United Capital swept 5 major awards in this year’s edition of the PEARL awards recently held in Lagos. The company won the highest award the PEARL while Group Chief Execuitve Officer (CEO) of United Capital Oluwatoyin Sanni also won the most outstanding CEO of the year award. In addition, United Capital also won the Sectoral leadership award for other financial services, a market excellence award for dividend yield and a good corporate governance award. The awards ceremony was chaired by former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd)

What is the PEARL Awards ?

The Pearl Awards, founded in 1995, was instituted to reward outstanding companies in the Nigerian capital market.

About Oluwatoyin Sanni

Oluwatoyin Sanni was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Capital in January 2014. Prior to that she was the CEO UBA trustees between 2006-2014, and MD/CEO CTL Group between 2003-2006. She graudated with an LLB from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1994 and obtained an LLM from the University of Lagos in 1998. Oluwatoyin Sanni has also attended courses at the Harvard Business School, Lagos Business School and IESE Business School, Spain.

United Capital Plc was incorporated on the 3rd of August 2012 to act as a holding company for the United Capital Group. The company was listed and changed its name to United Capital Plc following the approval of shareholders on the 16th of December 2014. The principal activities of the company are the provision of investment banking services, portfolio management services, securities trading and trusteeship.

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Onome Ohwovoriole has a degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin and prior to joining Nairametrics in December 2016 as Lead Analyst had stints in Publishing, Automobile Services, Entertainment and Leadership Training. He covers companies in the Nigerian corporate space, especially those listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). He also has a keen interest in new frontiers like Cryptocurrencies and Fintech. In his spare time, he loves to read books on finance, fiction as well as keep up with happenings in the world of international diplomacy. You can contact him via onome.ohwovoriole@nairametrics.com

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