In 16years, we have innovated, grown and attained the status of the preferred financial services provider for individuals, and corporations in Nigeria and across the world, through a rich history of excellent customer service, demonstrated financial services expertise, combined with an enviable workplace culture of thoroughbred professionals. This has kept us true to our founding promise “Let’s grow wealth for you”
We are a capital market conglomerate, that provides a plethora of distinct financial services through a range of products in wealth management, stockbroking, financial advisory, trusteeship, registrars and probate management services. With these offerings we have continued to fulfill our promise of wealth creation, preservation and transfer for all clients.
Meristem is a capital market conglomerate and a distinct financial services provider offering a wide range of products in wealth management, stockbroking, financial advisory, trustees, registrars and probate management services. With over 15 years of financial services experience combined with a rich history of customer service excellence and an enviable workplace culture of thoroughbred professionals, we have stayed true to our founding promise “Let’s grow wealth for you”
The capital letters - MERISTEM reinforce dominating qualities of assurance, trust and maturity. The green background, which is the primary color and most dominant color, typifies growth, harmony as well as connotation to money. The three leaf elements moving upward from the letter “i” supports the tacit meaning of the name which is pacesetting, productivity, multiplication and resilience. Our most prized element in our logo is the three-leaf element which reinforces, determination, futuristic and growth.
Meristem Research recognised by Focus Economics as the overall best Macroeconomic forecaster in Nigeria
Meristem Research team launched two style indices:
Meristem Wealth Management Limited has grown consistently over the years and is currently in excess of 188 billion naira as at December 2017.Learn More
Meristem Stockbrokers Limited provides easy access to on-line brokerage account and allow clients monitor trades real-time via web and mobile platforms.Learn More
Meristem Capital Limited brings to the table, effective solutions tailored towards your specific need to help achieve your strategic goals.Learn More
Meristem Registrars & Probate Services Limited operates an automated share registration service that offers our clients efficient and reliable services.Learn More
Meristem Trustees Limited simplifies trusteeship through skilled staff, providing solutions to our clients through personalized services.Learn More
AVM, Ishaya Shekarri (Rtd.), OON, MNI is the Chairman of Meristem Securities Limited, he also sits on the board of Meristem Capital and the Meristem Registrars and Probate Services subsidiaries.
He served with the Nigerian Air Force where he held various senior staff and command appointments.
He was also the Military Administrator of Kano State and a one-time Minister of Special Duties of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He was also Chairman of Lion Bank of Nigeria Plc. He is also on the Board of other companies, Integrated Diaries Limited and Grand Cereals and Oil Mills Ltd.
Olusegun Olusanya is the Vice Chairman of Meristem Securities Limited and Meristem Capital Limited. He also sits on the board as the Vice Chairman of Meristem Stockbrokers Limited.
He is an accomplished public official, banker and businessman. He held various top management positions in the banking industry. He was an Executive Director of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc., Afribank Nigeria Plc and a host of other banks.
He is currently on the Board of several companies including Union Bank of Nigeria and Dangote Cement Plc.
Chief Michael Ade-Ojo is the Chairman of Meristem Wealth Management and a Non-Executive Director of Meristem Securities Limited, he also sits on the board and as director of the Meristem Capital and Meristem Trustees respectively.
Chief Michael Ade-Ojo is a successful entrepreneur, businessman and Philanthropist of repute. He is the Founder and Chairman of Elizade Group of Companies comprising, Elizade Nigeria Limited and Crown Drinks Limited amongst others. He has also sat on the board of several companies including Custodian & Allied Insurance Plc, FCMB Plc, ECOBANK Plc, Toyota Nigeria Limited and Moore House Sofitel Company Limited.
S.I.C Okoli is the Chairman of Meristem Registrars and Probate Services, he is also a Non-Executive Director of Meristem Securities Ltd and a director in the Meristem Capital and Meristem Trustees subsidiaries respectively.
He has held various top management positions in the Oil sector and also a former Director of a number of Shell companies in Africa. He was Managing Director of Shell Sierra Leone and National Oil & Chemical Marketing Plc (now Conoil Plc) and is currently the Executive Chairman of West Africa Bitumen Emulsion Co. Limited (WABECO) and Safecon Sierra Leone Limited.
Laitan Onalaja, OFR is a Non-Executive Director of Meristem Securities Limited and a Director of the Meristem Capital and Meristem Registrars and Probate Services Respectively.
