Prior to joining Itanna as an adviser, Charles was the pioneer CEO of Verve International, Nigeria’s premier payment card brand, as well as a founding member of Interswitch. As Divisional CEO of Interswitch’s consumer business, he oversaw teams dealing with product development, handled partner negotiations, acquisition management and expansion into new markets. Before Interswitch, Charles worked with Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Nigeria, as well as American Express in the UK.
With over 15 years' experience, Charles is a tested and proven multi-disciplinary leader, entrepreneur and strategic innovator, having built and led teams towards achieving their technical and business goals; and is a revered key figure in Africa's burgeoning electronic and digital payments space.
He has a wide range of experience in international expansion, product development, solution design, application implementation, business process re-engineering as well as business strategy, which he hopes to channel into Itanna’s Cohorts. He believes that with the right mix of motivation, passion and dedication to continuous improvement, good things can come out of Africa.