Mr. Friday Izuka Nwanze is the Head, Legal Department of Delta Trust Mortgage Bank Limited which he joined in April 2021 as a Senior Manager.
He graduated with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Law in 2005 from the Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, and attended the Nigerian Law School between 2006 and 2007. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007 with Second Class Honours (Upper Division). He obtained a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) from the prestigious University of Lagos in 2017.
While at the university and the Nigerian Law School, he won several awards which include Chief Joseph Ofo’s Academic Award for the Best 100 Level Law Student, Faculty of Law, Delta State University, Oleh Campus, Delta State, Dean’s Prize for the Best Graduating Student of the Faculty of Law, Delta State University for the 2004/05 Academic Session and Chief FRA Williams’ Award for the Best Student in Legal Drafting & Conveyance.
His professional banking experience spans over 12 years beginning in 2009 when he was employed as a Legal Officer in ASO Savings and Loans Plc. He also worked as an Associate Counsel at Alade Agbabiaka (SAN) & Co.
Mr. Nwanze is an experienced and versatile corporate counsel with strong competencies in legal drafting, legal and regulatory compliance, banking, contract negotiation, real estate financing, and company secretarial services.
Mr. Nwanze is a member of notable professional bodies including the Nigerian Bar Association, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), and a student member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).