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Adeyemi Atanda

Position: Chairman
Categories: exco members

Yemi Atanda is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Yemi holds a certificate in Positive Leadership from Michigan-Ross Executive Education (University of Michigan, USA) as well as certificate in Strategic Business Leadership from Lagos Business School, Nigeria. Yemi is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) in good standing for over a decade and is currently a member of trustee of the Nigerian Chapter.

His work experience spans various industries such as oil and gas, IT management, Payment Processing and Digital Banking. Yemi’s work experience stretches over about 20 years with more than half of that in management positions in the electronic banking industry sub-sector. He has pioneered various innovations in digital financial services in Nigeria and is constantly on the cutting-edge of payment disruption in the country. He is well respected across the industry and has built a niche for himself in leading innovations around emerging payment trends.

Yemi is currently the Group Head, E-Payment Solutions at Guaranty Trust Bank. Before becoming the Chairman of CEBIH, he had earlier functioned as the Secretary for Shared Services as well as the Vice Chairman of the industry committee.

Adeyemi Atanda

Chairman

Yemi Atanda is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from Obafemi...

Oluremi Tinuolu-Gabriel

Position: Vice-Chairman
Categories: exco members

Oluremi Tinuolu-Gabriel was elected as the Vice Chairman of the Committee of E-Business Industry Heads (CeBIH) in 2020, after serving as executive member for a couple of years in various capacities.
He has over 18 years banking experience and 13-year experience in electronic banking. With in-depth understanding of banking operations, reconciliation and business development, he gained his reputation in for excellence and transformation in every unit and department. His professional career started in the clearing department with Prudent Bank PLC (Now Polaris bank), he later moved in domestic operations, reconciliation, International operations before moving into the digital space.

Between 2013 and 2015 Oluremi went into core marketing as the head of Business development and regional e-business sale manager for Ikoyi Region of Skye bank. He joined Unity bank PLC in 2015 as head e-business sales in the South-South and South-East zone, he is currently the group head e-Business for Unity bank.

Oluremi holds his BSC in Agriculture at the University of Agriculture Abeokuta (UNAAB) now Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNNAB) in the year 2000 and a second degree in International Business with the University of Liverpool, with his MBA with the University of Suffolk in view.

Oluremi is a Chartered Banker with the Chartered Institute of Banking of Nigeria and he has several training with reputable organizations both locally and internationally

Oluremi Tinuolu-Gabriel

Vice-Chairman

Oluremi Tinuolu-Gabriel was elected as the Vice Chairman of the...

Celestina Appeal

Position: Secretary, Industry Shared Services
Categories: exco members

A strategic Banking Leader with about 2 decade experience in banking spanning digital Payment, Information Systems, financial control, Performance Management, budgeting and strategic planning, Credit and Retail banking. Technology savvy and recognized for initiating sweeping improvements to electronic product development, operations and marketing with oversight in Credit card transactions. Conceptualising and creating revenue opportunities with sharpened focus on e-business, outsourced application development, and addition of stretch goals that motivate staff to higher achievement.

Highly skilled in managing all aspects of Card business including all the operations of e- business channels, Stabilising operations, addressing volatile regulatory requirements, and top grading products offerings to deliver optimal ROI; unrelenting passion for E-payment and its deployment in the achievement of business/organisational goals.
Currently the head of Card Business and solutions at Zenith Bank Plc

Celestina Appeal

Secretary, Industry Shared Services

A strategic Banking Leader with about 2 decade experience in...

Ajibade Laolu-Adewale

Position: Secretary, Other Financial Institutions (OFIs) & Fintech Relations
Categories: Exco 2
Ajibade Laolu-Adewale is the Head of Partnership, Digital Solutions and FINTECHs in WEMA Bank with responsibility to deepen relationship with Government, Businesses and Consumers for Acquisition, Value-Ad Transactions and Support. Prior to this function, he was the Head of Products and Commercial, responsible for the growth and profitability of ALAT by WEMA project, the first fully digital bank in Nigeria. He is a certified Cards and Payment Professional with expertise in digital transformation for  various platform strategies, fintech collaboration, product scoping and policy design.
 
