Bank of Kigali hires Nigerian man as its new chief digital officer

Bank of Kigali hires Nigerian man as its new chief digital officer

- Obinna Ukwuani, a Nigerian man, has bagged a big appointment in Rwanda to head an important sector in Bank of Kigali

- Before his appointment in the African country, he used to work with a Nigerian tech startup, Paystack

- Obinna will be working at bringing about more innovations as the new chief digital officer

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Many Nigerians abroad are making strides that are positively contributing to the country's image among the comity of nations.

The latest in that pool of Nigerians is Obinna Ukwuani who has been appointed by the Bank of Kigali as its chief digital officer.

He replaced Regis Rugemanshuro who also got an appointment for another position as the head of the Rwanda Social Security Board.

It should be noted that the Nigerian began work in June. In his new professional capacity, he will be seeing towards bringing about product innovations, among things, in digital banking.

The Nigerian has a degree in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before his appointment, he was with a Nigerian tech startup called Paystack.

According to The New Times, "the division Obinna is heading is responsible for innovation such as Ikofi, a digital wallet that offers financial services with a focus on Rwandan farmers, agro-dealers, Agri-businesses and other players in the agricultural ecosystem”.

A collage showing the Nigerian digital officer. Photo source: Twitter/Africa Facts Zone

A collage showing the Nigerian digital officer. Photo source: Twitter/Africa Facts Zone
Source: Twitter

The young man had in January 2018, partnered with the Bank of Kigali to launch Makers Robotics Academy Rwanda; the first-ever robotics Bootcamp in the country.

The programme which was an intensive three-week course hosted 40 Rwandan high school students. It was facilitated by MIT students.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @taizer_ said he got a job as an assistant vice president for one of the largest banks in the United Kingdom.

The 24-year-old man made the disclosure on the microblogging site but did not disclose the name of the bank.

@taizer_, who is a graduate of mathematics and finance, wrote: “Aced my interview, got the job and now you’re looking at the newest Assistant Vice President in one of the largest UK banks.”

In other news, a 22-year-old lady and engineering student, Ayodele Aigbe, started her own company called Hangio.

The startup is into bendable hangers, a kind that eliminates the problem of having "shoulder bumps" according to the founder.

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Ayo shared the news of her company on Twitter handle on Thursday, July 23, as she asked people to support her business.

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