James Ilori obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University in 1995, a Master’s of Science degree in Economics from the University of Lagos in 2000, and an MBA from Warwick Business School, UK in 2006. He obtained the UK Investment Management Certificate in 2008, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification in 2011.
James has over 18 years experience across Portfolio Management, Research and Strategy, Corporate Banking, Auditing, and Relationship Management.
He joined First City Asset Management Limited (FCAM), a member of FCMB Group Plc, in 2014 from Crown Agents Investment Management Limited UK (CAIM) where he worked from 2007 – 2014; his last role with CAIM was as a Fixed Income Fund Manager. James worked for Guaranty Trust Bank plc in Nigeria from 1997 – 2005.
He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of FCAM in July 2014, and is a Non-Executive Director of Legacy Pension Managers Limited.