BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN

Mr. Adedotun Sulaiman, also known as Dotun, MFR serves as the Executive Chairman of Arian Capital Limited. He joined Accenture then a part of Arthur Andersen in 1978 and he was involved as the Engagement Partner on several transformational projects specializing in Strategy, Top Level Organization Design, Corporate Governance and Strategic Human Resource Management. He served as Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen Audit and Management Consulting Practices from 1993 and became Country Managing Director of Accenture in Nigeria on March 1, 2005. While with Accenture, he focused on assisting with exploring and developing business opportunities for Accenture in the rest of Africa.Mr. Sulaiman has about 40 years’ experience and over the course of his career was involved in transformational engagements in Strategic Plan Development, Organization Design/Review, Financial and Performance Management, Human Performance Management and Leadership Development, Technology Planning, Process Re-engineering and Business Ethics.

Mr. Sulaiman has been the Chairman of InterSwitch Limited since April 2006. He serves as the Chairman of Mouka Limited, MoneyBox Africa Limited, Accenture Nigeria, IHS Towers Nigeria Ltd., Secure ID Nigeria Ltd., Cadbury Plc and Nextzon Business Services Ltd. He is the also the chairman of the Board of Governors of Greensprings Schools and Chairman of Cornerstone Insurance. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Cadbury Nigeria Plc since August 15, 2009. He is a seasoned Management & Strategy Consultant.

He qualified as a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 1981. He obtained a First Class degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos in 1975. Mr. Sulaiman attended Harvard Business School for the Programme Management Development in 1990.

MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO
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.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
LARRY OSAI is a Shell Petroleum Development Company (“SPDC”) trained Geologist with over 37 years industry experience. His career in the Nigerian Petroleum industry has seen him move from the technical field into Public Relations and Management. In this capacity, he has acted as the Government and Public Relations Manager for SPDC, managing the interface between Shell, the Federal Government and the public.

In 2005, he assumed the role of Government and Ventures Relations Manager for the new deep offshore operating company, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) in Lagos, a position he held until his retirement in June 2008. Larry is member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the International Public Relations Society of London (IPRSL0.

Besides NEXTZON, Mr. Osai is also on the Board of Finconnekt. He is Chairman as well the Principal Consultant in Petrocean Nigeria Limited.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr Odita started his career as an industrial Water Technical Sales Engineer with Pinnacle Holdings Limited in Lagos. Between 1988 and 2007 he worked with Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, with a four and a half year posting to Netherland’s Aardoile Maatschappij (NAM) in Assen, Netherlands (the local Dutch Oil Producing Company) and Shell Research in Rijswijk, Netherlands.

In Shell, he worked in various capacities such as Wellsite Petroleum Engineer, Operations Engineer, Research Engineer, Project Engineer, Senior Well Engineer and Head of Corporate Wells Planning. 

He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Institute of Mining, Materials and Metallurgy and a Chartered Engineer of British Engineering Council.

Besides NEXTZON, Mr. Odita is the chairman of the following boards; Sattrak Services Limited, Midwestern Oil and Gas Plc and Universal Leather Services Limited.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree (1984) in Chemical Engineering (First Class Honors) and a Masters of Engineering degree (1987) from the University of Benin, Benin-City. He has authored several technical papers in the area of Well Engineering and attended different technical and management programmes in Nigeria, Netherlands, UK, USA and Indonesia.

Nextzon Business Services Limited

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