Is an agronomist by training and the founder of the Company which is a foremost agricultural inputs development and marketing company with operations in Nigeria and Ghana. He served as the premier Managing Director/CEO, and is currently Chairman of the Board. Charles had earlier worked for Rhone-Total Nigeria Limited as Agrochemical Manager and later May & Baker Nigeria Plc. as General Manager (Agrochemicals), a position he left to found Candel.
He has enormous national and international experiences, having traveled and consulted widely in Africa, Europe and North America. He has attended numerous courses at the most prestigious business schools worldwide.
Who trained as an agronomist has held various high level positions in the agriculture value chain in Nigeria. In the course of his career, he has held the following positions amongst other: National Sales Manager of National Fertilizer Company of Nigeria (NAFCON), Assistant Director Federal Department of Agriculture, Deputy Director, Federal Fertilizer Development; Director , Federal Fertilizer Development, Federal University of Agriculture. He is currently retired from the civil service spends his time imparting knowledge and politics.
Is the CEO of BRIGHTHOUSE GROUP, a holding company with various subsidiaries engaged in different segments of the Nigerian economy. He was the Chief Financial Officer of First Bank Group having previously served as Executive Director in charge of Public Sector, Corporate and Retail Banking. At the point of his exit from Firstbank, he had responsibility for managing a balance sheet of 2.3 Trillion naira, ($15.3Billion). He also served as Chairman, FBN Microfinance Bank, Chairman, FBN Bureau De Change, Director, First Pension Custodian Ltd and Director, First Registrars Ltd.
Is the Managing director/CEO Prudential Trust Ltd. He is a First Class Honours graduate of Finance from University of Nigeria 1987 and was the Best Postgraduate Student of University of Lagos 1988/1989. He has over twenty three years’ experience in banking at senior and top management levels and was the founding Managing Director/CEO of Guardian Express Bank Ltd, He also more recently served as Executive Director Institutional Banking AfriBank Plc.
Is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. She was an employee of The Candel Company Limited for 19 years and rose from the position of Finance and Administration Manager to Chief Operating Officer in that time, a position from which she voluntarily retired in April 2013. She attended the Lagos Business School’s Advanced Management Programme as well as several other developmental and management courses.
Has Post-Graduate Diplomas in Business Management, Information Technology and Education from University of Nigeria, Devry University and Sunderland University respectively. She has for many years been engaged in education which is her passion.