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Dr Yele Okeremi
CEO/MD, Precise Financial Systems (PFS)
Dr Yele OkeremiCEO/MD, Precise Financial Systems (PFS)
He had a successful professional career starting at Inlaks Computers, Industrial Bank Limited (Merchant Bankers) as a programmer/analyst, and Ventura Savings and Loans Limited. He is a former board member of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), and of the Presidential Initiative for developing the software industry in Nigeria. A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, he is an icon in software development in Nigeria, spanning over 30 years of experience across the IT and financial sector. He holds a B.Sc degree in Computer Science (with Economics) from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and a MBA. He also attended Wits Business School, Johannesburg South Africa, prestigious Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA where he completed the owner President Management Programme and Doctor of Business Administration degree from the Swiss Business School, Zurich, Switzerland.
MD/CEO, EdFin Micro Finance Bank
Bunmi LawsonMD/CEO, EdFin Micro Finance Bank
She is the immediate past and the pioneer MD/CEO of ACCION Microfinance Bank. She led the commencement of operations of the bank in May 2007, starting with one branch and 18 staff and grew the bank to become a national Microfinance Bank with over 259,313 customer accounts and 37,800 active borrowers serviced in over 62 branches in 6 states in Nigeria and over 1,000 total staff members as at December 2017 when she completed her tenor in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN]’s regulations. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the IESE Business School, University of Navarra and is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School. She is a member of several prestigious institutions including the Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Bankers of Nigeria, Credit Administration of Nigeria, Credit & Collections Management of Nigeria etc.
First CEO of FBN Insurance Brokers
Val OjumahFirst CEO of FBN Insurance Brokers
He has demonstrated multi-disciplinary experience in all classes of insurance, risk management and loss adjusting. He is a resourceful management executive with more than 30 years’ experience in risk management, insurance broking, consultancy and training within the insurance industry, academics and research.
He was a lecturer at the University of Lagos and head of various departments within the broking firm of Insurance Brokers of Nigeria (IBN). He has studied insurance from the University of Lagos and M.Sc. (Business) from University of Wisconsin-Madison and is an associate member of the Chartered Insurance Institutes both in Nigeria and UK.
DFS Specialist and MD of Intermarc Consulting
Jacqueline JumahDFS Specialist and MD of Intermarc Consulting
She is a professional with over 12 years of experience in digital financial services, telecommunications and the banking sectors. She is formerly associated with MicroSave Consulting Africa as a Senior Analyst within the Digital Financial Services (DFS) department and was the lead faculty member at The Helix Institute of Digital Finance based in Kenya.
As a consultant, she had been involved with projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Pakistan, India, and Jordan among others. She has broad knowledge and experience in DFS product development, strategic operations in agent network deployment and scale-up, The FinTech Watch and Emerging DFS Technologies, DFS Business Strategy Development, Market Research, DFS Policy Advisory, Risk Management and Marketing and Communications. She also has broad experience in behavioural economics and design thinking in financial services. Her accumulated experience involves a number of achievements within the financial services space including various digital financial services publications.
Prof. Yinka David-West
Academic Director, Lagos Business School [LBS]
Prof. Yinka David-WestAcademic Director, Lagos Business School [LBS]
Professor David-West is an information systems (IS) professional with over two decades
experience in the Nigerian IT industry.
With a passion for the effective use of IT in business, Professor David-West not only makes IT
understandable, but assists organisations seeking business value from information and related
technologies through systematic decision making and managerial processes. She is currently a
senior fellow in the Operations, Information Systems and Marketing Division of Lagos Business
School. She is also academic director at Lagos Business School and Enterprise Development
Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University respectively.
CEO, Fast Credit
Emeka IloelunachiCEO, Fast Credit
Astute marketing and business development professional with an extensive product management experience. He has a deep and wide experience working in the banking and financial services industry across various functional areas such as banking operations, project and product management, retail banking, credit analysis, consumer finance and financial technology (Fintech). He possess great analytical skills and competent in risk management, business strategy, financial analysis, and general banking.
