Anthony is a Corporate Strategist and Business Relationship Management Expert with over 2 decades of working experience cutting across Financial Services, Oil & Gas and Assets Management Solutions. He is currently the Chairman & CEO of West Sea Global Services Limited where he is responsible for Corporate Solutions and Strategy.
In 2016, He resigned from Citibank as Vice President (Energy) in the Corporate & Investment Bank where he was responsible for developing managing relationships, credit risk management, and product development. He was also a member of the bank credit committee. Anthony managed both Local and International relationships including Coca-Cola, Frigoglass Group, Guinness, Nigerian Breweries, John Holt, Chevron, Exxon- Mobil, Nigeria LNG, Sahara and Total.
He has attended several local and international training courses including;
2001 – Centre for Financial Studies – Micro & Macro Economics
2007 – Bowen & Brown/Howart – The Petroleum Industry
2008 – Euromoney – Project Finance Mechanics
2009 – Citigroup – Essential Risk
2010 – Euromoney – Oil & Gas Finance
2013 – Citigroup – Intermediate Credit Risk
Anthony has won several awards for his roles in transaction structuring, deal origination, trade and cash management solutions highlighted below. These include: Best Corporate Bank Team, Ace Team, Trade All Stars, and Excellence Team Awards.
2003 – Highest Revenue Earned
2009 – Payment Solution
2010 – Trade Finance Solution
2012 – Account Management Solution
2013 – Vessel Finance
2014 – IOC Divestment Advisory
2015 – Book Runner IPO
2016 – Integrated Payment Solution
Prior to joining Citi, he was the Group Manager; Corporate Development at Oando Plc. Responsible for Strategy & Planning, Project Execution and Business Performance Monitoring for all the companies within the group. While at Oando he set up the Investor Relations Unit, which he ran until he joined Citi.
Gbemiga is an accounting graduate and a Chartered Accountant with over 16 years’ experience in various sectors including Financial Consulting, Research, Telecommunication, Infrastructure Financing & Advisory, Banking and Tech Business gathering experience in finance functions, investments, credit risk management, consulting, research and developing new businesses. He holds an MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife specializing in business strategy.
He currently acts as the Head of Advisory at West Sea Global Services Limited. Where he is responsible for investment evaluation and credit risk management.
In the past 8 years he has been involved in various high value transactions which include a banking institution expansion drive to 5 African countries, a N3bn financing for expansion by a big indigenous manufacturer, a $20m Equity investment into a Nigerian Tech Venture firm, fundraising drive for
various Oil & Gas and Infrastructure projects with project cost ranging from $5m to $100m.
Gbemiga is also a IFRS certified professional from the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) UK, Certified Information System Auditor and a member of the Information System Audit & Control Association (ISACA) USA.