An astute Economist with a myriad of valuable strategic experience, Iranola has over 30 years of experience in the Banking, Financial, and Maritime sectors, delivering an exemplary array of services. He began his career in 1984 with Citicorp Industrial Credit in USA (Parent Company of Citi Bank N.A) as a Credit Analyst. He observed the mandatory National Youth Service at Delloite Adetona Isichei & Co. (now Akintola Williams Delloite & Co.) in 1988 and joined Prime Merchant Bank as a pioneer staff thereafter and rose to the level of General Manager.
He is also the Chairman of Just Jays Limited, a company engaged in trading and provision of financial advisory services.
Due to his wealth of experience, he was appointed as the Special Adviser on Economic & Political Matters to the Senator representing Ondo Central from 2003 to 2011 where he provided expert advice on Banking & Finance, and Strategic Initiatives on Security & Internal Intelligence. He joined Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) in 2015 as the Chief Revenue Optimization Officer where he provided leadership to the Revenue Collection improvement and setting up loss reduction milestones to optimize revenue generation. He is currently the Chief Business Transformation and Strategy Officer at IBEDC where he oversees strategic management and operational oversight, develops cost reduction initiatives for greater profitability in line with important corporate goals and objectives.
He graduated with a First-Class degree in Business Administration (Major in Economics) from the Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has a Certificate in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School, and currently on an MBA program at the University of South Wales, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants.
Iranola has attended various capacity building training both locally and internationally including Strategic Meter Management on STS Meters in China, Strategic Planning, Development & Implementation in UK, Factory Acceptance Test & Training on AMI meters at Secure Meters in India, Best Practices on Loss Reduction and Revenue Protection at PEWA in South Africa, amongst others. He is married with children.
To the board of SignNation, Mr. Iranola Ayodeji will be bringing his wealth of managerial expertise and vast network whilst setting out measurable goals and objectives. His analytical approach to issues as well as process driven mindset will aid in setting out clear cut directions for the company.
He has been professionally involved in the Sign Business in the USA and Europe and assisted many Brands project their products through his projects. Primarily, he supports Clients to achieve their goals in Visual Branding projects, National Rollouts, and Targeted Visual Marketing strategies. This entails working with some of the most prestigious Public Relations and Design Agencies in the world. Blending creativity with technology, Panos always finds ways to introduce new ways to design, and produce Signage for his clients at the highest possible quality and delivery terms.
His Clients both here and abroad are too numerous to mention, among them Coca Cola, RNB Republic Bank (Miami), Miami Seaquarium, Hatteras Luxury yachts (Fort Lauderdale), Fort Lauderdale International Airport, AXA Financial, Mandilas Group, First Bank of Nigeria, Michelin, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, , AG Leventis Group, HONDA South Florida and many others. He has also been Keynote Speaker in the USA and Europe, on several Marketing and PR fora , as well as Corporate Emergency Management strategies.
Studied in Nigeria, Germany and Switzerland, he had the opportunity to lead companies in many Markets and environments and gain the Marketing and Value driven knowledge he shares with clients today. Speaking Five languages fluently, (German, English, French, Spanish and Greek, and with conversational level Romanian) his skills and experience take on a more multicultural flavour and value for many clients.
He is a General Aviation Pilot and passionate advocate for GENERAL AVIATION development in Nigeria! He is also a Member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA - Miami Chapter) and a “Harley Davidson” aficionado!
Panos is the Founder and Managing Director of SignNation.
An accomplished and knowledgeable lawyer, Folajimi obtained an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from the University of Bristol in England in 2011. He went on to attain his LLM (Master of Laws) in International Commercial Law [Merit] from the University of Buckingham in England in 2012. Consequently, he studied at the Nigeria Law School and became a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2016.
He did his National Youth Service at Falcon Chambers in Lagos, Nigeria and was later offered a full-time job there, where he acquired valuable experience in litigation and commercial law practice. He was quickly given a great deal of responsibility, which gave him valuable experience.
As part of his legal qualifications, Folajimi became a Dispute Resolution Specialist through the Settlement House, Dispute Resolution Associates Ltd Nigeria. He co-founded LSG Management, a promotion company that began with music management, and branched out to event management. The co-founders were able to leverage on their network to secure sponsorships with some of Nigeria’s top institutions to host successful sold out events. His love and passion for sport also led him to co-found BallOFF Global Agency, a football institution that hosts annual competitions and seeks to develop the game at the grassroots level in Nigeria.
Folajimi recently got an Advanced Diploma in Sports Marketing & Management [Distinction] from the International Career Institute in the UK to bolster his knowledge of the sports field. With the slogan “Everyone Can Ball”, the ethos of the company is all about inclusivity – these inclusive values have allowed Folajimi to develop a vast and trustworthy network of colleagues, mentors and friends with many different skills and areas of expertise. In addition, Folajimi has a wealth of experience in the Sales & Marketing fields of Fintech and e-commerce companies in the UK. He has held such positions in a corporate capacity, giving him access to individuals as well as national and international corporate entities.
To the Board of SignNation, Folajimi brings legal expertise, a keen eye for identifying clients in the right niche, a vast and reliable network, marketing experience and great enthusiasm for public service.
Graduated with honors from Moscow State University Medical School and completed a General Surgery residency training in Moscow. Since then transitioned to management consulting working for McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group and Philips as well as the pharmaceutical industry (Sanofi-Aventis). Anton has worked in venture capital and launched 2 startups in the wellness/personal development space, using that experience to help startups with investment documents (pitch decks, financial plans) and fundraising.
He is Chief Operating Officer in 3D Bioprinting Solutions, a biotech company that aims to commercialize a vast research portfolio by launching products in the cultivated meat space and drug discovery technologies.
He brings a deep resources trove with his McKinsey and startup background to SignNation.