Our Management Team

Mr. Premier OiwohManaging Director/CEO

Mr. Ezekiel Oyeniyi AjaoDeputy Managing Director

Mrs. Christabel OnyejekweExecutive Director, Business Development

Mr. Aminu MaidaExecutive Director, Technology & Operations

Mr. Oladele Olugbemiga AgboolaCompany Sec & Legal Services

Mr. Oluseyi AdenmosunPayments Platform Operations

Mr. Innocent O. OsagiedeChief Finance Officer

Mr. Osioke O. OjiorChief Risk Officer

Mr. Oladapo AdeosunCRM (South)

Mr. Okoroigwe CyrilACH Operations

Mr. Tunde AkinwaCRM (North)

Mr. Samuel OluyemiCRM (Vertical Markets)

Ms. Bukky OdudeClient Services

Mrs. Eunice KingTechnology Infrastructure

Miss Sarah Chidebelu-EzeProduct Management

Mrs. Grace IyorchirAdministration & Logistics

Mr Biodun OgundipeCRM (Public sector & Aggregators) North

Mr. Osa OdiaseCRM (Public Sector & Aggregators)

Mr. Premier OiwohManaging Director/CEO

Mr. Premier Oiwoh is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS).

Premier is a strategic process enabler. He has vast experience in Process Automation, Centralization, Payment System Implementation, Security and Information Technology

Mr. Ezekiel Oyeniyi AjaoDeputy Managing Director

Mr. ‘Niyi Ajao is the Deputy Managing Director(DMD) at NIBSS Plc. Prior to his recent appointment as DMD, He served as Executive Director (Business Development) and Executive Director (Technology & Operations) in NIBSS at different times.

Niyi specializes in Shared Services, Payments and Settlement systems, Digital Transformation, and Digital Financial Services.

Mrs. Christabel OnyejekweExecutive Director, Business Development

Mrs. Christabel Onyejekwe is the Executive Director, Business Development at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) Plc. Prior to this role, she served as Executive Director, Technology & Operations where she handled several strategies for businesses, projects and new payment products & solutions for NIBSS and the Industry.

With over 25 years cognate banking and broad executive management experience, she is a proven change and result oriented professional with strong business drive and leadership qualities.

Christabel holds a Bachelor of Law degree and an MBA; she is an Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and an alumnus of: Lagos Business School (LBS), the renowned INSEAD Business school, Wharton Business School, Harvard Business School and MIT Boston, USA.

Mr. Aminu MaidaExecutive Director, Technology & Operations

Aminu Maida is the Executive Director, Technology & Operations at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS).

A seasoned-technical professional with over 15 years’ multi-functional and international experience in FinTech & Telecoms & Enterprise Technology. Prior to his appointment at NIBSS, Aminu was CTO at the Nigerian based FinTech Arca Payments Network and Senior Manager at Cisco Systems UK.

Aminu holds an MEng in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College London and a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath UK.

Mr. Oladele Olugbemiga AgboolaCompany Sec & Legal Services

Mr. Oladele Olugbemiga Agboola holds an LL.B. Degree from University of Ife, Ile-Ife and an LL.M. from University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos. He joined the services of NIBSS Plc in February 2002. Prior to joining NIBSS Plc, he had 8 years stint with Trust Bank of Africa Limited (Merchant Bankers) as Company Secretary/Legal Adviser.

Mr. Agboola is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, London. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He is happily married with children.

Mr. Oluseyi AdenmosunPayments Platform Operations

Mr. Oluseyi Adenmosun is a prestigious alumnus of the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos. He joined the services of NIBSS Plc. in his early days. Prior to joining NIBSS Plc, he had several years in the technology and banking sectors.

Mr. Adenmosun is a member of the several professional bodies and organisations. He is also the project lead for the National Bank Verification Number (BVN) which has helped elevate the security and speed of banking in Nigeria. He is happily married with children.

Mr. Innocent O. OsagiedeChief Finance Officer

Mr. Innocent O. Osagiede joined Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) Plc in September 2014 as Chief Finance Officer with responsibilities for financial reporting, performance management, tax and cost management, treasury and investors relation. He joined the Company from Wapic Insurance Plc where he was the Group Chief Finance Officer having also worked at Marina Securities Limited from 2009 to 2013 as Assistant Vice-President, Group Head, Risk Management & Control and Head of Financial Advisory Services.

Innocent had previously worked in KPMG Professional Services from 2003 to 2009 where he rose to the position of Audit Manager II.While in KPMG Professional Services, he worked as team lead and manager on major financial institutions, upstream, downstream and oil servicing companies audit and agreed upon procedures engagements. As a Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) registered financial adviser, he represented Marina Securities Limited in joint financial adviser role with Access Bank Plc to raise N20 Billion Series 1 Bond for Gombe State. He was appointed by the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) in 2011 to serve as chairman on a committee to draft IFRS Reporting Template for use by all Broker/Dealer firms in Nigeria.

Innocent is a graduate of Accounting from Ambrose Alli University and an Associate of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. He is also an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and holds the certificate of Advanced Management Programme from Lagos Business School.

