DIRECTORS

MR. CHARLES VINAN

MR. CHARLES VINAN

Managing Director

Charles is the Founder and CEO of CV Comms Ltd which he founded in October 2000 in the United Kingdom, and its West African subsidiary C.Vinan Communications (WA) Limited incorporated in 2004 in Nigeria. He is also a co-founder of Extended Networks W.A. Limited, a telecommunications co-location company that was incorporated in Nigeria in 2007. He graduated from University College Cardiff with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Electrical & Electronics and then from the University of Essex with an M.Sc. in Telecommunications and Information Systems.

He is an experienced Telecoms professional with a proven track record in RF Engineering and Telecommunications networks, working for world-class design/manufacturing companies including REMEC Inc. He started his career as an RF Design Engineer with Airtech, progressed to Engineering Manager, and then becoming Technical Director of REMEC UK in 1998. He was responsible for designing the first IP68 Tower Mounted Amplifier, which was a market-leading product for REMEC across the world. As General Manager of REMEC Site Solutions, he pioneered the design of the first Multi-Operator Hybrid Fibre/Coax DAS for in-building solutions in large shopping malls.

In 2002, Charles resigned from REMEC to work full-time for CV Comms Ltd. As CEO/CTO he developed specific coverage enhancement solutions for the African market, which has helped CV Comms, through its subsidiary in Nigeria to grow year on year over the past fifteen (15) years to become a market leader in special coverage solutions in Nigeria. Under his leadership, CV Comms was the first company to deploy a trial system of BTS Hotel (Outdoor DAS) solution for MTN Nigeria in Lagos Island in 2005. Following the successful trial, CV Comms went on to deploy the solution on Lagos 3rd Mainland Bridge in 2010.

Furthermore, Charles was very instrumental in educating MTN, Airtel, and other MNOs in Nigeria on the benefits of indoor DAS solution and successfully deployed the first system at SAPetro building, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria in 2007. Charles masterminded the design & deployment of the first co-location indoor DAS solution in 2012 at Ikeja Mall, which was done as a turnkey solution for Helios Towers Nigeria (HTN) at the time.

MR. TOPE EGUNJOBI

MR. TOPE EGUNJOBI

DIRECTOR

Tope is a Director at  C. Vinan Communications (WA) Limited, and also a co-founder of Extended Networks W. A. Limited. He is a Legal Practitioner and Managing Partner, Conduit Mews LP. Tope graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (formerly the University of Ife) with a Bachelor’s Degree (LLB) in Law, he thereafter attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar. He also obtained a Master’s Degree in Law (LLM) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

He has been in active legal practice since his call to the Nigerian Bar twenty-seven (27) years ago and has worked in a number of law firms and in house as corporate legal counsel during which period he garnered invaluable experience in commercial, telecommunications, property and corporate law amongst others. During this period, he worked with the following law firms, R. B. Adejumo & Co., Norma Jackson – Steele & Co. and Jackson, Etti, & Edu. He also worked with Airtel Networks Limited and rose to the position of Head, Commercial Drafting and Documentation and Head, Property Legal respectively during his time with Airtel.

During Tope’s tenure as Head, Property Legal with Airtel Networks Limited he was part of the team that advised on the acquisition of 4,700 telecommunications sites and facilities by ATC Nigeria Wireless Infrastructure Limited from Airtel Networks Limited in a $1.1billion landmark deal in 2015. He subsequently worked with ATC Nigeria Wireless Infrastructure Limited, legal team and resigned as Head of Regulatory to pursue other interests.

Tope is also an entrepreneur and sits on the board of companies with varied interests in property development, telecommunications, and infrastructure amongst other interests. He is currently Managing Partner of Conduit Mews LP a dynamic commercial law firm and consultancy practice engaged in the delivery of top quality and personalized legal service to a wide range of clients.