He trained and practiced as a Chartered Engineer and serving in various appointments in the Federal Civil Service before his voluntary retirement. He is the Managing Director of Supreme Savings & Loans Ltd. and on the Board of many companies, including Nigeria Westminster Dredging and Marine Limited.
Yakubu Abubakar is a Non- Executive Director of Meristem Securities Limited and a Director of Meristem Stockbrokers
He is an accomplished businessman with vast experience in Sales and Marketing, He currently serves as the Sales and Marketing Manager of Imurat International Limited which he represents on the Board of Meristem Securities Limited and on the board of Meristem Stockbrokers Limited.
Christopher Attah is a Non-Executive Director of Meristem Securities Limited and serves as Director of Meristem Capital and Meristem Trustees subsidiaries respectively
Christopher Attah is a legal practitioner with cognate experience in Corporate and Commercial Law practice. He is also a Director of several other companies including Alvit Farms Limited.
Adelodun Olaiya is the Chairman of Meristem Trustees Limited. He is widely trained with extensive work experience in various reputable local and international organizations such as the Nigerian National Oil Corporation, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretariat, Vienna Austria.
He is currently on the Board of many renowned companies including Real Oil Mills, SALG (W.A) Services Ltd. He was also a Director at Wema Bank Plc from 2003 to 2005 and once served as Chairman of Oyo State Gas Development Committee.
Adelodun Olaiya has attended several courses including a senior executive course in Manchester University, England and a directorate course in Financial Management at Stanford University, California.
Oluwole Abegunde is the Group Managing Director of Meristem Securities Limited, he is responsible for providing overall leadership and strategy for the entire organization.
Wole has varied experience in manufacturing, banking and the capital market. He has held positions in Brand Management, Credit Appraisal, Fund Management, Stock Broking and Capital Issues. He was General Manager of Investment Centre Limited, a subsidiary of Broad Bank Limited and worked with NAL Bank Plc from where he joined Meristem Securities Limited.
He is the current Group Managing Director of Meristem Securities Limited and brings to the Board his widespread knowledge and experience in the capital and money markets. Wole holds an MBA from the University of Ilorin and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (FCS). He is also an Authorized Dealing Clerk of The Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Wole is an ardent believer in disruptive innovation and through his many inspirations, he has led Meristem to trail blaze a lot of consumer-friendly products in the capital and money markets.
He is currently on the Board of several companies including Union Bank of Nigeria and Dangote Cement Plc.
Sulaiman Adedokun is the Deputy Managing Director of Meristem Securities Limited, He is also the Managing Director of Meristem Wealth Management.
Sulaiman started his career with Security Swaps Limited and later Nigerian Stockbrokers Limited (a subsidiary of NAL Bank Plc.) from where he joined Meristem Securities Limited. He pioneered the establishment of Meristem Wealth Management Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Meristem Securities Ltd and currently manages the Wealth Management Firm.
Sulaiman is a CFA chartered holder, a member of the CFA Institute and society of Nigeria as well as a seasoned accountant with a wealth of experience spanning across the various sectors of the capital market. He holds degrees both in Accounting and Banking and Finance. He is an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers (CIS). He is also an authorized dealing clerk on the floor of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Sulaiman has attended several trainings in Nigeria and Overseas including Practical Portfolio Management for Equities and Bonds, Beaufort Institute of Business Training (PTY) Ltd. in South Africa, Certificate in Financial Asset Management and Engineering (CFAME) in Lausanne, Switzerland, Risk Management for Corporate Leaders and more. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (HBS).
Visionary, Brilliant, Emotive and Solution driven all make up outstanding Oluwole. He is the pioneer managing director and founder of Meristem. His passion for people and wealth creation has positioned Meristem as a force of growth within the capital market.
Oluwole Abegunde has varied experience in manufacturing, banking and the capital market. He has held positions in Brand Management, Credit Appraisal, Fund Management, Stock Broking and Capital Issues. He was General Manager of Investment Centre Limited, a subsidiary of Broad Bank Limited and worked with NAL Bank Plc from where he joined Meristem Securities Limited.
He is the current Group Managing Director of Meristem. Under his leadership, Meristem has grown from just a stockbroking firm to a choice partner for Wealth Management, Financial advisory, Investment Banking, Trustees, Registrar and Probate services. Oluwole brings to the Board his widespread knowledge and experience in the capital market.
