Niyi Toluwalope. Chief Executive Officer, eTRANZACT International PLC.
Olaniyi Toluwalope (Awosope) is currently the MD/CEO of eTranzact International Plc, one of Nigeria’s leading payment technology companies.
Niyi is a highly accomplished, dynamic and results oriented Fintech Professional with solid credentials and a proven track record in formulating and implementing operational and financial strategies, identifying investment opportunities, structuring and negotiating multi-party transactions, establishing best practice financial systems, structures and processes, as well as building high performance driven organizations.
His over 22 year career spans Financial Technology, Investment Banking, Corporate Accounting, Corporate Finance, Equity Investment Advisory and Research providing qualitative and quantitative investment advisory and research to institutional investors.
He gathered his experience in global institutions including JPMorgan Securities Investment Bank, Citigroup and Credit Suisse First Boston’s Investment Bank all in New York City as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Niyi has provided advisory initiatives to Fortune 500 companies on Mergers and Acquisition as well as Equity and Debt Capital Structuring. Some of the key companies he advised include General Electric, United Technologies, Danaher, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Dow Chemical, Sherwin Williams, Apollo Capital, Bain Capital, Georgia Gulf Corporation and a host of others.
He has a first degree in Accounting, and an MBA from the prestigious University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business. He Graduated as a Deans Merit Scholar and was appointed as a Second Year Investment Banking Coach for the first year students preparing for internships in Investment Banking. He was elected President of the Darden African Business Organization, (DABO). He was a part of the global business exchange program at IESE Business School as a student of the University of Virginia.
For his outstanding role in leading the company’s transformation in 2018/2019, he was recognized by the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Business Day Newspaper as one of Nigeria’s Top 25 CEOs. Under Niyi’s leadership, eTranzact won the ‘Best Corporate Turnaround and Transformation’ award in 2019.
Niyi is an ardent sports lover, and a fan of Arsenal Football Club.