Dr Tunde Popoola - Chairman
Dr. ‘Tunde Popoola is a Nigerian banker, accountant, economist, entrepreneur, and business executive. He has over thirty years of cumulative work experience spanning the public and the private sectors of the Nigerian economy. He has been the Managing Director/CEO of CRC Credit Bureau Limited since its establishment in 2008. Prior to this, he was also the pioneer CEO of the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA). Before then, he was in the banking industry where he rose to the position of the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and General Manager of a publicly listed bank. He is at the forefront of the development of the nascent credit reporting system in Nigeria and Africa. Dr. Popoola holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Nigeria, two master’s degrees in Banking & Finance and Economics from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Ph.D. in Finance from WITS Business School, University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS)’s Senior Management Programme (SMP 12) and the Wharton Business School’s Advanced Management Programme (AMP 67). He has also attended executive education programmes at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School, the International Management and Development (IMD), Switzerland and the Kellogg School of Management. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and seven other professional bodies. He holds several awards and recognitions especially for his role in entrepreneurship, business management, finance, and youth empowerment. He is also a proud recipient of a special Ministerial recognition and commendation for his innovation and promotion of youth enterprise in the FCT.
Mr Ayo Stuffman - Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ayo Stuffman has been the driving force behind the current leading position of VAS2Nets Technologies Ltd in the Value Added Service and Financial Services in Nigeria. He has over 18 years experience and in-depth knowledge of convergent communications technology. He is the architect of VAS2Nets' MVAS and Mobile Financial Services Platforms. He has managed several VAS projects and implementations for Telcos within and outside Nigeria and government parastatals in Nigeria. Ayo Stuffman holds a BSc Computer Science from University of Lagos, and is alumnus of the prestigious Oxford Executive Education, Blockchain Strategy Programme, Oxford FiinTech Programme at Said Business School, University of Oxford and Leadership Programme at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT), Boston. He’s a Distinguished Fellowship of Professional Excellence Foundation of Nigeria [PEFON] and also a Member of Institute of Directors [MIoD], Nigeria. As an active player in mobile value added service in Nigeria he’s member of Nigeria Communication Commission & Central Bank of Nigeria Committee on E-Fraud and also served under NCC Technical Committee.
He's one of the founders of Entrepreneurs' Organisation (EO) of Nigeria which has given birth to EO Lagos and EO Abuja. Ayo was the President, EO Lagos 2017/18 and also serves as EO ambassador in Africa region under the umbrella of Entrepreneurs' Organisation Global.
Mrs Teniola Stuffman - Executive Director, Business Development and Marketing
Teniola, as Chief Marketing Officer, oversees overall marketing and strategic planning programs, and corporate communications. Facilitate client development through marketing and client services programs. She works closely with domestic and International content partners and international teams to devise strategies to maximize monetization of VAS2Nets' services and content. She is also responsible for creating competencies within the company for creating in-house User-Generated content. Prior to joining VAS2Nets, Teniola has worked with some leading media companies like Channels Television, TV Continental, Eko FM, Superscreen TV and Daar Communications Plc.
Mr Oliver Opara - Executive Director, Business Planning & Strategy
Oliver Opara oversees planning and strategy in VAS2Nets with his astute business sense and wealth of experience. He has a Law degree from the University of Calabar and has been subsequently called to Nigerian Bar. He also has an MBA and attended several courses in Nigeria and abroad. He was a banker for 28 years where he garnered invaluable experience which traversed Operations, Retail, Commercial and Corporate Banking. He retired in June 2020 as the Regional Director in charge of FCMB business in Lagos. His operating philosophy is to offer innovative solutions to business problems, be it in finance and technology, bringing his experience to bear. His notable achievements have always been turning loss making businesses into profitable businesses. He is a specialist in business reengineering.
Mr Bisi Oni - Director
Bisi is an economic analyst and Investment adviser. He schooled at the University of Lagos for his first and second degree in Economics in 1988 and 1991 respectively. He was the best graduating student and an award winner of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CIS) and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) professional examinations. He is also an Associate of the Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria. An experienced corporate strategist with a strong bias for research, Bisi was at various times the Head, Economic Research and Financial Advisory at Financial Derivatives Company Limited and later, Head, Corporate Planning at FBN (Merchant Bankers) LIMITED. He set up the Research and Strategy Department of FBN Capital Limited and also functioned as the Head of Funds and Assets Management of the company. Bisi was Managing Director/CEO of FBN Securities Limited for 4 years until he resigned in June 2012. His current engagement and passion is in financial intermediation with FundQuest Financial Services Limited, which he co-owned with others. Bisi has passion for excellence and a heart for continuous and never-ending improvement. He has attended top-level management programmes both in Nigeria and abroad. A consummate investment analyst, writer and facilitator, Bisi is a Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria and also a Fellow of the London-based Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD).
Mrs. Oluwatosin Atunlese - Director