Our People

Uniquely creative, imaginative and dynamic team

Board Members

Godwin Eseiwi Ehigiamusoe (Chairman)

He is an acknowledged microfinance practitioner who began his career as a rural cooperative officer before he founded LAPO. Dr. Ehigiamusoe plays a leading role in the development of microfinance in Nigeria and Sierra Leone. He has consulted for a number of local and international microfinance initiatives including the formulation of the Nigerian microfinance policy and regulatory framework. He holds a doctorate degree in Policy and Development Studies, Master’s degree in Development Studies, Bachelor of Science in Sociology, and a diploma in Cooperative Management.

He has attended several capacity enhancing courses including the Financial Institutions Programme for Enterprise Development Management (FIPED) of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA and the Chief Executive Programme of the Lagos Business School. Dr. Ehigiamusoe won the Model Entrepreneur Award –Nigeria in 2008 and the Schwab Foundation’s Outstanding Social Entrepreneur for Africa Award in 2010. He is a member of the African Advisory Council of Grameen Foundation, USA.

He’s the chairman, Board of Director, Orange Insurance Brokers Limited.

Ibikunle Janet (CEO)

Mrs. Ibikunle Janet (HND, CIIN, ACIB, AMNIM)

She is the Managing Director of Orange Insurance Brokers Limited.She obtained her Higher National Diploma (HND) in Insurance from the Polytechnic, Ibadan. She holds a master degree in Business Administration (Finance Option).She worked with Apple Crown Insurance Plc. From 2000 – 2002, worked with AIICO Insurance Plc. from 2002 to 2011. She’s an associate member of The Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) ANIMC, Associate Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (ACII, ACIIN) and Associate member of The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers. (ACIB).

She is a winner of Insurance Personality Leadership Prize winner of the year 2017 under the common seal of the African Mark of Leadership Excellence.

Janet is an astute insurance professional and the pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Orange Insurance Brokers Limited

Ms.Josephine Nwachukwu

Ms.Josephine Nwachukwu (MBA,HND,CIBN)

She is a renowned microfinance banker with over 17 years wealth of experience in financial management, auditing and accounting. She holds a Masters’ degree in Business Administration (MBA). Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance and a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting and is a Member Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).

She has attended several international trainings including Microfinance Training Programme in Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado, USA. She is an Executive Director and currently heads Corporate Planning Strategy Department and a Board Member of the LAPO Microfinance Bank Limited.

She chairs the Audit Committee.

Mrs. Elizabeth Ngozi Ehigiamusoe

Mrs. Elizabeth Ngozi Ehigiamusoe (B.Sc,M.Sc,NIMN)

She is the Managing Director of Micro – Investment Support Services Ltd. She obtained her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Accounting and Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Finance from University of Benin, Benin City. She worked with the then New Nigeria Bank (NNB) now Unity Bank between 1981 and 1994 and during her time, she won the best Bank staff of the year. In 2002, Elizabeth Ngozi Ehigiamusoe joined Micro Investment Support Services Ltd as the Head of Credit Operations, in 2005; she became the General Manager, and was made the Managing Director in 2014.

She has over 30 years’ experience in financial Management. She is an Associate member of the National Institute of Marketing and also member of National Institute of Marketers of Nigeria (NIMN). She also obtained additional skills in Micro Finance with exposure at the Microfinance training in Germany in 2007. She has attended several training both within and outside Nigeria.

She chairs the Finance and General Purpose Committee.

Mr. Edward Aghimien

Mr. Edward Aghimien (B.Sc,NIM)

He’s a renowned business man and the MD/CEO of Eseosa Meat Investments Limited. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Economics from the University of Benin. He has also acquired the internationally recognised Dip. M (Diploma in Marketing) from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom. He has attended extensive, managerial training within Unilever and capped it up with an advanced executive education at the Stanford University, USA.

He a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, American Marketing Association, USA, Nigerian Marketing Association and Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).

He chairs the Business Development and Investment Committee.

Mr.Stephen Ehigiamusoe

Mr.Stephen Ehigiamusoe (B.Sc)

He’s an Executive Consultant (Business Development) of GOBETH Reliance Investment Company Limited. He obtained his Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.) in Public Health from the University of Debrecan, Hungary.

Mrs. Dorcas Thorpe

Mrs.Dorcas Thorpe(B.Sc,CIBN)

She’s the head, Alternative Channels Group of the LAPO Microfinance Bank Limited. She obtained her Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information Technology and Networking from the Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom

She also holds a Master’s degree in Computer Information and Networks. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).