FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY

The financial services industry is currently faced with unprecedented challenges driven primarily by changing customer behavior, increasing digitalization and the emergence of innovative non-financial services companies offering competing products. As the pace of change increases, banks and other financial services institutions will be under increasing pressure to respond and take advantage on new market opportunities.

At Nextzon, we believe success in this new terrain will be driven by clarity and uniqueness of strategy, operating efficiency and a disciplined approach to execution using proven project management techniques.

We are well positioned to work with institutions in the Commercial banking, Investment banking, Microfinance, Insurance, Fintech and Pensions space to shape strategic responses that are aligned with their individual strengths, capabilities and new market opportunities.

  • Provided corporate strategy development and implementation services for a leading pan African bank.
  • Provided corporate strategy development services for a specialised commercial bank
  • Provided corporate strategy development services to a mid-sized Pension Fund Administrator.
  • Designed a technology-driven performance measurement framework and dashboard to track bank wide performance for a leading commercial bank.
  • Provided corporate strategy development services to three leading development banks in Nigeria.
  • Financial Advisory to Chams Consortium Ltd to raise funds for the Nigerian National Identity Management System (NIMS) project as well as develop the financing strategy and funding mix.
  • Re-affirmation and Group Operating Model Design for Unity Kapital Assurance Plc.
  • Advisory services with respect to strategy review and planning for Unity Bank Plc.
  • Advisory support in the facilitation of the 2011 e-payment stakeholders conference for E-payment Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN).
  • Development of corporate strategy for Heirs Holdings Ltd.
  • Development of a group holding company operating strategy and provision of implementation support AA Holdings.
  • Assisted a mid-sized Nigerian bank develop a new operating model/organizational structure to support its positioning in the consumer banking market space.
  • Provided technical advisory services and assisted Pension & Assets Administration Company Plc in meeting the regulatory requirements for becoming a full-fledged Pensions fund administrator.
  • Provided end to end restructuring services including financial management oversight, redesign of organizational structure and operational management for Blu Breed Ltd, a merchandising company.
  • Acted as Co-Lead Financial Advisor in Standard Trust Bank Plc’s (now United Bank for Africa Plc) consortium bid for the core investor stake in Afribank Nigeria Plc under the privatization process of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access: Comprehensive evaluation of existing branchless banking value proposition and development of a banking model for Hasal Microfinance Bank.
  • Development of corporate strategy and Business Plan for Bank of Agriculture Limited.
  • Facilitation of the Corporate budgeting sessions for 2011 financial year for Afribank Plc.
  • Consolidation of FSS 2020 Reform Plans for Central Bank of Nigeria.
  • Facilitation of a board strategy retreat for Fidelity Bank.
  • Development of a new corporate strategy and business plan for Urban Development Bank of Nigeria (now The Infrastructure Bank).
  • Development of a two-year operating plan and 2010/2011 budget for Afribank Plc (Now Mainstream Bank).
  • Development of compliance plan for Wema Bank Plc on unbundling universal banking.
  • Development of new corporate and competitive strategy for Aiico Insurance Plc.
  • Consolidation of FSS 2020 Reform Plans for Central Bank of Nigeria.
  • Development of corporate strategy for Electronic Payment Providers Association of Nigeria ( E-PPAN).
  • Development of business plan for International Energy Insurance Plc.
  • Developed a new corporate strategy for FBN Trustees.
  • Assisted Unity Bank Plc in articulating a new operating model/organizational structure.
  • Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc – Business plan to establish two new businesses within the group
  • Conducted a due diligence exercise which involved the review of the technology infrastructure and the IT environment for the acquisition of equity holding in a Nigerian bank.
  • Assisted a publicly listed Nigerian bank to commence step to set up bank in Angola which included the facilitation of high level business mission to business leaders, key industry players, government officials and regulators.
  • Assisted a publicly listed Nigerian bank to commence steps to set up bank in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Assisted a publicly listed Nigerian bank to commence processes required to set up bank in Equatorial Guinea.
  • Assisted a publicly listed Nigerian bank to commence processes required to set up bank in Central African Republic.
  • Assisted a publicly listed Nigerian bank to commence processes required to set up bank in Congo Brazaville which included the facilitation of high level business missions to business leaders, key industry players, government officials and regulators.
  • Assisted a publicly listed Nigerian bank to commence processes required to set up bank in Gabon.
  • Assisted two publicly listed Nigerian banks to set up banks in Sierra Leone.
  • Articulated a business plan for the setup of Finconnekt, a technology solution company for Microfinance banks in Nigeria.
  • Articulated new process &policy development strategies for Acquity MFB Nigeria.
  • Developed a new corporate strategy for Fidelity Bank PLC.
  • Assisted a mid-sized Nigerian bank develop a new operating model/organizational structure.
