Nigeria and its financial and commercial hub Lagos is a an emerging player in the fintech ecosystem not just in the Africa but beyond. The country of over 200 million people is experience a digital transformation and, with that, has brought its own innovations and partnerships along the way.
THE FINTECH TIME’S INTERVIEW WITH DR. SEGUN AINDA
Dr. Segun Aina is a global professional banking leader, internationally rated fintech enabler and ecosystem builder, thought leader and a respected futurist.
He had three decades of distinguished banking career in three banks including six year tenure as Bank CEO. His core area of expertise in banking was operations and technology – using technology to deliver delightful banking services and products in a very efficient manner.
He is the former President of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria as well as West African Bankers Association and currently Chairman of Global Banking Education Standards Board (GBEStB), founding President of both the Fintech Association of Nigeria and the Africa Fintech Network.
Dr. Aina who has been variously described as Fintech Grandmaster and Africa’s fintech envoy had incubated a number of successful fintech startups to business prominence and sits on the Boards of various institutions in fintech, banking, insurance, agriculture, technology sectors etc. He also serves as a member of UK-Africa Fintech Investment Group, a UK Government initiative.
He is an alumnus of the University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, and Lagos Business School and also received executive business education at Harvard Business School, INSEAD, France and IMD Switzerland.
Dr Aina has received honourary doctor of Science degrees from three Universities and awarded the National Honours of Officer of the Order of Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR).
NIGERIA FINTECH WEEK
The Nigeria Fintech Week (NFW) 2020 aims to discover, launch and bring to limelight the new fintech solutions that can be leveraged in key important but neglected sectors such as health, agriculture, education, ecommerce, logistics amongst others. The 2nd edition of Nigeria Fintech Week (NFW) 2020 and the 5th in the series of National Fintech Conferences in Nigeria would unearth the paradigm shift in innovation and the new waves of digital and financial disruptions and solutions to rescue economies of the developing countries.
The Nigeria Fintech Week has been rescheduled and will be held now from the 2nd-6th November.
To register for the event visit the official Nigeria Fintech Week website.