By Omobayo Azeez
To maximise its potentials as Africa’s leading financial technology and human capital management firm, SystemSpecs has appointed Demola Igbalajobi and Ezinne Obikile as executive directors.
The company, in a statement made available to business a.m., said the appointments have been made to support SystemSpecs’ vision of delivering maximum value to its diverse customers that include individuals, SMEs, corporations and governments in Nigeria and across Africa at large.
It explained that Igbalajobi would serve as executive director in
charge of Public Sector and Special Projects Division, and Obikile would
serve as executive director in charge of the organisation’s Payment
Infrastructure and Gateway Division.
The statement read, “Igbalajobi’s brief is the development, adoption and support of SystemSpecs’ entire solutions and services suite by governments at all levels, including the widely celebrated Treasury Single Account (TSA) of the Federal Government and states in Nigeria, as well as similar initiatives across Africa.
“A chartered accountant and seasoned project manager, Igbalajobi has well over 25 years’ multi-industry experience working with bluechip firms to implement strategic, business-focused solutions that support business goals and maximise return on investments.
“Before joining SystemSpecs, Igbalajobi had a long spell with IBM UK, managing software implementation and application development projects, setting up and handling programme management offices and consulting on ERP implementation. His experience also covers business analytics, change management as well as programme management in the automotive, telecommunications, finance, hospitality and manufacturing industries.”
As executive director in charge of Payment Infrastructure and Gateway, Obikile will be responsible for the deployment and optimisation of SystemSpecs’ payment backbone to serve financial institutions as well as proprietary and third-party payment solution providers in Nigeria and
“Obikile is a seasoned Information Technology solutions and electronic transactions management expert with over three decades’ experience in the banking industry.
“Prior to her appointment, Obikile served as the pioneer group head, transaction banking at First Bank of Nigeria, where, among other contributions, she had an extensive career, developing and implementing the financial institution’s transaction banking strategy and service offerings, product development management across all payment product engines, and driving transaction volumes and revenue.
“Obikile is an alumnus of the University of Nigeria and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Enugu State University of Science and Technology,” SystemSpecs explained.