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.
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.
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.
Group Chief Technical Officer
Mr. Bello Ismail is the Group Chief Technical Officer of VAS2Nets Technologies Limited, prior to this appointment, he was Head, Software Developer. He is a passionate and astute leader, who has garnered expertise in database design and Implementation, System Analysis and Design, Software Engineering and Programming. He has worked with KITS Technologies as Web Developer/Master before moving to Syssoft Consultant where he served as senior application programmer and Al Indigo as system analyst. Ismail attended the University of Ibadan where he obtained Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and several other certification having attended executive programs and security information and coding.
Boman, Hosea Yashim
Group Chief Finance Officer
BOMAN, Hosea Yashim is a resourceful and self-motivated professional with over 30 years of experience in management, Finance, Banking, Stockbroking, Public Sector and Enterprise Risk Management. He possesses practical skills in Financial & Credit Administration, Risk Control and Corporate Risk Management. Prior to joining VAS2nets Technologies Limited as the Group Chief Finance Officer, he was in consulting with Conrad Clark Nigeria Limited and Outside Insights Professional Services Limited. For four years he was the Group Chief Risk Officer of Royal Exchange Plc with overall oversight of the enterprise wide risk management function of the Royal Exchange group with five (5) subsidiaries in life, non-life and health insurance as well as micro finance and asset management businesses. Key milestones in this function include a comprehensive review and preparation of a Revised Enterprise Risk Management Framework for the group; development of the Risk Appetite Statements (RAS) for the group and the five (5) subsidiaries; regular preparation and presentation of Risk Management Reports to Management and the Group Board Risk Committee.
Boman was the Managing Director & Chief Executive of Royal Exchange Finance & Asset Management, a non-bank financial institution, organically growing the balance sheet size from N350million in 2009 to N1.3billion in 2013. He has had wide exposure in various Management and Board Committees. Boman is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Associate of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Authorised Dealing Clerk of The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Associate of Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Member Institute of Directors Nigeria (M.IoD) and an Accredited Management Trainer (AMT), certified by Nigeria Centre for Management Development (NCMD). Boman is an alumnus of Lagos Business School (CEP20), IESE Business School Barcelona Spain and the Ahmadu Bello University. He has attended many courses locally and internationally.
Group Head, HR & Admin
Mrs Omobola Sanya started her Human Resources career in Guaranty Trust Assurance (now AXAMansard Insurance Plc), worked in Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (NBC), MTN Nigeria and Dangote Cement. She joined VAS2Nets Technology Limited as Group Head of Human Resources and Administration Department. Mrs. Sanya has an excellent background and diverse experience in Human Resources, Consulting, Marketing, Corporate Services and Administrative Operations. She has over 20 years HR experience gain from various sectors of the economy – FMCG, Aviation, Telecom, Publishing, Media Production, Manufacturing and Tech which has given her a vast experience in developing and implementing Human Resource strategies to achieve diverse organizational goals in both Nigeria and United Kingdom. She is a well bred Human Resources person and throughout her HR career she has gained considerable experience in providing advice and guidance to managers and employees alike on all aspects of the employment relationship. She has a track record of excellence in HR, people management skill, effective communication, innovative skills and extensive stakeholder management skills. Mrs Sanya attended the prestigious Queen’s College, Yaba and graduated from the renowned University of Lagos with a B.Sc. in Actuarial Science, and a Master’s Degree in Business Finance from Lincoln University (United Kingdom). She is a certified job evaluator (Hay Group South Africa) and also a certified trained psychometrics Level A (British Psychology Society). She is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel management, Nigeria (MCIPM). She has attended conferences, seminars, workshops and trainings in Africa and across Europe.
