Meet Our Management Team

We understand that you want to know who you are dealing with at UPHOLD collections. Therefore we would like to introduce our management team. We have high performing teams whose behaviors’ reflect the corporate values. UPHOLD Board of Directors is made up of captains of industry, professional leaders, and clergy well grounded in the art of corporate governance.

Gbenga Owolabi (Director)

Gbenga is a seasoned expert in entrepreneurship and leadership development, and business strategy & organizational designed, with over 18 years experience in consulting and general management.

Gbenga co-founded Pendaxia Limited and is the Client & Partner Services Director. He was previously Head Corporate Services for Honeywell Group, responsible for corporate and Brand Strategy, HRM, IT and other corporate services. Prior to this, Gbenga had a short stint at Oando Plc as Head Strategy & Planning (2003 - 05).

Gbenga also worked in Accenture for about 8 years (1996 - 2003), where he led numerous transformation programs for global and national companies such as Nigeria LNG and PHCN(NEPA). He left Accenture as an Executive in the Strategy & Business Architecture Service Line. His consulting experience spans a broad range of areas including Corporate Visioning, Corporate and Business Unit Strategy Planning, Organization Design & Human Resources Management among others.

Gbenga began his career as a Logistics Analyst, then Maintenance Planning Engineer at Chevron Escavos Operational Base. Gbenga has a B.Eng Agricultural Engineering and MBA from the University of Ilorin. He is presently the Programme Director of South – South Enterpreneurship Development Centre.

Chinedu Nwandu (Chief Operating Officer)

He holds a B.Sc in mechanical Engineering from University of Ibadan. His background is in developing, integrating and optimizing cross state receivable management operation in order to enhance cash management and organizational efficiencies performances. He joined UPHOLD Consult Ltd to expand National integrated collections services and solutions.

Ndifreke Ziza Senewo (Head, Client Services)

She was with the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, where she was responsible for client services and engagements. She was also at Excel Communications Limited and Kafast Nigeria Limited and had various challenging roles in client services, financial control and administration. She is a graduate of  Secretarial Administration from Lagos State Polytechnic.

Ayodele Johnson Babatunde (Director)

Ayodele Johnson Babatunde is currently Head, Hertz/Fleet Management, C&I Leasing Plc. He joined the service of the company in December, 2007 as Management Accountant. Prior to joining C&I Leasing Plc, he worked with Truevineglobal Asset Management as the Head of Financial Control.

Mr Babatunde holds a B.sc in Accounting from the University of Lagos, is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and member of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers. His experience spans over ten years.

Anthony Amechi (Director)

Anthony is a key strategist, conflict mediator, debt management practitioner  and a resource manager. Trained as a Public Administrator, with over 10 years experience in marketing and debt recovery. He was previously Head of Recovery and remedial assets for GreenBanc Capital Limited, responsible for Debt Management and Credit Control and other Integrated Counseling Services that assist client who are overwhelmed with debt. Anthony is founder and CEO  Upbeat Collection Services.

Angela Obonna
(Head, Account and Administration)

She was with Nigeria Port Authority and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), where she had responsibility for client's services and engagements.


She has over fifteen years of sales management/research experience in service industry, from client and agency perspective and had various challenging roles in marketing, clients' services and financial control. She is a graduate of accounting.