About Us - VFD GROUP (2023)

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Olatunde Busari (SAN) Olatunde Busari (SAN) Nonso Okpala Nonso Okpala Adeniyi Adenubi Adeniyi Adenubi John Okonkwo John Okonkwo Folajimi Adeleye Folajimi Adeleye Gbenga Omolokun Gbenga Omolokun Azubike Emodi Azubike Emodi Mobolaji Adewumi Mobolaji Adewumi Olanipekun Osinowo Olanipekun Osinowo Jewel Okwechime Jewel Okwechime Suleiman Lawal Suleiman Lawal Ngozi Aghanya Ngozi Aghanya Chuks Ozigbo Chuks Ozigbo KELVIN OROGUN KELVIN OROGUN FEMI AKINWARE FEMI AKINWARE Gbenga Omolokun Gbenga Omolokun Azubike Emodi Azubike Emodi Kanayo Eni-Ikeh Kanayo Eni-Ikeh Amanda Omogiafo Amanda Omogiafo OLAPOSI LAWORE OLAPOSI LAWORE Nonso Okpala Nonso Okpala John Okonkwo John Okonkwo Adeniyi Adenubi Adeniyi Adenubi Folajimi Adeleye Folajimi Adeleye OBIAAJUM CHIMBO OBIAAJUM CHIMBO EFETURI DOGHUDJE EFETURI DOGHUDJE OLU SALAMI OLU SALAMI Olatunde Busari (SAN) Olatunde Busari (SAN) Nonso Okpala Nonso Okpala Adeniyi Adenubi Adeniyi Adenubi John Okonkwo John Okonkwo Folajimi Adeleye Folajimi Adeleye Gbenga Omolokun Gbenga Omolokun Azubike Emodi Azubike Emodi Mobolaji Adewumi Mobolaji Adewumi Olanipekun Osinowo Olanipekun Osinowo Jewel Okwechime Jewel Okwechime Suleiman Lawal Suleiman Lawal Ngozi Aghanya Ngozi Aghanya Chuks Ozigbo Chuks Ozigbo KELVIN OROGUN KELVIN OROGUN FEMI AKINWARE FEMI AKINWARE Gbenga Omolokun Gbenga Omolokun Azubike Emodi Azubike Emodi Kanayo Eni-Ikeh Kanayo Eni-Ikeh Amanda Omogiafo Amanda Omogiafo OLAPOSI LAWORE OLAPOSI LAWORE Nonso Okpala Nonso Okpala John Okonkwo John Okonkwo Adeniyi Adenubi Adeniyi Adenubi Folajimi Adeleye Folajimi Adeleye OBIAAJUM CHIMBO OBIAAJUM CHIMBO EFETURI DOGHUDJE EFETURI DOGHUDJE OLU SALAMI OLU SALAMI Our Vision Our Mission Our Values FAQs Videos

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

With extensive multi-sector expertise, VFD Group seeks out viable opportunities that cater to the investment needs of Retail & Institutional Investors across all tiers for direct market gain. We leverage our sound investment expertise and deep knowledge of market fundamentals into securing investments that yield optimum returns to our shareholders.

The core of our business strategy is unlocking opportunities for value creation in the Nigerian and African informal sector while creating innovative and accessible products and solutions within the formal sector.

Our vast portfolio, ranging from financial services to asset management, real estate, and Fintech, to mention a few, represents a uniquely diversified investment bouquet that helps us manage risk, and allows us to build an ecosystem with various complementary offerings.

Through our portfolio companies, we are building Africa’s first truly diverse business ecosystem and we would love you to be part of this journey with us.

