Mr. Tope Daramola is the Group Managing Director/CEO, Harmony Holdings Ltd. A highly accomplished banker and businessman, Mr. Daramola commenced his banking career over 20 years ago as an Officer with Nigeria Merchant Bank. He subsequently worked at First Bank Plc variously as a Relationship Manager in their Corporate Finance and Consumer Banking departments managing risk assets portfolio in excess of N10billion.
He joined Intercontinental Bank Plc in 1999 as a Marketing Officer and enjoyed an exceptionally rewarding career in the bank, rising to the position of Regional Director, South West in the bank before his resignation in 2009. He was the pioneer Branch Manager of the bank's Ilorin branch and was instrumental to making the bank a household name in Kwara State. He also received several official commendations and recognition from the bank for exceptional performance in business development and relationship management.
He has attended leadership courses both locally and internationally, including Developing General Management Potentials organized by Cranfield University, Bedford, United Kingdom and Business Marketing at IMD Lausanne, Switzerland
In 2010, Mr. Daramola became the Chairman/CEO of Codat Oil & Gas Limited, a company involved in the downstream sector of the Nigerian energy industry with annual turnover of over N1.2billion. He was in this position till his appointment as the Director General, Kwara State Bureau of Lands in 2011.
He was appointed the Group Managing Director/CEO of Harmony Holdings Limited in December, 2012. The new company is intended to coordinate the business interests of Harmony Holdings Ltd. in diverse sectors of the economy and ensure they are efficiently and profitably managed.
He is also the Chairman of Shonga Farms Limited, one of the largest farms in Nigeria and the product of a successful Public Private Partnership between a group of white Zimbabwean farmers and the Kwara State Government which has become a model in Nigeria.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB), Mr. Daramola also holds a Bachelors' Degree in Banking and Finance and an M.Sc. Business Administration from the Ogun State University and University of Ilorin respectively.
He is married with children and enjoys contributing to worthy societal causes.