#A24BehindTheTech: Olayinka David-West


Dr Olayinka David-West is an information systems (IS) professional with over two decades experience in the Nigerian Information Technology industry. She is currently a senior fellow in the Operations, Information Systems and Marketing Division of Lagos Business School (LBS). She is also academic director at both the LBS and Enterprise Development Centre (EDC). Olayinka joined LBS in 2006, bringing over 14 years of operations, technology, management and business analysis expertise acquired during my various stints across different industries. Prior to joining the Lagos Business School, she was Head of e-Business at National Bank of Nigeria. I’m also a digital financial services expert, consulting regularly for the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

She served on the board of a fintech business as a non-executive director. She is also a governing council member of the Fintech Association of Nigeria (FTAN). Dr David-West has a first degree in Computer Science, an MSc in Business Systems Analysis & Design from University of London, and a DBA from the University of Manchester. She is a frequent contributor in BusinessDay and NextBillion and speak regularly at fintech and finance related conferences all year round. This life is a brief one so I work hard and play harder.


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