Michael Olafusi, Finance Expert in Lagos, Nigeria
Michael Olafusi

Finance Expert in Lagos, Nigeria

Member since February 9, 2017
Michael is a certified Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM), financial planning and analysis (FP&A) expert, a Microsoft MVP (highest level of expertise recognition from Microsoft), and an Excel and Power BI expert (with published books and courses). He has worked for an African private equity firm as a valuation and financial modeling analyst, consulted for a Canadian hedge fund, built financial models for a UK private equity firm, and did fundraising analysis and financial valuation for a fintech.
Michael is now available for hire

Career Highlights


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Industry Expertise

  • Finance
  • Retail
  • Telecommunications
  • Financial Modeling
  • Startups
  • Engineering

Other Expertise


  • Financial Analysis Fellow

    2019 - PRESENT
    Brightmore Capital
    • Carried out financial due diligence, a financial model, and DCF valuation on potential acquisitions in Senegal, Mali, and Cote d'Ivoire.
    • Trained a few colleagues on financial modeling and valuation.
    • Helped with the go/no-go investment decision process.
    Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Valuation, Acquisitions, Startups, Forecasting
  • 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: Profitability Analysis, Portfolio Analysis, Revenue & Expense Projections, Equity Research, Financial Modeling, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Forecasting
  • Performance Analyst and Service Delivery Manager

    2012 - 2014
    21st Century Technologies
    • 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: Revenue & Expense Projections, Profitability Analysis, Price Analysis, Data Analysis
  • Business Analyst and MIS Executive

    2011 - 2012
    Comviva Technologies
    • 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: Market Research, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Cost Benchmarking, Business Planning, Data Analysis, Customer Lifetime Value, Business Intelligence (BI), Cost Reduction & Optimization, Revenue & Expense Projections, Profitability Analysis, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Budgeting


  • Master's Degree in Financial Engineering
    2019 - 2020
    WorldQuant University - Louisiana, USA
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration
    2014 - 2018
    University of Nicosia - Cyprus
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    2004 - 2009
    Federal University of Technology Akure - Nigeria


  • Advanced Financial Modeler
    Financial Modeling Institute
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer
    AUGUST 2017 - AUGUST 2019
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC)
    Bloomberg — New York
  • Financial Journalism Training Program
    Bloomberg — New York, South Africa, Lagos
  • Microsoft Most Valued Professional
    APRIL 2014 - JUNE 2021
  • Diploma in Stress Management
    Stonebridge Associated Colleges — United Kingdom

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