At Stamp we track over 100,000 Nigerian startups and over 500,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Nigeria based CEO’ operating in the Finance space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Co- Founder/CEO of Trove
Oluwatomi Solanke is Co Founder & CEO at Trove
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About Trove: Trove allows you invest in publicly traded stocks,cryptocurrency assets & bonds from a click of a button
Co-founder and CEO of Bankly
Tomilola Adejana is co-founder and CEO at Bankly. In 2005, she went to University of Lagos and took bachelor of science in physiology. Also, she attended S P Jain School of Global Management for her master’s degree in finance, investment banking and wealth management.
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About Bankly: Bankly is a cash digitisation savings product that allows users top up their wallet using vouchers.
Co-Founder and CEO of Cowrywise
Razaq Ahmed is the founder and CEO at Cowrywise.
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About Cowrywise: Cowrywise is a FinTech company that democratizes access to premium financial services by making these services available to the mass market.
Co-Founder & CEO of Kudi
Adeyinka Adewale is Co-Founder & CEO at Kudi.
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About Kudi: Kudi is a financial service provider that focuses on providing access to electronic banking and financial services.
Co-Founder / Co-CEO of Lidya
Tunde Kehinde is a seasoned emerging markets entrepreneur. He was the co-founder of Jumia Nigeria, Africa’s first unicorn (publicly listed on the NYSE) and Africa Courier Express, Nigeria’s leading last-mile eCommerce delivery company. Most recently, Tunde co-founded digital SME lender Lidya in 2016 with Ercin Eksin. Lidya uses AI to lend online to small business entrepreneurs in fast-growing economies, and is on a mission to create 100 million jobs worldwide. Lidya has current operations in Lagos, Warsaw and Prague, and ambitious international expansion plans, with a next focus on further European markets. Tunde has prior experience as a business development executive with Diageo in London and as an investment banking professional with Wachovia Securities. Tunde holds a degree in Finance with honours from Howard University and an MBA Harvard Business School.
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About Lidya: Lidya is a financial services platform to improve access to credit and finance across frontier and emerging markets starting with Nigeria.
Co-Founder and CEO of Allpro Technologies
Henry Chibuzo is the co-founder and CEO of Schoolable. He is a former CEO at Klipboard Technologies. Henry holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Uyo.
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About Allpro Technologies, Schoolable: Allpro Technologies is a fintech startup.
Co-Founder and CEO of FINT
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About FINT: FINT is a fintech company that provides easy access to credit, loans and investment opportunities.
Founder and CEO of Evolve Credit
Akan E. Nelson is the Founder and CEO at Evolve Credit.
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About Evolve Credit: A loan and financial product marketplace that allows African consumers to find, compare, and apply for loan offers from select lenders.
Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Bank
Uzoma Dozie is the CEO of Diamond Bank Plc.
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About Diamond Bank, Sparkle: Diamond Bank is a Nigerian firm, driven by innovation and operating on the most advanced banking technology platform in the market.
CEO of African Capital Alliance
Cyril Odu is the Chief Executive Officer of the African Capital Alliance.
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About African Capital Alliance: African Capital Alliance is a private equity firm specializing in growth capital.
Founder & CEO of Slourish
Founder & CEO of @Quilege; A talent-sourcing platform and @Slourish; The Nigerian business Micro-Investing company running the slourish.com platform where entrepreneurs and micro-investors collaborate to fund and support quality businesses. LATII is a business consultant, writer, educator and I.T expert. He started as a web design freelancer on People Per Hour back in 2015 from where he went on to start his own web development company; LatiCodes.
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About Quilege, Slourish: A business micro-investing community-based platform. Members fund businesses for a return, and other incentives.