Michael Smith

Regional Director

Michael leads Kings and Goodman in West Africa operations. He has served in several senior positions in the Banking sector. He has a knack for people and endless drive for strategically bringing vision to reality.

Michael is the Country Leader of Kings & Goodman in West Africa. He is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s strategy, team and operations across KG’s West Africa network of offices.Over the course of the years, Michael has served in a variety of roles across several organisations, including roles as MD/CEO, Divisional Head and Corporate Relations and Company Secretariat of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation. Michael also was Head, Corporate Affairs and Marketing at Stanbic Bank Nigeria, now Stanbic IBTC Bank (a member Standard Bank Group, Africa and amongst several roles across legal and business sectors in Nigeria Michael has over 28 years’ experience in delivering Corporate and Communication strategic advisory services. Michael is a thought leader, a major player with excellent social graces who is comfortable and adept at working with top decision makers. His acute emotional intelligence, tireless energy and people skills enable him to add value through a complete project life-cycle: from strategic visioning and detailed requirement denition to solution development and implementation.