Charles Ofobuike Obasi Chief Operating Officer (COO)-Developing Africa Group Consultant Business/Sales Manager Verifone West/Central & East Africa Charles Ofobuike Obasi is a Technology and Business Consultant professional whose career experiences span a wide range of industries such as Fintech, Banking, Manufacturing, business startups amongst others.
He started his career journey in 2008 with Caplink Nigeria Ltd-a then the foremost Payment Technology company and Independent Service Organization (ISO) providing a variety of services to all the licensed Financial institutions in Nigeria as a Support and Customer Relationship Officer before transiting to its sister company-Itex Integrated Services Ltd-one of the first six licensed Payment Terminal Service Provider(PTSP) companies by the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) to drive her Cashless policy initiative in Nigeria. While at ITEX, he led the team that trained and deployed NIBSS (Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System) Plc the first Central Terminal Management System (CTMS) used in aggregating all the Point of Sale (POS) transactions in the country.He also oversaw the Quality assurance and Training Teams of the organization before leaving the company as Head, Of Operations Management in 2016 to further pursue his career ambitions in other areas of his interests. He was an active member of the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NEFF) and the PTSP Association of Nigeria. He consults for several organizations including Verifone Inc-a US-owned multinational organization where he oversees its business operations in the West, Central, and part of East African regions. He has also consulted and still consults for start-up businesses many of which have become successful in their various areas of operations.
He is a Business Strategist, Technology/Fintech advisor, Public speaker, Training facilitator, and Thought Leader with great interest in Community Development, politics/governance, educational empowerment, Youth development, business start-ups, Agriculture, real estate, digital technology innovations, and digital economy.
He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in Management from the University of Lagos and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science amongst others. He loves progressive thinkers, and enjoys soccer, tourism, swimming, teaching, and socializing. He leads the global operations of Developing Africa Group as the Chief Operating Officer (COO)
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