Mr. Osioke O. OjiorChief Risk Officer

Osioke Ojior is the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at NIBSS; he was the Director of Information Security & Compliance at a top US national security company, and VP of Technology at a US consulting company, prior to a tenure as Group Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at a top pan-African FinTech company.

With over 24 years of professional international experience and achievements, his career in information technology, financial services, telecommunications, biotechnology, consumer products, healthcare, nonprofit administration, and public sector across America, Europe, and Africa includes over 11 years of executive management consulting focused on national security and economic development.

Osioke holds an MBA in Management and Strategy, a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication; and Executive Education from Yale School of Management (US), Cass Business School (UK), and Lagos Business School (NG).

Mr. Oladapo AdeosunCRM (South)

Mr. Oladapo Adeosun is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA). He is a graduate of Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Dapo is currently the Group Head of Business Development. He joined NIBSS Plc. in August 2012 as the Head, Product Management. Prior to joining NIBSS, he was the Area Operations Manager in UBA Plc. with over 11 years of core Banking experience.

Dapo started his Banking career in First Bank of Nigeria Plc. He had equally worked with Access Bank from where he moved to Standard Trust Bank. He is happily married with children.

Mr. Okoroigwe CyrilACH Operations

Cyril Okoroigwe leads a team of highly motivated and committed work force to deliver on the expectations of our highly esteemed customers.

He is a graduate from the University of Nigeria (UNN) where he studied Computer Science and an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS); with many years of experience spanning Project Management, Payments, Automated Operations, Technology, Information systems Management and Control.

Cyril is a very good listener with demonstrable innate dedication, perseverance and determination to achieve results.

Prior to joining NIBSS, he led key successful offshore projects for the financial services sector in East, Central and Southern African Countries.

Cyril also holds some technical certifications including MCP, CCNA, CISA, CISM, CRISC and PRINCE2.

He is passionate about intra and entrepreneurship based on a sustainable and profitable business model.

He started his career in AT & T Professional Services as a Software Engineer.

 

Mr. Tunde AkinwaCRM (North)

Mr. Tunde Akinwa is a versatile motivational speaker and facilitator of international quality with working experience of almost two decades across Manufacturing, Banking and Consulting. He began his working career with Marston Barrow Food Limited (1991-95) as a Marketing Executive and rose to the position of Assistant Marketing Manager before moving to Kewalram Group as Regional Sales Manager (Lagos/West). After 10 years of practical marketing experience, he moved to the Consulting sector as Senior Consultant with H. Pierson Associates where he rose to the position of Head of training.

As a way of broadening his scope, Tunde left H. Pierson Associates to pioneer the establishment of the Training Department of Nigerian Inter-bank settlement system in 2007 with focus on e-payment trainings.

A graduate of Political science from University of Ibadan and post graduate degree in Marketing from University of Lagos, Tunde has attended several courses locally and Internationally such as Negotiation Skills (Karras, USA), Management Trainer Certification, Centre for Management Development CMD, Nigeria and Senior Management Programme (SMP) at LBS.

Tunde Akinwa is currently a Senior Manager overseeing Customer Relations Management in the North.

Mr. Samuel OluyemiCRM (Vertical Markets)

Mr. Samuel Oluyemi holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is currently a Senior Manager overseeing Vertical Markets Group.

Samuel pioneered the establishment of Business Development Department of NIBSS on assumption of duty in January 2005 before his deployment in July 2013 to oversee the Business Process Outsourcing Department of NIBSS.

Prior to joining NIBSS in January 2005, he was part of the Management of Regent Bank Plc (consolidated with Stanbic-IBTC Bank Plc.) and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry; holding positions of pioneer Head, Strategic Planning/Total Quality Management; and Manager, Research and Information Services, respectively. He had equally worked with NAL Bank Plc. (consolidated with Sterling Bank Plc.) and the World Bank Assisted Poverty Alleviation Programme Development Committee of the National Planning Commission.

Samuel worked as a Graduate Research Assistant on Solid Minerals Development Policy Study of BEC Associates International Limited and Federal Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources. He is a member of the Nigerian Economic Society and National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (Chartered).

Ms. Bukky OdudeClient Services

Ms. Bukky Odude heads the Client Services Department. She joined NIBSS in 1993 and has served in various departments including Operations, Finance, Internal Control and Business Development Department. Prior to this, Bukky had worked with United Bank for Africa and First Bank of Nigeria Plc.

She is a Certified Service Leader with over 20years of extensive experience in Project Management, Service Support, Customer Relationship Management, Sales and Marketing, Fraud Management, Internal Control and Audit. Bukky was appointed to pioneer the smooth take-off of NIBSS Support Centre at the commencement of the cashless Lagos/Nigeria Initiative by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) London, an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS) and Harvard Business School.

Mrs. Eunice KingTechnology Infrastructure

Mrs. Eunice King heads Technology Infrastructure in Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) Plc. In addition, she presently oversees NIBSS Network Infrastructure, Technology Applications, Data Centre Operations and Systems Administration teams.

Eunice joined NIBSS in 2007 as the Head, Automated Bulk Operations. She has gone ahead to lead several important engagements covering a wide range of disciplines in the company.

