about team

We have a combined years of experience spanning more than 25 years

We seamlessly merge two key components – economics and information technology. This is the main factor that sets us apart from our competition and allows us to deliver a specialist business consultancy service.

Meet Our Team

Chuka Agu

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed CEO in 2013. Chuka Agu holds a Computing degree from the University of Portsmouth. Mr. Agu has over a decade of experience in Financial Services, Business Consulting, Client & Partner Relationship Management, Marketing & Sales.

Chuka is currently CEO and is responsible for leading the development and execution of Neptune Groups’ long-term strategy and has overseen Neptune Group’s year-on-year growth, new product development, and has taken the business into new unexplored markets.

Steve Phillips

Group System Administrator

A computer veteran of nearly 40 years, predominantly in data center operations. Initially managing networks, and then progressing to running the entire operations team, as IT Director.

Steve is a member of the British Computer Society and has worked in diverse industries such as Metal semi fabrication, food distribution, petrochemical, Insurance, and Banking software companies.

Adeniyi Badejo

Regional Director (West Africa)

Niyi Badejo is a seasoned financial technology professional with over two decades of experience covering financial services and Information technology. Niyi, a Banking and Finance graduate from Olabisi Onabanjo University, has an impressive career journey. He started at Omega Bank and briefly worked at Trade Bank (Nigeria) Plc before joining leading banking technology provider Computer System Associates Ltd (CSA), where he progressed from a Business Consultant to a Sales Manager. With his wealth of experience and expertise, Niyi is set to embark on a new chapter in his career as he takes on the role of Regional Head of West Africa. His innovative approach and deep knowledge of the fintech landscape make him a valuable asset to drive growth and innovation in the region’s financial technology sector.

Thomas Waltair

Regional Director (India)

Thomas Waltair joined Neptune Software Group in 2006 as the very first member of Neptune’s India office in Chennai. He is the Head of product engineering for Neptune’s flagship universal core banking products Rubikon and Orbit-R. He is responsible for the entire offshore product engineering team comprising 100+ members. Thomas sits on the Neptune India’s Board as the Executive Director. He handles the global product support and is responsible for the sales process in the region. Before joining the Neptune group, Waltair worked at Accenture Technology Group and CSC. He holds a Masters in Computer Applications from Madras University, Chennai.

Edward Makole

Group Regional Director (East Africa)

Edward Joined Neptune Software in 2003 bringing on board eight years of banking experience in Treasury dealership and Operations from Daima Bank where he was actively involved in a leading role in the bank’s Y2K compliance and the clearing house automation. Since Joining Neptune in 2003, Edward has successfully anchored various core banking projects in East Africa and the SADC region, growing through various roles to his current role as the regional director. Based in the Nairobi office, he mentors a team of professionals that provide implementation and technical support services to our clients. Under his leadership, the region has been successful in opportunity identification, new client acquisition, project implementation, and relationship management.

Micheal Ighietseme

Head of Product Dev. (West Africa)

Holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science with over 20 years of experience in the Banking and Information Technology sectors and has been involved in the design, development, implementation, and support of more than four Core Banking applications in areas spanning deposit processing, loans processing, General Ledger processing, Electronic Channels, Trade Finance and Treasury.
Michael started his career in the banking industry as a programmer involved in the design and development of a core banking solution before joining Computer Systems Associates as a Senior Software Specialist from where he moved to Neptune Software Limited.