Macauley Atasie is the MD/CEO of NEXTZON and his marketing and technical expertises as well as his leadership skills have been brought to bear fully on this entrepreneurial effort.
Prior to this, Atasie worked as the CEO of HEIRS Alliance Ltd, between 2003 and 2005, a company set up as a holding company for several banks and non-banks totaling 10 companies with assets under management of over $1 Billion. He restructured the HEIRS/STB group fostering enhanced integration amongst its members, modeling its operations after the Indian conglomerate known as Tata Sons which manages the Tata group of companies.
Atasie supervised the expansion of the group by the set up of a few new entities such as: a bank in Ghana (now known as United Bank of Africa – Ghana), HEIRS Insurance (which later became UBA Insurance and is now under the management of Nicon Insurance). He also set up a payments company known as Global Payments Services Limited and a logistics company known as eXL Management services Ltd.
Before joining HEIRS Alliance, Mac had gained valuable experience in the Financial Services, Payments, Brewing, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, and Aviation Industries. He started his career as an Assistant Manager at Nigerian Breweries Plc. West Africa’s largest brewing company, before moving to Accenture where he worked for over a decade. At Accenture, Macauley was Head of Venturing/Payment Systems & Senior Manager, Strategy.
Macauley has led several industry-defining initiatives such as the National Switching Project, ATM Consortium Project, and Application Services Provider Project aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises.
Macauley has a BSc. (Second Class Upper Division) degree in Microbiology and an MSc. in Pharmaceutical Microbiology, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Mac has also attended courses and executive programmes at some top global business schools including Stanford University in the United States, Cranfield University in the U.K and Witts University in South Africa.