Akeem Lawal
Divisional CEO, Payments Processing, Interswitch

Speaker Profile

• Member of the founding Interswitch management team in 2002. Led the technology and operations for the company and was responsible for building, operating and managing the Interswitch Super Switch infrastructure.
• Currently Divisional CEO of one of the business divisions at Interswitch.
• Prior to 2002, worked at OilData Services Port Harcourt  and then TELNET where he was a Senior Engineer, responsible for Identifying new business opportunities and designing / deploying solutions to match such opportunities. One of such opportunities became the company Interswitch Limited.
• Over 22 years’ experience in the implementation and management of projects in the Financial Services sector, Information and Communications Technology as well as the Oil & Gas industry. 
• Responsible for some of the innovations driving the payments industry in Nigeria today.
• Desmond Tutu fellow of the African Leadership Institute
• An Associate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)
• Holds an MBA from the Lagos Business School of the Pan African University
• First Class graduate in Electrical / Electronics Engineering from the University of Benin
• An enthusiast of the intelligent use of technology for the transformation of Africa and a firm believer in the Nigerian entrepreneurial spirit.

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