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Michael Olafusi

Michael Olafusi

Lagos, Nigeria
Member since January 4, 2017
Michael is an independent financial consultant with particular expertise in dashboards and modeling. He has worked with three of the largest telecommunications companies in Africa and built a dynamic portfolio model for a Canadian investment firm. He is one of the 125 Microsoft Excel MVPs in the world, which is the highest level of recognition Microsoft gives an expert in the real-world use of Microsoft Excel for business solutions.
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Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Telecommunications
Software Expertise
  • Microsoft Excel
Other Expertise
  • Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)
  • Market Research
  • Models
  • Profitability Analysis
  • Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
  • Lead Consultant
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Built financial models for clients.
    • Trained clients' staff on financial modeling and Excel.
    • Built business process automation models and dashboards in Excel and with VBA for major telecommunications companies like Vodacom, Huawei, MTN, and MahindraComviva.
    • Built portfolio management models for a Canadian investment firm.
    • Managed clients and led the bidding team for new projects.
    • Won projects for the company from Vodacom Business Africa, Promasidor Group, American Tower Corporation, Japan Tobacco International, Fidelity Bank, Helios Towers Nigeria, IHS, Laplace Technologies, Rosabon, and LAPO Microfinance Bank.
    Focus areas: Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Financial Modeling, Equity Research, Revenue & Expense Projections, Portfolio Analysis, Profitability Analysis
  • Performance Analyst and Service Delivery Manager
    21st Century Technologies
    2012 - 2014
    • Built operations management report templates.
    • Automated the real-time analysis of customer transaction records (CDR) and network resource usage using VBA.
    • Analyzed prices on a monthly basis.
    • Managed the service delivery unit.
    • Automated a lot of reports that used to take days to create. Mostly related to revenue reconciliation, billing and capacity usage.
    Focus areas: Data Analysis, Pricing Analysis, Profitability Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections
  • Business Analyst and MIS Executive
    Comviva Technologies
    2011 - 2012
    • Built revenue analysis, customer analysis, and planning templates.
    • Helped Comviva - Airtel Africa CRBT team beat the month’s target of $1,000,000 in just the fifth month of full operations.
    • Helped Comviva’s ten country managers grow the customer base by over an average of 100% in just two months via daily analytical reports of what works and daily attrition values.
    • Developed business cases.
    • Automated recurrent reports.
    Focus areas: Budgeting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Profitability Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Cost Reduction & Optimization, Business Intelligence, Customer Lifetime Value, Data Analysis, Business Plan Development, Cost Benchmarking, Variance Analysis, Market Research
  • Bloomberg Market Concepts course in Finance
    Bloomberg - New York
    2017 - 2017
  • Master's degree in Business Administration (anticipated)
    University of Nicosia - Cyprus
    2014 - 2017
  • Certificate in Financial Journalism
    Bloomberg - New York, South Africa, Lagos
    2016 - 2016
  • Diploma in Stress Management
    Stonebridge Associated Colleges - United Kingdom
    2012 - 2012
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    Federal University of Technology Akure - Nigeria
    2004 - 2009
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