  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • HEAD OF PORTFOLIOS
  • MANAGEMENT TEAM

Olatunde Busari (SAN)

Chairman

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Olatunde Busari (SAN)

Chairman

Olatunde Busari (SAN) is the Chairman of VFD Group Plc. He holds a B.Sc, Political Science from the University of Ife, an LL.B, Law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and an LL.M, Law from Unilag. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989 and is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria

Nonso Okpala

Managing Director/CEO

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Nonso Okpala

Managing Director/CEO

Nonso Okpala is the Group Managing Director of VFD Group Plc. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Heirs Holdings and is replete with vast experience in the Nigerian financial services industry garnered while working with reputable firms like KPMG, BGL and United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA).

Adeniyi Adenubi

Executive Director

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Adeniyi Adenubi

Executive Director

Adeniyi Adenubi is the Director, Governance and Government Relations of VFD Group Plc. He has over 10 years of hands-on experience in Private Equity, Venture Capitalism and Financial Advisory. He also has a specific oversight on Corporate Governance He has played Financial Advisory roles to numerous firms in Nigeria and in the United Kingdom, most notably with the Royal Bank of Scotland and ATOS Consulting.

John Okonkwo

Executive Director

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John Okonkwo

Executive Director

John is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of VFD Group Plc. He has several years’ experience in Finance, Audit, Risk Management, Sustainability Services and Corporate Governance Services. He was the Chief Financial Officer at Heirs Holdings Limited and was previously the Head of Business Assurance & Compliance in the same company. Prior to joining Heirs Holdings Limited in June 2012, he was a Manager in the Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Services division of KPMG. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Folajimi Adeleye

Executive Director

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Folajimi Adeleye

Executive Director

Folajimi is the Executive Director, Finance of VFD Group Plc. He has experience spanning over 12 years in audit and advisory services, financial reporting, and financial management including set up of finance function for start up companies in the financial services industry.

Gbenga Omolokun

Non Executive Director

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Gbenga Omolokun

Non Executive Director

Gbenga is a Non Executive Director at VFD Group Plc. He has over twelve years of business process, technology and strategy experience across various industries including Manufacturing, Financial Services, Public Sector and Pharmaceuticals.

Azubike Emodi

Non Executive Director

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Azubike Emodi

Non Executive Director

Azubike is a Non Executive Director at VFD Group Plc. He is a resourceful financial service specialist with experience in retail and commercial banking and worked with Zenith Bank before joining Maxxon Pro Service Inc. in Canada where he worked as an Investment Advisor/Financial Planner

Mobolaji Adewumi

Non-Executive Director

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Mobolaji Adewumi

Non-Executive Director

Mobolaji is a Non Executive Director at VFD Group Plc. He holds a B.Sc. in Management and Accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and an MBA specializing in Finance from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with over ten years post-qualification experience. Prior to joining VFD Group Plc, he worked with the Managing Director of First Bank of Nigeria Limited. Prior to that, he was the Special Adviser to the Managing Director of ASO Savings and Loans Plc while doubling as Head of Strategy. Bolaji has deep financial services experience and expertise, having worked with regional and global leaders in the financial services sector, such as the United Bank for Africa and KPMG Nigeria.

Olanipekun Osinowo

Non-Executive Director

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Olanipekun Osinowo

Non-Executive Director

Olanipekun Osinowo is a Non-Executive Director of VFD Group Plc. Olanipekun is currently the Managing Director of Layipo Farms Limited and has over 24 years’ work experience in Finance. He was a Principal Partner at First Immaculate Konsult. He also held the role of Chief Financial Officer of Ecobank Nigeria Limited where he headed the finance function, coordinated the strategic planning process of the Bank, and implemented the budget and control. He holds an MBA in Finance (Distinction) from the University of Lagos, an MSc in Economics also from the University of Lagos and a BSc. in Economics (1st Class) from Olabisi Onabanjo University. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He has attended various training courses in accounting, finance, strategy, and corporate governance locally and internationally, including at Harvard Business School. USA.

