• Olubanjo Adetunji
    Research
    • Dr. Adetunji is a Research Fellow at Lagos Business School. He has over 17 years of financial advisory, consulting and banking experience. Prior to joining Lagos Business School, he was involved in key financial advisory engagements in financial services and information communication technology including the roll-outs of a mobile money and an agent network management businesses. Prior to this, he was a Financial Systems Specialist at Central Bank of Nigeria, where he led the design and implementation of foreign exchange trading, development finance and banking systems. He was also involved in the design and roll- out of the Government Securities system.
      Dr Adetunji holds a first degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, an MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, and an MPhil and a PHD in Management (Finance Concentration) from Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria. He is a member of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute, USA, a member of CFA Society, Nigeria and a member of American Finance Association. He is also a member of Association for Information Systems (AIS), USA.

  • Timothy Aluko
    Project Administrator
    • Timothy is a Project Manager with previous experience in management research at Lagos Business School. He is an expert in managing all phases of complex projects from planning to execution with accountability for timelines, resource utilization, cost control, and budget management. He is also adept in research with proven track record of performing a wide variety of research work such as in-depth data gathering & synthesis, developing questionnaires, conducting surveys and interviews, transcribing, formulating reports and making recommendations based on research findings. He has successfully engaged in several projects that have resulted in the production of case studies, technical notes, and journal articles.
      Before joining LBS as a research assistant, Timothy was a background check expert with Dragnet Solutions Ltd where he managed large-scale verification exercises for various scholarship schemes across South-West Nigeria. He has experience as a facilitator with the Project Management Professional Institute (PMPI) where he facilitated classes on the various project management knowledge areas. Timothy's expertise in technology-related management research has him collaborating projects relating to e-commerce and digital financial services in Africa. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and an MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife with specialization in operations management. Timothy has also received certification in Digital Money from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, USA.

  • Ikechukwu Kelikume
    Research
    • Ikechukwu is currently a doctoral student of the Swiss University of Economics (SMC University, Switzerland) and leads sessions in microeconomic and macroeconomic environment of business at Lagos Business School. Ike undertakes research and consults in areas which include macroeconomic modeling, financial and monetary economics as well as econometrics and quantitative method in economics. He obtained his bachelor's degree and a Master's in Economics from the University of Benin. Prior to joining LBS, he lectured in Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria where he was the first coordinator/ head of the Department of Economics and Human Development. Kelikume also taught in the Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Benin. In addition to teaching, Ike also engages in consulting activities. His consulting activities have included assignments for the World Bank, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.

  • Ijeoma Nwagwu
    Grant Manager
    • Dr Nwagwu earned her doctorate in Law (SJD) and Masters in Law (LLM) degrees from Harvard Law School and was awarded the Landon H. Gammon prize for academic excellence. After attending the Nigerian Law School, Ijeoma worked as legal counsel for the Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), where she also produced documentaries on law, human rights and development themes with Channels Television Lagos and the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA). A talented researcher and lecturer, Ijeoma recently taught International Trade Law and Human Rights at St. Mary's University College, London and was on the research team for the World Bank Assisted Science and Technology Education Post-Basic (STEP-B) project in Nigeria. She has also conducted research trainings for the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in Senegal. An active member of the community, Ijeoma volunteers on youth/education programmes and is passionate about finding creative solutions to educational challenges in Africa. She currently manages the First Bank Sustainability Centre at Lagos Business School.

  • Doyin Salami
    Research
    • Dr Salami is an Economist with over two decades of practical professional experience. In addition to being one of the Principal Partners of Kainosedge Consulting, he is an Associate Professor at the Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University. At LBS he leads sessions in economic environment of business, and had also served as director of programmes for five years until January 2005. He also participates in public policy making – presently, he is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria and had been a member of the Economic Management Team of the Federal Government of Nigeria. He was recently appointed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a member of the IMF Advisory Group on Sub-Saharan Africa (AGSA). Dr. Salami’s research interests include: issues in corporate long-term financial management; macroeconomic policy; corporate competitiveness and risk management; and characteristics of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). He was formerly the vice chairman of President Buhari's recent transition committee.

  • Immanuel Umukoro
    Research
    • Immanuel is a researcher at the Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria and also a doctoral student in information systems at the Africa Regional Centre for Information Science (ARCIS), University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he obtained a master of information science degree. He began his career as a teacher focusing on curriculum design and implementation, continuous assessment, instructional design, educational technology and classroom management.

      Prior to joining the Lagos Business School, he worked as a field lead with an indigenous research firm and led initiatives culminating into digitizing government's services. His research focuses on digital financial services, financial inclusion, technology adoption and use, digital platforms and the sharing economy, innovation and technology transfer studies, business intelligence and analytics, business information systems, process management, consumer studies, development information systems, ergonomics and man-machine interaction, and management information.

      Immanuel leads simulations in business process improvement, management information systems, blue ocean strategy, and turning strategy into action. He is chartered with the Nigerian Institute of Management and an Associate of the Centre for Global Enterprise (CGE) with a distinction in Africa's Platform Management, Strategy, and Innovation. Immanuel is a certified Digital Money Expert by the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He also holds a certificate in research and grant proposal writing from the INASP|AuthorAID Foundation.

