Dr. Femi Johnson – Non-Executive Director
Femi started his Banking career in 1992 at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc., and has worked in Diamond Bank Limited, as well as First Atlantic Bank Plc. before joining Guardian Express Bank Plc. in 2001 as the Group Head, Telecoms and Technology. He held various positions with the bank including Branch Manager, Victoria Island, Branch Manager, Ikeja, Chief Financial Officer/Group Head, Strategy and Brand development, and Group Head, FCY Treasury, before his appointment as the pioneer General Manager/Chief Executive Officer of Guardian Express Mortgage Limited in April 2004. He was appointed Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Spring Mortgage Limited in September 2006, consequent upon the merger of banks that birthed Spring Bank Plc.
Femi has had varied experience in banking, covering areas like Credits and Marketing, Financial Control, Strategy and Planning, Treasury, Banking Operations, Branding and Communications, Mortgage Banking, etc., and he has performed exceptionally in all these areas of banking
He is a Fellow (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), a Fellow (FCTI) of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), an Honorary Senior Chartered Banker (HCIB) of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), and also an Associate of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, (NYSSCPA), USA.
He is currently undertaking a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) Program at the Cranfield University, United Kingdom in Economics and Finance and holds an MBA degree from the Lagos Business School. He had previously obtained an MBA from the University of Ado-Ekiti and has attended several foreign and local courses including courses at the Cranfield University, United Kingdom, INSEAD University, Abu Dhabi Campus, IESE Business School of the University of Navarra, Spain, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, etc.
He is the current President of the Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria (MBAN). He was Deputy President of the Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria (MBAN) and served on the Executive Committee of the association for 7 years, both in this capacity and previously as Auditor. He has served as a Chairman and member of various sub-committees of MBAN including the Liquidity Facility and Secondary Mortgage market creation committee, the committee on creation of Electronic Payments in Mortgage banks, Money Market Association and transactions creation committee, Enabling Policies for the creation of Mortgage Brokers operations committee, prevention of Subprime mortgages in the mortgage market in Nigeria committee, Central Bank of Nigeria’s Electronic Financial Analysis and Surveillance System (EFASS) compliance committee, the committee working with USAID on mortgage participation/collaboration in Nigeria, the committee working on setting up an effective mortgage securitization system in Nigeria, the external communications and branding committee, the committee in charge of the annual Housing Finance Exhibition, and also the constitution review committee.
He is currently a Director on the Board of the Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company Plc. He is married with children.