Jewel Okwechime

Non-Executive Director

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Jewel Okwechime

Non-Executive Director

Jewel is a Non-Executive Director at VFD Group Plc. She has over 15 years’ experience in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, developing and leading long-term strategic objectives that resulted in positive growth and innovation

Suleiman Lawal

Non-Executive Director

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Suleiman Lawal

Non-Executive Director

Suleiman Lawal is a Non Executive Director at VFD Group. He is a business strategist with vast experience in project management and proven leadership & management skills in challenging, multicultural, & fast-paced environments.

Ngozi Aghanya

Non-Executive Director

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Ngozi Aghanya

Non-Executive Director

Ngozi is a Non-Executive Director at VFD Group Plc. She is a lawyer with over a decade of legal experience and comes with a wealth of experience in corporate & commercial legal transactions, particularly within the finance industry.

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Chuks Ozigbo

Non-Executive Director

Chuks Ozigbo is a Non-Executive Director of VFD Group Plc. Chuks is currently a Director in Lyca Digitals Ltd. Prior to joining Lyca Digitals, he worked at United Bank for Africa Plc for three years where he rose to the position of Group Head, Corporate Banking.

KELVIN OROGUN

Non-Executive Director

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KELVIN OROGUN

Non-Executive Director

Kelvin Orogun is a Non-Executive Director, VFD Group. He is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cashpot Limited, a money remittance company with headquarters in London and offices in Lagos, Nigeria.

FEMI AKINWARE

Non-Executive Director

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FEMI AKINWARE

Non-Executive Director

Femi Akinware is a Non-Executive Director, VFD Group Plc. He is an experienced telecommunications executive, an entrepreneur, and a seasoned engineer with over 24 years of accomplished leadership spanning nearly every area of telecoms business. Femi spent 15 years working on mergers and acquisitions, asset building, corporate development, business process re-engineering, IT consultancy, and business start-ups.

Gbenga Omolokun

Acting Managing Director of VFD Microfinance Bank

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Gbenga Omolokun

Acting Managing Director of VFD Microfinance Bank

Gbenga Omolokun is the Acting Managing Director, VFD Microfinance Bank. Gbenga Omolokun has developed specific skills in business process and technology management on various client projects across several industries. Gbenga started his career as an Executive Trainee at Zenith Bank Plc in 2008. He then joined KPMG Advisory Services, Lagos as an Experienced Analyst in 2010. Whilst at KPMG, Gbenga acted as the program manager on a systems implementation project for a large manufacturing company across eight countries in Africa and ten project locations. Gbenga has worked on various business process/technology issues with numerous clients across a number of industries including the public sector, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing and Financial Services. He left KPMG in 2016 to join VFD as an Executive Director/ COO VFD Group. Gbenga holds a degree in Mathematics from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.

Azubike Emodi

Acting Managing Director/CEO of Anchoria Asset Management Limited

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Azubike Emodi

Acting Managing Director/CEO of Anchoria Asset Management Limited

Azubike is the Acting Managing Director/ CEO of Anchoria Asset Management Limited. He is a resourceful financial service specialist with experience in retail and commercial banking and worked with Zenith Bank before joining Maxxon Pro Service Inc. in Canada where he worked as an Investment Advisor/Financial Planner

Kanayo Eni-Ikeh

Managing Director/CEO of Atiat Leasing Limited

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Kanayo Eni-Ikeh

Managing Director/CEO of Atiat Leasing Limited

Kanayo has over twelve years’ professional experience in the Financial Services Industry spanning across banking operations, retail, business and commercial banking. He has worked in various roles across reputable organizations such as Process Flow Outsourcing Limited, Diamond Bank, Fidelity Bank, VFD Group and VFD Microfinance Bank, where he successfully promoted the organization’s products and services to institutional and retail clients. Kanayo has attended various executive programs at The Lagos Business School; is an alumnus of The Indian School of Business and holds a B.Sc. in Geological Sciences from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

Amanda Omogiafo

Managing Director at Xenia Lifestyle

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Amanda Omogiafo

Managing Director at Xenia Lifestyle

Amanda Omogiafo is the Managing Director at Xenia Lifestyle, an indigenous hospitality management company focused on curating hospitality services. She started her career as an Analyst, Foreign Currency Operations with Everdon Bureau De Change and quickly became Team Lead. She later became an Associate, Group Treasury (Financial Services) at the VFD Group Plc. Amanda’s combined experience cuts across the Hospitality, Marketing and Finance industries. She is also passionate about technology, innovation and sustainability. Amanda holds two MSc degrees in Disruptive Innovation and International Marketing, both from Hult International Business School, United Kingdom, where she graduated with dual distinctions and a BSc. in Finance from the University of Lagos.

