Mr. Leonard Kange is an accomplished Business Leader with over 30 years of domestic and international experience in the Financial Services Industry. His experience in the industry spans Relationship Management, Strategy, Investment Banking, Treasury, Information Technology, Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Financial Advisory Services and Insurance.
Leonard currently heads the Corporate Finance and Advisory Division of the Bank. His responsibilities include raising capital locally and internationally to support BOI’s lending activities as well as providing financial advisory services and solutions to its customers.
Leonard joined Bank of Industry Ltd (BOI) in 2017 as the Divisional Head/General Manager, Large Enterprises and was responsible for leading and supervising business development, operations and financial health of the Food Processing, Creative Industry, Solid Minerals, Gender and Special Intervention Funds (for power, Aviation, Manufacturers Refinancing and Restructuring) Business Groups until October 2022. He was also a leading member of the team responsible for sourcing financing from local and international institutions to support the Bank’s lending activities.
Leonard also chairs the Information Security Steering Committee (ISSC) and the Information Technology Steering Committee (ITSC) respectively.
Before joining BOI, Leonard gained extensive experience working for the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) as a Senior Retail and Franchise Specialist from 2007 to 2017. In this role, he was responsible for Business Development & management of major client relationships, negotiating and implementing complex financing structures, portfolio management, risk assessment and monitoring on behalf of RBC for the benefit of clients. He was also responsible for developing Business Plans, distilling target markets and converting new clients.
Prior to joining Royal Bank of Canada, Leonard had a brief stint as a Financial Advisor at Freedom 55 Financial, Toronto, where he developed solid financial plans for individual and corporate clients.
Leonard invested over 13 years at FSB International Bank Plc (1992-2005) before seeking international banking experience. At FSB, he occupied several Senior Management roles including leading the Relationship Management teams in Corporate and Investment Banking, heading the Strategy and IT functions and Executive Assistant to the Chairman/CEO of the Bank. At the point of his voluntary exit in 2005, he was the Group Head, Corporate & Investment Banking.
Leonard earned a BSc Degree in Sociology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1986) (Accredited by University of Toronto). He also earned the Professional Financial Planner (PFP) designation in 2007 and the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2008 while in Canada.
Leonard has also attended several professional development programmes at a number of renowned institutions including: The Wharton Business School, USA; RBC Royal Bank of Canada; University of Florida, USA; CitiBank, USA; Cambridge Academy of Transport, UK; Galilee International Management Institute, Israel.
Leonard is a Certified Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA and a member of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria (MIoD).
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