Dr SHANTI TRIPATHI M.Sc, D.Phil ,
Programming Manager

Dr Shanti Tripathi has over 20 years of experience, including 14+ years of core Telecom (GSM,3G, LTE), ICT, ISP,IP & VSAT working experience across the globe . His prior experience includes Chief Operating Officer at Suburban Telecoms, Director-Network Operations at Netcom Africa Limited, CTO(Hub) at Digicel Pacific, Director –Project & Operations, Warid Telecom, Head –RF Planning & Optimization, Millicom International etc.

His professional career has taken him to globally diverse areas for his expertise and he has divided his time effectively between the four continents of Asia, Africa, Australia and America to setup, launch telecommunication business, such as, Afghanistan, UAE, Paris, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Fiji, Hongkong, China, Jamaica, Tonga, Nigeria, Spain, UK, Australia, Egypt, South Africa, Republic of Benin and Italy etc.

Mr Halim is a veteran Sales, Trade Marketing and Marketing professional with over 20 years field and senior management experience. This rich background is flavored with sales and marketing strategy, capability development, high performance coaching and negotiation skills acquired during his stay in Unilever Nigeria Plc., Guinness Nigeria Plc., Brandhouse/Diageo SA Pty and most recently, Globacom Ltd.

His experiences range from regional supervisory roles in West African countries to territory developmental roles, including Sales & Marketing strategy and deployment in multi-national companies in Nigeria. As a goal oriented person with passion for results, Mr Halim’s most recent place of employment was Globacom Ltd where he served as Head, Brand Assets.

Valentine Halim,
Head, Business Development

Bosun Hambolu,
Head, Legal and Corporate Affairs

Bosun Hambolu comes with over fourteen years experience of legal practice that cut across Litigation, Banking and Telecommunications. Bosun’s background experience includes Abuka, Ajegbo, Nwaogu & Ilogu LLP where he served as litigation counsel, and Eagle Bank Limited where he worked in the Legal, as well as Credit Risk Management Units. In 2005, he joined Starcomms Plc as Legal Support Administrator, and eventually rose to become the Legal Counsel with responsibility for Legal advice on Contractual, Commercial, Regulatory and Governmental matters. He also served as Company Secretary in Starcomms prior to joining Bitflux.

Bosun holds an LLB (Hons) in Civil Law from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in January 2001. An active member of the Association of Licenced Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), he is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and has attended several conferences and seminars both within and outside Nigeria.

Adewale is a seasoned Chartered Accountant with over 11 years experience in Financial Management and Business Administration. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Management and Accounting from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). Wale is an associate member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) as well as the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC).

An alumnus of Lagos Business School, Wale is responsible for oversight of the finance and accounting functions as well as implementation of the company’s strategic plan. He has attended several trainings and is versatile in Financial Planning, Budgeting, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and corporate governance matters.

Adewale Akinade,
Head, Finance and Accounts