Mr. Samuel Nwanze

Mr. Samuel Nwanze is the Director of Finance and Investments at Heirs Holdings. Prior to joining Heirs Holdings, Samuel served as Group Treasurer with Bank PHB Plc, Lagos, Nigeria from 2009 to 2010. He was responsible for the overall management of Treasury for the Bank PHB Group (including five banks and several non-bank subsidiaries) which included the restructuring of the trading desk, dealing in financial markets' money markets, bonds, treasury bills, BAs/CPs, and currencies, as well as liquidity management and capital discipline.

Before taking the role at Bank PHB, he served as the head of Financial Performance Management and Budgets in UBA in 2005. Samuel's path to joining UBA's management was preceded by a period at Platinum Bank where he served as Financial Controller before joining Standard Trust Bank (STB) team. At STB, he served as head of Performance Management and worked jointly as a member of the Assets & Liabilities Management Committee, and as part of the core team responsible for the STB-UBA merger.

Samuel has also worked on a number of projects and start-ups which span Nigeria's first credit bureau, an Insurance company, group shared services model, and the acquisition and set-up of various banks in Africa, as well as other projects in the US, UK and India. In addition to graduating best in class with a Masters in Finance and Management from Cranfield School of Management in London, Samuel's other key distinctions include the prestigious annual award, bestowed by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) of the United Kingdom.