OLAPOSI LAWORE

Managing Director of HEREL Limited

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OLAPOSI LAWORE

Managing Director of HEREL Limited

Olaposi is an astute architect and social entrepreneur with about 10 years experience in project development, management, and transaction structuring. A graduate of University of Lagos with a First-class degree in Architecture, he holds a master’s degree with Distinction in Environmental Design and a certification in Entrepreneurial Management from the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University. He started his career with Spaceframes Architects, where he was involved in the design and execution of multiple residential developments and commercial projects for Standard Chartered Bank, Domino’s & Coldstone creamery, and other corporate clients in Lagos and Abuja. Olaposi later joined Previs Developments – a subsidiary of James Cubitt Group, as the pioneer staff and Head of the project’s unit, where he led the project team in the conceptualisation and development of multiple residential communities valued over N25billion. In 2018, he received commendation from the Federal government of Nigeria on a community-based project focused on the use of alternative building materials in construction.

Nonso Okpala

Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer

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Nonso Okpala

Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer

Nonso Okpala is the Group Managing Director of VFD Group Plc. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Heirs Holdings and is replete with vast experience in the Nigerian financial services industry garnered while working with reputable firms like KPMG, BGL and United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA).

John Okonkwo

Executive Director

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John Okonkwo

Executive Director

John is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of VFD Group Plc. He has several years’ experience in Finance, Audit, Risk Management, Sustainability Services and Corporate Governance Services. He was the Chief Financial Officer at Heirs Holdings Limited and was previously the Head of Business Assurance & Compliance in the same company. Prior to joining Heirs Holdings Limited in June 2012, he was a Manager in the Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Services division of KPMG. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

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Adeniyi Adenubi

Executive Director

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Adeniyi Adenubi

Executive Director

Adeniyi Adenubi is the Executive Director Governance, Government & Subsidiary Relations of VFD Group Plc. He has over 10 years of hands-on experience in Private Equity, Venture Capitalism and Financial Advisory. He also has a specific oversight on Corporate Governance He has played Financial Advisory roles to numerous firms in Nigeria and in the United Kingdom, most notably with the Royal Bank of Scotland and ATOS Consulting.

Folajimi Adeleye

Executive Director

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Folajimi Adeleye

Executive Director

Folajimi is the Executive Director, Finance of VFD Group Plc. He has experience spanning over 12 years in audit and advisory services, financial reporting, and financial management including set up of finance function for start up companies in the financial services industry.

OBIAAJUM CHIMBO

Head, Risk Management and Compliance

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OBIAAJUM CHIMBO

Head, Risk Management and Compliance

Obiaajum Chimbo is the Head, Risk Management and Compliance. He has 18 years of proven experience in Risk Management, Branch Operationist, Branch Operations, Internal Control and Customer Experience Management. Prior to joining VFD Group, he has worked in different capacities across Nova Merchant Bank, Access Bank Plc, and Universal Trust Bank. He has an M.Sc. In Economics from the University of Ibadan, a management program at Wharton and B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Ibadan. Obi is a member of ACI (Treasury dealer certificate), a Certified Risk Specialist (CRS) and an FRM (Financial Risk Manager) Candidate.

