Fintech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR) has announced the appointment of members of Board of Trustees.
FintechNGR was established in 2017 to foster an ecosystem that supports all stakeholders to achieve a thriving and growing Nigerian FinTech industry and to make Nigeria one of the world’s leading markets for FinTech Innovation and Investment.
The Association continue to implement its three (3) year strategic plan (2019 – 2021) aimed at strengthening its capacity to be of great relevance to all its stakeholders.
These involved among others restructuring of its Secretariat, appointing a Board of Trustees and establishing new and sustainable funding sources for the Association and for the Fintech industry.
According to information at the disposal of TechEconomy.ng, the BOT members are expected to contribute their quota towards achieving the objectives of the Association.
The following eminent Nigerians have been appointed to the Board of Trustees:
- Dr Segun Aina OFR, currently President, Fintech Association of Nigeria, Africa Fintech Network and Chairman, Odua Investment Co Ltd.
- Mr. Tunde Lemo OFR– Chairman, Flutterwave Ltd, Lambert Capital Ltd and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
- Mr. Kyari Bukar – Co-Founder of Trans Sahara Investment Corporation, Chairman, SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc and former Chairman, Nigeria Economic Summit Group.
- Ms. Mary Uduk – Ag. Director-General, Securities & Exchange Commission SEC.
- Ms. Funke Opeke – Managing Director/CEO, Main One Cable Co,
- Mr. John Obaro – Managing Director/CEO, SystemSpecs Remita Limited and currently member of Governing Council of Fintech Association of Nigeria.
- Mrs. Bola Adesola – Snr. Vice Chairman, Africa, Standard Chartered Bank and co Vice Chair, United Nations Global Compact
The Board of Trustee’s will provide necessary oversight, guidance and support and work with the Governing Council towards the attainment of the objectives of the Association.
The President of the Association, Dr Segun Aina, comments:
“FintechNGR which I have been privileged to promote and nurture with others has in its 3 years of existence made tremendous impact and contributions to Nigeria and Africa fintech ecosystem and the national economies focusing on its three main objectives to Accelerate, Advocate and Connect. The addition of these eminent and accomplished personalities and industry leaders will no doubt propel the growth and increased relevance of the Association. With this development, John Obaro and I will be leaving the Governing Council as Member and President of the Association respectively at the next Annual General meeting coming up later in the year as we will not be presenting ourselves for reelection to the Governing Council”.
Funke Opeke remarked: ” I am honoured to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Fintech Association of Nigeria and look forward to the opportunity to add value to the organization along with other distinguished professionals of high repute”.
Bukar Kyari also commented:
” I am pleased to accept my nomination to the Board of Trustees of the Association and I am looking forward to be able to contribute to the growth of fintech in the countr.
Another prominent member, Mr Tunde Lemo gave a remark:
“I will bring to bear my knowledge, expertise and experience in the discharge of my duties and look forward to working with other members of the Board towards the growth and development of our Association”.
FintechNGR is a professional, self-regulatory, not-for-profit and non-political organization, the Founding member of Africa Fintech Network with partnerships across all continents.
The Association Connects key Fintech stakeholders across the globe, accelerate continuous growth of the Fintech Industry and Advocates on key elements of fintech through its diverse membership base that cuts across thirteen sectors of the economy.
The Association currently has 130 (one hundred and thirty) corporate members including several incumbent and startup fintech companies, 15 (fifteen) Deposit Money Banks, three leading Microfinance Banks, tech focused private equity firms, other professional bodies, Universities and Associations, the major law firms and media houses such as ChannelsTV & TechEconomy.ng.
Its aim is to be the rallying point and umbrella organization for all disruptive technology driven organizations or individuals in Fintech, Regtech, Tradetech, Insurtech including fintech products for Agritech, Edtech, HealthTech, etc.
The Association podcasts bi-monthly webinars that speak to various issues that affect the Fintech ecosystem, organizes quarterly Social Meets, jointly organize the Nigeria Fintech Week, among others.