Babatunde Olakanmi Okeniyi – Executive Director

Babatunde joined UP® in 2010 as Group Head, Operations. Prior to becoming a member of the Unified Payment Services Limited family, Babatunde worked in different institutions including Citibank Nigeria and UBA Plc where he was General Manager and Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the group with branches in 17 African Countries. Babatunde is an accomplished, result-oriented backend operation and Information Technology expert with a rich experience in Operations, Technology Infrastructure management, Information Security, Project Management, Service Delivery and Banking Application transformation.

Early background in the full Suites operations of an investment/retail bank, with various responsibilities in transaction services, Customer services, Group shared services and treasury operations provides him with a unique in-depth understanding of customer/end-user requirements and expectations. Babatunde is a fellow, International Academy of Cards & Payments, alumnus of Lagos Business School where he completed his Advance Management Programme (AMP), An alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University (B.Sc.), University of Lagos (MBA), certified engineer by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE) and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). Babatunde is also a Member of the American Society for Industrial Security, Nigeria Computer Society and International Facility Management Association.

Until his new appointment, Babatunde was Director, Marketing & Sales, and previously Director, IT/Operations in our Company, a position he attained after working as Group Head, Operations. Babatunde is known for his attention to details and operational excellence.