She holds a B.sc in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Port Harcourt and an MBA in Marketing from ESUT Business School.
Prior to joining NIBSS, Eunice worked with UNICO CPFA, UAC Nigeria, Dangote and eShekels Limited. She is a Certified Data Centre Management Professional, ITIL Professional, an Associate of the Nigeria Institute of Management and also an alumnus of the Lagos Business School Senior Management Programme.

Miss Sarah Chidebelu-EzeProduct Management

Miss Sarah Chidebelu-Eze Heads Product Management in Nigeria Interbank Settlement PLC (NIBSS).

Sarah joined NIBSS in 2012 as the Head, Customer Relationship Management responsible for the Banks, Mobile Money Operators and Other Financial Institutions. She has led several important engagements covering a wide range of disciplines in the company until her appointment as Head of Product Management.

Sarah has extensive experiences in business strategy, enterprise transformation, organization restructuring, project management, business integration, organization structure design, Sales & Marketing and Portfolio Management.
Prior to joining NIBSS, She worked with Cordros Capital Limited, Kedari Capital Limited, United Bank for Africa Plc Lagos, Nigeria (Standard Trust Bank Plc prior to merger with UBA).

Sarah has a B.Tech. Mathematics/Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology Owerri. She is also an alumnus of Chicago Booth School of Business (Effective sales Management) and the Lagos Business School (Senior Management Programme).

Mrs. Grace IyorchirAdministration & Logistics

Grace Iyorchir holds an LL.B Degree from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State and BL Hons from the Nigerian Law School. She also holds a Post Graduate degree in Management from the University of Calabar.
After graduation, she practiced law briefly and thereafter branched out of private practice of Law to join Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) Plc in 1994.

She commenced her career in NIBSS from the Customer Service Desk as Customer Relations Officer (CRO).She has served in various Departments in NIBSS including Inter-bank Operations, Legal and Human Resource Departments.
She was later posted to head the then new Admin & Logistics department in 2012. A department she has passionately cultured for excellent service delivery and resilience. Her strength for excellence and tenacity to deliver endowed her to the additional responsibility of heading NIBSS Head Office remodeling team in 2016.

She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and International Facility Management Association (IFMA) as well as an alumnus of Lagos Business School. (LBS).

She is happily married and blessed with children.

Mr Biodun OgundipeCRM (Public sector & Aggregators) North

Biodun Ogundipe is a First Class graduate of Computer Engineering from Kiev International University of Civil Aviation, Ukraine. He holds an MSc Computer Systems and Networks from the same University; with an MBA in Finance from Ondo State University.

Mr. Ogundipe joined Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) Plc in 2009 as a Deputy Manager in charge of NIBSS Abuja branch. He rose to the level of Senior Manager as Head, Public Sector (North).
Prior to joining NIBSS, when Biodun returned to Nigeria in 1997 for the mandatory NYSC program, he served at Lead Merchant Bank. He remained in the employment of Lead Merchant Bank and rose to Assistant Manager Level where he was in charge of the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Department of the bank.

Mr. Ogundipe joined Metropolitan Merchant Bank in 2001 as deputy manager and rose to Senior Manager Level as Head ICT department.
Following the banking recapitalization and consolidation in 2006, Biodun joined Industrial and General Insurance Company (IGI) Ltd, as an Assistant Director, Management Information System (MIS) where he was fully in charge of Technology.
He won a Federal Government Scholarship from the Bureau for External Aids to study in the former USSR in 1987. Biodun is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and he is happily married with children.

Mr. Osa OdiaseCRM (Public Sector & Aggregators)

Osamuede Odiase is currently the Head, Public Sector and Aggregators (South) at the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) Plc, where he is responsible for driving the Public Sector and Aggregators business of the company. Before joining NIBSS, Mr Odiase worked in the UAC of Nigeria group, where he held several positions in the UACN Property Development Company (UPDC) Plc subsidiary of the group, including: Service Procurement Manager, Network and Systems Manager, etc.

Mr Odiase is an accomplished Information Technology, Logistics/Procurement, Sales and client-facing manager with over 14 years of hands-on experience in project management, Sales management, process re-engineering and improvement, Procurement and Logistics, System Administration and Information Technology Infrastructure. His experience cuts across the Payment, Real Estate and FMCG sectors. He is Proficient in leading and managing large multi-disciplinary teams to deliver complex, multi-faceted projects as evidenced in his handling of pioneer projects both in UPDC and NIBSS. Prior to leading the Public Sector and Aggregators business of NIBSS, Osamuede had also led the Project Management Office, Payment Terminal Service Aggregator Operations as well as Benin branch Operations of NIBSS.

Mr Odiase has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), a Masters of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in computer Engineering Technology. He has also undergone several executive and senior management programs including programs in the University Of Chicago (Booth School of Business), the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), and the Lagos Business School, where he successfully completed the Senior Management Program. He has attended several other trainings/seminars/workshops in diverse areas both locally and abroad. He is also a training facilitator and public speaker of repute and is versed in multiple disciplines. He has earned several recognitions and awards from various institutions, for his achievements, hard-work, commitment and dedication to service.

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