Afrinvest appoints new Chairman, Director
Lagos, 27th May 2016 – Leading wealth advisory firm, Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited, has announced the appointment of Dr. Fidelis Nde-Che as the new Chairman of its Board of Directors while Dr. Abdulrahman Sambo has been named a Non-Executive Director of the company.
In a statement made available to business reporters, Ike Chioke, Group Managing Director and CEO of Afrinvest said, “we are pleased to announce that Dr. Fidelis Nde-Che has been appointed Chairman of the Afrinvest Board of Directors, following the resignation of our erstwhile Chairman, Mr. Godwin Obaseki.”
“Mr. Obaseki, who founded the company in 1995 as Securities Transactions & Trust Company (“SecTrust”) before it was renamed Afrinvest in 2006, resigned his position on the Afrinvest board to pursue his governorship ambition in Edo State. We, at Afrinvest, are truly grateful for the visionary leadership he provided to the firm for over 20years, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavor.
Chioke noted, “Dr. Nde-Che and Dr. Sambo bring with them a wealth of experience to the Afrinvest board. Their sterling reputation and invaluable input on the board will help ensure that Afrinvest maintains its tradition of integrity and service excellence, and significantly boost output in all areas of the company’s business to the benefit of our esteemed clients.”
Of Cameroonian descent, Dr. Fidelis Ndeh-Che is the Founder and Managing Partner of Quanteq Technology Services, Ltd, an Information Technology Consulting and Systems Integration firm based in Abuja. He graduated from the City University London, UK with a first class honors degree in Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering in 1992 and went on to obtain his PhD in the same area at the same university in 1996.
Between 1996 and 2001, he worked as an Information Technology Consultant participating and playing a leading role in various enterprise technology adoption projects across the United States, South Korea, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Since 2001 he has worked on various enterprise and government transformation projects in Africa, and his interests include business and organizational transformation using ICT, and ICT for development.
The newly appointed Executive Director, Dr. Abdulrahman Sambo, holds an M.B.B.S. degree from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a Master of Health Personnel Education from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He also holds a Certificate in Computer Applications and Planning from Appropriate Training Limited, Preston, Lancashire, UK.
Dr. Sambo is highly innovative and proactive, and possesses an undisputed experience in the public sector, at both the state and federal levels. Besides being Commissioner for Health in Kaduna State between 1997 and 1999, he has been a member of several governing councils/boards, including the National Identity Management Commission. He also served as Chairman on several committees and projects at the Nigerian Universities Commission, NUC. He currently works with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and was the NHIS’ Ag. Executive Secretary from March 2012 to November 2013.
Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited is a wealth advisory firm involved in investment banking, securities trading, asset management and investment research with a focus on West Africa.