McLeish U. Otuedon

Mcleish Otuedon

McLeish Otuedon (McLeish) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of LeishTon Consulting & BoardGov Limited (LeishTon). McLeish is responsible for all day-to-day operations, with a focus on providing visibility and accelerating the growth of LeishTon, first, in Nigeria, and then to other Anglophone West African countries.

McLeish brings into LeishTon over 15 years of quality experience. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Head of both FBN Merchant Bank Limited (FBNMB) and FBN Capital Limited (FBNC), where he re-engineered the Compliance function. While at FBNMB and FBNC, he helped develop and implement several robust compliance and AML/CFT related policies, frameworks, manuals and standards. He also designed and implemented a comprehensive risk-based compliance and AML/CFT programme for both organisations. He worked assiduously to embed compliance culture across both organisations and was appointed into many leadership positions, including membership appointments into the Risk Management Committee (RMC), New Products Approval Committee (NPAC), Human Capital Committee (HCC), Management Credit and Underwriting Committee (MCUC). He was also actively involved in the Informational Technology (IT) Transformational Project and Integration Project, which were of strategic significance to both organisations. He diligently and actively served in those committees and Projects.

Prior to his tenure at FBNMB and FBNC, McLeish served as AML/Compliance Manager for the Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) Division of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC (a member of the Standard Bank Group of South Africa). Before joining Stanbic IBTC, he worked as Enterprise Risk Analyst with MTN Nigeria Communications Limited (MTN Nigeria) and as a Cash Officer with Zenith Bank PLC. He also had a brief stint in the Oil and Gas industry and Audit Practice in Nigeria and worked with some fantastic firms in the United Kingdom prior to joining MTN Nigeria.

McLeish is currently studying for two doctorates degrees (DBA and PhD) in business administration and governance, with specialisation in leadership and corporate governance respectively. He holds a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Investment and Finance from Middlesex University Business School, London and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka(UNN). McLeish has also attended several Executive Education Programmes at top business schools in the United States, including the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). McLeish has published several articles in international double-blind peer review journals, including the International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, (IJECM), UK, the European Journal of Business, Economics and Accountancy (EJBEA), UK, the European Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance Research (EJAAFR), the European Journal of Business and Management (EJBM) and the Journal of Marketing and Consumer Research: An International Peer-review Journal (JMCR).

McLeish is a Chartered Accountant (ACA), a Chartered Tax Practitioner (FCTI), a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certificant Member of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), UK (CIRM), an Environmental and Social Risk Analyst (ESRA) and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management – Chartered (MNIM). McLeish currently lives in Lagos, Nigeria with his lovely wife and their three wonderful children.