Ben has over with over 25 years’ experience in consulting, manufacturing and banking with core competencies in Technology Strategy and Management, Electronic banking and Channels Product Management and Sales, Retail banking, Accounting and Project management.
He is a Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in Risk and Control of IT, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Associate Chartered Certified Accountant of London, Lead Auditor certified in British Standard number 7799 on Information Security and Certified International Cards & Payments Professional.
He began his career in Banking as an Operations Staff before moving into IT Audit Consulting in 1994 with EDP Audit & Security Associates where I consulted for regulators, multi-national companies and banks.
From consulting, he moved into the Manufacturing Industry as Head IT, of Honeywell Flour Mills, where he implemented full automation of the manufacturing plant. He then moved back into the Banking Industry as Head Software/Strategy of Continental Trust Bank (now UBA) in 2001. Thereafter, he joined Sterling Bank as Head, Technical Services, a position he held before moving to FCMB PLC in 2006.
At FCMB, Ben was involved in the Implementation of various card products (like Verve, VISA, and MasterCard), ATMs, POS, Mobile Banking, Agency Banking, Internet Banking, and Transaction Banking.
After 8 years at FCMB, he joined Unity bank as the Group Head of electronic Business where he built electronic channels leading to exceptional growth on all indices in two years.
Ben is an Accounting graduate from Yaba College of Technology. In his academic and professional pursuit, he won the following prizes;
- ICAN National Prize Winner 1998
- ACCA highest scorer in Information Analysis in 1999
- CISA highest scorer in Nigeria in 2000
Other ad-hoc assignments he has been opportuned to be involved in, in various capacities include:
– ICAN Faculty of Consulting and Information Technology
– CBN’s Vision 2020 FSS Implementation Board
– EXCO of the Committee of e-banking Industry Heads
– Member of the Board of ISACA (Information Systems Audit & Control Association)
Ben has also been involved in IT Audit, IT Security, Data Integrity and Digital Banking. His current area of research interest is the utilization of Blockchain Technology for Financial Inclusion.
He is currently married with children.