Babatunde Rufai-Lariba retired recently as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Skyfield Savings & Loans Limited (Now Brent Mortgage Bank Ltd) in February 2010. Until June 2002, he was the pioneer MD of Crownrise Finance Plc, where he now sits as Exec. Vice Chairman.
A well-grounded scholar with Degrees from Hammersmith & West London College, Post Graduate Qualifications from University of Wales and Masters Degree in Business Administration from St Clements University United Kingdom.
Otunba Babatunde Rufai-Lariba has over the past 20 years garnered much experience in the Banking and Finance industry of the Nigerian Economy. He started his banking and finance career with Societe Generale Bank of Nigeria Ltd and later worked briefly as a foundation staff member with Meridian Equity Bank now largely acquired by Access Bank.
He worked with Rich Land Finance and Investment Limited and had a brief stay with Apian Finance and Securities Ltd before he established Crownrise Finance and Investment Limited in 1990.
A strong Corporate Governance Practitioner, he is the Chairman of Dilankit Nig. Limited – a Property Development and Marketing Company. He is a Member of many Associations and Professional bodies in both Banking & Administrative Sectors and has held various top-level positions such as Financial Adviser to top organizations and is a Director of many other companies.
A full member of Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM), Chartered, he is also a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) in Nigeria and the United Kingdom, and an alumnus of Lagos Business School, Chief Executive Course (CEP12). He was formerly the Publicity Secretary of Finance Houses Association of Nigeria and former Treasurer of Mortgage Bank Association of Nigeria.
He is married with children.