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We are a technology-driven company creating human possibilities through our products.

Gavin Young

Gavin is a seasoned Fintech professional with a proven track record in managing companies, subsidiaries of listed companies and geographical areas (Africa) with a specific focus on all areas of digital payments and fintech.

His career has entailed; 20 years at First National Bank of South Africa where he implemented most electronic banking and card systems and infrastructure; 7 years at Visa as Country Manager, sub-Saharan Africa (South Africa, UK and Nigeria) where, after developing the Visa CEMEA strategy for Nigeria, volunteered to reside in Nigeria in order to work with all licensed payment entities to implement Visa cards and payments in Nigeria. He also grew the number of Visa issuing banks in sub-Saharan Africa, from 22 to over 120 in 4 years.

In 2007 he joined UBA as Senior General Manager, Cards and issued over 5 million Visa chip cards in under 12 months. Since 2009, he has worked (on both a full-time and part-time basis) with the Chams PLC Group of companies as MD of ChamsSwitch Ltd, and Deputy MD of Chams Mobile Ltd, amongst other roles.
Gavin is the current Group Managing Director of Chams Plc.

Patricia Duru

Mrs. Patricia Duru resumed as new Group Chief Financial Officer of Chams Plc on March 8, 2021
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, an Associate of the Chartered Global Management Accountants & Chartered Management Accountants (UK) amongst others.

She joins the group with invaluable Telecommunications, Risk Management, and Financial Services experience.
Prior to joining Chams Plc, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Interconnect Clearinghouse Nigeria Limited where she played a pivotal role in the financial growth of the business as well as significantly improving shareholder value over the last five (5) years.

Patricia will support the Board in driving the Group’s strategic vision and harnessing greater wealth-building opportunities for shareholders.

Stanley Arodiwe

Stanley Arodiwe is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria with over 15 years cognate experience in Accounting and Auditing. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Lagos State University Ojo.

He joined Chams in 2008 after stints with Olusola Adekanola & Co. Chartered Accountants & Tax Practitioners where he trained as Auditor and in Intercellular Nigeria Plc where he also worked as the Lagos District Accountant. Presently, he is the Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management of Chams Plc.

He successfully reconciled Receivable Ledger and recovered over N50 million of outstanding debts for Chams Plc and currently reconciling for the subsidiary companies, he championed the certification process for Chams Plc and the subsidiary companies compliance to:

• ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and Data Privacy and Protection Certification

John Atomode

John Atomode a Physics graduate of University of Ilorin has over 12 years’ experience in Technology operations and business, spanning across telecommunications, banking sector, IGR collection and settlement, as well as intelligent business solutions, having worked with MTNNigeria for 5years until 2014 when he joined Chams Plc.

John is one of the indigenous certified system administrators who installed, configured and deployed the BVN servers nationwide in 2014 and has participated in several other major national technology projects. He holds several certifications in Google, AWS, Microsoft Azure cloud certified administration, OCA(Oracle Certified Administrator), Solaris System Administration (Oracle Sun microsystems), Hitachi Storage administration, EMC Storage configuration administration, QMS(Quality Management System).

He was deputy Chief Technology Officer between 2017 -2020, working on several innovative technologies while managing the technical team both within and outside the company, He is the current head of Information Technology department at Chams plc.

Oluwatoyin Ayaji

Toyin is a versatile Human Resources generalist with over 9 years’ experience with expertise in areas such as Workforce Planning, Performance Management, Organizational Development, Employee Engagement, Competency Modelling and Curriculum Development.

He obtained his first degree in Business Administration from the prestigious University of Lagos in 2009 and is a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP), he commenced his professional career in the Financial Services sector as a Human Resources Officer before venturing into Human Resources Consulting with experience spanning various industries such as Banking, Telecoms, Oil & Gas Servicing and FMCGs.

He worked on various Human Resources projects spanning virtually every aspect of Human Resources, from Recruitment, Assessment Centre Design and Execution, HR Strategy Planning, Performance Management, Training, and others.

Before joining Chams PLC, he was the Head, Human Resources & Administration of Creditville Limited, a private lending company providing fintech services in Nigeria.

