About us


Meet the team.

Mohammed Garuba

Mohammed Garuba is one of the founding partners of CardinalStone Partners Limited an Investment Banking Firm based in Lagos, Nigeria where he oversees the Asset Management Division. Prior to joining the firm, he served as pioneer Director of Equity Securities at Renaissances Capital where he was responsible for driving the company’s equities trading and sales business in Nigeria. Before joining Renaissance Capital, Mohammed served as Managing Director / Chief Operating Officer at Zenith Securities Limited, a subsidiary of Zenith Bank Plc, where he was in charge of strategy, deal origination and execution. He started his banking career with Investment Banking and Trust Company Limited (now Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc) as an Investment Manager.

Mohammed Garuba was a member of the ministerial committee set up to review the Investments and Securities Act (ISA) 2007 based on international best practices regarding statutes governing the operations of the capital market. He is a board member of the Nigerian Chapter of Africa 2.0 a Pan African advocacy group that exists to rally a coalition of willing individuals and organisations who share a collective vision for Africa and a commitment to finding and implementing sustainable solutions that will in turn leapfrog the development of the continent. He is also the founder and chairman of Back to Roots Foundation.

Mohammed holds a BSc. in Insurance from the University of Lagos and is also an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.