Wole holds an MBA and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (FCS), He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (HBS), an alumnus of London School of Economics (LSE), an alumnus of INSEAD and an Authorized Dealing Clerk of The Nigerian Stock Exchange
A wise and efficient leader, Sulaiman Adedokun is the Deputy Managing Director of Meristem and the pioneer Managing Director of Meristem Wealth Management..
In his time so far at Meristem, he has led the organization to heights of greatness. His leadership has grown the asset under management (AUM) of Meristem from NGN0 to NGN260b in under 10 years. He has also, brought various capital market recognitions to Meristem like best performing equity and money market fund, first GIPS complaint Nigerian investment firm etc. He has also grown the mutual fund to nearly a NGN1b in subscriptions in a little over 2years.
Sulaiman is a CFA charter holder, a member of the CFA Institute and society of Nigeria. He is a seasoned accountant with a wealth of experience spanning across the various sectors of the capital market.
He holds degrees in Accounting, Banking and Finance. He is an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Associate member Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers (CIS). He is also an authorized dealing clerk on the floor of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Sulaiman has attended several trainings in Nigeria and Overseas including Practical Portfolio Management for Equities and Bonds, Beaufort Institute of Business Training (PTY) Ltd. in South Africa, Certificate in Financial Asset Management and Engineering (CFAME) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He also attended a General Management Program course (GMP 10,2011) at the prestigious Harvard Business School, USA and Risk Management for Corporate Leaders (December,2013). He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (HBS).
Asides growing wealth for people Sulaiman, loves to play golf and learn.
Big Hearted, a true culture driver and a strong team player make up Mubo Olasoko. She is the Managing Director of the Registrar and Probate Division of Meristem. In her 16years at Meristem, Mubo has chaired a lot of breakthroughs, like introduction of the Probate division that carters to a highly undeserved market in Nigeria, development of the Meristem Culture and grooming of the culture champions.
Mubo Olasoko has an outstanding personality, she is the oil that gets the engines in Meristem moving. She is a graduate of the Arts, who brings creativity to numbers, money management and wealth creation.
She is an associate member Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), an authorized Dealing-Clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a Fellow of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars. In addition, Mubo has had Executive Management trainings at the prestigious Harvard Business School, The Wharton Business School, London Business School and Colombia University.
Outside of the work place, Cooking, Travelling and making new friends are elements which combine to make up Mubo.
An ardent spotter of market opportunities, Saheed Bashir is the CEO of Meristem Stockbrokers and also head of the Group Business Development Division. His 14years at Meristem, has been one of results. .
In this time, Meristem has been positioned as a lead broker in the Nigerian Equity Market and Capital Market. His contributions have earned Meristem, technological innovations, top market and regulatory recognitions for high performance.
Spot-on Saheed always ensures that Meristem clients are privy to market opportunities and are rightly positioned to seize them. In addition to his commitment of growing wealth for clients, he is always in search of knowledge.
He is a graduate of Economics, an Associate member, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Associate member, Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, an NSE-Authorized Dealing Clerk, an India, trained Financial modelling expert, a Swiss trained, strategic innovation expert, a Dubai trained, strategic management expert, and a CFA level 1 holder.
Asides, his passion for knowledge, Saheed is a strong Chelsea fan, a lover of golf, enjoys networking and meeting new people.
A go-getter, focused and driven leader; Taiwo Yusuf, heads the Treasury division of Meristem He has been a part of the Meristem team for 8years, and in the eight years he has risen from ranks to attain his position as a leader.
In the 8years of Taiwo’s contribution to the growth of Meristem, the organization, has received numerous recognitions like, best performing equity fund, first Global Investment Performance Standard Complaint (GIPS) firm in Nigeria, and various nominations for best performing money-market fund to mention a few.
Taiwo is a graduate of Economics. He is an MBA holder, a CFA level 3 charter and a certification from the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.
Besides growing wealth for clients, Taiwo is a passionate lover of sports. He enjoys field trips and has a growing love for hunting!
Full of ideas, innovations and talents, Damilola Hassan heads the Wealth Management Division of Meristem. In her 13years at Meristem, she has contributed a lot of growth to the organization, harnessing her comprehensive experience in Investment Advisory, Asset Management, Marketing & Corporate Communications and Client Relationship Management. Her contributions have positioned Meristem as the choice investment partner in the Nigerian Capital Market.
