Chief Financial Officer

Ernest is an experienced finance professional with 12 years+ experience in the e-Payments, eCommerce, Retail & Pharmaceutical industries. He started his career in core accounting/finance operations at Interswitch Limited the largest payment company in Africa but has been working strategic finance for the past 8 years of which the last 3 years has been in the capacity as Chief Financial Officer at Jumia Nigeria (largest member/operating company of the Group quoted on the NYSE) and currently at HealthPlus Limited.

He has pioneered roles such as Business Partnering & Financial Planning Analysis & Reporting and has successfully built high-performance finance teams. He delivered ERP implementation in a Group with operations in 4 African Countries, IPO preparations, sale of minority shares of the company, process re-engineering & business transformational projects.

He is currently leading the HealthPlus Limited Finance team to deliver Financial & Strategy Advisory, Financial Reporting, Budgeting, Forecasting, Mid-Long term planning, Performance management, Cashflow planning & Tax Planning, Compliance & Management.

He has experience working in large market-leading pan African companies and has been supporting the successful delivery of company growth & profitability objectives at Board Committee & Board level for the last 6 years.

He got his First Degree in Accounting from the University of Benin and has since then completed the Lagos Business School Senior Management Program & holds certifications as a Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Green Belt in Lean6Sigma.