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Olayinka David-West

Professor Olayinka David-West is an Information Systems professional with over two decades experience in the IT and financial services industries and is a passionate advocate for digital transformation and inclusive finance. Her research and practice engagements involve policy and strategic management interventions towards digitally transformed businesses and society.

Professor David-West is the Academic Director at the Lagos Business School (LBS), the premier business school in Nigeria and sits on the school’s Management Board. She leads the Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Financial Services (SIDFS) initiative, a research and advocacy department dedicated to enhancing financial inclusion in Nigeria. She is also a member of the Pan-Atlantic University senate and a governing council member of the Fintech Association of Nigeria.

She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and the academic advocate to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). She is also a qualified practitioner of the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).

Professor David-West frequently participates in global events providing African insights and expertise through keynote addresses, panel discussions and technical moderation.


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


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