus on West Africa.

It is both a provider of research content on the Nigerian market and an adviser to companies across West Africa on M&A and international capital market transactions.

Regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) as an Issuing House and Underwriter, Afrinvest provides financial advisory services as well as capital raising solutions to High Net-worth Individuals (“HNIs”), corporations, and governments.

The Company is also licensed by the Nigerian SEC, through its subsidiary, Afrinvest Securities Limited (“ASL”), as a broker-dealer and authorized by the Nigerian Stock Exchange as a dealing member. ASL acts as a distribution channel for a variety of investment products and houses the Company’s research franchise.

Afrinvest Asset Management Limited (“AAML”) is licensed by the Nigerian SEC as a portfolio manager. it maintains established offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt

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