About Us

Company Overview

First Independent Global focuses on acquiring strategic stakes in different sectors both in Nigeria and globally. Our investment strategy may include securing management control and synergize with the skills and experiences of our Directors to drive such companies to the path of profitability and growth.

We identify ailing companies with great values but which are not fully or properly harnessed and source needed funds to invest in such enterprise with a view to effecting successful turn-around of such entities. We also invest in Start Ups including Fintech and Insuretech ventures capable of being scaled up.

Our Core Values

We carry out our work with integrity, straight forwardness and the comportment expected of professionals. We help improve the effectiveness of organization and operation, shaping them in line with their strategic vision.

At First Independent Global we work as partners with our clients to achieve sustained superior financial performance by developing their ability to innovate, to anticipate and adapt to new circumstances, and change faster than their competitors.

We work together as a team within the firm and with our clients and stakeholders and thereby create better synergies.

We invest in our people and their future so they can be more accountable and produce sustained performance.


Ayo Oni

Mr. Oni is the Chairman of the Advisory Board. He is a former President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, former Managing Partner of Ernst & Young Osindero & Co, former Director of Dunlop Nigeria Plc and former Chairman of Access Bank Plc.

He is currently the Chairman of Nigeria Starch Manufacturing Industries, Portland Paints and a Director in Union Dicon Salts Plc, Just Foods Limited and Bristol Helicopters.

Bode Walter Akinboye
Vice Chairman

Walter is an Entrepreneur and Financial Services Professional with robust experience spanning thirty years in the Financial Services Sector and functioned in the role of Chief Executive Officer. He has built a very strong and reliable network in the Private and Public Sectors across Africa and globally.

Walter has been involved in different start-ups and technology companies amongst which are; Cellstop; a telemetry and tracking solutions provider, KBN Hydrogen Solutions involved in power optimization. He is also an Africa Advisor to Airo Life Be Free Phone, the first company in the world providing free phone and data to customers.

Walter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and Nigeria Institute of Management (FNIM) and a Member of, Institute of Directors (M.IoD). He is a graduate of Owner President Management Program (OPM) and an Alumnus of Harvard Business School, Boston, USA as well as The Chief Executive Program of Lagos Business School.

He was appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as a member of, Technical Sub-Committee on the Nigerian International Financial Centre under FSS Vision 2020. He served as a member of the Governing Council of Nigeria Insurers Association for five (5) years from 2004 and 2009 and was the Honourable Treasurer of the Association.

Walter is a recipient of many honorary awards including the Junior Chambers International Award for Excellence in Management Achievement and he is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary Club International.

In 2015, Walter in honor of his late mother set up The Janet Akinboye Trust Fund to provide financial supports to widows and indigent students in the community through the Baptist Women Union of Beulah Baptist Church, Ejigbo, Nigeria.

Walter, who is a strategist in products packaging, marketing, and management, is also a teacher, public speaker, and an expert in capacity building and human resources development.

Adetayo John-Fisher
Member, Advisory Board

Mrs John-Fisher is a multidisciplinary professional. A graduate of Economics, from University of Ilorin and a Fellow of The Chartered Insurance Institute, London. She is an astute Entrepreneur with investments in Real Estate, Banking and Insurance.

She was at various times a Senior Management Staff of Industrial and General Insurance Company and was Managing Director of African General Insurance Brokers, African Development Insurance and Spring Life Insurance.

She is currently the Managing Director/CEO of First Standard Insurance Brokers Ltd.


Tolu-tope Dada
Chief Executive Officer, FIG SmartPower

Tolu-tope is an astute Energy Consultant and Project Manager.   He has built a very successful career both in Nigeria and the UK within various sectors including Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas, Insurance, IT and FMCG. 

He is a Fellow, Business Process Management Institute (FBPMI), fellow, Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators (FIPMA), member, Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (MCIWEM), UK, Member, Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (MIEMA), UK, British Computer Society (BCS), Certified Business Analyst and an Executive Member, Onshore Offshore Oil and Gas Professional (O3GP), Nigeria.

He has extensive experience within the Renewable Energy industry in Nigeria, advising project owners and carrying out Solar Minigrid feasibility studies, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Environmental Social Impact Assessment (Equator Principle, World Bank standard) for several multi-million-dollar projects within Nigeria.

Tolu-tope is bringing his wealth of experience from multinational organizations such as Chevron Nigeria Limited, EcoBank Transnational Limited, Coca-Cola Hellenic Nigeria and MetLife UK.  He has occupied various senior management positions within the following companies; DREnergy Limited as the General Manager, where he led solar minigrid deals across 26 locations in Nigeria, Rensource Energy as the Commercial & Operations Drector, where he birthed a very successful dealership & agency distribution model, launching the company into eight states across Nigeria, giving birth to energy and economic empowerment of traders in the reputable Sabongari market in Kano – among others, and d-Well Engineering Limited as the COO, leading the company to secure a $15 million contract. 

Tolu-tope has a Masters degree in Environmental Management from University of Hertfordshire, UK and a B.Tech degree in Microbiology from Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.  He is currently the Chief Executive Officer for FIG SmartPower.

Femi Kalejaiye
Chief Operating Officer

Femi has over 18 years of technical, business and sales experience in the telematic and Information Technology sector in the country.

At Cellstop, he plays an important role managing the operations and the business opportunities for the company.

Prior to Cellstop, he had worked as the Chief Operating Officer of Sattrak Services, and Head, Operations of PayMaster Limited (Chams Plc).

Femi has a degree in Computer Engineering, Masters in Information Technology and MBA in International Business. He has attended several trainings in Management within and outside the shore of Nigeria. He is also an Alumni of Lagos Business School.

Gbenga Akinyemi
Group Executive/ Chief Strategy Officer

Gbenga is the Group Executive/ Chief Strategy Officer. Gbenga is a graduate of the University of Lagos and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

He has track records in operations having served in various managerial position as Chief Operating Officer of Cellstop Trackers Limited and Chief Finance Officer of Mayfield Microfinance Bank.

He worked as Senior Accountant with Sofolahan Daudu & Co Chartered Accountants.

Omotayo Sule
Group Head, Human Resources

Omotayo Sule is the Group Head of Human Resources and Administration. She is a graduate of Accounting and Business Management from the University of Derby, United Kingdom.

She was a banking Executive with Diamond Bank Plc. She later joined Cellstop Trackers as Chief Finance Officer. She has attended various seminars both locally and internationally.

Seyi Akinyemi
Chief Finance Officer

Seyi is a highly motivated and result oriented accountant with excellent interpersonal skills garnered through professional working experience spanning over 4 years in accounting, auditing, project management, and Business Administration.

He holds a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Management Technology from the Lagos State University (LASU), He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) and a Graduate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).

He is the Chief Finance officer of Cellstop Trackers Limited.

Adedamola Okelola
Chief Technology Officer

Adedamola is the Group's Chief Technology Officer.

He is a Chemical Engineering graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.

He was an IT Manager at Nubes Technologies. He later joined Cellstop Trackers Limited as Head of IT and Operations.

He has industry wide experience in Cloud Computing - IaaS and PaaS, Network Administration and Security, IT Management and Operations. He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Cloud Services Initiatives.

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