Ajibade has worked in various capacities within the banking industry around Sales, Customer Experience, Operations, Remittance, Product Development and Management. He is a member of several financial industry committee and the current Chairman of NIBSS Industry Committee for mCash, an innovative solution designed to facilitate low-value retail payments to further enhance financial inclusion between Payers and Merchants at the bottom of the pyramid where cash usage has been predominant.

Ajibade Laolu-Adewale

Secretary, Other Financial Institutions (OFIs) & Fintech Relations

Ajibade Laolu-Adewale is the Head of Partnership, Digital Solutions and...

Folashade Femi-Lawal

Position: Secretary, Emerging Payments
Categories: Exco 2

Folasade Femi-Lawal, an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo’s University and Harvard Business School, Executive Education is a fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Taxation and Enterprise Risk Professionals. She is currently the Head of Card and Messaging Business at FirstBank Nigeria Ltd (Nigeria’s leading Financial Services Solutions Provider). She is also the Pioneer Head of Digital Banking at same Bank. She has to her credit the achievement of 10m Card Base milestone by FirstBank in 2017 as the 1st in Nigeria and 2nd in West Africa. Also, the successful launch of the first integrated lifestyle mobile banking App, FirstMobile that won both Global Finance award for ‘The best Digital Bank of Distinction for 2016 &2017 and Asian Banker Award for the Best Mobile Payments &Best Digital Bank Awards during the West Africa International Banking Convention (2016& 2017).

She has over Twenty-five (25) years cognate working experience, of which twenty (20) were spent in Senior Management capacities five (5), spent in operational. Three (3) of these years were spent with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) focusing on statutory reporting and business advisory services, investigations as well as business process reviews of top tier organizations. 10 years has been spent in the Telecoms industry where she started as a pioneer Head of Credit Control of Econet Wireless Nigeria (now Airtel Nigeria Limited).

She is a sought-after Conference Speaker and Panellist as well as Chairperson at Global and National events such as’ Annual FinanceTech in South Africa, Annual Global Finance Conference in UK, Finnovex Digital Summit, & Women of West Africa Entrepreneurs (WoWe) etc. She is a Council Member for Gershom Lehman Consulting in USA and a member of the Esteemed Speaker and Advisory Panel for New Age Banking Summit. She was a facilitator for Phillips Consulting between 2012/2013 on Credit Control

Folashade Femi-Lawal

Secretary, Emerging Payments

Folasade Femi-Lawal, an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo’s University and Harvard...

Oladipupo Alabede

Position: Secretary, Product Pricing & Revenue Assurance
Categories: Exco 2

Dipo is currently the Group Head of Digital Banking in Sterling Bank Nigeria, responsible for the delivery of the various digital banking propositions and capabilities of the Bank.

Prior to joining Sterling, Dipo was the Head Payment Products for Ecobank Nigeria, supporting both corporate and commercial banking business in Nigeria and in other markets across Africa by providing bespoke cash management solutions designed to meet the specific needs of each corporate client. He was also the head of ebusiness acquiring in StanbicIBTC bank where he oversaw the banks acquiring business which covered ATM, POS, and web payment deployments to the bank’s customers across Africa.

Dipo is also a Certified Change Management Professional with key strengths in strategy, communications, organizational change transformation, digital banking, emerging payments, and financial inclusion.
He has an MBA from the Lagos Business School – Pan Atlantic University (LBS) in Nigeria and completed has a Bsc in Business Administration from Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye.

Oladipupo Alabede

Secretary, Product Pricing & Revenue Assurance

Dipo is currently the Group Head of Digital Banking in...

