Dr Anthony O. Oboh, Ph.D
MD/CEO


Anthony Oboh has responsibility for the Managerís business operations and overall activities of the company. He joined UVC in 2004 from National Risk Fund PLC, Nigeriaís first venture capital company, where he left as the Ag Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Between 1989 and 1995, he worked at the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (ďRMRDCĒ) where he was the Head of the Consultancy & Engineering Service division for several years, as well as the pioneering head of several other divisions, including the Techno-marketing, Investment Promotions and Joint Ventures Divisions of the RMRDC. Before joining RMRDC, Dr. Oboh was for ten years, from 1979 to 1989, a research scientist on the end-use-research of palms and palm products at the Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research.

Dr. Oboh has a B.Sc., an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree (1986) in Food Process Engineering, all from the University of Ibadan. He was a 1987 European Economic Community Post Doctorial fellowship award recipient at North East Wales Institute, New tech, a research, innovation and commercialization center based in the United Kingdom, and a 1989 Federal Ministry of Science and Technology Nigerian National Innovator/Inventor of the Year prize winner. He was also a 1994 award recipient of the Rockefeller Foundationís Leadership program. Dr. Oboh has vast experience in research, industrial consultancy, technology marketing, investment promotion and joint venture deal structuring. He has attended several management, project management and advanced management courses, both locally in Nigeria and internationally.

Dr. Oboh is a member of several professional bodies and associations, including the Nigerian Institute of Food Science & Technology, the American Oils and Chemist Society (AOCS) and the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST). He is also a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundationís Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD).

 
             
                       
         

Fred E. Anigbogu. B. Engr. (Mech.),M.B.A, FCA
Chief Operating Officer/WAVF Investment and Compliance Manager


Mr. Fred has over 22 years track record in multidisciplinary functional areas of operations. He was the Chief Operating Officer of Amalgamated Capital Fund Ltd (a VC/PE Company), where he developed, executed and maintained operational procedures and performance standards within the Fund with emphasis on SMEs and other entrepreneurial projects.
 
He is well exposed to Engineering/Information Technology, Banking, Venture Capital/Private Equity Investments, Accounting, Financial and Project Management especially in SMEs environments and had played pivotal roles in project initiation, analysis, packaging and execution including cross border investments. He is currently a Facilitator in several Entrepreneurial Development institutions including FATE FOUNDATION having taught over 400 aspiring SME entrepreneurs and mentoring quite a number.

He was formally an Assistant Director - Private Sector Support Services in the United States-Nigeria Development Institute, a cross-border developmental institution where he had oversight functions and working relationships 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.
 
Mr. Fred has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA in Project Management and he is also a Fellow of  the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
 
He had attended various courses, seminars and conferences in Management, Leadership, Private Equity and Project Management both locally and internationally.
 
             
                       
   

Suzan O. Memuduaghan. B.Sc., PGD M.Sc.
Senior Manager, Business Development


Ms. Memuduaghan has extensive public relations and marketing experience. She is a marketer and banker by training, having earned a B.Sc. in Marketing (1992), a Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Public Administration (1996) and a M.Sc. in Banking and Finance (1999).

Ms. Memuduaghanís wealth of experience spans the banking, manufacturing and venture capital industries. She served as a Treasury & Marketing Officer for about three years with Rockville Savings & Loans Ltd., a mortgage banking company. She was also an Operations Officer with Fragonie Henri Company, where she worked for about four years creating and executing business opportunities on behalf of the company. Her experience at Masterstroke Packaging Co. Ltd. provided her the opportunity to run and manage the scratch card unit of the company for three years before joining UVC at its inception in 2004.

Ms. Memuduaghanís purview includes all business development strategy and implementation for both UVC and its portfolio companies.

 
             
                       

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 UVCís 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 Womenís 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.

     
             
             

Godwin Iyere Isuekebhor B.Sc, MBA, ACA, PMP
Portfolio Manager, West African Venture Fund LLC


Godwin has desk and direct responsibility for the UVC/IFC West African Ventures business operations and investment activities in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

He joined UVC in 2006 with over 20 years of vast cross-functional role experiences in lecturing/training, marketing and management from diverse institutions like the University of Jos and Pharma Deko Plc amongst others.

An Agricultural Extension Graduate, he is an expert in Technical Assistance/Advisory Services to SMEs.

In UVC, Godwin has been actively involved in financial/investment analysis, project management and advisory services to projects.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, the Project Management Institute, U.S.A.

 
       
             
                       
Other Staff
           
     Olayemi O. Olatayo B.Engr. Agricultural Engineering
     Segun E. Barnes B.Sc. Applied Information Technology
     Stellamaris A. Mordi B.Sc. Statistics
     Nneka Inneh B.Sc. Industrial Mathematics
   
                       
                 
                       

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