She is a graduate of Microbiology, holds an MSc and an MBA in Finance and Business Management, she is a Chartered member of Nigeria Institute of Management, she is an Authorized Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (CISI) United Kingdom, and an Associate member of The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Nigeria. She is a facilitator at The Entrepreneurship Academy, Lagos Nigeria and serves as Trustee to The Chinwe Bode Akinwande Foundation.
When not creating wealth for clients, Damilola loves to read and write fiction.
Our promise to clients’ is to create wealth in goodtime and in an atmosphere of transparency, and Mercy makes this our promise always a reality. Mercy is a Legal practitioner with over 12 years of experience in Legal, Secretarial, Trusteeship, Regulatory and Corporate Governance Services.
She has been part of the Meristem team for the past 10years and in those years, Meristem has never had a license revocation, sanction or suspension. Instead Meristem has achieved various local and global recognitions with the most recent being the first and only Nigerian investment firm to be compliant with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS).
She is a graduate of Law and International Business, a Chartered Secretary, Administrator and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Nigeria. She is also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, a member, Section of Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association and an Affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
When mercy is not working, she enjoys sports, and generally reading about the wonders of the world.
Our ever knowledgeable Oluwakemi heads the Investment Research Division of Meristem. Since joining the Meristem team 12years ago, she has ensured that the Meristem brand stands out as a leader in investment research and wealth creation for clients.
Through Oluwakemi’s contributions, Meristem has achieved the following; NSE’s top digital broker of the year, largest single trade on the NSE, Meristem has launched two new indices and more recently Meristem was recognized by Focus Economics as the leading firm in GDP forecast, Exchange rate forecast and overall economic forecaster.
Oluwakemi, is a graduate of Economics, she is also an, Associate member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Associate member, Chartered institute of Stockbrokers, a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and a Certified International Analyst.
When Oluwakemi is not searching for ways to help clients make informed decisions, she enjoys watching movies, reading and basking in the thrills of football.
Passionate driver of growth, through creating solutions for emerging trends; Senami Johnson is the Head of Meristem Capital. She is spear heading the transformation to actualize its brand promise of a “friendly company with up to date market information to grow wealth in good time, in an atmosphere of transparency”. A journey to deliver the most personalized, friendly customercentric digital investment bank.
In this role Senami is responsible for investment banking transactions in M&A advisory, divestiture advisory, corporate restructuring, Corporate and government Bond Issues, private placement, valuation, fund raising and financial modelling. She worked closely with clients in creating optimal funding models and framing decision criteria on issuing bonds in the capital market or utilizing other sources of capital to enhance value.
Senami is passionate about simplifying three distinct problems for businesses especially early growth start-ups; Valuation, Optimal capital structure and Access to inexpensive capital. She is zealous about new and emerging technologies and its impact on the future of Investment Banking.
She is an Alumnus of Dunn Loren Merified, and JP Morgan Chase, where she was responsible for managing the securitized asset under the mortgage backed assets Portfolio.
Senami holds a Masters’ degree in Finance from the Rochester Insitute of Technology, New York and a Bachelor of Science (B.SC) degree in Economics. She is an alumnus of the Lagos Business school LBS, associate member Women in Management and Business - WIMBIZ and a CFA level 2 Candidate.
Details make the difference when creating wealth and Martina always provides that difference. She is the Chief Operating Officer of the Registrar and Probate Division of Meristem. In her 11years at Meristem, Martina has contributed unrivalled value to the Meristem team. Her contributions have made wealth creation a fulfilled Meristem promise.
She is a first-class graduate of Estate Management, an MBA holder, a Fellow, Institute of Capital Market Registrars, a member, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, and a UK trained Business and Management Expert.
Away from work Martina loves to travel and garner new experiences.
Your prompt attention to matters arising is a thing of Joy. Please Keep it Up and God Bless Meristem.
Benson Odisika Elum
You have taken customer service delivery to a very new and appreciable level. The response time and feedback in Meristem are very rewarding and satisfactory. Please keep this up. I am most relaxed now knowing fully well that you have my (your clients) interest at heart all the time
Your Customer Service at Meristem is unparallel and i appreciate your prompt feedback irrespective of the Channel. I have used chat, mail and your branch and the experience has been superb