Peter Ashaolu

Position: Head, e-Banking Operations Sub-Committee
Categories: Exco 2

Peter Ashaolu, Head, Card Operations for Stanbic IBTC Bank. Peter is an astute Banker with over 17 years’ experience spanning across Operations and Control. A graduate of Accountancy from Tansian University Umunya and possesses an MBA from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. Attended several courses on Leadership, Personal Coaching and Performance Management. A Certified Safe Agilist and Student Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Peter is the Pioneer and Current Head, CeBIH Sub-Committee on E-business Operations. Peter started his Banking career with Access Bank of Nigeria as a Clearing Officer and later joined FBN as a Customer Service Officer and Head Teller Banking Operations in 2016 before joining Stanbic IBTC Bank in 2018 as a Control Officer and grew to become the Head, Card Operations.

Peter Ashaolu

Head, e-Banking Operations Sub-Committee

Peter Ashaolu, Head, Card Operations for Stanbic IBTC Bank. Peter is...

Adeyinka Shorungbe

Position: Treasurer
Categories: Exco 2

Adeyinka Shorungbe

Treasurer

Wilfred Mamah

Position: Chief Finance Secretary
Categories: Exco 2
Wilfred is the head of digital transformation at Stabic IBTC Bank. He is a technology and business transformation executive with expertise in strategy formulation and execution management.
 
He has about 2 decades of experience with a significant part of this period spent consulting for financial services clients including regulators and industry players in Nigeria and other African countries. He has led a number of successful industry and organization transformation initiatives.
 
Wilfred is the Chief Financial Secretary of CeBIH.

Wilfred Mamah

Chief Finance Secretary

Wilfred is the head of digital transformation at Stabic IBTC...

Akoh Ochai

Position: Internal Auditor
Categories: Exco 2

Akoh is an electronic payment systems specialist with 17+ years’ experience in technical and business roles across a range of digital banking channels including Cards, Mobile, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and Point of Sales (PoS).
He is currently Head of Channels at Union Bank Nigeria Plc where he leads the bank’s Alternate Channels (E-Business) function with oversight of Digital Banking services, Automated Teller Machine (ATM), Agency Banking, Remittances and Merchant Services.
He has previous electronic banking experience across three other banks in Nigeria as well as with payment switching company like Valucard Plc (Now Unified Payments). He was part of the team that implemented the first Visa network in Nigeria.
He holds a B.Tech from Federal University of Technology, Owerri in Nigeria. His certifications include IT infrastructure Library (ITIL), Microsoft Operational Framework and Certified Professional (MCP). He as attended extensive training locally and internationally including on ISO 9001 Quality Management, Transware ATM Management, Retails Banking Training from Lafferty Retail Council, UK, Business Strategy by McKinsey Academy and has successfully completed Union Bank Leadership Institute

Akoh Ochai

Internal Auditor

Akoh is an electronic payment systems specialist with 17+ years’...

Kingsley Iyamu

Position: Secretary, Publicity & Advocacy
Categories: Exco 2

Kingsley  Iyamu, is a certified Process and Change Management and Transformation leader with over 20 years’ experience in Sales driving Growth, Operational Excellence, Managing Product/ Service , digital payments Improvement and Optimization across multiple functional teams in the Financial Services Industry and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
 
He is 1999 graduate of Medical Microbiology from Ambrose Alli University and hold a Diploma from the Colorado state University U.S.A.. He holds a masters in Leading innovation and Change from the York St John University, United Kingdom. He also attended  Harvard Business School’s Disruptive Strategy Program.  His certifications include  the prestigious  American Society for Quality’s Lean Six Sigma black belt for operational excellence and service;   Change Management professional certification  from PROSCI U.S.A. and the  ISO9001:2005 lead auditor certification.
 
With a career that started with Nigerian Breweries before  moving to  the Financial services,  he has successfully led projects, Enterprise Transformation and Strategic initiatives. He has led  and facilitated improved Job Performance and Reliability which guarantee improved Customer Experience, increased Business Growth and Revenue; while fostering Quality Assurance, Policy Compliance.  A good communicator  and resource manager,  he  effectively maintains healthy Stakeholder Relationships across diverse teams  towards the strategic agenda.

Kingsley Iyamu

Secretary, Publicity & Advocacy

Kingsley  Iyamu, is a certified Process and Change Management and...