  • Assisted a publicly quoted Nigerian bank in its bid to acquire controlling shares in a bank in the Republic of Liberia.
  • Assisted the Central Bank of Nigeria in designing a holistic strategy for the Nigerian financial system to support the country’s aspiration of being one of the top 20 countries in the world by 2020.
  • Developed a new corporate strategy for Unity Bank Plc
  • Unity Bank Plc – Performance Appraisal of Board Members
  • Developed a business plan for the setup of Mokin Micro Finance Bank in Akure.
  • Conducted a Corporate Governance Survey on the Banking Sector for the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
  • Advisor & mandate executor for Leapfrog Venture Partners Limited in the floatation of a $5m equity fund for the establishment of an Institute of Information & Communications Technology and a technology hub in Delta State of Nigeria (Nigeria’s equivalent of the “Silicon Valley’’- uncompleted).
  • Developed corporate strategy for BGL Plc, a leading investment bank.
  • Articulated a “Blue Ocean” competitive strategy to enable a leading Nigerian Insurance company (Oasis Insurance PLC) ascend to its next level of growth, and emerge as a leading player in the Nigerian and West African insurance industry.
  • Facilitated a strategy session for a Pan-African Bank.
  • Provided a business plan for BGL Securities Limited (a leading and dominant player in the Stock broking industry in Nigeria) to determine the commercial, technical and economic feasibility of offering world class Online Stock Broking Services with a view to serving and capturing the largely untapped retail stock broking market in Nigeria.
  • CHAMS – Financial Re-engineering.
  • SKYE Bank – Acquiring Universal License in Sierra Leone.
  • Bank PHB – Banking License acquisition in Sierra Leone.
  • Assisted two publicly listed Nigerian banks to set up banks in the Gambia which included the facilitation of high level business missions to business leaders, key industry players, government officials and regulators.
  • Developed and implementing a channel strategy for a mid-size Universal Bank in Nigeria.
  • Strategy development for the leading West African Bank.
  • Assisted in transforming and restructuring the business operations of Nigeria’s largest nonaligned mortgage bank.
  • Assisted a publicly listed bank in Nigeria in acquiring a banking license in the Republic of The Gambia.
  • Assisted a publicly listed Nigerian bank articulate an entry strategy into the banking and finance sector of Liberia, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Sao Tome and the facilitation of high level Business Missions to business leaders, key industry players, government officials and regulators in these countries.
  • Conducted a Country/Industry study, current position assessment and business due diligence for a publicly listed Nigerian bank in its bid to acquire a publicly listed bank in the Republic of Ghana.
  • Initiated and set in motion the acquisition of a bank in Ghana for a large publicly quoted company in the banking and financial services industry in Nigeria.
  • Mega Equities Limited – Develop Growth Strategy- Transformation to Investment Banking Company.
  • Business Advisory Services- Re-launch of Abbey Building Society.
  • Facilitated the development of a “model blue-ocean” strategy plan for the new look First City Monument Bank Plc (FCMB, NAMBL&CDB banks), which is geared towards repositioning the bank to a leadership position in the sub-regional banking landscape by 2010.
  • Developed corporate strategy and set-up the banc assurance management system for Law Union and Rock Insurance of Nigeria Plc.
  • Developed an industry study report and facilitated the articulation of a bold new strategic direction for the emergent Fidelity Bank Plc (Fidelity, FSB &Manny banks).
  • Corporate and subsidiary strategy development for the United Bank for Africa/Standard Trust Bank merged entity.
  • Operational integration of two mid-large size Nigerian banks.
  • Articulated strategy, set-up, designed and implemented the organization structure and management processes of an E-business ISO, Paymaster Nigeria.
  • Conducted a seminar on financial management for staff of the American Consulate.
  • Developed strategic business architecture to assist one of the largest banks in Nigeria in expanding its clientele base by winning some large corporate operators including Nigerian Breweries Plc and United African Company Nigeria Plc (UACN) and Mr. Biggs.
  • Assisted Continental Trust Bank in driving a budgeting process whilst also carrying out a diagnostic review of the bank over period of six months.
  • Actively participated in the successful execution of marketing and communication strategy for an Initial Public Offering for one of the largest banks in Nigeria.
  • Assisted one of the top five banks in Nigeria in evolving effective strategies for its Corporate and Investment Banking Group, (CIBG) Public Sector Group (PSG) and corporate strategy evaluation.
  • Active involvement in developing the business operating strategy and company set up of Global Payment Services (GPS)-an emerging leader in payment solutions with over 32 universities in its clientele.
  • Set up StandardTrust Bank (now United Bank for Africa) Ghana and designed corporate strategy for the new bank.
  • Strategy Development.
  • Strategy Implementation & Project Management.
  • Corporate Planning Retainership.
  • Corporate Performance Measurement.
  • Product Design & Implementation.
Nextzon Business Services Limited

We are an emerging market management consulting and enterprise development company, inspired by a collective mission of building and transforming business enterprises for phenomenal success in the market they operate in.

Address: 1 Rachael Nwangwu Close, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria
Phone: GL +(234) 0812 722 7044
Email: info@nextzon.com