CEO & Founder
Ugo is the founder of iConcepts and responsible for the overall vision, strategy and execution of iConcepts. With a background in consumer marketing within FMCG and telecoms industries, Ugo has been delivering interactive electronic marketing and communication services since 2000.
As a management consultant for MVIVA, a WAP portal owned by AOL and Carphone Warehouse UK, Ugo launched one of the first mobile interactive competitions and go-to-market strategy in early 2001. Ugo also worked on one of the 1st e-commerce start-ups in Nigeria, an online 24/7 drinks delivery service based in Lagos. Ugo leads all commercial activities at iConcepts and is responsible for building key partnerships and relationships with global telecom networks. Ugo obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science & Engineering with Management from the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine and is an alumnus of the London Business School.
General Manager Sales & Marketing
Victor Olubunmi Fasae has over 8 years experience in Marketing & Strategy. He is responsible for all marketing activities for iConcepts. Additionally, he is also responsible for market research and corporate communications.
He started his career with Citiserve Limited where he rose to the position of Marketing Manager. From there he moved to the consulting world as a senior brand and marketing consultant working for brands like Panasonic, Indomie Noodles, Pepsi, UAC, La Casera, SAP and LIRS. After 6+ years in the consulting industry he left for the FMCG industry where he became the Head of Marketing at Dana group. He graduated from the University of Ilorin with a BSc in Political Science and also has an M.Sc. in Marketing from the University of Lagos.
Sanya is a result-driven Business Analyst and Management Accountant with 9+ years experience working with high-profile global organizations. He is responsible for all major financial operations at iConcepts. He holds a B.sc in Accountancy from Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State.
He is also a member of various professional bodies including The International Association of Risk and Compliance Professionals and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He worked at Eagle Bank Limited from 2004 to 2006 as a Credit Officer; he also worked in Accelerated Learning Systems Ltd from 2006 to 2009 as the Accountant before joining iConcepts in 2009.
Manager Accounts & PR
Joy is a Professional PR and Brand Management executive with over 7 years of experience leading corporate marketing and internal communications for several companies across diverse industries.
Prior to joining iConcepts where she is an Account Manager, she worked at Niche PR as Senior Manager Client Service, managing media and public relations accounts for Government and Non-Governmental organizations including FMCGs and Financial Institutions. She also worked for Adstrat BMC as a Consultant in the Image + Events department for over 2 years; and cut her teeth in the advertising industry working as a Client Service Executive at STB McCann, Lagos. Joy has a B.Sc in Urban & Regional Planning, as well as an MBA from the University of Lagos. She holds a professional diploma in Public Relations from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), where she is also an associate member.
Business Development Manager
Paul Ogbuefi is the Business Development Manager (BDM). He is an experienced leader with a strong Marketing and sales management background and has a track record of developing high performance teams.
Prior to iConcepts, Paul worked with Oceanic Bank Plc now Ecobank Plc as a relationship/Marketing Officer and from there he went onto Superflux Group Int’l where he held the position of a Business Marketing Manager in charge of driving his team towards achieving set sales targets and later joined Telinno Consulting Ltd a Telecommunications consulting firm for the Nigerian GSM Operators where he held the position of a Key Account Manager(KAM) in charge of some Major accounts.
He has over 6years experience cutting across sales, Marketing, Relationship Management and Business Development. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Accounting from the university of Lagos.
He is currently saddled with the responsibility of managing operations, collaborating with partners and growing sales for iconcepts. He is also in-charge of identifying new business opportunities and developing excellent ways of implementing and sustaining the businesses for the company.
GENERAL MANAGER, VAS
Jane brings 10+ years of award-winning organization business success directing business and turn-around operations. She has demonstrated leadership in the areas of executive management, strategic product development, marketing and technical sales, change and risk management, e-Business within emerging markets and value chain optimization.
Jane holds an MSc in Analysis, Design & Management of Information Systems (ADMIS) from London School of Economics & Political Science, London, UK; a BSc in Business Management & Information Technology from University of Hull, Hull, UK and a Diploma in Business Studies from Greenwich School of Management, London, UK.
Prior to joining iConcepts Limited, Jane most recently held the position of Director of Programs at African Advantage Telecoms (AAT) where she was responsible for the overall business operations and success of all of AAT’s programmes and projects with different Network Operators in West Africa (including Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa & Mozambique). She has also worked at Huawei Technologies as Operations Manager – VAS and Ericsson as Network Analyst.
Roshan Thapa drives forward technical development and leads the technical team at iConcepts. He has 10+ years of experience in the mobile industry and has developed solutions for diverse businesses.
Prior to joining iConcepts, he had been working at Finaccess Private Limited and was instrumental in developing “Hello Paisa” (A Mobile Banking Platform, in Nepal) which was identified as one of the Top 3 Innovations in 2012 by SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). He has also executed various projects in Nepal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain as a Technical Consultant for Microsoft Dynamics. He customized ERP for several well-known bodies such as DANIDA: ESAT (Education Sector Advisory Team) and ESAP (Energy Sector Assistant Programme), Danya Foods and Qatar Media while working in the Gulf Nations. Roshan is a certified Microsoft Dynamics Navision developer and holds a Bachelors degree in Information Management from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
HEAD, HUMAN RESOURCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Uju has always sought a career that provides intellectual challenges, considerable responsibility and offers an opportunity for professional growth whilst encouraging team spirit. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) Uk.
Her professional career started when she joined the Strategy unit in Spring Mortgage Plc (subsidiary of Spring Bank Plc now Enterprise Bank), where she obtained a wealth of experience in company strategy.
She moved on to serve as Head of Human Capital Management, Strategic Planning and Research at Homebase Mortgage Bank, and thereafter Eartholeum Networks where she was in charge of Human Capital Management.
She worked briefly with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), the Human Resource regulators in Nigeria. While with CIPM, she was an Assistant Manager Consultancy; from where she rose to the position of Manager Personnel Development. She also served at Electronic Payplus Limited as the Head, Human Resources and Administration.
She performed exceptionally well in all the areas before joining Imagine Concepts as the Head, Human Resources and Administration.
VAS Specialist/Content Lead
As supervisor of the content team, Annia leads the development and management of the content unit. Annia has comprehensive knowledge of the mobile VAS industry in Nigeria and works closely with various teams within iConcepts to discover, design and implement new services.
Busola Akomolede Balogun
Senior Manager, Products and innovations
A PDMA certified New Products Developer and an AIPMM certified Product Manager Busola is a highly organized, thorough and motivated professional with over 7 years in software development, innovation and product strategy, overseeing product solutions for large corporations and medium-sized businesses in the Fintech, telcos and manufacturing industries. She overseas development and management of all Data products, from conceptualization to launch.