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Riaan Abdoll joins Exchange Telecommunications Limited

Exchange Telecommunications Limited has announced the appointment of Riaan Abdoll as Chief Revenue Officer.



Nigeria’s leading Local and International interconnect Carrier, Exchange Telecommunications Limited (Exchange Telecoms) is pleased to announce the addition of Riaan Abdoll to the company as Chief Revenue Officer effective from 02 November 2020.

In an interview, the Financial Controller of the company, Oluwatoyosi Adebakin, expressed her excitement on the recent award of the VAS Aggregator License by the National Communications Commission (NCC), and also welcomed Riaan to the team of experts and professionals in the company.

In her words, “we are very excited about the new license as it offers us an important opportunity to satisfy our customers in new ways. Currently, Exchange Telecoms transits international calls originating from Mobile Network Operators (MNO) networks in Nigeria to A-Z destinations abroad and with this new license, we assure our customers of enhanced quality which further confirms our unwavering commitment and dedication to customer satisfaction. We also see this as a diversification of our business offerings and a pivot into the future.”

Toyosi mentioned that Riaan’s exceptional skill set will greatly add value to the company and we look forward to the amazing impact and commendable milestones ahead.

Riaan offers two decades of experience in key business-driver roles, with capability honed from many years of agile corporate leadership with a focus on growth, expansion, and innovation, as part of a functional operational agenda. Through strategic foresight, drive, and determination, he’s delivered a sustained performance for Africa’s most successful multi-million dollar companies. Offering expertise across the emerging Middle East and Africa markets, Riaan is an effective commercial tactician adept at setting strategic direction, building culture, developing teams, and transforming business operations to support Board mandated objectives.

Riaan joined Terragon Group in 2019 as Chief Revenue Officer and led a rapid expansion of new client acquisition. During his time at Terragon he led the Revenue & Customer Success teams. Riaan knows what truly drives conversions, mobile customer acquisition and business expansion across Sub-Saharan Africa. He has successfully launched a leading Video-On-Demand (VOD) and Digital Media Distribution start-up in West Africa. Riaan remains focused on expanding mobile technology services, purpose-built for Sub-Saharan Africa through partnerships that exploit FINTECH & TECHNOLOGY innovations to maximize customer acquisition. Riaan built a $400m mobile promotions business for some of the largest mobile operators in Africa such as MTN, Vodafone & Etisalat.

A conceptual and out-of-the-box thinker, Riaan is a strategist and innovator with robust expertise in the development of key operating strategies enabling both large and PE-backed TMT enterprises to thrive in turbulent economies and meet complex regulatory landscapes in worldwide markets. A key influencer, policy setter and entrepreneurial executive, Riaan has held responsibility for all aspects of corporate P&L, operations and programs and engaged with companies with revenues in the tens of millions USD. Propelled by a fundamental belief that has shaped the success of his career and companies he has served, Riaan is passionate about investing in an organization’s people to drive sustainable success. Committed to implementing sound financial/capital raising structures and organizing operations in a way that encourages team-building and improved performance, his work ethic is complemented by his ability to orchestrate product development and market penetration to deliver winning results. As a trusted partner of Boards and Investors in designing corporate opportunities for the future and effectively communicating a strategic blueprint across an enterprise, Riaan has nurtured and empowered management teams to be integral to business growth.

He is particularly proud to have operated as an advisor or operating business leader in multi-functional teams that have delivered exceptional results in sales growth and operational efficiencies, and in spearheading product commercialisation and monetisation across multiple African markets. His most notable positions include:

  • Chief Revenue Officer, Terragon Group Limited, Nigeria, 2019-present
  • Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Chiron Integrated Services Limited, Nigeria, 2018-Present
  • Country Manager West Africa, Upstream, Nigeria, 2014-2017
  • Director Enterprise Sales – Banking & Financial Services, Globalcom, Nigeria, 2012-2014
  • Vice President – MEA Enterprise Sales, Clickatell, South Africa, 2010-2012

Riaan holds a Master of Business Leadership from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) and Diploma in Management Development from the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB). This wealth of experience and foresight for excellence will in no doubt increase the market share of Exchange Telecoms.