EFETURI DOGHUDJE

Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications

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EFETURI DOGHUDJE

Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications

Efeturi Doghudje is the Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications. She is a Marketing and Corporate Communications Specialist with an educational background in media and communication, and over fourteen years of experience in marketing, public relations, digital media strategy, branding, and management, spanning various industries including broadcast media, advertising, banking, and civil service. Prior to joining VFD Group, she was Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications at United Capital Plc, Head, Communications & Stakeholder Management at Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Digital Marketing Specialist at First Bank Plc, Media and External Relations Specialist, Marketing Executive, Compliance and Content Monitoring Limited to mention a few. Efeturi has an M.Sc. in Media and Communication Studies from the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos and a B.Sc. in Mass Communications from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. She is an associate member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON); Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR); and a member, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

OLU SALAMI

Head, Strategy, Investment Management and Corporate Performance

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OLU SALAMI

Head, Strategy, Investment Management and Corporate Performance

Olu Salami is the Head, Strategy, Investment Management and Corporate Performance at VFD Group Plc. His experience spans across trade management, Strategy, Research and Development. Prior to joining VFD Group, he has worked in different capacities at First Bank Plc and Veritas Kapital. Olu has a B.Sc. in Economics from Bowen University.

Olatunde Busari (SAN)

Chairman

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Olatunde Busari (SAN)

Chairman

Olatunde Busari (SAN) is the Chairman of VFD Group Plc. He holds a B.Sc, Political Science from the University of Ife, an LL.B, Law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and an LL.M, Law from Unilag. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989 and is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria

Nonso Okpala

Managing Director/CEO

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Nonso Okpala

Managing Director/CEO

Nonso Okpala is the Group Managing Director of VFD Group Plc. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Heirs Holdings and is replete with vast experience in the Nigerian financial services industry garnered while working with reputable firms like KPMG, BGL and United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA).

Adeniyi Adenubi

Executive Director

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Adeniyi Adenubi

Executive Director

Adeniyi Adenubi is the Director, Governance and Government Relations of VFD Group Plc. He has over 10 years of hands-on experience in Private Equity, Venture Capitalism and Financial Advisory. He also has a specific oversight on Corporate Governance He has played Financial Advisory roles to numerous firms in Nigeria and in the United Kingdom, most notably with the Royal Bank of Scotland and ATOS Consulting.

John Okonkwo

Executive Director

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John Okonkwo

Executive Director

John is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of VFD Group Plc. He has several years’ experience in Finance, Audit, Risk Management, Sustainability Services and Corporate Governance Services. He was the Chief Financial Officer at Heirs Holdings Limited and was previously the Head of Business Assurance & Compliance in the same company. Prior to joining Heirs Holdings Limited in June 2012, he was a Manager in the Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Services division of KPMG. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Folajimi Adeleye

Executive Director

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Folajimi Adeleye

Executive Director

Folajimi is the Executive Director, Finance of VFD Group Plc. He has experience spanning over 12 years in audit and advisory services, financial reporting, and financial management including set up of finance function for start up companies in the financial services industry.

Gbenga Omolokun

Non Executive Director

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Gbenga Omolokun

Non Executive Director

Gbenga is a Non Executive Director at VFD Group Plc. He has over twelve years of business process, technology and strategy experience across various industries including Manufacturing, Financial Services, Public Sector and Pharmaceuticals.

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Azubike Emodi

Non Executive Director

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Azubike Emodi

Non Executive Director

Azubike is a Non Executive Director at VFD Group Plc. He is a resourceful financial service specialist with experience in retail and commercial banking and worked with Zenith Bank before joining Maxxon Pro Service Inc. in Canada where he worked as an Investment Advisor/Financial Planner

Mobolaji Adewumi

Non-Executive Director

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Mobolaji Adewumi

Non-Executive Director

Mobolaji is a Non Executive Director at VFD Group Plc. He holds a B.Sc. in Management and Accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife and an MBA specializing in Finance from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) with over ten years post-qualification experience. Prior to joining VFD Group Plc, he worked with the Managing Director of First Bank of Nigeria Limited. Prior to that, he was the Special Adviser to the Managing Director of ASO Savings and Loans Plc while doubling as Head of Strategy. Bolaji has deep financial services experience and expertise, having worked with regional and global leaders in the financial services sector, such as the United Bank for Africa and KPMG Nigeria.

