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Peter Damian Mbama
Vice Chairman

Peter Damian Mbama is the founder and Managing Director/CEO of Regcharles Finance and Capital Limited. His experience in the Banking & Financial Industry spans over 13 years. His areas of expertise include Strategy, Corporate Finance, Private Investments, Corporate Governance and Entrepreneurship .

He started his career in 1998 with Diamond Bank Nig. Plc where he participated in various deal origination, structuring, financing, consummation and exits in businesses across various sectors of the economy.

In his four years with the bank both as a commercial and corporate banker his achievement were highly remarkable.

In 2002, in his quest for greater challenges he moved to FinBank Nig. Plc. formally known as First Atlantic Bank Plc. On joining the bank, It did not take him time to prove himself as a force to reckon with within the industry.

He led revolutionary and turn around processes that culminated into increase in deals, good branding and double digit profit generation across hitherto unproductive departments such as Corporate banking, Commercial banking and later in the asset management departments of the bank.

During the period, he won the CEO award for best performing manager for 3 years consecutively. He did not only play a key role in the Pan African expansion strategy of the bank but initiated steps and processes that enhanced the productive management of SMEs and consumer banking in the organization.

In 2009, he added another achievement to the list of his achievements by teaming up with astute bankers like himself from Access Bank Nig. Plc. Apapa.

During this time they developed and provided customised financing solutions in the areas of project financing, trade financing, structured financing, leasing, working capital financing and other credit related products for Large Corporations, SMEs in various industries.

In recognition of his skills and hard work he built a partnership with NIMASA where he managed and advised the various maritime operators on the alternative funding structures available for their businesses while managing the Carbotage Fund.

Mr. Peter Damian is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial and Planning Managers in Delaware (FCFM), he holds an MBA from the prestigious University MIT Sloan School of Management in the United States of America.

At Sloan he was awarded a Fellow for his contributions to Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Strategy while at Sloan.

He holds a B.Sc degree in Accountancy from Imo State University where he graduated with a Second Class Upper (2.1) and a Masters in Management from the University of Lagos all in Nigeria.

Returning to Nigeria, he Co-Founded, Fund Bridges Nigeria Ltd with some alumni of Wharton, MIT, Harvard and Stamford, a financial advisory firm focused on providing access to debt and equity capital, treasury services, financial advisory services, and advising on growth and business strategies to SMEs in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.

As the Chief Operating Officer, he led the team in some ground breaking deals involving SMEs across various sectors. His vision, desire and his entrepreneurial mindedness drove him into acquiring a foremost non-banking financial services company in Nigeria which has metamorphosed into Regcharles Finance and Capital Limited licensed by CBN to provide Treasury and Wealth management services, Credit Services, Finance, Advisory services and consulting to SMEs and the consumer market.

An ardent soccer lover and networking pundit, Peter Damian is happily married with 3 kids.