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  About Us
Anurag Saxena, Founder & Managing Director
UK / Nigeria
An energetic, passionate FSA(UK)approved professional with over 22 years experience in all aspects of banking including Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Transaction Banking, Distribution, Marketing, Product Development, Strategy, IT, Fund Raising ,Service Quality and Operations in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe.
Current Roles
Classic Beverages Nigeria
Director: Tower Power Nigeria Limited
Director: FCMB UK limited
Director: Analytics/KPO in India
Advisor: To Banks and PE firms in Kenya, Ghana, Romania and UK
Past Roles
ED /COO board of FCMB Nigeria Represented Sabre Capital (set up by Rana Talwar – ex CEO Standard Chartered PLC) and transformed the bank from an investment to a full fledged Retail and commercial bank. Hired the best people, launched new businesses, built teams, vastly improved operational efficiency, new technology and centralised all processes. Involved in raising over 1 billion USD of equity for the bank
Director Africa – Barclays Retail and Corporate Banking
Regional Head of Africa for Standard Chartered Sales, Marketing, Quality , Business Intelligence and more senior roles in Asia ( Philippines, Taiwan , UAE and Middle East) – 10 years
Assistant Vice President - Mashreqbank responsible for launching hugely successful Mashreq Millionaire and many other products
Manager Citibank India NRI business for Middle East /Africa
  An Electrical Engineer from the NIT India and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, IIM Calcutta in India . He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK (FCIM), International Investment Advisory Certificate (IIAC) and International Capital Markets Certificate(ICMQ) qualifications from the British Securities Institute, UK .
  He is approved by the FSA and is on the board of FCMB UK, Tower Power Nigeria and Classic Beverages Nigeria and an analytics company and is advising banks in Kenya, Romania, India and many Private Equity houses.
Over 35 years of rich experience in managing all aspects of large manufacturing industry and businesses in variety of product lines, development of new projects, projects implementation, Financing, Banking, MIS, Marketing, Logistic, distribution in the fields of FMCG, Commodities, Real Estate, Textiles, Educational aids, etc.
Recently a large Industrial group in FMCG Products as Managing Director/ CEO in Africa
Deftness in Strategic Planning, Managing large businesses, expansion, Project management, Distribution Management, Relationship Management and driving team efforts towards achievement of profit and growth targets with strong Financial and Commercial acumen ship.
Strong in all Commercial and Financial aspects of business and negotiations and fast in grasping Technical aspects of business in a short time for effective management and running of businesses/ industry and expansion project execution, with high versatility and sincerity.
Hands on experience in working on IT, ERP packages and MIS implementation, and open to new ideas and technology.
  Instrumental in launching new products, getting market & achieving sales & revenue targets.
  A skilled communicator with strong analytical / commercial/ Financial skills and ability to establish beneficial relationships with key players in the industry.
  Strong team leader for motivating and pursuing team towards target achievements.
Tayo Abiodun
An HR and Management consultant and practitioner of over combined 20 years experience. His experience spans both strategy formulation and execution from the high to the administrative levels.
A graduate of Sociology, with a Masters in Labour and Industrial Relations. With a lot of trainings and certifications which have helped in knowledge/skills acquisition during the course of his career and still ongoing. He is also an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, UK
He has also had experiences working with International Consulting firms on mergers/acquisitions as it relates to People Management; Learning and Development; Building, Developing and Defining Vision/Mission Statements and Developing Organisational Value Systems; HR Transformation and System Designs; Organisational Development and Design; Team Building; Rebranding, Outsourcing, Sales and Marketing among many others.
Served as Assistant Vice President in charge of the Human Resources Group of the First City Group Limited, with the First City Monument Bank Plc as the flagship of the Group until recently.
He manages a consulting firm with affiliations to International Consulting firms presently. He is also a director in a couple of other business interests.
His focus is on strategy, training and organizational development and design.
As a vocation, he is also a minister of the gospel with a fast growing Pentecostal church in the country.
Arvind Mathur – PE /M&A Specialist

CFA, FRM, has held a variety of positions, including Head, Capital Markets at the Asian Development Bank and Senior Adviser, Citi. Arvind is Chairman, Private Equity Pro Partners

Arvind played a role in the creation, structuring and placement of a nearly $ 1 billion India Infrastructure Fund. In addition Arvind was instrumental in the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Fund ( $ 780 million), the Asian Infrastructure Mezzanine Capital Fund ( $ 265 million) , The Asian Equity Infrastructure Fund ( $ 400 million), Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), and the AIG Sectoral Equity Fund ( $ 110 million).

He has helped structure, and invested in, over 30 private equity funds, including 5 infrastructure funds and a number of General Partnerships. While at ADB, Citi and Standard Chartered Bank, Arvind gained exposure to equity investments and lending.

Arvind's experience encompasses both fund and direct investing in the emerging markets of Asia.He has been a member of Investment Committees and fund boards. The funds have targeted investments in India & China besides several other emerging markets of Asia.

He has worked on funds with Limited Partners such as the Asian Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), CalPERS, La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, the Prudential Insurance Corporation of America and some of the leading institutional investors in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and India.

Arvind has promoted the theme of corporate governance in many of these funds, particularly those involving CalPERS. He has authored a number of articles on corporate governance.

In his 33 year experience, Arvind has undergone a variety of training including investment banking at Goldman Sachs & Citi in New York and in capital market regulation at the US Securities & Exchange Commission.

Arvind has attended short management courses of the Columbia Business School and that of Cornell University besides an investment management workshop at the Harvard Business School.

Jagat Jit Singh, A seasoned Business Manager in fmcg, fashion and telecom

He has worked over 24 years in sales, marketing and business development across emerging and developing countries like India , Indonesia , Nigeria and UAE , . He has experience in launching new brands, new businesses / revenue streams , steering development of business strategy, sales and marketing plans , new product and packaging development , segmentation , pricing , promotions , acquisition as well as " usage and retention" initiatives , and trade / salesforce appointment and motivation, as well as turning around brands . He has also forged strong partnerships with trade/ advertising agencies and done joint marketing.

His corporate assignments have been :
Vice President – Division Head of Product & Strategy at Smart Telecom, Indonesia
Director of Marketing & Strategy at Globacom, W Africa
Executive Director - International Business Wockhardt Ltd.
Business Head - Consumer & SME Broadband at Reliance Communications , India
Business Head - GCC Duty Free at Rashideen International, Dubai
Senior Marketing Manager at Tata Teleservices, India
General Manager Marketing at Escotel Mobile , India
Senior Product Manager ( Eyewear) at Bausch & Lomb , India
Senior Area Sales Manager at SmithKline Beechams , India

He supplemented his Bachelors in Commerce in 1985, with an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1987. Also adept in French and German languages.

He has also consulted / advised startups in telecom/online space and is a keen member of The Indus Entrepreneurs, Delhi Chapter.

Banks in Africa, Europe, Asia
Private equity companies
FMCG companies
Consultancy companies
Infrastructure companies
Investment boutiques
HNW individuals
Large conglomerate groups
IT/BPO/KPO companies
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