BREAKING: Laolu Martins, Co-founder Of Bukka Is Dead
One of the co-founders of the well-known Nigerian fast-food business Bukka Hut, Laolu Martins, passed away, according to his family.
The prototypical banker, who had over 21 years of expertise in investment banking, corporate banking, stockbroking, asset management, and pension fund management, passed away in the evening of September 27, 2022, according to a statement issued by the family on Wednesday.
“We hereby solicit the support and understanding of everyone as the family grieves the loss of our beloved Laolu in our privacy.
“Our kind request is that you support the family – wife, children, aged mother and father and his siblings with your prayers at this difficult time.
“Further announcements will be made by the family,” the statement said.
In 1999, Martins began working at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He started at Investment Banking & Trust Company Plc, which is now known as Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, where he worked in the Trade Finance/Foreign Operations and Financial Control departments. After that, he was seconded to Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Ltd, where he held various positions including Financial Controller, Head of Asset Management, and Head Stockbroking.
Later, he left to join Shell Nig. CPFA Ltd, the Fund Manager of the Shell Companies in Nigeria Pensions Scheme, where he served as Head, Investments until 2008, when he left to join Nigeria International Security Limited, NISL, an independent financial services company that specializes in investments in the Nigerian market. He later left again in 2005 to join Shell Nig.