Exchange Telecoms is licensed by the NCC to provide and operate interconnect exchange services under the following licenses;

  • Interconnect Exchange
  • International Data Access
  • VAS Aggregator

Exchange Telecoms, established in 2001 and resumed operations in February 2015 is Nigeria’s largest local and international Interconnect Carrier with 4 Points-Of-Interconnect nationwide and with presence in Telehouse, London. The company is certified with three International Standards;

  • ISO 9001-2015 (Quality Management System),
  • ISO 27001-2013 (Security Management System) and
  • ISO 22301-2012 (Business Continuity Management)

by Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB) and was recognised by the Association of Telecommunication Companies in Nigeria (ATCON) at Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom award in 2018 as the best interconnect service in Nigeria.

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JustLiquidity; The best place for easy and decentralized Crypto

JustLiquidity aims to be the leading top decentralized exchange on the Binance SmartChain, with revolutionary developments and product’s



JustLiquidity; The best place for easy and decentralized Crypto

Introduction of Julwallet feature (NFTs minting and NFTs shop)

NFTs and NFT artists have been trending a lot in the African art space

NFTs or NonFungibleTokens as it stands, are redefining the very outlook of various forms of creative work like art, video, music, characters in a game etc. NFTs by their very definition represents unique data on the digital ledger or blockchain. Unlike Fungible tokens on the blockchain, these tokens are not interchangeable as they represent something unique in themselves.

Justliquidity has introduced a few products to the general public that makes creating, storing, selling and sending NFTs all on the Binance SmartChain as BEP1155 token, the Julwallet is one of its revolutionary products that has all these features in it and more in development currently.

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JustLiquidity Africa

A few of other products JustLiquidity are:
The most popular one is which is our popular decentralized exchange

Our community token JULD can also be used for bookings on

Our Blackhole is a fully Decentralized protocol for private transactions on the #BinanceSmartChain.

We also have a token Bridge between the Ethereum blockchain and the Binance SmartChain .

$Juld can also be used for payments on

More features coming soon including our Julpad which is which is launchpad for new projects and also a debit card feature.

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CHI Limited celebrates its maiden Hollandia Dairy Day

The Hollandia Dairy Day Conference is a public interest initiative created to highlight the importance of dairy in everyday nutrition and healthy living in Nigeria.



CHI Limited celebrates its maiden Hollandia Dairy Day

Nigeria’s leading dairy brand, Hollandia, is set to hold the maiden edition of its Hollandia Dairy Day. The event which will be celebrated on the 18th of May 2021 will provide a veritable platform to drive national discourse on the unrivaled health and nutrition benefits of dairy consumption to people of all ages.

Set to be hosted as a conference, the theme of this year’s event is “Dairy Nourishment to Support Healthy Living”, and it focuses on the vital role dairy consumption plays in our everyday nourishment, its benefit to our overall health, and why dairy products should be included in our diets every day.

This conference, which is designed as a hybrid of physical and virtual event, will feature presentations, interviews and panel discussions from health experts and nutritionists as they provide insights and share perspectives to guide informed decisions about dairy consumption as part of a daily balanced diet. The event is opened to the public through the brand’s multiple social media platforms.

According to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2019, Nigeria has low dairy consumption levels per head – 15 to 20 liters’ per capita consumption. This is partly attributable to low purchasing power of the average Nigerian household, who rank milk and dairy products as non-essential luxuries and prioritize other staple foods such as rice, beans, and yam.

By provoking the conversations and stimulating public action/intervention, Hollandia aims to drive consciousness for dairy consumption and its importance to achieving optimum health, and to get many more Nigerians drinking, using, and consuming dairy products.

The past year has presented unprecedented shocks and disruptions, including a global COVID-19 pandemic. As communities throughout the world look for ways to minimize the risk of COVID-19, maintaining and boosting good health is top of mind for many. Dairy foods such as milk and yogurt contain essential nutrients, including Vitamins A and D, Zinc and Protein, which support immune function.

The Hollandia Dairy Day Conference is a public interest initiative created to highlight the importance of dairy in everyday nutrition and healthy living in Nigeria.

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