Interim Co-CEO, Interim co-Principal Financial and Accounting Officer of Tingo Group, Inc.
Dozy Mmobuosi is a technology entrepreneur, philanthropist and ardent campaigner for social and technological advancement in Africa. Dozy is the Founder of Tingo Foods and Tingo Mobile, which has become one of Africa’s leading agri-fintech, fintech and food companies over the past 23 years. Tingo is helping to deliver financial inclusion to millions of farmers, SMEs, women-led businesses and consumers in Africa.
In 2002 Dozy designed Nigeria's first text based money transfer platform. Dozy has also acted as an advisor to several large corporations and has extensive business experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, China, South East Asia, United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
Global challenges such as climate change, food security and social upliftment are a key focus of Dozy’s philanthropic ventures and in December 2021 he launched the Dozy Mmobuosi Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to promote the progress of Africa, and Mmobuosi has pledged to donate 10% of his net worth to the cause. Dozy's significant contributions to technology and social betterment in Africa have earned him a place on the New African 100 Most Influential Africans of 2022 list.
Dozy holds a BSc in Political Science, and an MSc in Economics from Ambrose Alli University in Nigeria, along with a number of honorary degrees. In 2022, he completed the Advanced Management & Leadership Programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Interim Co-CEO, Interim co-Principal Financial and Accounting Officers of Tingo Group, Inc. and Director, Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Tingo Group Holdings LLC
Kenneth Denos has served as Tingo’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary since September 2021. Since June 2005, Mr. Denos has been an officer and director of Equus Total Return, Inc. (NYSE: EQS), a closed-end fund traded on the New York Stock Exchange, serving as its President and CEO from 2007-09. He is also a founder and principal of Outsize Capital Ltd., an international corporate finance advisory firm based in London, and is the founder and Chairman of Kenneth I. Denos, P.C., a U.S.-based corporate and consumer law firm. Previously, Mr. Denos was the CEO of MCC Global NV, a Frankfurt stock exchange listed investment advisory firm based in London, and also served as a director and executive officer of two London Stock Exchange listed firms, Healthcare Enterprise Group plc and Tersus Energy plc. Mr. Denos has worked in the private equity and advisory industry for virtually his entire career, having served as a principal and/or advisor to private and public companies and funds in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and North America. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance and Political Science from the University of Utah. He also holds a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from the University of Utah. We believe that Mr. Denos is well-qualified to serve on the combined board due to his extensive international legal and corporate governance background, as well as his financial services and investment experience.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Chen was promoted by the Board to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company in November 2021, before moving briefly into the role of Chief Financial Officer for Aisa Pacific on October 2, 2023, and then into the role of Group Interim Chief Financial Officer on November 22, 2023 to support the Company while it undertakes a global search for a permanent Chief Financial Officer with sector experience. Mr. Chen has a demonstrated history of working within the technology industry and is skilled in U.S. GAAP accounting, SOX internal controls, debt and equity financing and strategic management. Mr. Chen previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and board member of China Rapid Finance (NYSE:XRF), a holding company operating primarily in the emergency rescues services business, which utilizes cloud and other cutting-edge technologies to provide emergency rescue services, including an app-based mobile platform, cloud call centers and large data centers. Prior to that, Mr. Chen served as a Senior Financial Reporting Manager to Qunar.com (China’s online travel platform NASDAQ:QUNR) from 2013 to 2015 and served as an Audit Manager with Ernst & Young from 2008 to 2013. Mr. Chen holds a Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a Master of Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and a Bachelor of Mathematics from Shandong University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S.
Chief Audit Executive
Mr. David has extensive experience as a financial compliance and internal audit leader with international public companies. Prior to joining Tingo, Mr. David was Regional Director of Financial Compliance at Orbia, a company providing specialty products and methodologies in the agriculture, building and infrastructure and data communications sectors. He was the Corporate Internal Auditor at Nasdaq listed Tower Semiconductor and Newport Corporation, where he was responsible for all internal audit staff and assignments; and also served with Ernst & Young in Israel and Australia for seven years, specializing in risk advisory, internal audit and SOX compliance. Mr. David is a Certified Fraud Examiner of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. Mr. David holds bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and Accounting & Information Systems from the University of New South Wales.
President of Tingo Group Holdings LLC
After completing a law degree at Kings College London LLB, Chris Cleverly was called to the Bar in 1990, following which he established Trafalgar Chambers on Fleet Street, becoming “the youngest head of barristers’ chambers in the last century” according to the Sunday Times. During this period Mr Cleverly was a regular presenter on television’s Channel 4 and contributor to the other main channels, radio and newspapers. Since then, he has been board member of a number of companies in UK, India, China and Africa both listed and private in a number of sectors. As CEO of Made In Africa Foundation, Mr.Cleverly was co-architect of the $1.5 billion Africa50 fund with the African Development Bank which has been lead investor in a number of large scale renewable energy projects. Chris has advised a number of UK plcs on their entrance into African markets, including negotiation of oil blocks, mineral concessions and banking licences. He also advises the UK Government on development issues and African governments on investment issues. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Reading University in 2014 and has recently completed a course in Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School.
Mrs. Amran has been the Company’s Controller since 2011. In January 2019 Ms. Amran was appointed to serve as the Company’s principal financial officer until Mr. Chen was promoted to the role in November 2021. From 2010 until 2011, she served as Financial Controller of the Global Consortium on Security Transformation, a global homeland security organization. From 2006 until 2007, she served as an assistant accountant for Agan Chemicals Ltd. Mrs. Amran holds a B.A. in Accounting and Business Management from The College of Management Academic Studies in Rishon LeZion, Israel, obtained an MBA from The Ono Academic College in Kiryat Ono, Israel and is a certified public accountant in Israel.