Dapo Apara (B.Sc., M.Sc., FCA). has a first class honours degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ife (1986), and an M.Sc in Economics from the University of Lagos (1992). He has over 20 years working experience spanning Audit, Banking, Corporate Finance and Information Technology. He has worked with reputable institutions like: Arthur Andersen (1987-1991), FSB International Bank, Ecobank, FCMB and Alpha Beta Consulting Limited the revenue mobilization and collection advisors to the Lagos State Government.
As a director of Alpha Beta Consulting, he brought his experience in tax matters to bear in the revenue generation for Lagos State where he designed a model called Electronic Banking System of Revenue Collection and Monitoring (EBS-RCM). This was a a database and internet-based communication infrastructure to link all bank branches and tax offices involved in revenue collection for Lagos State. This was deployed through a web-based interface at (http:// http://www.lasg-ebs-rcm.com).
He also coordinated the development of a smartcard-based alternative to paper tax clearance for the Lagos State Government, thereby preventing forgery and impersonation.
This initiative started with Lagos State, and was so successful (leading to a 40-fold increase in tax collection) that other States (Kwara, Nassarawa, Bayelsa, etc) have invited him and his firm, Infiniti Systems Enterprises, to set up similar models for them. – See more at: http://morgancapitalgroup.com/board_director.php#sthash.XUgdhNYv.dpuf