Olanipekun Osinowo

Non-Executive Director

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Olanipekun Osinowo

Non-Executive Director

Olanipekun Osinowo is a Non-Executive Director of VFD Group Plc. Olanipekun is currently the Managing Director of Layipo Farms Limited and has over 24 years’ work experience in Finance. He was a Principal Partner at First Immaculate Konsult. He also held the role of Chief Financial Officer of Ecobank Nigeria Limited where he headed the finance function, coordinated the strategic planning process of the Bank, and implemented the budget and control. He holds an MBA in Finance (Distinction) from the University of Lagos, an MSc in Economics also from the University of Lagos and a BSc. in Economics (1st Class) from Olabisi Onabanjo University. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He has attended various training courses in accounting, finance, strategy, and corporate governance locally and internationally, including at Harvard Business School. USA.

Jewel Okwechime

Non-Executive Director

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Jewel Okwechime

Non-Executive Director

Jewel is a Non-Executive Director at VFD Group Plc. She has over 15 years’ experience in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, developing and leading long-term strategic objectives that resulted in positive growth and innovation

Suleiman Lawal

Non-Executive Director

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Suleiman Lawal

Non-Executive Director

Suleiman Lawal is a Non Executive Director at VFD Group. He is a business strategist with vast experience in project management and proven leadership & management skills in challenging, multicultural, & fast-paced environments.

Ngozi Aghanya

Non-Executive Director

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Ngozi Aghanya

Non-Executive Director

Ngozi is a Non-Executive Director at VFD Group Plc. She is a lawyer with over a decade of legal experience and comes with a wealth of experience in corporate & commercial legal transactions, particularly within the finance industry.

Chuks Ozigbo

Non-Executive Director

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Chuks Ozigbo

Non-Executive Director

Chuks Ozigbo is a Non-Executive Director of VFD Group Plc. Chuks is currently a Director in Lyca Digitals Ltd. Prior to joining Lyca Digitals, he worked at United Bank for Africa Plc for three years where he rose to the position of Group Head, Corporate Banking.

KELVIN OROGUN

Non-Executive Director

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KELVIN OROGUN

Non-Executive Director

Kelvin Orogun is a Non-Executive Director, VFD Group. He is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cashpot Limited, a money remittance company with headquarters in London and offices in Lagos, Nigeria.

FEMI AKINWARE

Non-Executive Director

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FEMI AKINWARE

Non-Executive Director

Femi Akinware is a Non-Executive Director, VFD Group Plc. He is an experienced telecommunications executive, an entrepreneur, and a seasoned engineer with over 24 years of accomplished leadership spanning nearly every area of telecoms business. Femi spent 15 years working on mergers and acquisitions, asset building, corporate development, business process re-engineering, IT consultancy, and business start-ups.

Gbenga Omolokun

Acting Managing Director of VFD Microfinance Bank

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Gbenga Omolokun

Acting Managing Director of VFD Microfinance Bank

Gbenga Omolokun is the Acting Managing Director, VFD Microfinance Bank. Gbenga Omolokun has developed specific skills in business process and technology management on various client projects across several industries. Gbenga started his career as an Executive Trainee at Zenith Bank Plc in 2008. He then joined KPMG Advisory Services, Lagos as an Experienced Analyst in 2010. Whilst at KPMG, Gbenga acted as the program manager on a systems implementation project for a large manufacturing company across eight countries in Africa and ten project locations. Gbenga has worked on various business process/technology issues with numerous clients across a number of industries including the public sector, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing and Financial Services. He left KPMG in 2016 to join VFD as an Executive Director/ COO VFD Group. Gbenga holds a degree in Mathematics from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.

