NICK OPARA-NDUDU, F.C.A.
Nick is a chartered Accountant by profession, with over 22 years banking experience that covered Credit Risk Management, Marketing, Banking Operations and financial Controls, prior to his disengagement from the industry in December 2005.
Prior to his banking career, he had attended the University of Nigeria, where he read Accountancy at its Enugu Campus, graduating in 1983.
A pioneer management staff of Diamond Bank Pie, he was at various times Branch Manager; Group Head, Commercial and Consumer Banking; Group Head, Operations and Technology and Regional Manager. He retired as Deputy Managing Director of Assurance Bank Nigeria Ltd. in 2005 .
Nick has invaluable experience in banking gained over a long period, working as an operative and as a decision maker in Nigerian banks : Commercial Bank (Credit Lyonnais Nigeria) Ltd., Universal Trust Bank, Diamond Bank and Assurance Bank. He also has substantial firsthand experience in turn around schemes, business restructuring and operations process engineering. In the course of his career, Nick gained extensive project management experience, particularly at Diamond Bank where he had responsibility for opening new branches.
After his banking career, Nick went into private business with interests in real estate/property development. hospitality and tourism as well as logistics. He sits on the board of several companies including ABC Express Courier Ltd (ABEX).
He also had a foray into the public sector having served his home state of Imo between 2011 and 2014 as Chief Economic Adviser to IMSG. Commissioner for Planning & Economic Development; Works& Transport; and Internal Resources and Pension Matters at different times over the period.
(CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER)
He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Geology from the University of Nigeria and a Master’s degree in Energy Studies in Energy finance from the University of Dundee. Scotland. He is the co-founder and Managing Partner at Associates for Research and Resources Development Limited (ARRDEL) London and also serves as a Director at Aurora Infrastructures Ltd. He has been involved in a number of key policy, capacity building, regulatory and infrastructure advisory works in many countries around the world. As the Chief Operating Officer (COO), he would bring to bear his extensive international experience within the Transport infrastructure services sector to ensure sustained growth for the company.
ANTHONY CHUKWUEMEKA OSUJI
Emeka graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a Bachelor’s Degree (2nd Class Upper) in Education-Accountancy in 2003. Upon graduation , he enrolled for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and served with Gubio Local Government Council in 2004. Thereafter, he worked with DCC Construction Works in the Accounts Department. In 2008, he joined the services of ABC Express Courier Ltd.(ABEX) where he worked in the internal Audit & Compliance Department. In 2011, he was transferred to Operations Department where he had the responsibility for supervising operational activities.
RICHARD N. AGBUGBA
(BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, UPCOUNTRY)
Richard attended The Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri, Imo State where he read Secretarial Studies graduating with a Higher National Diploma in 1995.
He worked as a Sales Representative with RT Briscoe and later joined the services of Diamond Bank Pie in 1996. Over the next ten years, he worked in various positions in the banking industry covering roles in Secretarial Administration. Project Management. Operations and Business Development. Richard has had significant experience in marketing roles including a stint as Regional Manager. North for ABEX Courier based in Abuja.
With his experience. his good marketing and communication skills. Richard is expected to lead our market penetration efforts in North as well as the South/South and South East regions.