Nonso Okpala is the GMD/CEO of VFD Group (Viadaz FD Limited), a financial services holdings company in Nigeria with interests in foreign exchange, debt investment, international remittance, real estate and payment businesses. Until recently, he was the CFO at Heirs Holdings, an African proprietary investment company. As the company’s CFO, he was charged with the design and implementation of Heirs Holdings’ financial strategy, and played a pivotal role in implementing the turnaround/establishment strategy of its investee companies.
Nonso began his career in 2004 with KPMG – a globally renowned audit and business advisory firm – where he had the opportunity to work with Nigeria’s top tier banks and other financial institutions. At KPMG, he gained ample experience in audit, due diligence, internal control, business process design and redesign.
In 2007, Nonso joined BGL Plc’s corporate finance department where he had the opportunity to work on landmark transactions that required skill in such areas as corporate valuation, complex financial modeling and balance sheet restructuring.
Nonso is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.