About Us

About the Company

VFD Group is a financial services-focused proprietary investment company that creates value by working within Nigeria's informal financial sector to create innovative products and solutions that are accessible to the everyday Nigerian citizen and entrepreneur.

VFD Group was founded by skilled professionals with diverse experience, qualifications and backgrounds. As a team, we identified the gap between both individuals and small businesses and their banking experiences and set out to bridge the divide.

We discovered that despite the size of the formal financial sector, the informal sector is greater still and that there are immense opportunities for value creation within this informal sector.

Considering that, we developed a business model that allows us to operate in every area of the financial industry through our portfolio, providing Financial Advisory, Asset Management, Currency, Real Estate, Debt Services and Private Funds Management Services, taking deposits and providing loans at very competitive rates.

In all our endeavours, we are fully cognizant of the risks that come with pioneering innovation and working within the informal sector. The diverse backgrounds and combined expertise of our Management and Board have enabled us to develop a versatile team of in-house risk managers, thoroughly enabling us to mitigate these risks.

Founded on the values of integrity and good governance, and built on the strength of innovation and network

Founded on the values of integrity and good governance, and built on the strength of innovation and network, the goal of VFD Group is to establish a firm foothold in various ecosystems on the continent through our subsidiary companies. Through these companies, we aim to creatively and consistently build our capacity to provide financial solutions that cater to every need an individual or small business might have, leading us to becoming the foremost financial services brand in Nigeria and on the continent.

VFD Group was incorporated with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on 7th July 2009 and commenced business operations effectively on the 1st of January 2011.

As a team, we identified the gap between both individuals and small businesses.

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Governance

Olatunde Busari(SAN)

Chairman

Nonso Okpala

Group Managing Director/CEO

Ngozi Achanya

Non-Executive Director

Victor Fagbamila

Non-Executive Director

Mary-Callista Ozigbo

Non-Executive Director

Suleiman Lawal

Non-Executive Director

Adeniyi Adenubi

Non-Executive Director

Dr Samuel Maduka Onyishi

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jewel Okwechime

Independent Non-Executive Director

Gbenga Omolokun

Executive Director/Operating Officer

Mobolaji Adewunmi

Executive Director, Finance

Azubike Emodi

Executive Director/Group Commercial Director

Azubuike Emodi

Managing Director

VFD Microfinance Bank

Theresa Ezeh

Managing Director

Everdon Bureau de Change

Ete ogun

Managing Director/CEO

Anchoria Asset Management Limited

Obinna Nweke

General Manager

Dynasty Real Estate

FEMI OKE

Group Head, Corporate Communications and Customer Experience

DAMILOLA MAKINDE

DAMILOLA MAKINDE HR Manager/Group Head Human Resources

ADELAJA ADEKUNLE

ADELAJA ADEKUNLE Head, Risk Management and Compliance

OLADIPUPO AYODELE ADEOYE

Group Treasure, VFD Group Plc

KAREN ABAH

Projects Manager, VFD Group Plc

KANAYO ENI-IKEH

General Manager, Business Development, VFD Microfinance Bank

GBEMINIYI SHODA

Company Secretary/ Legal Adviser

CHIOMA ESIKE

Head of Operations, Everdon Bureau de Change; Executive Office, VFD Group Plc

ADELEYE FOLAJIMI OLUWOLE

Group Financial Controller

TOSIN DABIRI

Head, Institutional Funding and Investors Relations

AWOFISIBE ROTIMI RUFUS

Head Business Performance Monitoring and Technical Assistant to the ED, Finance

Our History

VFD Group is a financial services focused proprietary investment company that creates value by working within Nigeria's informal financial sector to create innovative products and solutions that are accessible to the everyday

Nigerian citizen and entrepreneur. VFD Group was founded by skilled professionals with diverse experience, qualifications and backgrounds. As a team, we identified the gap between both individuals and small businesses and their banking experiences and set out to bridge the divide.

We discovered that despite the size of the formal financial sector, the informal sector is greater still, and that there are immense opportunities for value creation within this informal sector.

Considering that, we developed a business model that allows us to operate in every area of the financial industry through our our portfolio, providing Financial Advisory, Asset Management, Currency, Real Estate, Debt Services and Private Funds Management Services, taking deposits and providing loans at very competitive rates.

In all our endeavours, we are fully cognizant of the risks that come with pioneering innovation and working within the informal sector. The diverse backgrounds and combined expertise of our Management and Board has enabled us to develop a versatile team of in-house risk managers, thoroughly enabling us to mitigate these risks.

Founded on the values of integrity and good governance, and built on the strength of innovation and network

Founded on the values of integrity and good governance, and built on the strength of innovation and network, the goal of VFD Group is to establish a firm foothold in various ecosystems on the continent through our subsidiary companies. Through these companies, we aim to creatively and consistently build our capacity to provide financial solutions that cater to every need an individual or small business might have, leading us to becoming the foremost financial services brand in Nigeria and on the continent.

VFD Group was incorporated with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on 7th July 2009 and commenced business operations effectively on the 1st of January 2011.

As a team, we identified the gap between both individuals and small businesses.

...
VFD Group Profile

Download for March 28th

Our Culture

Our Culture Our values are the foundation on which our organization is built. They guide our business conduct with a mission to customer experiences that are timeless and trustworthy.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to become the foremost financial solutions brand in Africa.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to create innovative products and business models that provide value-adding financial access across Africa.

Core Value

Integrity

We are thorough, honest and accountable in every area of business.

Empathy

We are aware of the feelings and emotions of our stakeholders.

Innovation

We are continually creating innovative ways to serve our customers better, even as we remain on top of the foremost financial technologies.

Teamwork

We believe in the importance of collaboration to achieve value for our stakeholders.

Our Impact

We understand that a sustainable business is one that continues to manage its direct and indirect operational impact on its stakeholders in order to achieve responsible growth and in our bid to improve customer engagement and service experience, we enhanced our traditional and operating channels to enrich the quality of productivity we derive from our customer engagement.

At VFD Group Plc, we remain focused and committed to achieving sustainable performance. This translates into takin measures to minimize harm in the communities we operate in. We would continually communicate our progress and create more awareness.

Founded on the values of integrity and good governance, and built on the strength of innovation and network

    The company in its quest to create value in its operating environment, participated in a few community support initiatives. Notable among these are:

    • Sponsorship of one of the skill acquisitions programs of Chinwe-Bode Akinwande Foundation, a foundation committed to alleviating the plight of vulnerable widows by encouraging their self-reliance through skill acquisition and empowerment.
    • Sponsorship of the Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR) annual conference
    • Sponsorship of a professional golfer to a golf tourney in Cote D’viore
    • Sponsorship of World clean-up day in celebration via JCI (Junior Chambers International) Lagos Metropolitan.

As a team, we identified the gap between both individuals and small businesses.

...
VFD Group Profile

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