Mrs. Mayowa Olaniyan is an insightful Business Executive with sturdy managerial expertise. Until her recent appointment as the Group Managing Director/CEO of Chams Holding Company PLC, she was the MD/CEO of Chamsmobile Limited, a fast-growing FinTech company, licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to provide Mobile Money Operations and Agency services. Prior to that role, she served as the Executive Director overseeing finance, strategy and corporate services for Chams Group.
Mayowa has built an accomplished and well-recognized career of over 28 years that spans across Technology, Strategy, Finance, Audit, and Automobile. Over the years, she has established a record of success by significantly growing business value and maximizing profits through internal control and efficiency. It is noteworthy that Mayowa led the implementation of one of Chams PLC’s most successful public-private partnership projects, deriving cost optimization for the partnering state government and achieving increased earnings for the company.
Under her leadership, the robust tech products of Chamsmobile Limited (FinTech, Identity Tech, Voting Tech and HR Tech) have evolved strategically, scaled and enjoyed impressive patronage.
In the past years, Mayowa has served in various managerial capacities in renowned organizations such as SCOA Nigeria PLC and Tranter International Ltd. She later joined Supercard Limited (a then subsidiary of Chams PLC) as the AGM Corporate Services, where she oversaw the company’s corporate activities.
At various points, Mayowa moved on to occupy strategic positions such as Group Head, Internal Audit and Risk Management, and GM Finance and Accounts within the Chams Group. Her excellent performance earned her the appointment as Chief Financial Officer in 2015, a position she held until her appointment as an Executive Director, Chams PLC.
A chartered accountant of repute, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and Associate Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), global body for professional Accountants. Mayowa holds an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, UK. She has a degree in Applied Accounting and post graduate diploma from Oxford Brooks University, UK. She is an alumna of the prestigious Pan Atlantic University (Lagos Business School), Nigeria, the University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa and NANYANG Technology University, Singapore.
Mayowa Olaniyan, Chams’ Amazon serves on the board of several organizations within the Chams group and other organizations.