Board of Directors

Obinna UfudoChairman

With over two decade’s post-graduate experience, Obinna Ufudo is a well regarded financial services and corporate management professional. He has held senior level positions in Trading, Investments, General Management and Financial Advisory capacities. He was the President/CEO of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc where he led the turn-around and repositioning of the enterprise, increasing shareholders value by over $1 billion during his three years tenure.

Obinna is a back-to-back winner of the Top 25 CEO of quoted Nigerian companies award by BusinessDay newspaper for 2012 and 2013 and a finalist for the CNBC All Africa Business Leaders Award 2014. Obinna holds a M.Sc. degree in International Securities, Investment and Banking from the University of Reading, UK. He also holds an EMBA from the IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona Spain and a B.Sc. in Finance from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu, Nigeria.

Kanayo Eni-IkehManaging Director/CEO

Kanayo Eni-Ikeh is the Managing Director / CEO at Atiat. He has built his career in finance managing strategic positions in Banking and Financial services. His vast experience has positioned him as a leader and prudent manager of resources

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.

Nonso OkpalaDirector

Nonso is the Group Managing Director/CEO of VFD Group Plc, a dynamic investment company focused on niche financial services tailored for the Nigerian market.

He was previously the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Heirs Holding, an African proprietary investment company. Charged with the design and implementation of the company’s financial strategy, he was also pivotal in executing turnaround and establishment strategies for its investee companies.

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), Nonso is adept in key financial competences from Audit, Finance and Administration, to Investment Banking and Management.

Nonso is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and holds a B.Sc. in Marketing from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Victor FagbamilaDirector

Victor is a seasoned, an experienced and versatile Certified Accounting, Finance and Business Professional.

He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria with over 25 years in Professional Practice, a member of The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, a member of New York Society Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Business Analyst and a Certified Project Manager.

Victor is on board of numerous entities and had worked in numerous capacities; Business and Financial Analysis, Management Consulting, Banking and Finance, Commerce and Industry in Canada, USA and Nigeria.

Obianuju UfudoDirector

Obianuju Ufudo has a decade’s experience in banking garnered from Intercontinental Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and ,Atlantic Bank of New York. She is currently, the Managing Director of Three Voyages Limited, an IATA- Certified travel management company.

Obianuju has a degree in Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the Frank G Zarb School Of Business at Hofstra University U.S.A.

Oladipupo AdeoyeDirector

Oladipupo Adeoye is an astute, well-rounded finance professional, with over a decade experience in financial services sector which span across fixed income trading, treasury management, investment banking and private equity investing. Dipo has been involved in a broad spectrum of investment and banking responsibilities, including mergers and acquisitions, securities trading, treasury management, project management, business turnaround and strategic planning.

Oladipupo started his banking career at Access Bank Plc where he bagged the award for the best graduating student from the Access Bank School of Banking Excellence. He worked in Banking Operations, Customer Services and later moved to Treasury where he rose to become the Head, Fixed Income Trading Unit of the Bank.

In 2011, Dipo joined Heirs Holdings, an African proprietary investment company, where he handled primarily fixed income trading and private equity investment. During his stay at Heirs, He was involved in a range of private equity investments across Africa in a range of selected sectors including financial services, oil and gas, agriculture, healthcare, real estate and hospitality. He also handled the impact investing portfolio of the Tony Elumelu Foundation through which capital was invested in businesses to enhance financial and social returns.

He later joined the United Bank for Africa Plc, a Pan-African Bank, as a Manager in charge of fixed income trading with primary focus on bond trading and fixed income related structures before joining VFD Group Plc as the Treasurer in 2018.