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DeRemi Atanda

‘DeRemi Atanda features regularly on the Nigerian and African Tech trail and is currently the Executive Director that leads the strategy functions of SystemSpecs, Nigeria’s FinTech giant and owners of Remita.

Over the past 25 years, ‘DeRemi has played different roles in the conceptualisation, development, implementation and provision of strategic leadership for many large private and public sector initiatives spanning data aggregation, payroll and pension systems, payments infrastructure and operations, business development, marketing, change management, as well as policy development and execution. He’s also been involved in start-ups and business leaders’ mentoring.

An avid tech enthusiast, ‘DeRemi currently serves as the Chairman of the Nigeria Content Consultative Forum on IT (NCCF-ICT), for Nigeria’s oil & gas sector. He also chairs the Government Flows Initiative Working Group of the Central Bank of Nigeria and is a member of the National Payments Initiatives Coordinating Committee (PICC). He’s also been an Executive Resource since inception of the Lagos State Government’s empowerment programme for final year students of tertiary institutions, Ready.Set.Work (RSW).

In 2006, ‘DeRemi led the vibrant team that delivered in 6 months the very successful tech-driven Integrated Payroll & Personnel Information System (IPPIS) of the Federal Government of Nigeria which has now become a model for other large public sector projects.

He is wholly committed to the development of Africa’s youth assets to make significant impact on the global tech landscape. He has featured on TEDxIkeja, African FinTech Foundry, African Business Forum of Stanford University, CNBC Africa, Channels TV, among other notable platform. He also features regularly as a panelist/judge on pitches and is active on social media where he provides thought leadership on national advancement, business ethics and youth development.
His other interests include stage plays, Afro-folklore performances, as well as visual and creative arts.

‘DeRemi has a first degree from the University of Ibadan and an MBA from the Lagos Business School of the Pan-Atlantic University where he’s also an AMP alumnus in addition to being an alumnus of the Stanford SEED programme.

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