Stephen Osho is a Co-Managing Partner at Comercio Partners Limited (a boutique Investment Banking Firm} and a member of the company’s executive management team, where he oversees Advisory. He is a member of the Nigerian Capital Market, the Institute of Directors Nigeria (IOD), a former deputy chair of the Financial Markets Dealers Association’s bond workgroup (FMDA) and a fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration.
Stephen also serves on the board of M778, a boutique marketing communications advisory firm, an advisory partner at I-scholar Initiative, and Avale Africa, a goodwill synergy platform designed for corporations and non-governmental organizations to champion causes consistent with their social responsibility. His breadth of knowledge and operational experience in team building and business growth is enormously beneficial, allowing him to contribute to Comercio Partners’ strategic direction and long-term sustainable success.
In 2002, he joined the Treasury department of Legacy Stanbic Bank, a subsidiary of the Standard Bank Group of South Africa and worked in various units within the group as, Head Money market, FX trading, Asset and liability Management and Fixed income. In the course of his career, he won the Euro money best Bond House for Stanbic IBTC as the best Liquidity provider in 2008. Prior to setting up Comercio Partners Ltd in 2016, he was an Assistant General Manager and Head of Interest Rate Sales and Financial Institution business at Global Market/Treasury of Stanbic IBTC Bank. His expertise spans developing a world-class sales team who aggressively offer a broad range of products and services in the global interest rate, credit and currency markets. He has helped global franchise of clients find effective ways to raise and invest capital as well as manage their exposure to risk. Stephen has wealth of experience in developing investment ideas, selling and cross selling interest rates products, gathering and analyzing market data and company information and providing support to the trading teams in developing sustainable business flow.
Stephen has over two decades of extensive experience in banking and financial services. He is a passionate Change Management and Performance Advocate devoted to the notion that organizations must take a cautious drift from conventional methodology to foment change that merits attention. Stephen has facilitated several trainings for large corporate organizations, sovereign, and subnational governments, and has been active within the community to drive diversity and inclusion.
Stephen holds an MBA in Finance and Sustainability from the University of Cumbria, U.K, as well as a first degree in Applied Geophysics from the Federal University of Technology, Akure-Ondo State, and an ACI Dealing Certificate. He is a seasoned financial markets analyst on CNBC, ARISE News, Channels, and most mainstream media outlets.
Stephen is an ardent soccer fan and a music lover.