Dr. McLeish Otuedon

President, LeishTon Consulting

Dr. McLeish Otuedon is a Leadership and Corporate Governance Scholar and the Director of the LeishTon Centre for Leadership and Governance Thinking at LeishTon Academy. He also currently serves as the President & CEO of LeishTon Consulting & BoardGov Limited and the engagement leader for the company. McLeish has trained senior executives and board members of top companies in Nigeria, as well as Regulators on corporate governance, leadership, compliance, ethics, AML/CFT/CPF, ERM and EI/EQ (LinkedIn Profile). McLeish is a researcher and has published several articles in both international and domestic journals in the subject areas of Leadership, Corporate/Board Governance, Emotional Intelligence, International Marketing, Compliance, AML/CFT and Data Privacy. He is also a thought leader in his areas of research. McLeish has worked in Leadership positions in the areas of Compliance, AML/CFT/CPF and Enterprise Risk Management in Nigeria, South Africa and London, including at FBN Merchant Bank, FBN Capital, Stanbic IBTC Bank and MTN Nigeria. Specifically, he was acting head of Group Compliance at Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC between August 2011 and April 2013. He was also the head of AML/Compliance for the Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) Division of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC between August 2010 and April 2014. He was a Senior Vice President (SVP), Head and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) of the FBN Capital Group between May 2014 and July 2017. FBN Capital Group comprised six entities, including FBN Capital, FBN Capital Asset Management, FBN Trustees, FBN funds and FBN Securities (they are all now referred to as FBNQuest entities). McLeish is a holder of two doctorate degrees (PhD and DBA) with specialisation in Corporate Governance and Leadership. He is currently finalising his third doctorate degree, Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Governance (Corporate Governance) at Monarch University, Switzerland. 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, Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a holder of five in-person Executive Education Programmes’ Certificates, including the Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) in Leadership and Strategy from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He holds an Executive Education Certificate on “Building Game-Changing Organisations: Aligning Purpose, Performance and People” from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. McLeish is both a member and faculty member (trainer) at IoD Nigeria (M.IoD), a Chartered Accountant (FCA), ICAN; a Chartered Tax Practitioner (FCTI), CITN; a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), ACAMS; a holder of the International Certificate in Risk Management of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), UK and a Member of IRM, UK (CIRM); an Environmental and Social Risk Analyst (ESRA); and a Professional Manager (MNIM), NIM (Chartered). McLeish is also a Certified EU GDPR Data Protection Officer (Certified DPO), a Certified EU GDPR Practitioner (C GDPR P), and a Certified Cybersecurity Professional (C CS F)