Board of Directors

Samuel Idowu Ayininuola - CHAIRMAN

Mr Samuel Idowu Ayininuola – CHAIRMAN

Samuel Idowu Ayininuola graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife where he obtained a BSc in Agricultural Science in 1976. He has an MBA from the University of Lagos. He became an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA) in 1981. Mr Sam Idowu began his banking career at NAL Merchant Bank Limited (now Sterling Bank Plc) in 1981. He has held different managerial positions within and outside Nigeria since then.

He is a merchant and commercial Banker with over three decades of experience in the sales and marketing of financial products and services. He worked with RIMS Merchant Bank Ltd between 1988 and 1995 during which he served at middle and top management positions. He also worked at Consolidated Discount Ltd between 1995 and 2006 and rose to the position of a Managing Director. In 2006, He became an Executive Director on the Board of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc and remained in that capacity for 3 years. He is currently the Managing Director of Energy Bank Limited, Accra, Ghana.
Mr Sam Idowu joined the Board of Directors of Tripple Gee & Company Plc in May 1990. Since then, he has served as the Chairman of the Board on Risk Management Committee and a member of the Board Credit Committee. He became the Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2010.
Mr Sam Idowu is a team player, his experience and profile makes him well suited to play a leading role in the successful implementation of Tripple Gee’s transformation programmes and initiatives.

Mrs Adebimpe Giwa fnmin – GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR

Rotn. Mrs Adebimpe Giwa is an astute Administrator with many years of experience. She is an Alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School and A Paul Harris Fellow of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. She graduated from Lagos State University where she obtained her B.A ED (ENGLISH), 1989 and Masters in Public Administration, MPA. She obtained her Masters in Marketing from St. Edward ’s University, USA. She is a Member of the Institute of Directors (IOD), she is also a Fellow of National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (FNIMN).

Mrs Giwa has worked in various sectors like; oil & gas, packaging and security printing, import and export.
She was a General Manager (Packaging) between 2007 and 2014 with Tripple Gee & Company Plc. It is on record that her stint with the Company experienced a northwards movement of an immense turnover. She left Tripple Gee & Co. Plc. in 2014 to manage AN-BOS Nig. Ltd., a trading Company that specialised in supply of raw materials to Unilever Plc., Nasha Limited and Dala Foods among others.
Mrs Giwa returned to the Tripple Gee fold as an Executive Director after the demise of the founder, Chief Gbade Giwa in 2018. Her coming to the helms of affairs of the Company saw an increase in turnover of 149% within the first six months. The trend has continued till date, marking a significant growth in profit after tax.
Mrs Giwa was elected the Managing Director of Tripple Gee & Company Plc at the 28th Annual General Meeting of the Company on 16th September 2019, where she declared a determination to take the Company to greater heights by introducing new business lines.

Chief (Mrs.) Adebimpe Giwa recently received the awards of “POWER WOMAN OF 2022” from Enterprising Women Awards Africa, “PRINT INDUSTRY CEO OF THE YEAR” from City People Magazine and “FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR OF DISTINCTION OF THE YEAR” from Nigerian News Direct.

Chief Felix Kolawole Bajomo, mni

Chief Bajomo attended Manchester Polytechnic and West Bromwich College of Commerce where he obtained an HND degree in 1977 and 1978 respectively. He is an accomplished Chartered Accountant and former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) (2002/2003). He became an Associate of ICAN in 1976, a member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants in 1973 and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in 1986. He is an alumnus of the National Institute for Strategic Studies where he graduated in 1981. He attended Oxford University for Post Graduate Course in 2010.

Chief Bajomo has served in different executive capacities in the Tourism and Banking Industry. Some of the positions he held included, Acting Managing Director, Nigeria Hotels Group (1974/1983); Executive Director of both Savannah Bank of Nigeria Plc between 1984 and 1986, and Union Bank of Nigeria Plc from 1986 to 1990. He also served as the Chairman of O’dua Investment Limited between 2002 and 2004 and Federal Housing Authority between 2005 and 2006. Chief Bajomo is a Director of several other Companies. He joined the Board of the Company in September 1990.

Mr Olusegun Olusanya

Mr Olusanya graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) in 1970. He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Economics from the same University in 1972. He is a seasoned civil servant and a distinguished banker.

He started his career as a Civil Servant in 1965. Between 1965 and 1980, he worked in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Defense, Cabinet Office and Ministry of National Planning. He joined Savannah Bank of Nigeria Limited in 1980 and rose to the position of Deputy General Manager, Finance and Strategic Planning in 1990.

Prior to his appointment as a Director on the Board of Tripple Gee in September 1999, Mr. Olusanya has served in the Board of different banks. Some of the positions he held included , Executive Director in Afribank Nigeria Limited In 1991, Executive Director of Nigerian Merchant Bank of Nigeria Limited in 1992, Executive Director of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc from1993 to 1999, Chairman of Board of Directors of National Bank of Nigeria from 1999 to 2003, Director of Universal Trust Bank of Nigeria Limited from 2003 to 2005, Non-Executive Director of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc from 2006 to 2011, Director of Benue Cement Company Limited (a member of Dangote Group) from 2006 to 2011 and Dangote Cement Company Plc from 2010 till date

Chief Mrs Nkem Okoye

Chief (Mrs.) Christie Nkem Okoye is an alumnus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, USA where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting in 1978, and proceeded to obtain a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree (Banking and Finance) from the Enugu State University of Technology Business School, Lagos in 2000.

She began her professional working experience in January 1978 as an Internal Auditor with Hyatt Regency Hotel, Houston Texas, before joining First Bank of Nigeria Plc, where she rose to become an Executive Director of the Bank in 2002. She is currently the Executive Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Krystle Limited, a position she has held since 2005. She joined the Board of Tripple Gee & Company Plc in December 2006.

Alhaji Alli S Madugu, mni

Alhaji Madugu obtained an Ordinary National Diploma in 1988 and Higher National diploma in 1992 from Kano State Polytechnic and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management from the same Polytechnic in 2002. He then proceeded to Bayero University, Kano to obtain a Post Graduate Diploma in Management in 2005 and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the same university in 2007. He is a member of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria (2003), a member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) (2009), a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (Chartered) (2011), and member of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS (2011). In 2010, Alhaji Madugu became the Vice-President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (Kano/Kaduna Zone branch). He joined the Company’s Board in August 2013.

Mr Adewale Sonaike

Mr Adewale Sonaike holds a BSc in Banking and Finance from the Olabisi Onabanjo University in Ogun State Nigeria and also earned an MBA from Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo State Nigeria. He has attended numerous management courses in Process Optimization, Customer Relations, Project Management, Operational and Strategic Planning, Leadership Development and Change Management. He is an Alumnus of the prestigious Lagos BAusiness School and London Business School. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (ICMA), two prominent professional associations for financial services practitioners in Nigeria.
He is presently the Deputy Managing Director, Business Development and International Businesses at Courteville Business Solutions PLC, a business process outsourcing and Information Technology Solutions Company. He has over three decades of professional experience spanning marketing, banking and business development. He is the Chairman of Aiyepe Micro Finance Bank Ltd and also sits on the Board of Courteville Investment(Sierra Leone)Ltd ,and Courteville Global Solutions Zimbabwe.
In the last fifteen (15) years, he had particularly carried out major market penetration for the most innovative automation business strategy revolution in the public sector with the “ AutoReg” business solution developed locally for the automation of motor vehicle administration and documentation in Nigeria which is currently operational in over 22 States of the Federation and 3 countries in West Africa and the Caribbean. He joined the Board of Tripple Gee & Company Plc in August 2022.