Our People

Oluwasegunfunmi Sanni (FCCA, MCP, B.Sc, MCAD)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director

Segun is an accomplished fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants by trade. He holds an Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in financial studies from Federal Polytechnic Ilaro and later attended Olabisi Onabanjo University where he obtained a bachelor's degree (2nd class upper division) in Accounting.

Segun went on to study for his professional exams with the Financial Training Company now Kaplan Financial Training after which he passed and was accepted as a member of ACCA. Through hard-work and continued professional development, he attained fellowship of the same association in 2011.

Segun has over a decade of experience working in the UK across multiple sectors but most notably financial services. He started his career with Milliner Warehouse Limited, a small sized business in Victoria where he worked cross-functionally as an accountant, HR staff and credit control officer thus honing his skills across these areas. In 2006 he joined M&G Investments as a tax accountant where he re-structured and computerised a lot of the business processes in the department. He developed a tool which helped the department prepare tax computations for investment funds easily and efficiently earning him recognition from his bosses. He later went on to become a tax consultant with the same firm.

In 2010, Segun joined State Street Bank and Trust company as a tax officer and later created a niche for himself and rose to be an Assistant Vice President specialising in providing IT solutions for new clients coming on board with respect to taxation and he has been key to developing a number of new products for the organisation.

Segun's enthusiasm for programming was the driving force behind his decision to obtain his Microsoft Certifications, he continued to develop software in his spare time thereby honing his skills as a developer. Having IT skills proved invaluable at many stages in his career and he developed many solutions using Microsoft Technologies for reputable financial institutions a lot of which were still in use.

His present interest are in providing business solutions for small, medium and large enterprises.

Temitope Oguntayo (B.Sc)

Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Director

Mr. Oguntayo is a security specialist and customer service executive who has over 10 years (combined) experience in the customer service environment and security environment, working with T-Mobile UK now EE, one of UK largest telecommunications company for well over 4 years and the most recent role in the UK was Shift Security Manager in a reputable security firm (Ultimate Service Services Ltd) with over 6 years in the security industry.

Mr. Oguntayo attended Olabisi Onabanjo University where he obtained a bachelor's degree (2nd Class Lower Division) in Geography and Regional Planning. He later moved to the UK where he joined T-Mobile UK and honed his skills on customer satisfaction and management.

Mr. Oguntayo attended Broadreach Training College where he obtained an Advance Diploma in Business Management, Jobwise Training Institute where obtained a certificate in Team Leading Principles. Mr Oguntayo also holds a diploma in Human Resources and Fundamentals of Human Resources.

Michael Adeleye (BA, MBF, MREC, MIoD)

Non Executive Director

Michael Adeleye is an astute entrepreneur, a Human Capital Development Guru, a Life Coach, Mentor, Bespoke Trainer and an accomplished Public Analyst.

He studied in Nigeria and later in the UK where he began his early professional work experience as a Financial Adviser with City Financial Partners and American International Group (AIG), London for number of years. He left AIG to go into self-employment in the year 1998 and his first company (CrystalBlend UK Ltd) was predominantly a multidisciplinary recruitment company in the UK providing professional services to both the public and private sectors respectively.

Five years later, he found a gap in the Training industry and his educational background in financial services aided him in setting up a second company (CrystalBlend Training Academy) specializing in the provision of financial services training in conjunction with the Institute of Financial Services (IFS), now called IFS school of Learning. CrystalBlend Training Academy was engaged in proving professional training to Mortgage Brokers, Financial Advisers, and other professional and practical advance courses within the financial services. Accolades and awards were earned from the IFS, local authorities and corporate companies due to excellent services and success rates amongst others. Delegates and students came from within and outside the UK.

Michael later spotted a niche within the financial services industry itself which led to the establishment of his third company (CrystalBlend Financial Services LLP) in 2006 offering financial services in the areas of mortgages, Insurance, PHI, Will Writing, Pension etc.

In 2008 CrystalBlend Nigeria Limited was incorporated as a professional recruitment and training company in Nigeria to serve the public and the private sectors respectively. When the global recession hit in the UK he moved to Nigeria as and became the Group Managing Director and this has been a great success so far.

During his presence in Nigeria to date, he has voluntarily and successfully carried out extensive researches and publications on Poverty Eradication, Child Marriage, Youth Unemployment and Training and worked with some States and the Federal Governments respectively on these issues. Michael is also a public Analyst with major media houses (Channels Television, Lagos, Nigeria and the Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Abuja) on the above issues most importantly, on "Foreign Direct Investment to Nigeria".

Omobolanle Sanya (B.Sc, MBA, MCIPM)

Non Executive Director

Mobola has an excellent background as an HR Generalist and Specialist. She has over 16years HR experience gained from various sectors of the economy - Insurance, FMCG, Aviation, Telecom, Publishing, Media Production and Manufacturing, which has given her a vast experience in developing and implementing Human Resource strategies to achieve diverse organizational goals in both Nigeria and United Kingdom.

Mobola holds a B.Sc in Actuarial Science from the University of Lagos, a Masters Degree in Business Finance from University of Lincoln (UK). She is also affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM). She is a certified job evaluator (Hay Group South Africa) and also a certified trained psychometrics Level A (British Psychology Society).

Mobola started her HR career in the United Kingdom with Trinity Chapel and World Vision. She moved back to Nigeria and joined Guaranty Trust Assurance (now Mansard Assurance) as the pioneer Head of HR & Corporate Services were she helped to set up an efficient HR system in sourcing for good talents and creating a good brand and culture for the company.

She moved on to Food Concepts Ltd as Head of HR & Admin were she implemented a Performance Bonus System that enhanced performance and profitability.

At Virgin Nigeria (former Air Nigeria), as the HR Business Partner, she helped in ensuring that roles, accountabilities and performance objectives were clearly defined and adhered to for the operation Division; She later became Head of Service Delivery Unit and helped in implementing the HR helpdesk for effective resolution of HR queries and to streamline processes and administration.

Whilst at MTN Nigeria, she helped in deploying performance management and leave modules on Human Resources Information System (HRIS) using Oracle to the entire organization and facilitated the training of HR Staff as Oracle Super-users. She helped review, develop and facilitate the communication of policy statements in an accessible form to all staff both on the shared folder and other available means. She also implemented the HR Helpdesk, and online record management.

She joined former Pearson-Longman Publisher (now Learning Africa Nigeria limited) as Head of HR & Admin, where she helped to integrated a proper HRIS and reduced recruitment turn-around time by 50%. She helped to implement a salary structure and also achieved a 2 year agreement contract with the union.

She worked in Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (NBC) where she was Senior HR Business Partner for Supply Chain and Logistics providing HR strategic advice and overseeing issues bordering on employees. She was actively involved in the implementation of SAP within the organization

Throughout her HR career she has gained considerable experience in providing advice and guidance to managers and employees alike on all aspects of the employment relationship. She has a track record of excellence in HR, people management skill, effective communication, innovative skills and extensive stakeholder management skills.

She is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel management, Nigeria (MCIPM).