Chike has 14 years’ experience as Technology solutions provider to multiple business sectors in Nigeria.
Chike started his working career as a business development executive with Millennium Investment Trust Limited where he quickly rose to become the Business Advisory Lead. In 2000 he left to start iCap Nigeria, a Technology solutions development firm with market leadership in the provision of transactional platforms mainly in the media and banking industry in Nigeria.
Chike has since been involved in the challenging work space of technology, business consulting and implementation. In 2005 he led the business re-engineering efforts of Media Monitoring Services Nigeria a process which saw the company claw back from the brink of extinction to becoming the leading provider of media audit and competitive information data to the Nigerian market in less than two years.
In 2006 he was appointed Senior Business Process Consultant for the HCM Automation Project in United Bank for Africa UBA, and later in 2007 was contracted to develop and implement an end to end procurement and asset management solution for United Bank for Africa’s over 600 Nigerian branches and business offices.
Mr. Nwagwu holds a bachelor’s degree in Geology from the University of Port Harcourt.
Ayo has over 20 years’ experience in production, sales, marketing, business development and strategy in Africa (Nigeria and South Africa), France and The UAE, Across Manufacturing and Retail of Consumer Goods. He has worked on the development of new products, brand portfolio rationalization, production outsourcing, and turnaround of both production and retail organizations across geographies; he has also been active on Boards of a number of start-ups, and advisor to small but growing businesses.
For a brief period, Ayo was also involved with the Rainforests Project of the Prince of Wales, leading the African Task force into 7 countries in Africa to argue that rainforests are more valuable alive than dead, and to propose ways in which stakeholders could protect rainforests without GDP loss.
In the last 5 years, Ayo has led the development of the most comprehensive inputs distribution network in Africa, taking inputs from plant to farm-gate in a controlled fashion, and involving more than 3000 individuals.
Ayo is a Sloan Fellow of the London Business School, with an M.Sc in Management. He also has a B.Sc in Civil Engineering from the University of Lagos.
Mr. Valentine Aganbi has over 15 years of experience as a Finance and Supply Chain professional in the Anglo-Dutch multinational, Unilever PLC and has held corporate roles in the Americas, Africa and in the Middle East.
More recently in Africa, he has invested in a number of startup ventures in Nigeria and Liberia including, Novus Agro Nigeria Ltd, where he serves on the board of the Agro allied information and Technology Company.
Valentine’s experience to date spans business strategy planning, supply chain finance and control, operations planning and execution and some prior roles include Logistics Finance, Category and Commercial Finance and Corporate Audit and business controls altogether providing a wealth of expertise in financial oversight of product and marketing go/no go decisions, decisions on high value capital investments and process optimization, controls and governance.
Among his key achievements are initiatives to fix value destroying businesses across multiple brands, geographies, and technology forms while evaluating and implementing emerging business opportunities into geographical and business “white spaces” in Africa & the Middle East.
He is passionate about Africans working together to build African resources (human and material) and is keen to drive professional capabilities and excellence in the Finance function as well as in Agro allied industries.
Valentine holds an MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona and a BBA from Schiller Int’l University in Madrid, Spain.
Glen has thirteen years’ experience in Business and Technology Change consulting in multiple sectors of the economy.
Glen spent seven years in IBM UK where he led various transformation projects with clients such as Royal Sun Alliance (RSA), Merrill Lynch HSBC JV, The Automobile Association (AA), Diageo, Cazenove, Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) and many more. He left IBM in late 2007 for Barclays Bank plc where he delivered projects both in its Global Payments and Treasury Market Risk division.
Post Barclays Bank in early 2009, Glen has carried on in a consulting capacity with the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA), HSBC UK and JP Morgan Chase NA.
Glen has a strong interest in the development of trade and capital markets in Africa, he has also acted in an advisory capacity for corporate firms in Nigeria seeking to raise foreign debt finance from international investors.
Glen holds a B. Eng. Mechanical Engineering from University of Benin, Nigeria and an MBA in Finance and Risk Management from University of Westminster Business School UK.
Obi has 14 years’ experience as a senior marketing executive in a number of blue chip multinationals in Europe and North America.
Obi in his various roles has overseen the launch of two Chrysler vehicles in Spain & Portugal; the overhaul and consolidation of the DaimlerChrysler’s loyalty program across 8 countries in Europe and led a sales team of 150 agents in the launch of Barclaycard (credit card) across Spain.
Obi’s has also served as a marketing executive at BBDO (a worldwide advertising and marketing services agency) and with Diageo North America, the world’s largest producer and marketer of premium alcohol brands in the spirits, beer, and wine categories where he managed the Baileys and Tanqueray businesses with combined revenue of $550 million USD.
Mr. Ike holds an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from Southern CT State University, USA and a Bachelors degree in International Business from Schiller International University, Spain.
Tosin has over 20 years of experience covering IT, Organization and Management in the Manufacturing and in the Oil & Gas industries. He has worked in Nigeria and in France, in Multi-National Corporations, and in culturally diverse teams.
Presently the CIO of Total E&P Nigeria Limited, leading a team of more than 200 persons, he has worked on various projects transforming the IT landscape of the company, in the enterprise as well as the business processes and applications. In this present role, which he has held since 2010, he establishes and controls the IT strategic direction of the organization. He also effected organizational and management transformation initiatives, leading to robust operational control and Service Delivery improvements.
He holds an MSc in Management Information Systems from Toulouse Business School in France, an MSc in Civil Engineering from ENTPE, Lyon, France and a B.Engr in Civil Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.