What We Do
Sawubona partners with clients to solve organisational challenges by delivering enduring solutions in strategy, digital transformation and venture incubation.
We collaborate with some of the fastest growing organisations, deploying our industry and functional-area expertise to achieve commercial and social objectives.
Our unique service model, which deploys technology to drive strategy execution, offers solutions that deliver commercial transformation. With core competence in management consulting, software development, technology infrastructure and operations, we have a broad approach to solving organisational problems and taking advantage of value opportunities.[/vc_column_text][vc_tabs interval=”0″][vc_tab title=”Vision, Mission and Values” tab_id=”142204e2-eaa6-2″][vc_column_text]We have a vision to be the most recognised business support service provider, collaborating with clients to build great and enduring businesses. In achieving this vision, we have a mission to help clients solve management problems and take advantage of value opportunities in their business environments. Creativity, Integrity, Responsibility and People are values that drive our vision and mission.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Our Strengths” tab_id=”1437330189249-2-7″][vc_column_text]Market Understanding
We have extensive experience working with clients in sectors like retail, healthcare, agriculture, fashion, technology, professional services, energy and infrastructure. This has helped us build rich and valuable understanding of these markets, including their size, potentials, risks, regulation, and key stakeholders.
Our question-led consulting approach put gives us a superior understanding of the various factors that shape industry success. In finding answers to these questions, we uncover hidden opportunities for growth for these businesses. We are also open to collaborating with our clients in the short to medium term to help them implement the plans we have designed for them.
Governance and Processes
Sawubona places a huge emphasis on corporate governance. We have developed systems and processes that enable us deliver solutions to clients at the point of optimal impact. We don’t only have the right people, but we also have the processes that optimally deploy our people.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Corporate Citizenship” tab_id=”f328afa8-ad15-3″][vc_column_text]At Sawubona, we are passionate about entrepreneurship and we are especially passionate about women entrepreneurs. This is why at the core of our CSR is a strong desire to help female entrepreneurs build sustainable and enduring businesses.
We achieve this by offering our services to female entrepreneurs at significantly discounted rates and often provide them several additional services within a period of 1-3 months at no additional cost. Since the launch of our CSR program for women, we have helped quite a number of them build successful businesses. Our CSR has spanned businesses in the Fashion and Lifestyle, Manufacturing, Professional Services and Non-Profit industries.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][vc_empty_space][vc_text_separator title=”Our leadership” title_align=”separator_align_left” color=”custom” accent_color=”#339bd6″ el_class=”big-divider”][vc_accordion title=”Board of Directors”][vc_accordion_tab title=”Kevwe Ijatomi, Non-Executive Director”][vc_column_text]Kevwe’s has a first degree in Accounting from Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State and a Masters in Management Degree from the Bristol Business School, United Kingdom. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK. Kevwe is currently a Senior Finance Manager at Hitachi, Hook, United Kingdom, a role that sees him provide financial planning functions on several multi-million pound contracts across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Kevwe’s experience spans across Telecoms and the blue-chip financial management. He specializes in implementing change, commercial finance and cost transformation projects.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Ejiro Gegere-Ogie, Non-Executive Director”][vc_column_text]Ejiro specialises in Media and Brand Management. Her academic background is in English and Literary Studies and Media & Communication. Ejiro began her career at Next Newspapers and then moved to E-Tranzact in 2010. At E-Tranzact, Ejiro manages the brand and communication activities. Ejiro has a Master’s Degree fromn the School of Media and Communication of the Pan Atlantic University, Lagos .[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Obinna Igwebuike, Co-Founder & CEO”][vc_column_text]Obinna has fourteen years’ experience in financial technology startup incubation and business advisory services in his current role as Co-Founder and CEO of Sawubona Advisory Services. His consulting experience spans industries like Technology, FMCGs, Agriculture and Agro-processing, Legal and Financial Services, Metals and Mining, and Healthcare in profit and non-profit organisations. He has provided Business Planning and Model Development, Corporate Communications, Managerial Economics, and Strategy (Mergers and Acquisitions) for organisations like United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Interswitch, Betway, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), Aza Finance, Coral Pay, British American Tobacco Nigeria, Zain Communications (now Airtel), Procter and Gamble, Unilever, Woodbrass Petroleum, Wonder Energy, Aso Savings and Loans Plc, Honeywell Flour Mills IPO, MTN Nigeria, Nokia Nigeria, Insight Communications, Jenai Farms, Heir Farms, Terra Nova Farms, Adonai Agro Services (all in Nigeria), Bevan Brittan LLP United Kingdom, Nutricia Limited United Kingdom and Victoria Phosphates Limited in Serbia. Obinna has an MBA in Strategic Management from the Bristol Business School and a Reuters 3000 Xtra Certification from the Reuters Markets Academy, UK.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Brainerd Odiete, Co-Founder”][vc_column_text]Brainerd is an entrepreneur, with a knack for combining commercial and creative skills to provide business solutions for SMEs. At SMARTLab, he has Consulted for over fifty startups and growing companies. His areas of specialization include Market Research, Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Business Model Development, Marketing Strategy. Brainerd is also a consultant on the Federal Government’s YouWiN programme, where he mentors and monitors over 30 small businesses in South East Nigeria. 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