’Seye is currently the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). He holds a Doctorate degree in Business Administration with specialisation in Entrepreneurship from Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo; He is also a holder of Masters Degree in Business Administration with specialisation in Marketing as well as a first degree in Banking and Finance (Second Class Upper) from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State. He qualified as an Associate Member of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria in 1990 and was elected a Fellow of same Institute in 2008. He is a life member of the prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD); Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Mediators & Conciliators; as well as an Associate member, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered).
Seye began his banking career in January 1986 with the then National Bank of Nigeria Ltd. He had a brief stint with Afribank Nigeria Plc while on National Service and later joined People’s Bank of Nigeria (now Bank of Agriculture) as the Manager in charge of People’s Emergency Deposit Scheme (PEDS) in 1992.
After spending a decade of meritorious service in mainstream banking, he proceeded to join the services of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Lagos Branch in 1996 as Admin Manager till December 1999. He moved further in his service to the National Secretariat of the Institute in January 2000 as an Assistant Manager in the Consultancy, Training and Research Directorate of the Institute where he brought to fore his experience and background as a qualified educationist (N.C.E 1985) and professional banker, to further developed his knack for core Research, Consultancy and professional banking education.
Prior to his appointment as substantive Registrar/Chief Executive in March 2015, he had served in notable strategic positions in the Institute of Bankers as acting Registrar/Chief Executive, Group Head/Deputy Director, Directorate of Ethics and Professionalism; Group Head, Directorate of Education; Group Head, Directorate of Consultancy, Training and Research; Zonal Coordinator Abuja Zonal Office (Northern Region). Mr. Awojobi, a seasoned Professional Banker, Scholar, Trainer and Consultant has participated in several consulting activities on banking and allied matters locally and internationally including the Federal Government of Nigeria/ European Union (FGN/EU) State Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (SEEDS) assessment; the Financial System Strategy 2020 (FSS 2020) Project of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He recently successfully, coordinated the formation and inauguration of the Global Banking Education Standards Board (GBEStB) as a member of the global taskforce charged with this assignment. He was also elected a member of the Education Committee of the GBEStB. He is a member of Bankers’ Committee Subcommittee on Competency Framework and also serves Secretary, Bankers’ Committee Subcommittee on Ethics and Professionalism for the Nigerian Banking industry; Member, Board of Governors of Institute of Directors Centre for Corporate Governance (IoDCCG); Member/Vice Coordinator, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Research and Development Strategic Committee, ICT/Digital Economy Thematic Group. He is currently the Chairman Alliance of African Institutes of Bankers. A widely travelled professional who is also happily married.