Our Team

Directors

Danladi Verheijen

Danladi is the Managing Director of Verod. Before co-founding Verod, Danladi was a Vice President at Citibank Nigeria where he led corporate finance and investment banking transactions and also had responsibility over Citibank’s equity investment portfolio. Prior to that, he held roles at Ocean and Oil Holdings and at McKinsey & Company. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an M.Sc. in Engineering Economic Systems & Operations Research from Stanford University and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Calvin College. He is a Director of GZ Industries, SacOil Holdings, Spinlet, Rotoprint, Niyya Food and Drinks, and Shaldag. Danladi was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014.

Eric Idiahi

Eric is a Co-Founder and Partner of Verod. Before co-founding Verod, Eric was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Fountainhead Media Group, an investment and advisory firm focused on the Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT) sector in Nigeria. Eric has also worked at Financial Derivatives Company Limited. He has a B.S in Economics from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas. He is a Director of Union Trustees Ltd, RotoPrint Ltd, African Lifestyle Limited, Central Securities Clearing Systems (CSCS) Limited and on the board of Regents of Harris Manchester College , Oxford.

Investment Team

‎Chudi Amu

Chudi is a Vice President on the Investment Team. Prior to returning to Verod, Chudi was a Consultant with Bain & Co South Africa office where he advised clients in the telecommunications, retail banking, and consumer packaged goods sectors. Prior to Bain, Chudi held various roles at Verod Capital and was an investment banking analyst with Deutsche Bank in New York. Chudi received a BA in finance from Morehouse College, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University), and an MEM from the Segal Design Institute (Northwestern University).

Ibukun Sorinola

Ibukun is a Senior Manager on the Investment Team. Prior to joining Verod, Ibukun was a Vice President at Merge One Global Securities Limited, an investment banking boutique. Prior to that, he spent 5 years as an Analyst with Corporate Finance & Investment Banking Team in Citibank Nigeria. He has a BA (Hons) degree in Agriculture Economics from the University of Ilorin and is currently on the Board of Rotoprint. Ibukun has passed the CFA Level II exam.

Daniel Adeoye

Daniel is a Manager on the Investment Team. Prior to joining Verod, Daniel was an investment analyst with Bay Head – Alpha Capital. Daniel started his corporate finance career as an analyst with Zenith Capital, where he executed transactions in the real estate, telecommunications and oil and gas sectors. Daniel graduated from Ahmadu Bello University with a Bachelor's Degree (Hons) in Economics and he has also completed the certificate program in Business Strategy, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University and the Entrepreneurship and new venture creation program by the Drucker Institute / World Bank. Daniel serves on the board of Rotoprint.

Akwugo Onuekwusi

Akwugo was an Assistant Vice President at Chapel Hill Advisory Partners Limited where she managed mergers and acquisitions, financial advisory and capital raising transactions, for clients across a variety of sectors including Financial Institutions, Building Materials, the State and Federal Government.
She obtained her first degree from the Washington and Lee University with a B.Sc. degree in Economics and Computer Science. She has also completed her MBA from Columbia Business School. USA.

Martin Mbonu

Martin is an Analyst on the Investment Team. Prior to joining Verod, he worked as a Business Intelligence Analyst at Jumia where he was responsible for data analysis which included pricing strategy, buying trends analysis and performance reports. Previously he worked as a Commercial Planner at Jumia and Account Intern at Lifelink Industry Limited. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from University of Lagos. Martin has passed the CFA Level II exam.

Ajibola Olaniyan

Ajibola is an Analyst on the Investment Team. Prior to joining Verod, he worked at Union Capital, a boutique investment advisory firm as a financial and research analyst where he provided support on mandates for origination, structuring and execution of financial advisory, M&A, and structured finance transactions. Ajibola graduated from University of Lagos with a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Economics. He is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and has passed the CFA Level II exam.

Finance & Accounting Team

P.P. Pavithran

Pavithran is the Head of the Finance & Accounting Department. Prior to joining Verod, Pavithran was a Senior Accountant at GMT Limited where he was responsible for banking matters, treasury and reconciliation. He also worked as a Senior Accountant / Commercial Manager at Multi-trade Group, Lagos and as an Accounts Unit Head with Olam Exports. He has a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from University of Calcutta, India.

Solomon Adewole

Solomon works with the Finance & Accounting Department. Prior to joining Verod, Solomon was an Assistant Accountant with Stanmark Cocoa Processing Company Limited, where he was in charge of monitoring and reporting on the company’s fixed assets and business unit cash flows. He also developed payment processing systems, payroll procedures and ensured compliance with all statutory regulations. Solomon has an MBA from Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso and a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy from the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti.