  • Olawale Ajai
    Research
    • Professor Ajai is a professor of legal, social and political environment of business. He is the Director of Research, an author and co-author of several books and many learned articles. He has also drafted federal and state legislations. He benefited from business, community and inter-personal negotiation, peace building and dispute resolution training in Ghana, United States and England and was a coordinator of the Dispute Resolution Programme at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. As Group Company Secretary/Legal Adviser in Dunlop Nigeria Plc he had legal oversight of several strategic transactions, subsequently became Director, Human Capital (with additional responsibility for Legal, Company Secretarial and Government Relations), and later Director, Marketing and Strategy.

  • Olayinka David-West
    Team Lead
    • Dr David-West is an information systems (IS) professional with over two decades experience in the Nigerian IT industry. With a passion for the effective use of IT in business, Dr. David-West not only makes IT understandable, but assists organizations seeking business value from information and related technologies through systematic decision making and managerial processes. She is currently a senior fellow in the Operations, Information Systems and Marketing Division of Lagos Business School. She is also academic director at Lagos Business School, and Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University respectively.
      Dr. David-West combines her teaching and research interests with industry consulting engagements in the areas of strategic IS planning, IT personnel selection, IT assessment & review/due diligence, e-business, business planning, software selection & management, systems implementation, project & change management, business process improvement and systems design. Her research interests include information systems in organizations, performance of e-business, electronic service quality and IT governance.

  • Nkemdilim Ihenachor
    Research
    • Nkemdilim has a Bachelors degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering as well as MBA and MPhil Degrees from Pan-Atlantic University. He is currently completing his PhD work in the International Strategy Department of Pan-Atlantic University. As a member of Lagos Business School’s Strategy Group he has extensively researched and consulted interests are in those factors that lead to the increased competitiveness of firms, industries, regions and nations. He recently concluded a course on Microeconomics of Competitiveness in Harvard Business School, USA.
      He has been an active researcher and contributor in Lagos Business School’s Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Financial Services Initiative where he has led research projects as well as advocacy initiatives aimed at increasing the adoption of digital financial services in Nigeria since 2015. His work in the Nigerian digital financial services space has cut across important actors and stakeholder groups most notable among them include – mobile money operators, mobile money agents, mobile network operators, development partners, agent aggregators, commercial banks and policy makers such as the Central Bank of Nigeria.
      As an active voice in the sector he has published academic articles in top global journals on various issues in the Nigerian Digital Financial Services space and has also published practitioner articles. Nkemdilim is a certified Digital Money Expert by the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has had prior experience in Banking as a Relationship Manager in the Multilateral, Conglomerates and Private Banking Group of Zenith, as an Investment Banker where he was involved in Project finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and financial advisory and as a Consultant in KPMG Professional Services where he was involved in business advisory engagements for large multinationals and local corporates.
      His current consulting work span companies in the financial services industry, telecommunications, consumer markets and retail all around Africa. Nkemdilim has extensively consulted for companies in the area of Corporate Strategy Development, Competitive Strategy Development and Blue Ocean Strategy Development.

  • Omotayo Muritala
    Research Manager
    • Omotayo manages the Research Department of the Lagos Business School. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Lagos and a Master’s degree also in Economics from University of Ibadan with a special interest in Development Economics. Before joining Lagos Business School he worked as a Deputy Research Executive at ValueFronteira Ltd where he was engaged in consulting studies for USAID, NESG/World Bank and private organizations in Nigeria. In 2013, he led the team that investigated Taxpayers’ Education, Rights and Satisfaction in Edo State, and in 2014/15 he was a member of the team that produced technical requirements for “Strengthening Advocacy and Civic Engagement”: a nation-wide study that examined media strategies for strengthening advocacy programs and public policy reforms in Nigeria. Omotayo was a research field evaluator in a field (evaluation) study that formed part of Monitoring and Evaluation requirements for the Nigerian government SURE-P(rogram). This passionate economist was one of the architects behind the Modelling and Automation of Equity Price Prediction (un-published) Reports for banks and non-banks in Nigeria in 2014. Previously, he worked as a research assistant at the University of Lagos where he developed research designs, analysed research data and conducted literature and database searches, for research fellows/scholars. A Development Knowledge Facilitator (DKF) on Millennium Development Goal in 2009, he received Federal Government Scholarship Award for his MSc Studies in 2010. Omotayo is an associate member of Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management of Nigeria and an associate member of the Nigerian Economic Society.

  • Ibukun Taiwo
    Content & Communications Lead
    • Ibukun has a master's degree in Media and Communications, with a special focus on Writing for the Media, from the School of Media and Communication, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos. Before joining the SIDFS project, he was involved in the budding African tech startup ecosystem having spent two years managing communications with startups and media outlets like TechCabal. Ibukun handles content strategy for the SIDFS initiative. He manages content creation, delivery and media relations.