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Olayinka David-West


Olayinka David-West is a Professor of Information Systems. She has over three decades of experience in the IT and financial services industry and is a passionate advocate for, and thought leader on, digital transformation and inclusive finance.

Olayinka is Associate Dean at the Lagos Business School (LBS) and a member of the school’s governance body. For almost a decade, she served as Academic Director of the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), providing capacity building and enterprise support services for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. She currently leads the Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Financial Services (SIDFS) initiative, a research, capacity building, engagement and advocacy initiative dedicated to enhancing financial inclusion in Nigeria.

She has expert certifications in financial inclusion policy and digital money, is a governing council member of the Fintech Association of Nigeria and a member of the African Women in Finance and Payments. She mentors young women in STEM and was featured in the Tech Women of Lagos exhibition. Olayinka has been listed among the Leading Women in Nigeria’s Financial Technology Industry and profiled in Fintech Times as a leading expert on financial inclusion in Africa.

Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), Manchester Business School
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Business Systems Analysis and Design, City University, London
Recent Content
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