The governing council of the FinTech Organization of Nigeria has elected new members from a variety of industries to guide association operations for the ensuing two years.
It revealed in a statement that the Board of Trustees Election Committee, which is composed of reputable professionals, including former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Patrick Akinwuntan, MD/CEO of Edfin MFB Bunmi Lawson, and Founder/CEO of SystemSpecs Dr. John Obaro, oversaw the elections.
They were chosen via a transparent electoral process that used digital technology throughout.
It was mentioned that the BOT of the association had swore in 21 new GovCo members.
The Chairman of the BOT, Dr. Segun Aina, advised the new GovCo members to build on the achievements of previous GovCos in order to position Nigeria as the Fintech hub for innovation and investment in Africa at the new GovCo’s inauguration.
Additionally, he recommended the newly formed GovCo to develop programs to address the issues of a lack of technical and digital expertise, deepen interactions with regulators, and expand the membership base while uniting all stakeholders to amplify the association’s one-voice drive.
The launch of further national Fintech associations in Africa, he continued, should be aided by the new GovCo members.
The re-elected president of the association, Ade Bajomo, said, “The core objectives of the association are to accelerate, connect and advocate for FinTechs and that GovCo will strategically leverage on and sustain the existing successes, create new initiatives and enrich the relationships with diverse stakeholders including the regulators to grow the ecosystem.”