Chief Information Security Officer
Olubunmi is responsible for establishing and maintaining VAS2Nets enterprise vision, strategy, and program to ensure information assets and technologies are adequately protected, he is also tasked with the responsibility of protecting the business from security threats, cyber-hacking and operational compliance to all ISO and other standards/regulations. He has wealth of experience and is a Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Chief Information Security Officer, Oracle Database Expert, Linux & Cisco Administrator and Telecommunication VAS specialist with thorough understanding of Telecommunication services (Voice, SMS and session based USSD) and has been with VAS2Nets for a couple of years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Head, Business Operations
Grateful Agbechoma is VAS2Nets’ Business Operations Manager. He joined VAS2Nets in 2018 from one of Nigeria’s leading banks, where he was Product Manager in the Cards and Electronic Banking Group with focus on Mobile Banking. Since joining VAS2Nets, he has overseen the successful implementation of new processes across the Organization while building better ways of managing customers and services. As Business Operations Manager, Grateful leads an unconventional and innovative team focused on creating leading products and services in mobile and financial technology in Africa and other continents. A natural leader and trainer, Grateful reinvents people to be their best. A Strong Product Management professional with 12+ years of building multi-dimensional experiences and a demonstrated history of leading teams to audacious goals. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, with professional courses in Leadership, Strategy, Finance, Crises Management, Project Management, IT, Customer Service e.t.c. Grateful has won awards for top performance both at previous work points and other institutions.
Head, Financial and Payments Services
Bright Enehizena joined VAS2Nets Technologies limited in October, 2019 as the Head, Financial and Payments Services with responsibilities to manage Payments and Innovations of the FinTech arm of the organization. He joined the company from the Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) where he worked for 12 years and held several positions including Branch Head, Port Harcourt where he pioneered the Electronic Cheque Presentment with Image Exchange (ECPIX) project which was the fore runner to the Cheque Truncation for the Nigeria financial system before he was transferred to the head office in 2014 for other assignments. Bright holds a combine Ist degree honours in Computer Science with Mathematics (BTech) of the Federal University of Technology Minna, Masters in Information Technology (MTech) of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He is a Certified Oracle database Professional (OCP) and very proficient in Database performance tuning and computer hardware system. Bright is a Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM) and an Alumni of the prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS).
Head, Finance and Account Department
Taiwo is a qualified member of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ACA) and also certified in International Financial Reporting Standard by ACCA (Cert IFR – ACCA). He is a BSc. Accounting graduate with over ten years of experience in Audit and Accounting practices. Taiwo joined VAS2Nets Technologies Limited as an experienced Accountant in 2014 and later grew to become Head, Finance and Account department. He is a dedicated team player with an ability to lead, motivate, influence and inspire others. Taiwo is an enthusiastic, flexible, reliable and hardworking Accountant with a very positive outlook. His direct experience in the company since 2014 has made him to be a well-rounded Accountant in Value Added Services industry and and other Information technology services.
Head, Software Development
Faith Adekogbe heads the Software Development arm of VAS2Nets Technologies Limited. Faith is an innovative and resourceful software engineer who is passionate about building appealing, usable and functional digital products, She is a valuable team player who has contributed immensely to the team by leveraging on her critical thinking and problem solving skillset. With competencies ranging across frontend and backend development, database design, API development etc. Faith coordinates the technical team in the planning, development, delivery and maintenance of software projects. She ensures that technological resources are aligned with the vision and business needs of VAS2Nets Technologies. Faith joined the company in 2016 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Head, Internal Audit and Control
Batunde is an Energetic and experienced graduate of Accounting; a member and student of relevant professional bodies, with over 10years experience in Accounting and Auditing. He has worked in Health Insurance sector, Hospitality and currently in Telecommunication/Fintech industry. His exposure includes certificates and training in Auditing and Investigation, Enterprise Risk management, Quality management system (QMS), Data protection and Management. Batunde is highly organized and methodological in character also with good interpersonal and relationship skills and an excellent team spirit. Highly reliable and dependable at all times and often willing to accept new responsibilities within a wide range of employment areas. His approach to work is active and dynamic towards getting things done with professional ethic and emotional intelligence with good eyes of attention to details
Head, Project Management Office
Faith Irabor-Newton is a highly motivated team-oriented project manager. Her detail oriented organizational skills has brought success to all assigned projects. Faith has excellent work ethic, positive values, and remains flexible and decisive under stress. Her strong interpersonal skills are effective with all levels in the organization and across departmental lines to achieve project goals and objectives. Faith’s experience in project management provides strong support and leadership in projects. She is an expert in applying these Project Management processes initiation, planning, execution, control and closure experience into a project. She has attended various career enhancing training programs in project management in line with the Project Management Institute (PMI) framework. Her personal motto is Growth is the only guarantee that tomorrow is going to get better. Faith holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Madonna University, Nigeria and a Master of Science degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.