Access Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Olanrewaju Bamisebi as Executive Director, Information Technology and Digitalization following the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Mr. Bamisebi is a seasoned professional with over 2 decades of experience spanning across information technology, consultancy, project management, talent management and development, application development as well as strategy and automation. He has a robust Pan-African experience having managed information technology across 22 African countries in consulting, telecom, oil and gas, banking and fintech sectors.
Lanre is a senior technology and banking Operations leader with proven results in driving transformation, digitizing operations for efficiency and seamless customer experience, creating business value from solutions that impact the bottom line, a trans-formative and visionary business leader with a proven track record of helping companies leverage technology to drive real business value.
He built and led high-performing teams across a wide range of disciplines, including, operations, Human Resources, Training, Consulting, business development, and technology.
He was, the Group Director IT & Operations Equity Group. He was also the Managing Director, of Finserve Africa. He also serves on numerous technology and industry advisory boards and works with non-profits that benefit the development of our future workforce in science, technology, Machine Learning and Al.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Bamisebi was Managing Director of FinServe Africa (Fintech arm of Kenya-based Equity Bank) and the Group Director for IT & Operations for Equity Group Holding Limited (EGHL), Kenya. Before joining EGHL in April 2019, he was the Group Chief Information Officer at the defunct Diamond Bank Plc where he resigned as a Deputy General Manager.
Mr. Bamisebi holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from The Polytechnic Ibadan and two bachelor’s degrees, one in Accounting from Olabisi Onabanjo University and the other in Computing & Information Technology from the University of Derby, UK. He also obtained a master’s degree in Business Administration from Durham Business School, UK and is currently undertaking a doctorate degree in Global Strategy.
When Lanre is not working, he enjoys plants and nature, bonsai lover and owner. Specialties: IT Cost Management, Digital Transformation, Digitization Strategy & Execution, User Experience (UX), Product Development, Agile, Business Development, Cloud Technologies, Machine learning, Al, Network architecture, Digital Innovation, Enterprise Arch and Enterprise Sales.
Commenting on this appointment, Mr. Osunkoya, the Chairman of the Corporation said: ‘Mr. Bamisebi has been selected based on his exceptionally rich, professional, academic and corporate board experience which is relevant to the needs of the Board.
We are strongly convinced that he would be a strong contributor to the attainment of the Corporation’s strategic vision of building a globally connected community and ecosystem, inspired by Africa for the world’