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Bank of Kigali appoints Obinna Ukwuani as Chief Digital Officer

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Obinna Ukwuani

Bank of Kigali has appointed former executive of Paystack, Obinna Ukwuani as the Chief Digital Officer.

Ukwuani is replacing Regis Rugemanshuro who was appointed to head Rwanda Social Security Board in February this year.

The position among other things involves leading the Digital Factory division for product innovation and development in digital banking. Obinna commenced work in June.

The division is responsible for innovation such as Ikofi, a digital wallet that offers financial services with a focus on Rwandan farmers, agro-dealers, Agri-businesses and other players in the agricultural ecosystem

Obinna bring to the bank experience from entrepreneurial ventures in software, agricultural processing, and education among others.

Prior to joining Bank of Kigali, Obinna worked with Paystack, a tech startup involved in facilitating payments.

He holds a degree in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

[Source: The New Times]