Mr. Balami started his professional Stockbroking in Lagos as an investment executive with Tiddo Universal Securities and Finance Company, where he qualified as a stock broker/dealing clerk in 1994 and licensed by The Nigerian Stock Exchange. He later joined Financial Equities Ltd as Assistant Manager and Head Capital Market in May 1995, overseeing Operations, Marketing and Capital Market functions.
In 1997 Mr. Balami joined Sigma Securities Ltd as a pioneer staff, and as Manager, Head Operations and Capital Market Department. He participated in a number of major landmark Capital Market transactions during the BPE privatisation era.
He has attended several training programs, seminars and workshops on information technology, business development, securities and bonds trading and also on financial management and corporate governance, some of which were held at the West African Capital Market School Accra, Ghana, and Executive Education Programs at Harvard Business School Boston Massachusetts, Wharton Business School Pennsylvania and Lagos Business School Lekki.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers, Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, and Associate Member Certified Institute of Pensions. He is also a Director on the Board of YES Microfinance Bank.
Mr. Balami holds a HND (Business Administration) from the prestigious Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri, and an MBA from University of Calabar, Cross River State.