About Our History & Board of Advisors
Established in 2005, the mission of Solva Outsourcing is to move your business forward and ensure the results stand long after we are gone. We do that by bringing strategic ideas to your business that are fresh and bold. In the process, we often raise and renew the aspirations of your entire organisation.
Secondly, we surround you with an implementation team that can accomplish what needs to be done. Because you probably don't have time for more direct reports, we also manage the entire team for you. Finally, we build the momentum needed to overcome barriers. That momentum comes from results.
The services we offer through Solva today were born out of our experiences working in various local and international organisations. We saw first hand, the challenges faced by even the most successful operators in Nigeria. As anyone who owns a business knows, business can be stressful. But that stress doesn't have to be debilitating. Whether your business is at that point, or coming off a fast growth curve and wondering what to do next, our services are designed to help.
Over the past 10 years, we have enjoyed working with various companies on strategic issues - like branding, marketing & sales management, and new business development strategies. Our clients are typically found in the manufacturing, distribution, technology, and business-to-business service industries. Most clients have revenues between N100,000 and N100 million.
All of our services begin with a confidant you can trust. You work with a senior executive who can see the business through your eyes and understand the issues. The strategies they recommend are supported by tactics you can implement. And when it comes to implementation, we do not leave you with a glorified report and a handshake. Our extended Solva team includes graphic designers, writers, programmers, marketing and sales specialists to see your project through. Moreover, the entire process is designed to ensure that the end results treat the brand, the business, and the owner's wallet with the appropriate respect.
We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your business. Contact us for a free assessment of your business by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Advisors
Dr. Pemberton Ford
Dr. Carrie Pemberton Ford is a mentor in the Cherie Blair Foundation Mentoring Women in Business Programme. Author of numerous policy evaluation and strategic direction reports some of which are cited in these pages. Dr Pemberton Ford lectures widely in the UK and internationally.
She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, an MA in International Development Studies and Political Theology from the University of Leeds, a DBA from the Open University and a BA from the University of Oxford.
With over 10 years of post-degree experience, Maya has worked for Mobil Producing Nigeria, InterSwitch Nigeria and other Nigerian and international companies as a management consultant and in other capacities.
Solva Outsourcing was incorporated in 2005 to provide solutions to companies starting-up in Nigeria's unique business environment. Solva's services have evolved to include established companies as well.
She earned a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Lagos and is an alumni of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women's Mentoring Programme where she worked closely with Dr. Carrie Ford.
Kelechi provides specialist Tax and Corporate and commercial legal services to multinational and national companies, family owned businesses, government agencies and individuals doing business in Nigeria.
She has worked as in house and external counsel both nationally and internationally. Her diverse experience base provides her with the unique ability to understand the client’s business challenges and provide tailored legal and tax advisory services.
She contributes to the World Bank’s Annual Survey “Doing Business” and has authored several articles and publications on national and international taxation as well as doing business in Nigeria.
Mr. Dare Adeyeri
Dare is CEO at Business Synergy Inc. with offices in Boston, Toronto and Lagos. His focus is helping clients craft enduring strategies for driving innovation and global leadership; while also working with them to solve some of their most challenging business problems. With more than 25 years in diverse business and technical environments, Dare has expertise in leadership, strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship.
He has led technical and business initiatives in North America, Europe and Africa. He was a consultant and Senior Database Analyst at Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) from 1999-2004. As General Manager and Group Chief Information Officer at Guaranty Trust Bank plc (GTBank), he led the technology implementation team at GTBank (UK) Ltd working with the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) to ensure regulatory compliance. He consulted for the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and built a business intelligence system to model the country's macro-economic system. He served on Nigeria's financial services and ICT Committees of the Financial System Strategy (FSS 2020) and helped to develop its WSIS ICT plan. He currently assists the Nigeria Technology Innovation Program (TIP), to mentor Technology entrepreneurs and startups. He has served on the Nigerian Financial Services’ Industry Shared Services Committee.
Dare was President of the Nigeria Association of Chief Information Officers (CIO Nexus). He attended the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership and holds an MBA from MIT, graduating at the top of the class. He also attended the Corporate Strategy program at Harvard Business School. An alumnus of IMD, he attended the Advanced Strategic Management program and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University. Dare is a member of the Executive Leadership Institute Class of 2015, a joint program of MIT Sloan, Harvard Kennedy School and Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.