Select region

Non-Executive Directors

Odein Ajumogobia

Odein Ajumogobia

Chairman, Non-Executive Director

Eminent and respected Nigerian lawyer, former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Chairman of Asseco Nigeria since 2015. Investor in the company and 7% shareholder.

Founding Partner of Ajumogobia & Okeke Barristers & Solicitors in 1983
Appointed Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2003, Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice for Rivers State in 2003, Chairman Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (2005–2007), member of the Executive Committee of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

LL.B University of Lagos (best graduating student (1975–1978), B.L Nigerian Law School (1979); LL.M Harvard University (1988).
Christabel Onyejekwe

Christabel Onyejekwe

Non-Executive Director

Seasoned C-level financial professional.

Solid career at the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) Plc as Executive Director, Business Development and before ED Technology & Operations
Several years of core banking & financial industry experience, notably at UBA Plc.

Recognized by FINTECH Africa among the top 30 leading women in Financial Technology in Nigeria, WIMBIZ / Women on Boards Mentor, associate member of the Institute of Directors (IOD).

MBA in Banking & Finance, Bachelor of Law from University of Lagos and completed Executive Management programs at Wharton, INSEAD and Harvard.
Napoleon Bali

Napoleon Bali

Non-Executive Director

Retired Air Vice Marshal, Nigerian Air Force, having accomplished 33 years of meritorious service.

Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP) Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

Instructor Pilot on the L39ZA aircraft with ratings on the Bulldog, Alpha Jet, Gulfstream GV & G550, Falcon 7 & 900X, which he captained. Over 3,000 hours flown.

Nigerian Defence Academy (1983), commissioned as a pilot officer in 1986, graduated from Joint Air Course (JAWC) Hyderabad, Ghana Armed Forces Command & Staff College Senior Staff Course (2001-2002). MSc Security & Strategic Studies University of Ibadan (2013).
Adefolu Majekodunmi

Adefolu Majekodunmi

Co-founder, Non-Executive Director

24 Years experience with leading technology multinationals.

Angaza Inc. Chief Commercial Officer since 2021.

Co-founded Asseco Nigeria in 2014, served as Managing Director until 2021 and played a key role in establishing the company’s business in Nigeria. 10% shareholder.

10 years at Microsoft - West Africa Marketing Lead, Enterprise Business Director then Nigeria Partner Director.

6 Years with Misys PL (UK) as Territory Manager for East and West Africa
INSEAD MBA, Bachelor of Civil Engineering from University of Liverpool (UK).

Executive Management Team

Simon Melchior

Simon Melchior

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Technology entrepreneur with 22 years professional experience.

Co-founded Asseco Nigeria in 2014, 15% shareholder.

Co-founded Cyber Defense Africa in 2019, Asseco’s joint venture with the Togolese Republic.

Extensive prior experience in banking, structured finance, mergers & acquisitions, business development.

Born in Warsaw, worked in Paris, New York, London, Monaco, living and working in Lagos since 2012.

M.Sc. International Business, Paris IX Dauphine, B.Sc. International Business, Paris Institute of Political Sciences (France).
Obi Mojekwu

Obi Mojekwu

Chief Commercial Officer

Strategy and innovation expert with about 20 years of experience in technology sales and project delivery.

Spent 5 years at Asseco Nigeria first as Project Manager, then Sales Lead before being promoted to the board.

Business Analyst & Project Manager Corporate Solutions at Access Bank Plc (2013-2015), International Sales & Marketing Manager at Power Beverages in South Africa (2007-2009).

7 years at Logic Sciences Ltd as System/Network Engineer, Project Manager and Head of IT Department.

First Class Graduate Business Information Systems from Middlesex University London, Masters Degree in Management Accounting from University of South Africa (UNISA).
Ann Temidara

Ann Temidara

Chief Operating Officer

Self-improvement and performance management strategist with strong experience in technology, consulting and project management.

Spent 2 years at Asseco Nigeria as Head of Projects & Risk Management before being promoted to the board.

Special Assistant to Lagos State Commissioner of Science & Technology 2015-2019, Project Manager at A4S management consulting company (2014-2015).

Postgraduate Degree in Management Sciences from Ladoke Akintola University, Computer Science Degree from Yaba College of Technology, Lagos.
Michael Njoku

Michael Njoku

Chief Technology Officer

Technology entrepreneur, senior software developer and team lead
Founder of MCEE Business Solutions ERP software development company in 2012.

building and supporting highly customized integrated business solutions in various sectors.

Co-founder of the African Connect, promoting investment opportunities in Africa, Technology mentor.

United Nations Positive Livelihood Award Centre (UN-POLAC) Ambassador for Peace
BSc Information Systems (Information Security & Assurance) American University of Nigeria.