Kayode Akinbowale

Kayode works with the Finance & Accounting Department. Prior to joining Verod, Kayode worked with Starmark Nigeria Limited as an Account Officer and also with Olumuyiwa Erinle and Co. (Chartered Accountants) as an Auditor. Kayode has a M.Sc. in Finance and a B.Sc. in Accounting from the University of Lagos. He is a registered student member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Legal Team

Alexandra Ekpiken

Alexandra is the Head of the Legal Department. She began her career in New York City as a Corporate Associate at Sidley Austin LLP and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson LLP, advising clients such as Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and Merrill Lynch Asset Management. In the UK, she worked for the M&A Regulator where she represented the government at high level European Union Advisory Committee on Mergers Panel analyzing the impact of major M&A deals on key industry sectors and was selected for secondment with the European Commission Merger Task Force in Brussels. She also worked as an Associate in private practice with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where she advised major private equity firms on investments in various regions and sectors. Prior to joining Verod, Alexandra had a role as Legal Counsel to Henshaw Capital Partners, an Africa- focused private equity firm. She holds an LLM in Corporate Law from Harvard Law School and an LLB and degree in Politics from Keele University in the UK. She is an International Fellow of the American Association of University Women.

Olawunmi Abiodun

Olawunmi works with the Legal Department and is the Company Secretary for the group. Prior to joining Verod, Olawunmi was an Associate Legal Officer with the UN Tribunal in The Hague where she advised on legal and policy matters. Prior to that, she worked as an Associate with Matrix-Solicitors, where she advised on corporate and commercial contracts. Olawunmi has an LLB (Hons) degree from Obafemi Awolowo University and an LLM from University of Amsterdam. She was admitted to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2004.

Dipo Okuribido

Dipo works with the Legal Department of the Group. Prior to joining Verod, Dipo was a Senior Associate at Banwo & Ighodalo, where he worked as a key member of the Firm’s Energy, Tax, Capital Markets and Finance Practices. He has more than seven years’ experience advising a wide range of clients on a broad spectrum of subjects including mergers and acquisitions in financial services, breweries, oil and gas, manufacturing, and fast-moving consumer goods. Dipo is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. He holds an LL.B (Hons) degree from the University of Lagos, and is currently studying part-time for an MSc in Finance and Financial Law at SOAS, University of London. Dipo is an Alumnus of the International Lawyers for Africa Programme.

Human Resources Team

Kehinde Osileye

Kehinde works with the Human Resources Department. Prior to joining Verod, Kehinde was the Personal Assistant to the Managing Director of Woodstock Electronics Limited, where she managed the director’s day to day activities including the administration of the office and project sites. Previously, Kehinde worked with Adeen Properties as an Administrator, where she was accountable for the daily office management. Kehinde holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from Lagos State University.

Administrative Team

Chinwe Nwuba

Chinwe is Head of the Administrative Department. Prior to joining Verod, she was the Office Manager for Mid Atlantic Energy, where she was responsible for the smooth day to day running of the office including payroll administration and supplier management. Previously, Chinwe worked with Abraham Holmes Consulting, where she was in charge of recruitment and training. She holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Imo State University, Owerri and a certificate in Operation Management from Business School Netherlands (BSN).

Cindy Opeyemi

Cindy works with the Admin department of Verod Capital and she is also the Executive Secretary of Verod Foundation, the CSR initiative of Verod. She daily oversees the organizing and implementing of office operations and procedures, supervising the support staff members and ensuring compliance to company policies.

Prior to joining Verod, she was an Executive Assistant at Living Templates, where she was responsible for administration and logistics. Cindy has also worked with the reputable NGO, LEAP Africa, as an Administrative and Human Resource Officer, where she managed all administrative and human resources duties central to the organisation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Agric Economics from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Cindy is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and is a certified Human Resource Practitioner.

Information Technology

Segun Aboderin

Segun is in charge of IT managed services, network solutions, server administration, data protection and software applications. Prior to joining Verod, he worked at Spinlet Ltd, a mobile media distribution platform to download and stream music as an IT supervisor where he supported day-to-day operation of computer networks including hardware and software. He assisted in planning, designing and implementing data connectivity for local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) systems.

Prior to joining Verod, he was an IT Engineer with Honda Manufacturing Nigeria Ltd, where he supported more than 200 workstations and several physical and virtual network servers. Segun also worked at Compliance and Content Monitoring Ltd, a media monitoring company as Senior Systems/Field Support Engineer, where he was responsible for server installation, power management, site collocation, data retrieval, upload, search and analysis for ROE and decision-making. Segun graduated from University of Ado Ekiti with a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Physics and (MIT) Masters in Information Technology from University of Lagos. He is Microsoft Certified IT Professional and a registered member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE).