About us

Aella Exchange makes business financing profitable for businesses and investors.

Our Mission

Our Vision is to be the leading marketplace for invoice discounting in Nigeria. Ultimately, we aim to tear down barriers, increase accessibility and deepen credit penetration to Small and Medium Scale Businesses in Nigeria.

Our Team

The Founders
Akinola Jones

Co - founder / Partner

Akinola is a Co-Founder of Aella Capital. He was previously the Head, Financial Advisory of Primera Africa Finance Group. Prior to that, he held senior investment banking roles at BGL PLC in Lagos and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in the USA. Akinola started his career in the Technology, Media and Telecoms Group at Wachovia Securities and has completed transactions globally with a combined value of over $5 billion.

Eromosele Okojie

Co - founder / Partner

Eromosele Okojie is a Co-Founder of Aella Capital. He was the former Head of Corporate Law at George Etomi & Partners and has held various key roles in Nigerian Investment Banks such as BGL Plc. And Primera Africa Finance Group. Eromosele has a Degree in International Law from the University of Manchester.

Funmi Smith

Co - founder / COO

Funmi Smith is a finance, operations and legal alumni of Goldman Sachs and one of Nigeria's leading law firms Aluko and Oyebode. Funmi has a Masters in management and a degree in Law from the University of Bristol.

George Etomi

Advisory Board

George Etomi established the Law Firm of George Etomi & Partners in 1984. Prior to this he worked in one of the premier Commercial Law Firms, Chris Ogunbanjo & Co. He has extensive experience in commercial transactions, spanning Arbitration and other ADR methods, Aviation, Building and Construction, Banking and Finance, Energy and Natural Resources.

Olumide Ogunmola

Advisory Board

Mr. Ogunmola is the Founding Partner of Alpha-Beta Consulting LLP, a new breed of Management Information Systems & Technology consulting firm. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountants in England & Wales and the Chartered Institute of Accountants, Nigeria.

Dada Thomas

Advisory Board

Engr. Dada Thomas is the founding CEO of Frontier Oil Limited. Engr. Thomas has a Facilities Engineering background with 33 years oil industry track record including 22 years in the Shell Group. Frontier Oil is currently developing the Uquo marginal field in the Eastern Niger-Delta, onshore Nigeria, in Akwa Ibom State.