Fred E. Anigbogu
Chief Operating Officer


Fred is an adaptive multi-disciplinary professional with proficiency in risk-asset management and sector-agnostic investments spanning manufacturing, services, health, logistics, hospitality, ICT and infrastructure services. With post-doctoral entrepreneurial studies, board and C-Level management advisory dictates focusing on integrity, blueprinting compliance, governance practice, growth strategies and investment valuation mandates underpinned in Engineering, Finance, Project Management, ICT, Accounting and Entrepreneurship backgrounds. He is a key management coaching/mentor with fervent congruent alignment to institutional/corporate goals and structure, continuity and performance-driven objectives through business development, fund raising and prudent deployment.

He was the Chief Operating Officer of Amalgamated Capital Fund Ltd (a VC/PE Company), an Assistant Director - Private Sector Support Services in the United States-Nigeria Development Institute, a cross-border developmental institution with oversight functions with United States based Small Business Administration (SBA). Prior to this, he was Manager/Head, Credits & Appraisal Department of the National Risk Fund PLC, Lagos (pioneer Venture Capital Company in Nigeria). He earlier worked as an investment banker as Assistant Manager, Corporate Banking Department in Merchant Bank of Africa Ltd, Lagos after a stint with Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited.

Fred has PhD and M.Phil. degrees in Entrepreneurship, MBA in Project Management, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). His working career spans Engineering/Information Technology, Banking, Venture Capital/Private Equity Investments, Financial and Project Management mostly in SMEs environments and had played pivotal roles in project initiation, analysis, packaging and execution including cross border investments. He has excellent knowledge of Investment, Due Diligence, Appraisal, Modeling, Valuation, M & E Processes and Reporting all implemented through robust IT suites.

He is a regular attendee to many PE/VC/SME focused events and conferences especially under the auspices of AVCA, EMPEA, SuperReturn, IFF, PEI, Risk & Return, General Management, Leadership Courses, Conferences and Seminars locally, regionally and internationally. He has been involved in PE fund raising activities mostly from LPs and Development Financial Institutions. He is an active member of Society for Corporate Governance Nigeria, Mainland District Society of ICAN, member of many philanthropic and sports organizations including Ikoyi Club (Golf Section) among others. He has many publications.
   
         
               
 

Churchill O. Imasuen HND, MBA, FCA
Head of Corporate Services


Mr. Imasuen is an accountant by profession, a Higher National Diploma (HND) graduate in Accountancy from Auchi Polytechnic Auchi (1995) with professional qualification as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He also has an MBA from the University of Benin, Benin City in Nigeria.

His work experience spans audit and banking. Mr. Imasuen trained as an auditor and rose to a managerial position in the audit firm Giwa Osagie & Co Benin, where he worked from 1997 to 2002. In that capacity, he led teams for several audit assignments which spanned manufacturing, oil & gas, banking and other sectors.

He ventured into the banking sector as an internal auditor and Branch Control Officer at Intercontinental Bank of Nigeria Plc. He joined UVC in 2004.Mr. Imasuen is currently Head of Accounts and Acting Head of the Corporate Services Division of UVC.
 

 
       
               
 

Elizabeth E. Oghidi. B.Sc.
Head of Office Administration


Ms. Oghidi is a trained secretary, has a degree in Accounting and is currently working towards becoming a chartered accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. She has over 15 years of experience in office administration and has worked in various organizations. She started her career at the Accounts/Administration and Consular Departments of the Indian High Commission in Lagos, where she worked from February 1989 until January 1995. She joined National Risk Fund Plc, Lagos in May 1995, and was promoted to the post of Secretary and Administrative Officer to the Acting MD/CEO. She left this post in April 2004 to join UVC, where she helped UVC prepare to begin operations. She is currently UVC’s office manager in charge of administrative matters, human resources and general office management.

   
         
 

 

Patience O. Adeoba LLB, BL.
Legal Officer, Legal Unit


Patience Adeoba is a Lawyer (Advocate/Solicitor). She also has a National Diploma in Community Development from the University Of Benin, Edo State, LLB from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 2002. She also holds a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration)

She started her career with the Legal department of the Federal Ministry of Women’s Affairs from where she proceeded to the Legal department of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons where she was the Zonal Legal Officer saddled with the responsibility of advising the office on all legal matters and prosecuting all matters in the zone with regards to the prohibition and traffic in persons. Thereafter she joined Unique Venture Capital Management Company Ltd (UVC) in June 2005.

In UVC, she handles legal matters including legal agreements, documentations, due diligence, and other necessary/bordering legal issues, including extending her expertise to assisting portfolio companies where and when the need arises and working with external solicitors.

 
       
Barnes E. Segun  B.Sc, MBCS, ADSE
Assistant Manager, Information Technology
 

Barnes Segun who holds a Degree in Applied Information Technology, Advanced Diploma in Software Engineering, Diploma in Information Technology and Certificate in Computer Repairs and Maintenance.

He has over 5 years Industry experience in design, deployment and support of IT systems for LAN, WAN and related systems, Microsoft Windows Messaging and Collaborating tools (SCCM,RMS,OCS), website design and general IT Infrastructure Management.

He had worked as Software Engineer in Testflex Nigeria Limited, VGC, Lagos, conducting software and network troubleshooting and providing solutions to clients needs. He was IT Business Support Officer in Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, Head Office, Lagos, where he provided online technical support for over 350 bank branches nationwide having hardware, software and networking related issues.

He has attended IT Professional Courses and Conference in UK and Nigeria. A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). He is a Professional Member of The Chartered Institute For IT, British Computer Society, London. He is currently the Head of Information Technology department of UVCMC Ltd.
 
     
       
             

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