Board of Directors
Board Of Directors
Alhaji Lawal Kankia Ibrahim
Alhaji Lawal Kankia Ibrahim is an astute development banker, a strategic transformation manager and an experienced board room expert. His working career spans the Nigerian Bank for Commerce and Industry and New Nigeria Development Bank Limited, Kaduna, where he rose through the ranks to become the Acting Group Managing Director.
Alhaji Ibrahim also served as Chairman of Kaduna Branch of the Institute of Directors. He has served as a Director in over 15 companies spread across Nigeria and in different sectors of the economy and currently serves on the board of Nigerian largest lender, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, a board he joined in December 2010. He brings this immense experience to bear on Algorism’s board as the Chairman.
He has professional certificates in Investment Banking, Managing and Measuring Organisational Culture, and Leading with Impact from the African Development Bank, Witwatersrand University, South Africa and Harvard Business School respectively.
Alhaji Ibrahim served as a member of Vision 20:20 Technical Working Group SMEs Thematic Area and is presently on the Board of Borini Prono Nigeria Limited.
He is a strong advocate of family values and loves reading, writing, and philanthropy. He is author of the book “The Investment Decision”, holds the traditional title of Dallatun Kankiya and is happily married with five children. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Institute of Management Consultants, Institute of Industrialists and Corporate Administrators and Institute of Directors.
Rasheed Adegoke is a technology/process strategist, technology innovator, and business executive with hands-on expertise in the design and delivery of high-performance information technology and business process improvement solutions to address complex business problems.
His core competencies are in Information Technology, Process Improvement, Systems Integration, Innovation Management, Digital Business Strategy and Solutions Design, Business & Technology Strategic Planning, Operations Management, Project & Change Management, and Organizational Restructuring.
He has over twenty-five years of experience working with successful businesses especially in Management Consulting, Software Development, Financial Services, and Oil and Gas industries.
He was Chief Information Officer for leading banks in Nigeria for the last sixteen years of his over 25 years of career, successfully leading major IT and Business transformation projects in those roles.
His last two positions before joining Algorism as Founder/CEO were at United Bank for Africa Plc where he was the Director, Group Information Technology between August 2013 and August 2015 and First Bank of Nigeria Limited where he was Chief Information Officer from February 2009 to July 2013.
Rasheed is a respected industry expert who has also served on a Presidential committee on National Broadband Strategy and the TechLaunchPad initiative of the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology.
He is a First-Class Graduate of Computer Science from the University of Ibadan and holds an Executive MBA from the Lagos Business School. He is a Professional Fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society and British Computer Society.
Prof. Olayinka David-West
Professor David-West is a senior fellow in the Operations, Information Systems and Marketing Division of Lagos Business School (LBS). She is a member of the LBS Management Board and Academic Director at the School and the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC).
With a career in information systems spanning nearly three decades; engaged in various roles in systems/technology consulting, systems development and integration and electronic banking management. Currently, Dr David-West’s research and practice engagements focus on the managerial IS practices, IS policy administration as well as systems adoption and utility, most recently sustainable and inclusive digital financial services (DFS).
Dr David-West holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Manchester Business School; an MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University, London; and a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Lagos.
She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and the academic advocate to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).
She is also a qualified practitioner of the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), and a digital money specialist certified by Digital Frontiers Institute and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
She brings to the Board significant technical and managerial expertise with deep understanding of the Nigerian IT industry.
Mr. Adegboyega Bello
Mr. Adegboyega Bello is the Chief Finance Officer Oando Marketing, a position he assumed in June 2009. Mr Bello started his business career at Oando in 2007 and has held several positions in the organization during this period namely Finance Manager, Group Finance Manager and Head of Finance, Oando Plc. As CFO, he is responsible for the development and maintenance of the financial reporting system of the company in line with global best practices. In addition, he provides overall guidance on information technology operation and deployment for the marketing division operations.
Mr Bello also supports the Chief Executive Officer, Oando Marketing in the area of financial strategy development and execution and he is responsible for the harmonization of both operational and financial measures aimed at efficiency, growth and profitability of the business in the long term.
He commenced his professional career with KPMG, an audit, tax and financial advisory firm as an Intern in 1998 with special focus on upstream operating companies. He later worked at Oceanic Bank as an Analyst in the bank’s financial control & planning department and he rose to the position of Head, Management Information System. Mr Bello holds a B.Sc. Hons in Finance from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He has attended several external training with focus on Financial Strategy, International Financial Reporting, Information Technology, Credit and Treasury Operations.
Mr. Abayomi Oni
Mr. Abayomi Oni joined Algorism as an Executive Director in January 2019 to contribute to the growth of our enterprise business. He was CIO/Group Head Information Technology at Unity Bank Plc. He is an experienced Information Technology leader with over 17 years of experience across the banking & financial services industry. His last seven years within the banking industry were in senior management roles in leading brands including First City Monument Bank.
Abayomi’s broad experience delivering technology solutions covers IT Infrastructure, Project and Operations Management, Data, Implementation and Support.
Abayomi is a consummate professional known for delivering Strategic value to enterprise businesses in areas including but not limited to strategic cost optimization, effective utilization of technology in alignment with corporate goals, business process optimization, improving service delivery times and service levels while reducing costs. Abayomi also excels at strategic planning, building high-performance teams, project management, and continuous improvement.
Abayomi Oni holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Lagos.