Dr Godwin Ehigiamusoe
Founder/MD, LAPO Micro Finance
Dr Godwin EhigiamusoeFounder/MD, LAPO Micro Finance
As a university graduate from one of Nigeria’s minority tribes, Dr Ehigiamusoe was part of a rural cooperative movement before setting up LAPO in Ogwashi–Uku, Delta State. Under his leadership, LAPO was awarded the Pro-Poor Award for Innovation in Microfinance by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), and the Excellence in Microfinance Award by the Grameen Foundation. Dr Ehigiamusoe is the author of Understanding NGOs (1998); Poverty and Microfinance in Nigeria (2000) and Issues in Microfinance: Enhancing Financial Inclusion (2011).
Co-founder and CEO of Onefi
Chijioke DozieCo-founder and CEO of Onefi
He was previously an investment analyst at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) responsible for sourcing investment opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to IFC, he worked with Zephyr Management LP in the US and South Africa as an investment associate sourcing private equity opportunities in Africa and working closely with Zephyr's portfolio companies. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MSc in Risk Management from the University of Reading and BA Economics from University of East Anglia.
Managing Director, Nigeria for Mines
Adia SowhoManaging Director, Nigeria for Mines
Mines is a machine learning-powered digital credit platform. Before her present role, she was the Director of Digital Business at 9mobile where she partnered with startups to deliver mobile content, advertising, financial and API services. She has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a stint at Deloitte Consulting. She works on developing mobile content, technology and financial services products through partnerships and hopes to find a time-travel app so she can go back in time to watch Michael Jackson in concert.
Obi EmetaromCEO, AppZone
Emetarom co-founded Parkway Projects in 2004, serving as pioneer Executive Director and playing a significant role in driving Parkway Projects to market leadership in the area of electronic payment solutions. In 2008 he co-founded AppZone with a focus on the broader view of providing technology to empower people with unlimited access to quality financial services. From inception Emetarom has led AppZone’s stellar growth and consequent emergence as Africa’s leading provider of home-grown Banking and Payment software.
He is currently focusing on AppZone imminent expansion into Africa through recent International partnerships and investments. Prior to his startup activities, he had brief stints with SIOtel Nig and 21st Century as system administrator and network engineer respectively. He is an Electrical Engineer and graduate of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
Olajide AbiolaCo-founder, Kiakia
Olajide Abiola is a fellow, Institute of Strategic Management (FSM(. the Co-founder, chief data analyst and Chief Executive Officer of KiaKia Bits Ltd, trading under KiaKia.CO and Mrk.ng brand names. An online AI powered financial marketplace for alternative credit scoring, direct and peer to peer lending.
He has a B.Sc in Computer Science and Army Certificate of Education in Map Reading. He began his career in the Nigerian Army, serving with the HQ, Nigerian Army Medical Corps and school as an office clerk and system administrator. After his voluntary honourable discharge from the Nigerian Army, he had a brief stint with First Logic, a leading IT education outfit as a Test Centre Manager. He ventured into Independent Consultancy on system integration, identity management and technical sales afterwards, selling, project managing and deploying technology solutions for both public and private institutions, especially auditing, pension, real-estate and financial institutions like PwC, Sigma Pensions, PHCN, Urban Shelter et al. As an independent consultant, he has helped State governments to craft implementation strategies on citizen identity management.
In 2011, he was appointed as a congressional aide in the 7th National Assembly, serving Senate committees on Banking, Insurance, Appropriations, Financial Institutions and Capital Markets, where he handled a broad range of roles and responsibilities and had opportunity to hone is legislative skills with focus on Banking, Insurance, other financial institutions and the capital Markets. Experiences and skills that has proven invaluable in playing in the industry today. He served in this role for 4 years before assuming a pioneer appointment as Regional Manager (North) for CONSOL, Nigeria's leading Business Process Outsourcing company with its headquarters in Lagos, which serves Marque clients as 9Mobile, MultiChoice, MTN, Providus Bank and many more.
Olajide Abiola has undertaken certificate courses in Project management, Negotiations and Entrepreneurship from the University of Michigan and the University of California. He is a member of the United Nations Global Compact, Gartner research Circle, GLG and Internet Society. He is also a volunteer trainer for the Joint Initiative for Development. His intelligence and entrepreneurship attributes has been recognised by the Founder's Institute.
