General Assembly speakers


General Assembly Speakers

Mike Ogbalu Mike Ogbalu
Head of mobile financial services First Bank of Nigeria

An Electrical/Electronic Engineer and a fellow of the International Academy of Cards and Payment, with an MBA from the prestigious Lagos Business School, a strong affinity for business development, product research, IT strategy design and support. With over 7 years of sound IT industry experience and several years of retail banking experience covering technology planning, deployment and management of enterprise-wide infrastructure, Remittances, Retail product sales, Electronic Banking, Product Management and Project Management. With participation ranging from team member to group leadership.

Significant achievement include, managing the implementation of Visa range of card products in a record 3 month time frame, leadership role in UBA’s e-banking infrastructure consolidation, impressive management of a small business group profit center and the repositioning UBA’s Cashfast money transfer and MoneyGram products to achieve industry leadership!

Mr. Benedict Anyalenkeya Mr. Benedict Anyalenkeya
Head of Electronic Business
Unity Bank Plc Nigeria

Benedict Anyalenkeya is an Accountant, Information Technology Strategist, IT Security Expert, Information Systems Risk Control Professional, IT Auditor and an ebusiness Strategist. He is a Certified International Cards and Payments Professional, Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in Risk and Control of IT, Fellow Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Associate Chartered Certified Accountant of London, and BS7799Lead Auditor. He started his career in Banking Operations before moving into IT Audit Consulting in 1994 with EDP Audit & Security Associates where he consulted for Regulators, Multi National Companies and Banks. From Consulting, he moved into the Manufacturing Industry as Head, Information Technology of Honeywell Flour Mills, where he implemented the automation of the manufacturing plant. He is presently the Group Head of electronic Business at Unity Bank Plc Nigeria.

Mr. Adédèjì Olówè Mr. Adédèjì Olówè
Divisional Head of e-Banking
Fidelity Bank Plc 

Adédèjì Olówè is the Divisional Head of e-Banking at Fidelity Bank plc where he is responsible for leading and implementing transformation programs that will make the bank deliver market leading Electronic Banking initiatives. Dèjì comes with a wealth of experience in Electronic Banking, Performance Management and Business Intelligence garnered from various top ranking financial institutions. He’s also a seasoned project manager having delivered large projects with proven multi-million dollar cost savings. He started his career with the erstwhile Standard Trust Bank as Internet Banking Relationship Manager. He then moved to Access Bank Plc. as the Head of Ebanking. There after he was at First City Monument Bank Plc. where he managed successful implementation of Infopool and Centralized Processing Center; these projects were of immense financial benefits to the bank. He was then head hunted to United Bank for Africa Plc. as part of the Performance Transformation team that took UBA to the pinnacle of performance management and business intelligence in Nigeria. He subsequently joined the team that rejuvenated the Ebanking business for UBA Group as the Group Head of Cards responsible for over 50 card products across 19 different countries.

Babatunde Osibodu Babatunde Osibodu
Business Development Manager
Citiserve Limited

Babatunde Osibodu is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ibadan, in Oyo state. He has 10 years cognate experience spanning across marketing, brand communication, customer service and business development in the e-payments industry. Tunde’s professional experience has led him to establishing relations with the retail and corporate segment across the country, his wealth of experience has also come to bear in his current position as a Business Development Manager in Citiserve Limited focusing on IGR products, working with the three tiers ofgovernment, Parastatals, MDA’s and other corporate bodies.

Chinedu Onuoha Chinedu Onuoha
Head, Card Operations
Access Bank Head Office

Chinedu Onuoha is Head Channels Operations & Services at Access Bank. Prior to this role, Chinedu had been head of Mobile Financial Services and Corporate Solutions in the bank. Before joining Access Bank in 2007, Chinedu worked in SystemSpecs where he helped midwife the Remita platform. In a career spanning 15 years, he has also held other management positions in administration, product management and IT including Head of Information Technology Group at Guardian Express Bank (now Enterprise Bank). He is a Certified International Cards and Payments Professional.

Gavin Young Gavin Young
Chams Mobile Ltd

Gavin Young is a seasoned bank professional with a proven track record in managing companies, subsidiaries of listed companies and geographical areas (Africa) with a specific focus on all areas of Electronic Banking; Issuing, acquiring, switching etc. Primary areas of specialisation include; payments switching and processing, developing and managing payment card schemes, terminal and other electronic infrastructure management and transaction processing, transaction acquiring networks and systems, and mobile payments. Gavin Young is entrepreneurial and skilled at building organisations and partnerships and alliances, formulating business strategy and negotiating business agreements. He was previously Head of Cards at UBA PLC and then developed and grew the Visa business across sub-Saharan African countries. He is presently the DMD Chams Mobile (the Chams Plc and Bancore Joint Venture in Nigeria) with the aim to provide millions of Nigerians with innovative mobile payment and money transfer technology. He is also well versed in the specifics of business transactions in Nigeria and other parts of Africa, having worked with banks, Central Banks and other private and public companies in approximately 20 African countries.