Yetunde Emmanuel

Yetunde Busola Emmanuel, the Company Secretary/Head Legal Services of Chams Plc, has a wealth of experience garnered over 10 years spanning in Corporate & Commercial law, Intellectual Property Law, Litigation & Advocacy and Company Secretarial Practice.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State and LLM from the University of Lagos. She is a member of Nigerian Bar Association, International Trademarks Association (INTA), Women in Successful Career (WISCAR) as well as an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN).

Over the years, she has worked with Udochi Iheanacho Partnership, Mathmer & Associates, The Venerable Practice and Vericore Technologies Limited among others.

Ifeoma Obasanya

Ifeoma Obasanya has corporate experiences spanning across Finance and Human Resources Management, she joined CHAMS Plc in year 2007 as an account executive and has risen across the ranks. Prior to joining CHAMS Plc, she worked with SCOA Plc as Treasury Manager in the Treasury & Forex Department, as Branch accountant in Diya, Fatimilehin & Co (Estate Surveyors & Valuers) among others.

Over the last 14 years, she has made immense contributions to Chams PLC as Head, Human Capital Development and as Finance Manager. She participated greatly in achieving Balance Sheet Restructuring for the company, fund raising initiative with Bank of Industry (BOI) and other banks, AGMs, Finance & Audit Committee Meetings, budgeting, financial modelling, Receivables management, investor relations, performance management, talent hunt, succession planning and other strategic roles.

She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Education/Accountancy from the University of Nigeria with a second-class upper degree, Commonwealth Executive Masters in Business Administration (CEMBA). She is a member of Association of Corporate Treasurers of Nigeria (ACTN) and The Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and currently pursuing further certifications.

Opeyemi Eboka

Opeyemi Eboka is the Head, Product Management Department in Chams Plc. A seasoned professional with over 12 years’ experience in managing products and optimizing product features to satisfy customers changing needs, developing financial plans and policies, improving clientele experience, implementing business strategies and driving sales. Ensures operational effectiveness and improves team members’ performance through training, coaching, and mentoring.

An articulate and highly motivated individual with a track record of achieving results within varied and responsible roles in Business and financial Analysis, Product and Portfolio Management, Customer Engagement, Risk Management, Product development, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships.

Holds an MBA from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, a Scrum Master and Product Owner Certified, an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Financial and Investment Analyst of Nigeria and a B.sc in Accounting from the University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria.

Opeyemi’s skills and experience span across; Digital Banking ,Product Management, Business Technology Leadership, Strategic Planning and Implementation, Market Research and Development, Structured Query Language (SQL),Financial Analysis and Planning, Investment Analysis, Management Accounting, Data Management and Analysis, Driving Operational Effectiveness among others.

Our Management Team

Gavin Young

Group Managing Director

Gavin is a seasoned Fintech professional with a proven track record in managing companies, subsidiaries of listed companies and …..

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Patricia Duru

GROUP CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, an Associate of the Chartered Global Management Accountants &….

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Stanley Arodiwe

HEAD, INTERNAL AUDIT & RISK MANAGEMENT

Stanley Arodiwe is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria with over 15 years cognate experience in…..

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John Atomode

HEAD, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

John Atomode a Physics graduate of University of Ilorin has over 12 years’ experience in Technology operations and business, spanning…..

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Oluwatoyin Ayaji

HEAD, HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT

Toyin is a versatile Human Resources generalist with over 9 years’ experience with expertise in areas such as Workforce Planning…..

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Yetunde Emmanuel

COMPANY SECRETARY

Yetunde Busola Emmanuel, the Company Secretary/Head Legal Services of Chams Plc, has a wealth of experience garnered over……

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Ifeoma  Obasanya

FINANCE MANAGER

Ifeoma Obasanya has corporate experiences spanning across Finance and Human Resources Management, she joined CHAMS Plc…..

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Opeyemi Eboka

HEAD, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Opeyemi Eboka is the Head, Product Management Department in Chams Plc. A seasoned professional with over 12 years…..

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