Profile

Michael currently oversees the Commercial Trust unit of ARMT which comprises Public and Corporate sectors.  Prior to joining ARM Trustees, Michael started his career as a Legal counsel in the Law firm of Messrs Rickey Tarfa & Co. Whilst in the Commercial Law department, he was responsible for provision of legal advisory service to Multi-national Oil and Gas Companies, Commercial Banks, Pharmaceutical firms, FMCGs, Public Agencies.

He joined Skye Trustees Limited in 2010 and was specifically involved in over 15 State Government Bonds, an FG debt-structured Bond and the first Sukuk Bond in Nigeria. His experience in corporate Trusteeship spans through numerous Loan Syndication, Debenture Trust, Real Estate Investment Trust, Hybrid debt instruments in major sector like Telecommunication, Oil and gas, FMCG, Power Distribution Companies amongst others.

Prior to joining ARM Trustees, he worked briefly as the Acting Managing Director of Radix Trustees Limited. There, he reported to the Board and was directly responsible for strategizing business plans and policy as well as building an executive team.

He holds a Bachelor of Law degree (LL.B) from the Faculty of Law, Lagos State University; a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (B.L). He is currently pursuing a Masters of Law (LL.M) degree in Commercial Trust at the Queen Mary, University of London. He is an associate student of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CITN), a certified professional Negotiator and Mediator (pnm), a member of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Island Chapter, immediate past Assistant General Secretary of the Association of Corporate Trustees (ACT).