Macauley Atasie (Mack) started his career as an Assistant Manager at Nigerian Breweries Plc. and has since gained valuable experience in the Financial Services, Payments, Brewing, Manufacturing, Public Sector, SME and Aviation Industries.
From Nigerian Breweries Plc., he joined Accenture (then called Andersen Consulting) where he worked for over a decade rising to become the Head of Ventures/Payment Systems and Senior Manager, Strategy; where he successfully led several industry-defining initiatives including the conceptualization and setup of Nigeria’s pioneer payments switch (InterSwitch) and the pioneer mobile payments platform (Etranzact)
Mack was the pioneer CEO of HEIRS Alliance Limited, which was then a holding company for several banks and other companies with assets under management of over $1 Billion. HEIRS Alliance has since been succeeded by HEIRS Holdings Limited.
He is also currently working with Anambra State as a key member of the State’s Economic Team and functioning as the Governor’s Adviser on Economic and Strategic matters. Mack has also been very supportive in his home state (Abia) in driving economic development initiatives, where he leads the states economic advancement team.
He is the pioneer President of E-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria (EPPAN) and sits on the boards of NEXTZON, Trend TV Ltd, FINCONNEKT, Sattrak and Avon HMO, just to mention a few. Mack also has personal investments in a few new age businesses.
After successfully earning a BSc. in Microbiology and an MSc from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences – University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Mack also trained internationally at Stanford University, USA, Cranfield University, UK and Wits University, South Africa. Macauley has over the years delivered several highly visionary papers within and outside the country on crucial topical issues in the payments, financial services and strategy sectors.