The Chief Executive Officer of RiseVest, a Nigerian fintech investment company, has stepped down temporarily to give way to investigations of sexual misconduct.
The company, in a statement, said that Eke Urum stepped aside early this month to allow an investigation into the case.
Company’s operations not dependent on CEO, firms says The investigation will last for six weeks. After that, this company will try to crack what happened.
Findings from the investigation would be made known to the public two weeks after its conclusion. The firm will, in the meantime, continue to operate optimally without the CEO. RiseVest assured stakeholders that the firm’s operations do not depend on individuals and would not be affected by the development.
The company’s current Head of Operations, Tony Odaiba, has assumed the role of interim CEO. According to the company, it has zero tolerance for abuse, harassment of any type or misconduct of any form and would go to great lengths to establish the facts of the matter.
According to Business Insider, the identity of Urum’s accuser remains a mystery at this point, and the details are still sketchy.