A frontline player in the Nigerian stock exchange market and one of Nigeria’s leading portfolio management experts , who served as the Vice chairman of Anchoria Investment And Securities Limited, Dr Isaac Olusola Dada slumped on arrival at the Muritala Mohammed International Airport. Lagos on Thursday, July 13, 2017
Late Dada was educated at both the University of Ibadan and University of
Lagos with a BSc. Degree in Economics and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 1970 and 1976 respectively.
He spent his early career in the Federal Civil Service, where he rose to the post of a Principal Secretary in 1983. He was the Special Assistant to three Secretaries (including Chief Olu Falae) to the Federal Military Government between 1983 and 1988.
Due to dint of hardwork and confidence reposed in him, he later became the Director of Finance and Supplies in the Presidency in 1988. He was appointed Executive Director, of NAL Merchant Bank Plc, in 1993, the position he held until he co-founded ANCHORIA and became the pioneer Chief Executive Officer.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and an authorized and licenced Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He is a widely travelled banker, he had attended many courses both in Nigeria and abroad.
He sat atop an investment company that diversified into various arms businesses which include bureau de change, portfolio management, property management as well as securities and stock broking.
He was an active member of Lions Club and District President elect of district 404, Nigeria until his demise. He was married with children.