About USL

About USL

Patrick Elimian

Deputy Registrar

Patrick has over 20 years capital market experience. His registrar industry experience include stints at Intercontinental Registrars Limited where he was Head of Business Development & Relationship Management, City Securities (Registrars) Limited where he was Head of Certificate Management & New Issues Group and Wema Registrars (now GTL Registrars) where he was the Head of Operations. He has participated in a number of industry initiatives such as the e-Dividend Mandate Management System and is a ranking member of the Technical Committee. For his numerous contributions to industry initiatives, Patrick earned commendation of the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Patrick is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School.

Bukola James-Cole

Head, Operations

Bukola is an experienced Capital Market Operator with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Registrar Operations and advisory, Stockbroking Operations and advisory, as well as Capital market transaction and Entrepreneurship with strong business development acumen. Bukola has been in the industry for over 15 years’ where She led teams that managed some milestone transactions including the dual listing of Airtel Africa PLC on London and Nigeria Stock Exchange 2019, listing by introduction of MTNN PLC on the Nigerian stock exchange 2019, merger of Diamond 2019 Bank PLC by Access Bank and integration of Access Bank and intercontinental Bank registers in 2011. She also led the transaction teams for the 2013 Wapic Insurance Rights Issue and the Access Bank PLC Rights Issue of 2015, Lagos State Bond, Gombe State Bond, the Access Bank divestment from Wapic Insurance PLC in 2013 and several other transactions. Bukola James-Cole heads the Registrar Operations Unit in United Securities Limited. Bukola is an Associate member of the Charted Institute of Registrars. (ACMR) and the Institute of Management Consultants. She has an MBA from the University of Lagos and a BSc/ED from the Lagos State University and a registered member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. She is an alumnus of the London School of Business and Finance with a major in Digital transformation, and Lagos Business School in the Senior Management Programme and has attended several courses within and outside the country.

Busola Bejide

Head, Financial Control

Busola heads our Financial Control Unit and is responsible for Financial Reporting & Strategy, Treasury Management and Tax Management. Her career experience spans Auditing and Financial Reporting. She has led several client audit engagements while in audit practice and was responsible for Intercompany reconciliations and Financial Reporting at MRS Holdings Limited prior to joining USL.She brought to fore her reconciliation expertise, charting a direction for the current USL dividend reconciliation team, making USL the registrar firm with the most up to date dividend reconciliation reports.Busola also brought her audit experience to bear on the conduct of USL’s statutory audit significantly reducing the external audit engagement period.

Olajide Okewole

Head, Internal Audit

Olajide, a Chartered Accountant, Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and certified in ISO/IEC 20000 as a Lead Implementer on Information Technology Service Management. He holds BSc in Accounting from Babcock University and MBA in Financial Management from Ladoke Akintola University, HND Accounting (Polytechnic, Ibadan).
He has over 14 years’ experience in Funds Management, Internal Control and Audit, Information Systems’ Audit and Security across Consulting, Capital Market and Banking sectors.He began his career at OmoareOgunnusi & Co. (Chartered Accountants) in 2004 and joined FCSL Asset Management Ltd (formerly F&C Securities Ltd) in 2007 as Assistant Manager, Treasury & Financial Services.In 2008, he joined Bank PHB PLC (now Keystone Bank Ltd) and was Head, Enterprise Systems Control up till August 2018 before joining United Securities Ltd as Head, Internal Audit in September 2018.