Ms. Olayemi Keri- Non-Executive Director, Independent

Ms. Olayemi Keri is one of the foremost Women in Technology in Nigeria, with experience in both the Public and Private sectors. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Heckerbella Limited, a Technology Business Transformation company, and also a Partner at Holmen Consulting, an Information Technology Consulting Firm.

Yemi has over twenty-two years of work experience, fourteen of which has been in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industries; ten of which has been at the highest management levels

She is a multidisciplinary graduate of Accounting (University of Maiduguri) and master’s in information technology project management from the American Intercontinental University, Illinois, Strategic Decision making for Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School. IESE Business School, Barcelona and China European International Business School.

She is co-Founder of iAspire Data Science Fellowship Program, an iDAF.ng flagship program that trains and prepare Nigerian bright minds to use Artificial Intelligence and advanced machine and deep learning concepts to tackle business and social problems.

She is currently responsible for the implementation of the Biometric Identification, Time & Attendance, and Payroll Automation System (BIPATAS) for over 80,000 Delta State paid Staff and Pensioners as well as the automation of the processes of Ekiti State Board of Internal Revenue. She is managing the development of an integrated subscription-based Biometric Identification, Payroll solution, Electronic Document Management and Time and Attendance System for large scaled organisations. This is the intellectual property of Heckerbella and an indigenous application.

The co-founder of Rising Tide Africa, a women’s movement initiated with a vision to increase women’s participation in angel investing as an asset class and promote education, cross – border investing and investor-mentoring across Africa; Yemi is a member of the Board of Trustees for Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre, a member of the Science and Technology Policy Commission of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Board Member of Beyond Credit Limited, External Faculty Member at the Fintech Institute and sits on the Advisory Board of Ingressive LLC and several organizations.

Yemi holds membership of several professional bodies including ICAN, CIBN, CITN and the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS). She also holds various certifications in Risk and Project Management and received the Centenary award for the Most Outstanding Public Sector CIO in Nigeria in 2014.

She joined the Board of the Bank as an Independent Director following the CBN approval of her appointment on July 17, 2020