Mr. Barnabas O. Olise (FCA) is a seasoned financial expert, with deep and practical experience in Accounting, Auditing, Banking Operations, Risk management, internal control, budgetary control, strategy, performance management, and corporate governance, etc. He is a result-oriented leader, with a track record of leading high-performance teams.
He started his career in December 1992, with Deloitte, an international accounting firm, and received his early training there, in accounting, auditing, consulting, taxation, etc. His audit and consulting experience spans almost every sector of the economy (Manufacturing, Trading, Banking, Oil and gas, Education, Health, Insurance, other financial services, government, and non-profit organizations, etc. He spent eight (8) years in Deloitte before moving on to a career in Banking, by joining then Intercontinental bank Plc (Now Access bank Plc), in January 2001. In the bank he handled various functions and responsibilities, across the bank, including Inspection, Internal control, Corporate Services, Branch Development and franchise expansion, finance, etc. He was posted to Ghana, where he was the pioneer divisional head of finance and business support, playing a pivotal role in the establishment of Intercontinental bank Ghana Limited (Now Access bank Ghana Limited).
On return from Ghana posting, he anchored the expansion drive of Intercontinental bank Plc, and in an extraordinary demonstration of project management prowess, took the bank from 198 branches to 398 branches, in a space of only 2 years, without a single failure. That landmark achievement remained unparalleled in project management in the country till this day.
Mr. Olise left the bank in December 2009 to pursue personal development, with a short stink with consulting. He established Enterprise Value Matrix Consult Limited (EVMCL), a multidisciplinary consultancy outfit, which he ran as the pioneer Managing Consultant/CEO. In January 2014, he joined INTERKEL NIGERIA LIMITED, a construction company, and functioned as consultant, and later, as Executive Director, Strategy & Business development, till December 2020.
Mr. Olise served on several boards, between 2011 and now. Some of the organizations are Coronation Insurance Plc (2011 to 2020), Coronation Life Assurance Limited (2014 to date), Coronation Securities limited (February 2020 till date), Cakasa (Nig) Company Limited (2020 till date), The 355 Group (2022 till date).
He hold a first degree in Mathematics, from the University of Ibadan, and is also a Fellow of the Institute Of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), FCA.
He is happily married with children.