Azubike Emodi

Acting Managing Director/CEO of Anchoria Asset Management Limited

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Azubike Emodi

Acting Managing Director/CEO of Anchoria Asset Management Limited

Azubike is the Acting Managing Director/ CEO of Anchoria Asset Management Limited. He is a resourceful financial service specialist with experience in retail and commercial banking and worked with Zenith Bank before joining Maxxon Pro Service Inc. in Canada where he worked as an Investment Advisor/Financial Planner

Kanayo Eni-Ikeh

Managing Director/CEO of Atiat Leasing Limited

About Us - VFD GROUP (45)

Kanayo Eni-Ikeh

Managing Director/CEO of Atiat Leasing Limited

Kanayo has over twelve years’ professional experience in the Financial Services Industry spanning across banking operations, retail, business and commercial banking. He has worked in various roles across reputable organizations such as Process Flow Outsourcing Limited, Diamond Bank, Fidelity Bank, VFD Group and VFD Microfinance Bank, where he successfully promoted the organization’s products and services to institutional and retail clients. Kanayo has attended various executive programs at The Lagos Business School; is an alumnus of The Indian School of Business and holds a B.Sc. in Geological Sciences from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

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Amanda Omogiafo

Managing Director at Xenia Lifestyle

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Amanda Omogiafo

Managing Director at Xenia Lifestyle

Amanda Omogiafo is the Managing Director at Xenia Lifestyle, an indigenous hospitality management company focused on curating hospitality services. She started her career as an Analyst, Foreign Currency Operations with Everdon Bureau De Change and quickly became Team Lead. She later became an Associate, Group Treasury (Financial Services) at the VFD Group Plc. Amanda's combined experience cuts across the Hospitality, Marketing and Finance industries. She is also passionate about technology, innovation and sustainability. Amanda holds two MSc degrees in Disruptive Innovation and International Marketing, both from Hult International Business School, United Kingdom, where she graduated with dual distinctions and a BSc. in Finance from the University of Lagos.

OLAPOSI LAWORE

Managing Director of HEREL Limited

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OLAPOSI LAWORE

Managing Director of HEREL Limited

Olaposi is an astute architect and social entrepreneur with about 10 years experience in project development, management, and transaction structuring. A graduate of University of Lagos with a First-class degree in Architecture, he holds a master’s degree with Distinction in Environmental Design and a certification in Entrepreneurial Management from the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University. He started his career with Spaceframes Architects, where he was involved in the design and execution of multiple residential developments and commercial projects for Standard Chartered Bank, Domino's & Coldstone creamery, and other corporate clients in Lagos and Abuja. Olaposi later joined Previs Developments - a subsidiary of James Cubitt Group, as the pioneer staff and Head of the project’s unit, where he led the project team in the conceptualisation and development of multiple residential communities valued over N25billion. In 2018, he received commendation from the Federal government of Nigeria on a community-based project focused on the use of alternative building materials in construction.

Nonso Okpala

Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer

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Nonso Okpala

Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer

Nonso Okpala is the Group Managing Director of VFD Group Plc. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Heirs Holdings and is replete with vast experience in the Nigerian financial services industry garnered while working with reputable firms like KPMG, BGL and United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA).

John Okonkwo

Executive Director

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John Okonkwo

Executive Director

John is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of VFD Group Plc. He has several years’ experience in Finance, Audit, Risk Management, Sustainability Services and Corporate Governance Services. He was the Chief Financial Officer at Heirs Holdings Limited and was previously the Head of Business Assurance & Compliance in the same company. Prior to joining Heirs Holdings Limited in June 2012, he was a Manager in the Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Services division of KPMG. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Adeniyi Adenubi

Executive Director

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Adeniyi Adenubi

Executive Director

Adeniyi Adenubi is the Executive Director Governance, Government & Subsidiary Relations of VFD Group Plc. He has over 10 years of hands-on experience in Private Equity, Venture Capitalism and Financial Advisory. He also has a specific oversight on Corporate Governance He has played Financial Advisory roles to numerous firms in Nigeria and in the United Kingdom, most notably with the Royal Bank of Scotland and ATOS Consulting.