Dr Godwin Nwabunka
Founder/CEO, Grooming Centre
Dr Godwin NwabunkaFounder/CEO, Grooming Centre
He is an experienced development manager with a passion for empowering the poor. He is a social entrepreneur, children and women’s rights advocate and a strong believer in balancing social, economic and cultural factors in development. He holds a Ph.D. in Development Economics from the prestigious Gregorian University, Rome and professional certifications from Harvard University, The Boulder Institute, and the Centre for Development Management, Rajendrapur. He served the United Nations System for over 18 years at various professional levels in Nigeria and abroad. He founded Grooming Centre in 2006 and is dedicated to the empowerment of the poor through sustainable financial intermediation. Grooming Centre is presently active in 23 states and the FCT and has empowered over four million women with microcredit, employing some 3,000 youths.
Executive Director, Systemspecs Limited
Deremi AtandaExecutive Director, Systemspecs Limited
He is a leading IT business and marketing strategist with extensive experience leading major national IT and e-payment initiatives. Leading a team of local and foreign organisations and consultants, he pioneered project delivery director of the very successful World Bank-assisted Federal Government Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in November 2006 and went live in six months. Although he has become a well-respected name in the IT industry, he didn’t study IT in the university. A graduate of Physics, by sheer inquisitiveness, probing and persistence, he has cut a niche for himself not only in SystemSpecs but also in the Nigerian IT terrain. Very much at home and current on IT trends and issues, he is a strategic player in the SystemSpecs team. With a first degree from the University of Ibadan, an MBA from the Pan-Atlantic University, he is a year 2000 alumnus of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) of the Lagos Business School and a participant in Stanford University’s SEED Programme.
MD/CEO of Innovectives
Emmanuel AghaMD/CEO of Innovectives
He has more than 15 years’ experience in the local and international business consulting, e-payment, software development, process outsourcing, facility management, information technology practice and people development, ventures development and management. He is passionate about building a digital finance “rail road” that will bring financial services to all Africans no matter their location, creed, trade and status.
He has a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Nigeria and a MBA with specialization in leadership and sustainability from the University of Cumbria, UK. He is a doctoral student at Walden University with interest in smart cards, payments, identity management and information security.
Oba Adetola Emmanuel King
Chairman/CEO, Adron Homes & Properties
Oba Adetola Emmanuel KingChairman/CEO, Adron Homes & Properties
He is a fellow of the Institute of Strategic Management Nigeria-Ghana, a member of the Nigerian Institute of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV), and Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN). He had worked in different capacities in the real estate and power sectors from 1996 until 2011.
He is a graduate of Yaba College of Technology, Yaba Lagos State, with a Higher National Diploma in estate management. He also has a Master’s degree in housing development and management from the premier University of Ibadan, an honorary doctorate degree of Science in real estate development and management leadership from the European American University.
Dr Andrew S. Nevin
Global co-leader of PwC’s Project Blue
Dr Andrew S. NevinGlobal co-leader of PwC’s Project Blue
Dr Nevin started out at McKinsey & Company and has over 28 years of experience as a strategy consultant, line manager, failed entrepreneur, economist and private equity investor. He is a global co-leader of PwC’s Project Blue and is one of the leading global thinkers, working at the complex intersection of economics, strategy and regulation.
Divisional CEO, Interswitch Financial Inclusion Services Limited (IFIS)
Titilola ShogaoluDivisional CEO, Interswitch Financial Inclusion Services Limited (IFIS)
Shogaolu has worked in Interswitch for 14 years in various capacities with responsibilities spanning functions within operations, product management, sales, key account management and project management. Prior to her new appointment, she was the group head social systems and services within the industry vertical market division of Interswitch Group. She led the sales efforts to provide the company’s revenue collections, funds disbursement solutions and value-added services to clients in different sectors including government, power, transportation, education, utilities etc.
Her responsibility at IFIS is to deepen financial inclusion, empower and transform individuals to profitable entrepreneurs and make primarily financial services available to unbanked and under-banked across the country. In this role, she also managed the company’s clients & businesses in the South-East/South-South region with the team based in the Port Harcourt office. She has a first degree in Business Economics and a MBA Cardiff University of Wales. She is an alumni of the Senior Management Programme (SMP) at the Lagos Business School.