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Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Ojiezele

Joseph is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gemstone Microfinance. He has led the organization since it was established in May 2019 to extend over N500 Million in credit facilities to individuals and SMEs in the thriving agricultural sector.

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Joseph is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gemstone Microfinance. He has led the organization since it was established in May 2019 to extend over N500 Million in credit facilities to individuals and SMEs in the thriving agricultural sector. Joseph, an alumnus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States, holds an M.Sc. degree in Petroleum Engineering with Distinction. He was also the Best Graduating Student of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sunderland, England, United Kingdom, where he bagged a B.Sc. degree with a first class.
With over 15 years unparalleled global experience in the agriculture, engineering, and finance industries, he has garnered deep expertise, exposure and the skill-set needed to steer the ship of a financial institution. He is a consummate financial management professional with extensive foreign and local exposure. His wealth of knowledge continues to prove strategic and invaluable for Gemstone Microfinance.