Folajimi Adeleye

Executive Director

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Folajimi Adeleye

Executive Director

Folajimi is the Executive Director, Finance of VFD Group Plc. He has experience spanning over 12 years in audit and advisory services, financial reporting, and financial management including set up of finance function for start up companies in the financial services industry.

OBIAAJUM CHIMBO

Head, Risk Management and Compliance

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OBIAAJUM CHIMBO

Head, Risk Management and Compliance

Obiaajum Chimbo is the Head, Risk Management and Compliance. He has 18 years of proven experience in Risk Management, Branch Operationist, Branch Operations, Internal Control and Customer Experience Management. Prior to joining VFD Group, he has worked in different capacities across Nova Merchant Bank, Access Bank Plc, and Universal Trust Bank. He has an M.Sc. In Economics from the University of Ibadan, a management program at Wharton and B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Ibadan. Obi is a member of ACI (Treasury dealer certificate), a Certified Risk Specialist (CRS) and an FRM (Financial Risk Manager) Candidate.

EFETURI DOGHUDJE

Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications

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EFETURI DOGHUDJE

Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications

Efeturi Doghudje is the Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications. She is a Marketing and Corporate Communications Specialist with an educational background in media and communication, and over fourteen years of experience in marketing, public relations, digital media strategy, branding, and management, spanning various industries including broadcast media, advertising, banking, and civil service. Prior to joining VFD Group, she was Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications at United Capital Plc, Head, Communications & Stakeholder Management at Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Digital Marketing Specialist at First Bank Plc, Media and External Relations Specialist, Marketing Executive, Compliance and Content Monitoring Limited to mention a few. Efeturi has an M.Sc. in Media and Communication Studies from the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos and a B.Sc. in Mass Communications from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State. She is an associate member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON); Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR); and a member, International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

OLU SALAMI

Head, Strategy, Investment Management and Corporate Performance

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OLU SALAMI

Head, Strategy, Investment Management and Corporate Performance

Olu Salami is the Head, Strategy, Investment Management and Corporate Performance at VFD Group Plc. His experience spans across trade management, Strategy, Research and Development. Prior to joining VFD Group, he has worked in different capacities at First Bank Plc and Veritas Kapital. Olu has a B.Sc. in Economics from Bowen University.

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Our Vision

To be a commercially viable investment company with global influence focused on building positive and socially conscious ecosystems.

Our Mission

To build sustainable ecosystems by aggregating potentially viable businesses through investments and collaborations

Our Values

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FAQs

What is VFD explain briefly? ›

A variable frequency drive controls the speed of an AC motor by varying the frequency supplied to the motor.

What are the 4 parts of a VFD? ›

The four blocks or sections of a VFD are Rectifier, DC bus/filter, Inverter and Control Unit. The block diagram of a VFD is also given below.

What are the three main components of a VFD? ›

A PWM VFD consists of three basic components: the AC to DC conversion block (the rectifier), the filtering block (the DC bus), and the DC to AC conversion block where the frequency modulation takes place (the inverter, see figure 1).

Is VFD Microfinance Bank real? ›

VFD Microfinance Bank is a leading fully digital bank in Nigeria, based in Lagos. The company is run by a highly experienced management board, with more than five decades of excellent customer service under their belt.

What is the purpose of the VFD? ›

A variable frequency drive (VFD) is a type of motor controller that drives an electric motor by varying the frequency and voltage of its power supply. The VFD also has the capacity to control ramp-up and ramp-down of the motor during start or stop, respectively.

What is the goal of VFD? ›

How a VFD Works. The key goal of a Variable Frequency Drive is to modify the frequency and voltage of the supply power. Doing this converts the alternating current (AC) power of the supply to direct current (DC), adjusts the voltage, and then converts it back to AC power at the desired frequency.

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