Our Partners

Managing Director, IntroAfrica Limited (UK)  

Dokun has worked for over 30 years in London’s financial sector covering a wide range of industries and geographies, including Sub-Saharan Africa. Dokun leverages his broad experience and extensive professional contacts to facilitate deals and market inroads into Africa.

Dokun qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. At PWC he managed several audit and consultancy mandates in manufacturing, general and life insurance, airline, real estate investment and banking sectors.

Dokun started his banking career at S.G. Warburg (now UBS) where he was an Executive Director in Audit and Finance before moving to Citibank’s Emerging Markets Fixed Income and Currencies (FICC) business. He held various roles over his 15 year career at Citibank including Finance Director of a large UK subsidiary, Treasury head in the Global Securities Services business and Business Manager (COO) of the bank’s Sub-Sahara FICC business and Global G10 foreign exchange dealing business.

Founder, Nextnomics

Temitope Oshikoya is a seasoned economist, policy analyst, chartered banker, and certified management accountant. With two decades of experience in senior management spanning several sectors, he has held several notable positions in private sector, public sector, academia, at national and international levels. He has previously served as Group Head of Public Sector at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, Director-General/CEO of the West African Monetary Institute, pioneer Chief Economist at Africa Finance Corporation, a Director at the African Development Bank and a consultant to the World Bank.

Temitope also has extensive Board and Policy Level Experience providing strategic direction and enhancing corporate governance. He has served on the Board of Directors of several organisations in Africa including ARM Securities, East African Development Bank and African Capacity Building Foundation. He is a widely published leader of thought in his field with 50 published articles and 2 books also having served on editorial boards of professional journals including the Journal of African Economies, Journal of African Finance and as Editor of the African Development Review.

He holds a BSc first class honours in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; PhD/MA in Economics from McMaster University, Ontario; MBA, Finance from the University of Liverpool and an Accounting certificate from the University of California, Los Angeles extension program.

Executive Director, SFS Financial Services

Patrick has over a decade of experience in Financial Advisory, Investment banking, insurance and Investment Management, within and outside Nigeria. He was the Top graduating student with a B.Sc in Accounting from the University of Lagos and an MBA from Lagos Business School Pan-African University. Patrick is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and an Honorary Senior member of the Chartered Institute of Banks of Nigeria (HCIB). Patrick is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACIT) and The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (ACS). In addition, he is a qualified stockbroker of The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Registered Bond Trader with SEC and is currently on the final stage of the U.S. based Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

Patrick worked with Stanbic-IBTC for almost a decade and spent some time pioneering a local joint venture with Fortis Investments of Luxemburg prior to joining Skye Financial Services Limited.

Patrick has been exposed to extensive Finance/management related training by IESE Business School (In Spain), Citibank NY (In USA); Commerzbank (In Germany); Fortis Investments (In UK, Holland, Belgium, France), ING Bank (In Holland & Belgium).

Patrick, led the fund management team which has very successfully managed the Skye Shelter Fund (Nigeria’s first Real Estate Investment Trust) from its inception

Patrick is the Managing Director of SFS Capital Nigeria Limited and also serves as the Deputy Managing Director of SFS Financial Services Limited.

CEO, Skye Trustees  

Funmi holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Lagos. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN).

A Lawyer with many years of practice experience, Funmi began her working career with the reputable Law Firm of Bentley Edu & Co (in association with IRVING & BONNAR), where she spent close to a decade in legal practice. Thereafter she left legal practice for the Non-Banking Financial sector when she joined Sterling Asset Management & Trustees Limited (formerly NAL Asset Management & Trustees Limited). Funmi also worked in UBA Trustees Limited as the Head, Business Development & Marketing prior to joining Skye Trustees Limited as AGM, Business Development.

Funmi, who heads the Management Team of Skye Trustees Limited as MD/CEO, has distinguished herself in her area of core competence as a seasoned Trust expert engaging in the structuring of complex legal and Trust instruments.

Funmi is an Alumna of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, United Kingdom, and a Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, Nigeria. She is currently the President of the Association of Corporate Trustees of Nigeria. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Law Union & Rock Plc in a Non-Executive capacity where she acts as an Independent Director.

CEO, DeAngelo Consultancy

Chichi Ochei is a versatile, analytical, driven, result-oriented and hard-working Human Capital Management executive, with practical hands-on approach. As, the CEO at Deangelo Consultancy, a Human Resources Intervention company providing advisory, career management recruitment and human capital training and development services; she has pursued her career in Human Capital Management as someone who gains satisfaction from bringing about improvements in the workplace

Her widely acknowledged integrity and fair-dealing have helped her to establish a reputation as an employee advocate who can be trusted and relied on to champion the needs of the employee while serving the best interests of the company.

Her working experience spans over 17 years in both Human Resource Management and Operations, 8 of which have been at management level. She has worked  at and headed HR/ Corporate Services  departments in various organisations such as West African Tours Banjul (the Gambia), C & I Leasing Plc, Country Manager for Hertz Car Rental, ( C & I Franchise ).

Furthermore, with demonstrated skills in manpower planning, training and development, performance management, change management, and health and welfare management; Chichi always perseveres to achieve best results.

Chichi holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) and BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Calabar. She is an Alumnus of Lagos Business School, a member of the African Society of Public Administration Practitioners, CIPM, SHRM and a faculty member of the Centre for Values and Leadership.

CEO, Paul Osaji & Co

Paul Osaji is the founding partner and CEO of Paul Osaji & Co; an integrated estate surveying and valuation firm.
Paul is an accomplished real estate professional with domestic and international experience in asset valuation, property development, project management, strategic planning, and a track record of improving returns on invested capital. In addition to being a registered Estate Surveyor and Valuer with the Estate Surveyors and Valuers Registration Board of Nigeria, he is also a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers.

Furthermore, he has been involved in the valuation of specialised plant and machinery including aircraft and helicopters for airlines, and oil and gas assets such as tank farms, rigs and barges. He has a passion for keeping up-to-date on knowledge and trends in global valuation best practices and has delivered several papers on plant and machine valuation.

Paul is a graduate of Estate Management from Rivers State University of Science and Technology.