Ani Charles Bassey-Eyo is an active serial entrepreneur operating in Sub Saharan Africa. He is the principal and Chief Executive Officer of LANI Group and he is actively involved in enterprise, project and initiatives around education, agriculture, finance, technology and consulting.
He co-founded Axiom Learning Solutions in 2010 based on the need to address the inequalities and issues around professional teaching processes in the education ecosystem. As a founder, he sits on the advisory board of Axiom with oversight on finance, business development and corporate strategy. His primary role within Axiom is to drive ideation, develop strategic business opportunities and partnerships that align with Axiom’s medium to long term goals. In Axiom, he is also responsible for project management and delivery of large-scale initiatives which have included nationwide teacher trainings programmes in key areas such as Special Needs and Disabilities (SENDs) and Digital Literacy.
Ani has a wide range of industry experiences that spans media and communication, technology, luxury fashion and retail as well as banking. Some of his achievements in these roles include implementation of a Pan European in-house Bank at Polo Ralph Lauren Europe in 2003 where he served as Group Treasury Manager. He has also implemented several turnkey technology programmes within the UK banking sector including the IFRS Change implementation at the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.
He earned a BSc degree (Second Class Upper Division) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Hull, UK and subsequently gained a Post Graduate Diploma in International Tax Law from the Centre of Commercial Legal Studies, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London UK. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCCA), certified Corporate Treasurer (AMCT) and an Associate of The Chartered Institute of Taxation. He also holds a Certificate in Biblical Counselling from Waverly Abbey College, UK.
Mr. Bassey-Eyo is an industry thought leader across several disciplines. He has been a subject matter expert in treasury and risk management for Sub Saharan Africa. He co-authored The Nigeria Country Guide in the International Treasurers Handbook and The Asia Treasurers Handbook published by the JP Morgan and the Association of Corporate Treasurers (UK) for several years. He contributes widely on agriculture, education, education finance, entrepreneurship and youth affairs. He is a frequent speaker at local and international events and an active advocate for social change and justice (e.g., child rights and disabilities).
Mrs. Olubukola Adebonojo is the Managing Partner, (Business Operations, Training and Research) Axiom Learning Solutions Ltd., She is also the Director of Learning and Content at Axiom Academy. She is a focused and dynamic educator with diverse experience and teaching skills in the education sector, with the capability of developing curriculum, formulation and implementation of educational policies and has also delivered advisory service to both public and private educational institutions. She has over 20 years of experience in the execution of teaching and learning strategies, research, content development, continuous professional development, capacity development and consulting in the education ecosystem.
Mrs. Olubukola Adebonojo has a great expertise in design and development of operational procedures for educational Institutions, assessment for referrals and mainstreaming and also skilled in strategic management and project supervision, with experience in developing operational procedures particularly monitoring and implementing change process to ensure effective product service delivery and excellent decision-making skills with problem-solving abilities.
Mrs. Olubukola Adebonojo has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Bowie State University, Maryland, USA and a Postgraduate degree in Education Management from the University of Nottingham, UK. She is licensed with Highly Qualified Status certification from the Nevada State Department of Education and certified by the Centre for Management Development as a Management Trainer. Mrs. Olubukola Adebonojo is a member of the National Education Association (USA), Nevada State Teachers Association, The International Reading Association (USA) and a lifetime member of the Alpha Chi-National College Honor Scholarship Society. She is happily married with two children.
Jolaolu Laolu-Ogunniyi Graduated From the University of Ibadan with a B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics. He started his career as a banker in one of the new generation banks and rose to become the Head of Operations in the first three 3 years. Based on his exemplary performance he was seconded to the Asset Management arm and strategy division of the bank to develop their business processes and back office strategy.
He later took a fresh challenge in Marketing first as head of marketing and then a branch marketing manager.As a manager he grew the branch portfolio by 70 percent.Heis a strong advocate of exemplary leadership and was also able to mentor his team to success both as a Head of Operations and a Branch Marketing Manager. He also served as the Head of Sale and Business Development at one of the legacy mobile money companies where he developed the marketing strategy for an aggressive nationwide expansion. He is a management trainer and he has developed content and trained the staff of various blue-chip companies on Leadership, Mentorship, Personal Effectiveness and Core Competency Skills, Branch Management, Effective Supervision and Sales and Marketing. He has over 18 years’ experience in Business Development, Marketing Strategy, Sales, Audit/Internal Control and Operations Management.
He is currently the Head Learning Strategy and Business Development for Axiom Learning Solutions Limited to pioneer their expansion into sub-Saharan Africa. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his daughters and watch movies. He is also a great fan of Arsenal Football club. Jola is married with children.
Folasade Odimgbe is a Chartered Accountant with over ten (10) years experience across several sectors which includes Banking, Engineering, Textile and the Oil & Gas industries. She holds a BSc degree in Accounting and a Master degree in Risk Management. She is a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Certified Banker, (MCIB)(CIBN).
Folasade’s expertise in several roles as she has served in different capacities in Cost Accounting, Management Accounting, Accounts Reconciliation, Fixed Asset Management, Payables and Receivables Monitoring, Budgeting, Financial and Operational Audit and Inventory Management and business operations. She is very proficient in accounting standards, accounting best-practices and most accounting software which she uses to proffer cost-saving, timely and expedient financial solutions. She is also a versatile business admin and operations manager. She is known for her financial acumen, value-adding disposition and strong desire for accuracy and timeliness.