Finance sector pre-MiF: Banking, global markets
Previous or current role: Treasury Coverage, Sales and Structuring, Access Bank Plc
Clubs: Black in Business Club, Finance Club, Rugby Club, Africa Club
Scholarship: Merit Scholarship, TY Danjuma Scholarship
About me: Franklin started his career as a Corporate Client Relationship Officer at Access Bank, working closely with clients across various sectors to identify how they could grow their shareholder value from the Nigerian market and offering different funding solutions in the form of debt financing and trade lines. This experience allowed him to transition to the investment banking group of Access Bank, where he handled global market sales and structuring for the Bank’s strategic clients. Work included various derivative solutions for key clients to help hedge foreign exchange risk, funding solutions to meet CAPEX and OPEX needs, as well as ad-hoc roles for the Bank’s strategic goals.
Franklin is studying the Masters in Finance at LBS to expand his scope geographically and conceptually, leveraging the platform LBS offers to further his breadth of knowledge in investment banking.
His ultimate goal is to continue developing his expertise as a finance professional, leveraging his background in banking, relationship management and global markets. By combining these skills with the specialised knowledge and training offered by LBS, he is confident that he can make a more substantial and meaningful contribution to the financial markets and the broader community he serves.