Speaker at the Event

africa fintech festival

Akeem Lawal

Divisional CEO, Payment Processing, Interswitch Group, Nigeria

Akeem is a pioneer management team member of Interswitch Group and currently leads the Payment Processing Business of Interswitch as Divisional Chief Executive Officer (DCEO).  Akeem's current passion is to replicate the successes of the full breadth of Interswitch's Payment Processing Services in our Nigeria across Africa, as well as expanding the scope of our payment processing offerings leveraging the latest technologies in the areas of artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and blockchain.

Akeem graduated with First Class Honours in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the University of Benin, Nigeria.  He also holds an MBA from the Lagos Business School of the Pan-Atlantic University.  Prior to joining Interswitch, Akeem worked in the Petroleum  and ICT Industries. Adept at spotting business opportunities and executing with minimal time-to-market, Akeem's deep insight into the opportunities in Africa and his knowledge of the payments business has helped him gain the confidence of our customers and the respect of his peers.  Akeem is a Bishop Desmond Tutu Fellow of the African Leadership Institute.