Board of Directors
Our business strategy and affairs are overseen by our board of directors which is comprised of well-grounded and knowledgeable experts in the finance industry.
Mr. Jim Ovia
Chairman, Board of Directors
Jim Ovia is Co-founder and pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank Plc. He has about three decades cognate banking experience. He is the Chairman of Visafone Communications Limited as well as a member of the Governing Council of Lagos State University, Lagos and also a member of the Board of Trustees, Redeemers University For Nations, Lagos. He is the promoter of the proposed University of Information and Communication Technology, Agbor, Delta State; he served on the board of American International School, Lagos [2001 -2003].
Jim Ovia has been involved in many good causes through different Non-Governmental Organisations [NGOs]. At various times, he has been first President of the Nigeria Internet Group [2001-2003]; member, Tsunami Disaster Relief Committee and coordinator Nigerians United To Save Niger Republic [NUSAN]. He is the founder and Chairman of Mankind United to Support Total Education (MUSTE), a philanthropic organization focused on providing scholarship for the less privileged, of which some of the beneficiaries are now qualified Medical Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers and many others.
Jim Ovia is also the founder of the ICT Foundation for Youth Empowerment, which focuses on improving the socio-economic welfare of Nigerian Youths by inspiring and motivating them to embrace Information and Communication Technology. The initiative holds annual Youth Empowerment conferences.
Jim Ovia holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana, Louisiana, USA in 1979 and a B.Sc. in Business Administration from Southern University, Louisiana, USA (1977). He is also an Alumnus of Harvard Business School (Executive Management Program).
Elaine began her career with Watson Towers, the largest global actuarial consultancy, advising FTSE 100 companies on both the asset and liability side. She later joined PSolve Asset Solutions, the fund-of-funds subsidiary of Sanlam Bank SA where she focused upon delivering tailor-made liability-driven investment solutions to top UK corporate pension plans, with a focus upon alternative assets. She then moved to Gissings Consultancy Services as Head of R&D, developing derivative based solutions for institutional clients as an FSA approved Investment Advisor.
Elaine was a pioneer staff of Zenith Capital – establishing the fixed income desk, asset management desk and corporate finance desk, joining in 2006. She rose to become the head of Corporate Strategy & Advisory at Zenith Bank Plc, providing advice directly to the Board of Directors. She served on the Investment Committee as an Investment Strategist for the Zenith Bank range of mutual funds, which was awarded the Best Asset Manager in Nigeria in 2008 and 2009 due to having the highest returns in the industry.
In 2010 she co-founded Quantum Capital Partners LP which manages a diverse range of assets in the oil & gas, hospitality, financial services, education and mobile communications.
Elaine holds a Diploma in Actuarial Management and a BSc in Actuarial Science from the Cass Business School, London. She is a member of the Institute of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Applications.
Victor Iyalekhue Abulele
Victor is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Cyberspace Limited Group of Companies. He holds an HND in Accountancy and an MBA in Marketing. He is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Programme from the Lagos Business School, Pan African University. He is a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and a student member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria.
Joseph Ndidi Onwubuya
Joe Onwubuya is a director of Veritas Registrars Limited. He is also a Director of Cyberspace Network Limited and oversees the growth and direction of the company. He is responsible for the delivery of successful growth strategy for the company. He is highly regarded in the technology industry and has over twenty years of Business, Security and Network consulting experience with several companies in Nigeria.
Mr. Onwubuya has held various positions in large integration and consulting companies, he has also served as IT consultant to numerous financial institutions and Visafone Communications Limited. He is a network veteran in particular and an IT professional in general.
Engr. Onwubuya holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the University of Lagos in addition to several other IT certifications both within and outside Nigeria, among which are Cisco, Microsoft, and Linux. He is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School. He is also a corporate member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE) and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
Joshua Bayode holds a MBA from Regent Business School, South Africa, a B.Sc. in Banking and Finance from University of Ado Ekiti, Nigeria and a B.SC. in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom.
He is a Fellow member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, United Kingdom FCCA), a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified General Accountant of Canada (CPA, GA), an Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA), a member of e Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (MCSI), United Kingdom and also a Certified Treasury Analyst (CTA).
He has over 18 years’ experience in the banking and financial services industry. He doubles as the Chief Financial Officer of Investment Banking Group which includes Quantum Zenith Capital Limited, Quantum Zenith Securities Limited, Quantum Zenith Assets Management Limited and Quantum Zenith Trustees and Investments Limited. He is currently the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer MD/CEO) of Quantum Zenith Trustees Limited.
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