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Nigerian Entrepreneur Appointed To The East African Business Network Board


Managing Director of Lagos-based, business management consultancy firm, Courteville Business Solutions, Bola Akindele, has been selected to join the board of directors of the East Africa Business Network (EABN).

This comes soon after his appointment as a member of the international advisory board of Enterprises and Parliamentary Dialogue International (EPDI), an organisation focused on the setting up of transparent ties of understanding between parliamentarians and business people through the creation of dialogue centres in developing democracies.

Akindele has over 20 years experience spanning across different banking institutions with solid leadership, tactical thinking and good networking skills. He has steered Courteville Business Solutions through the process of providing both the public and private sector with advanced resolutions by means of development and supply of exceptional business solution prototypes, strong revenue and cost effective processes.

He was instrumental to the opening of Courteville’s East Africa headquarters in Nairobi last year and looks to provide solutions in the logistics and education sectors of the region.

“The last decade has seen a new wave of Nigeria’s Investment in Africa and East Africa and this is certainly very attractive to Nigeria’s wealth,” said EABN Director, Ms. Aurelia Anyika. She gave Aliko Dangote’s 2013 deal to build a 400 million dollar cement plant in Kenya as a perfect example. According to her, the move led to the creation of thousands of jobs.

“Nigerians are no longer attracted to property portfolios in New York, Paris or London, they are seeing higher returns in their investment right in their doorstep.”

Akindele is a a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). His accounting and entrepreneurial experience, is expected to prove vital for the EABN network.

Akindele’s latest feat

Courteville Business Solution Plc., patent owners of the AutoReg business solution has announced the upgrade of its Motor Vehicle Administration Documentation (MVAD) to the newest AutoReg Version 3 (V3).

Akindele said AutoReg V3 does not only bring new partnership tools and modernised workflows to processing centres, it also comes with fresh features that addresses non-linear vehicle registration processes.

“Technology is a tool that should make life easier for people. Through the AutoReg, Courteville has now made it easier for vehicle owners to gain total access to their automobiles registration as this product is simple and accessible to all customers on several platforms,” he said.

Some of these features include an online customer gateway which could be accessed from Ipads, desktops, smart phones, making it easy for vehicle owners to request for vehicle documentation renewals in the comfort of their homes and offices.

The V3 customer service call centre runs all through the day, through which customers can lay complaints and make necessary enquiries. It also offers e-payment services which can be used for invoicing, subscription payments and for purchasing airtime.

This programme also provides a means through which automobile owners can search, book and pay for obtainable license registration plates through the ‘AutoReg License Plate Availability Search and Book’ feature.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)-listed company provides other services such as  Egole, an online shopping platform, NIID, for the insurance industry, NAPAMS; P-SEAMS, a web-based school management application and RELAY, an e-learning platform.

Courtevilles’s AutoReg licence is presently in use in over 22 states in Nigeria and plans to grow its reach even further.

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