Mr. Ezekiel Oyeniyi AjaoAg. Managing Director/CEO
Mr. Ezekiel Oyeniyi Ajao is the Ag. Managing Director/CEO at the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS). Until his recent appointment, he was the Executive Director, Business Development.
He joined NIBSS as Deputy General Manager (Operations) after spending 10 years in IT roles (up to Head of IT) in commercial banking in Nigeria. At NIBSS, he has played leading roles in the development and subsequent operations of the Nigeria Automated Clearing System, Nigeria Central Switch, and similar shared-service initiatives of the financial services industry. He actively participates in, and speaks at, local and international industry fora on Payments System Practices and Policies, and Payments Innovation.
‘Niyi holds a B.Sc.(Computer Science & Economics, combined honours) degree and MBA from University of Ife, Nigeria (now Obafemi Awolowo University), and M.Sc.(Computer Sciences) degree from the University of Lagos.
He had in the past taught Computer Sciences at the University of Lagos as Associate Lecturer, and Mathematics & Computer Sciences at Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) as Assistant Lecturer before joining Banking. He is an alumni of the Lagos Business School Advanced Management Programme, and has also attended Strategy and Leadership development trainings at local and International Executive Education Institutions.
‘Niyi is married with children. He has interests in astronomy, and loves swimming and electronic gadgets.