Report by: Olivia Nnorom
Stanley is a certified expert in finance, technology and public administration, with a strong drive for strategic digital transformation, emerging payments, and financial inclusion.
He promotes a mindset that delivers business growth, visible impact on the bottom line, exceptional customer experiences through enterprise-level financial systems and large retail partnerships.
He holds professional licenses including project management professional (PMP), master project manager (MPM), certified British project professional (CBPP), project manager E-Business (PMe), lean management professional (Expert level), certified cards & Payments Professional (CCPP), a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB) and a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration (FICA).
Stanley Jacob obtained MBA in Technology Management from ADBU India; Post-Graduate Diploma in Digital Business (PGDDB) from Emeritus Singapore, and has completed executive management courses from Columbia Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, amongst others.
He brings years of experience and expertise from holding managerial positions in different fintech firms.
Before his appointment as SIFSL chief, he was the director of the Nigerian country business development and the Director of the West African Financial Institutions, at Mastercard.
Stanley has worked as the Head of Consumer Distribution in Ecobank Nigeria, where he supervised the overall strategy and execution of the cards and digital banking capabilities as well as the project management office for Consumer Bank.
He worked as the Vice President of the Governing Council for Fintech Association of Nigeria (FINTECH NGR), and was a Member of the Governing Board of the e-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria (EPPAN).
Stanley Jacob was the Head, digital banking and financial inclusion at Standard Chartered Bank supporting retail markets across Africa, and has served as the Group head, eBusiness (Fortis Group) pioneering Chief Operating Officer for Fortis Mobile Money.
He once served as a Senior eBusiness associate for Brinq Africa and played active roles in the bank operations at UBA Plc.
Stanley Jacob is truly a global fintech executive.