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Guillaume Valence : Managing Director, La Fayette Microfinance Bank - Advans Group

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Guillaume Valence is the Managing director of La Fayette Microfinance Bank. He has eleven years of professional experience, eight of which have been spent working in the microfinance sector. He has been with La Fayette MFB since September 2011 taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer during the preparation phase and then after the launch of operations. After obtaining a Masters in Management in 2003 from the ICN Business School and a Masters in Public Management in 2004 from the IAE Nancy, he worked as an officer at Garances for three years, handling rounds of funding for start-ups, before joining the Advans group as a development manager for Advans Cameroon, where he developed an expertise on SME banking.


He joined La Fayette Microfinance Bank Nigeria in September 2011 to start up the Nigerian affiliate for the Advans Group as the Chief Operating Officer.

Odetayo Elizabeth : Chief Finance Officer, La Fayette Microfinance Bank - Advans Group

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Odetayo Elizabethis the Chief Finance Officer of La Fayette Microfinance Bank. Previously, she served on the management teams of different organizations including Oasis Savings & Loans Plc (Head, Finance & Admin), Resort Savings & Loans Plc (Assistant Manager, Finance,) Desmonarchy Microfinance Bank, and Oluropo Ajayi & Co (Chartered Accountants). She then brought this wealth of experience to La Fayette Microfinance Bank.


Elizabeth is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Lagos State University, She is also a certified Microfinance Bank Practitioner,(CIBN-MCPE).

Elizabeth also attended many leadership trainings and seminars locally and internationally. One of her many training exposures includes participation at the ‘Leadership, Innovation & Creativity to unleash an Inclusive Economy’’ organized by Agence Francaise De Development, in Marseille, France.

Adekunle Usman : Chief Information Officer, La Fayette Microfinance bank - Advans Group

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Adekunle Usman joined Advans La Fayette MFB as a pioneer staff with 15 years of work experience from managing Information Communication Technology in the financial sector, Manufacturing and Oil and Gas industry. He has worked with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), served as Head of department/projects in his working career and successfully implemented various IT Projects.

Adekunle, had his first degree in Computer Science at University of Ilorin, Kwara State. He also holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration and a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Science from Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Lagos respectively. He is a Cisco Certified Network Associate, Microsoft Certified System Administrator & Engineer, ITIL foundation and Security Plus certified professional.

He has been awarded for his contributions towards provision of seamless IT services to clients during his working career and currently overseeing the Bank’s Organisation and Information Systems department which covers ICT and Back-Office Operations.

Olusegun Tanimola : Human Resource Manager, La Fayette Microfinance Bank - Advans Group

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Olusegun TANIMOLA is the Human Resource Manager of La Fayette Microfinance Bank. Olusegun has about 15 years outstanding multi sectorial experience in various sectors which includes Manufacturing /Production, Bottling, Consultation and Negotiation. Olusegun handles both generalist and specialist roles in Recruitment, Compensation and Benefits, Performance Management, Learning and Development, HR Strategies and Policies, Organizational Structure, Employee Relations, Consultation and Negotiation. He has about 11 years of experience as the human Resources manager of Seven-up Bottling Co. Plc, he also head the Human Resources Department of  Perfetti Van Melle and was the Group Head, Human Resource at Ramaster Nigeria Limited.

Olusegun, is an Associate of both Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (ACIPM) and chartered Nigerian Institute of Management (ANIM), he holds a Master of Business Administration from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso and Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from University of Ibadan, Oyo State.

Akande Kola : Head of Internal Audit, La Fayette Microfinance Bank - Advans Group

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Akande Kola is the Head of Internal Audit of La Fayette Microfinance Bank. He has over 19 years post-qualification experience which spans various sectors of the economy including both public and private organizations. Kola started his working career with the Ondo state Teaching Service Commission and later moved to the banking industry and worked in various departments including Accounts, General Audit, Investigation Control and Inspection. Amongst the banks he worked with are Eko International Bank PLC (now part of Skye Bank Plc) and Oceanic Bank PLC (now part of Ecobank Plc). He then joined Great brands Nig. Ltd as Internal Auditor and later worked with Taye Elugbaju & Co. from where he joined Advans La Fayette MFB.

Kola holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) and Master of Business Administration (MBA, Finance) degrees from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Adegbola Adewunmi : Network Manager, La Fayette Microfinance bank - Advans Group

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Adegbola Adewunmi is the Network Manager of La Fayette Microfinance bank and has work experience in the finance sector spanning up to 17 years.  He has over 12 years Microfinance experience and had worked in different capacity. He was Business Manager with United Bank of Africa (Microfinance bank department). He joined Lafayette Microfinance bank from Accion Microfinance where he was the Business Development Manager and had outstanding delivery of his roles and responsibilities.

In his capacity as Network Manager at La Fayette Microfinance bank, Adegbola manages the entire La Fayette network in delivery of quality and affordable financial services which include various loans product, savings and deposits, ATM services and other related services.

Adegbola is a seasoned credit and risk manager with discipline in Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro; he is also an associate member of the institute of credit and collection Management of Nigeria. He has certification in various courses which includes a Mini MBA with Frankfurt school of Finance and Management; he is also an alumnus of the International labor organization “Making Microfinance work” held in Accra Ghana. He is also a certified Microfinance Bank Practitioner, (CIBN-MCPE)

Feyipitan Oyelola : Logistics Manager, La fayette Microfinance Bank - Advans Group

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Feyipitan Oyelola is the Logistics Manager. He joined La Fayette Microfinance with over 16 years cognate experience spanning Administration, Protocol & Management Services, Human Resources, Fleet Management, Equipment & Communications, Procurement, Logistics & Supply chain, Planning & Project Management in the Commercial banking Sector. He served as head of department in almost all areas of his career and was part of the ISO certification achieved at his former employment. Prior to joining La Fayette MFB, he worked with Afribank Nigeria PlC which later became Mainstreet Bank and now Skye Bank PLC. Feyi, in his current role as the Logistics Manager, he is saddled with the responsibility for charting a new course for the bank’s Project Management and expansion, procurements, administration, facility management and Support services.

He is currently at the verge of completion of an MA in Leadership Innovation & Change with York Saint John University (UK), he bagged a Bachelors Degree in Accounting at the Ogun State University now Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), a Diploma in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from London Business School, and a Basic Certificate in Leadership from Daystar Leadership Academy.