Mr. Martins holds a B.Sc. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos; he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute Stockbrokers, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Association of Investment Advisers & Portfolio Managers with over 21 years experience in investment banking, corporate banking, stock broking, asset management and pension fund management.
He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999, joined Investment Banking & Trust Company Plc (now Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc) in 2000 where he served in the Financial Control and Trade Finance/Foreign Operations units of the Bank before being seconded to Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Ltd where at various times he was Financial Controller, Head Asset Management and lastly Head Stockbroking before resigning in November 2005 to join Shell Nig. CPFA Ltd (the Fund Manager of the Shell Companies in Nigeria Pensions Scheme with assets under management of over N148billion, as at June 2008) where he was Head – Investments up till June 2008 when he resigned to join NISL.
Mr. Martins is also a Co-founder and Executive Director of Bhukka Hospitality Limited owners of Bukka Hut – a fast rising restaurant chain.
He also serves as an Independent Member of the Investment Committee of Skye Financial Services Limited – an Asset Management Company with over ₦2Bn in Assets under Management.