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Ayodeji Aina
Head, Enterprise Innovation at First Bank of Nigeria


Ayodeji Aina is the pioneer Head of First Bank’s Enterprise Innovation team tasked with the responsibility of leveraging innovation to achieve the bank’s strategic objectives. In this role, he helped design and implement the bank’s innovation program which is focused on identifying innovation opportunities and promoting an innovative culture within the bank. Ayodeji is a McKinsey alum who has over 14 years work experience which spans across Banking, Consulting and Manufacturing industries. His work experience has seen him work on several innovative projects such as the launch of Africa’s first fully digital bank. Ayodeji’s educational achievement include a BSc. in Computer Science from Olabisi Onabanjo University, an MSc. in IT Management and Orgaizational change from Lancaster university and an MBA (Strategy and Finance concentration) from Darden Business school, University of Virginia. He spends his spare time with family while also providing mentorship for junior colleagues.

Agenda Sessions

  • PANEL: Evolving an Open Innovation Ecosystem