‘Laoye is an innovative, energetic and visionary leader with over 25 years banking experience and exposure, both in the local and international financial markets. He worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria for over 10 years and he is currently the MD/CEO, Kakawa Discount House Limited. He was the immediate past president of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). He has served in various committees, groups and professional bodies such as the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, where he is currently the Supervising Director and the Nigerian Vision 2020 Committee among others. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics, a Masters Degree in Banking and Finance, a Chartered MBA degree from Bangor University, UK. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN); member, Chartered Institute of Bankers, Scotland; and a fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN).