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Ladi Balogun, the Group Managing Director of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Plc has been honoured with the award of This Day’s Young Global Champions in honour of young and daring Nigerians who are 50 and below  and have taken Nigeria into global competition.

Ladi Balogun received this honour at the 16th Annual This Day Awards for Excellence and Good Governance which took place in Lagos, recently. Ladi Balogun was honoured for transforming a family owned bank in the face of the demise of other family owned banks.

According to the organizers of the yearly awards, leaders of 14 corporate organizations in the country who have built new companies from scratch and made them world class received this year’s awards in this category.

Ladi Balogun, son of Otunba Subomi Balogun, remains one young man who has done tremendously well for himself. Ladi Balogun's impressive story could not have been otherwise, seeing that ladi balogun attended some of the best educational institutions in the world, which ladi Balogun complements with his prestigious and enviable subomi Balogun background. Ladi’s   wealthy father appears to have conquered all challenges of life with his wealth, Ladi remains undaunted in his desire to further solidify and sustain the financial base of the balogun's mega-business, especially, the First City Monument Bank (FCMB), where Ladi  Balogun sits as managing director and chief executive officer.

That Ladi Balogun   rose to the leadership position in the thriving bank could be attributed to ladi's passion for hard work and resilience.  Ladi Balogun joined the bank (now FCMB Capital Markets Ltd) as a senior manager/team leader in 1995 and rose to become executive director, investment banking division. Ladi Balogun   has been a team leader on capital raising, mergers and acquisition, as well as privatisation assignments

Ladi Balogun has over 18 years experience in commercial and investment banking abroad. In 1996 Ladi Balogun joined FCMB as Executive Assistant to the Chairman/CEO. In 2000, he was made Executive Director in charge of Strategy and Business Development and in 2001 Deputy Managing Director. Ladi Balogun  was appointed the Managing Director in 2005.


  1. Does not stop him from repaying the loan if it can be proved that the wife was acting for the both of them. Naija sha anyway not to pay back what you owe.

  2. [...] Click here to read her husband’s allegations and why he is heading to court [...]

  3. This guy deserves more awards. Imagine that more than any other chief executive in the country Ladi is romancing the environment in a manner that is already touching lives in a refreshing manner.In the last couple of years, he has been steering the bank in the direction that is stimulating to the global cause for the preservation and protection of the environment to the extent that environmental and climate change concerns now constitute an important plank of FCMB’s corporate social responsibility. Even in the far North, he is already working with Katsina State Government to provide 100,000 plant seedlings to reduce loss of farmlands; and providing hundreds of efficient clean cook stoves that make use of agricultural wastes to families. Already Lagos State Government has awarded him Environmental Ambassadore Emeritus for his commitment to environmental advocacy. This is a clear demonstration of a bankers passion fot the environment.

  4. [...] of Intercontinental Bank take over by Access Bank and the financial ‘romance’ between FCMB and FinBank,Diamond Bank says it is on its way to acquire Oceanic Bank. It would be recalled that [...]

  5. [...] of Intercontinental Bank take over by Access Bank and the financial ‘romance’ between FCMB and FinBank,Diamond Bank says it is on its way to acquire Oceanic Bank. It would be recalled that [...]


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