Just before joining Intercommerce & Consulting Associates Limited as partner in January 2013, Ese was the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of FSDH Securities Limited – a subsidiary of FSDH Merchant Bank Limited then known as First Securities Discount House Limited from November 2005 to December 2012. An economist, marketer and stockbroker with over thirty years’ experience in Marketing, Stockbroking and Investment Banking, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, USA in 1983 and 1985 respectively. He has been a graduate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers since 1989 and is currently a fellow of the Institute.
His vast experience in the Nigerian Capital Market started as Head of Stockbroking in Rims Securities Limited between September 1988 and December 1990. He went on to become Head of Capital Market in Rims Merchant Bank from January 1990 to December 1992 where he supervised the successful quotation of various companies in the Nigerian Stock Exchange from 1993 to 1995, he was back to Rims Securities as Group Head, Capital Market where he perfected his trading skills as a stockbroker and leveraged his impressive contacts with marketing success. From February 2003 to October 2005, he became Managing Director of Denham Management Limited. He successfully utilized his experience and skills to maintain Denham’s market position and profitability in preparing the company for its eventual merger with Chapel-Hill Nigeria Limited.
Despite being an outstanding social networker, he has remained a man of character and integrity, methodical, competent and always professional, honourable and fair in all his dealings. These attributes have always struck out clearly in the performance of his duties. He has attended several courses in corporate finance and investment banking both locally and abroad. Mr. Ese Onosode is happily married with children.