Friday, April 06,
2018 06.44AM / News
Bayo Adekanmbi has been appointed into the advisory
board of 121. He joins other experts helping the firm navigate and respond to
the dynamic external financial inclusion environment.
Olubayo (Bayo) Adekanmbi is Chief
Transformation Officer at MTN Nigeria. As part of this role, he is exploring
new frontiers in advanced data analytics for telcos and related non-telcos.
Bayo has been at MTN for 13 years, previously serving as GM Business
Intelligence and Chief Marketing/Strategy Officer.
A committed data scientist, Bayo is
also the founder of Data Science Nigeria, which is a network aimed at accelerating
Nigeria’s development through the application of machine learning in solving
Bayo has an MBA from Henley Business
School, University of Reading, and is completing a PhD through City University
Cass Business School, London, and TIAS Business School.
insight2impact (i2i) is a global
resource centre that seeks to improve financial inclusion through the smarter
use of data. They are structured to develop evidence-based, data-driven
policies or client-centric products that are inclusive and impactful.
i2i facilitate the data market and
bridge the data gap to sustainably connect decision-makers with the data they
need. This is accomplished by building on and showcasing the existing
knowledge base of financial inclusion data and collaborating with a wide range
of partners, including, individuals, companies, organisations, and other
entities that are well-positioned to provide high-quality data solutions to
financial service providers, policymakers, and other financial inclusion
Launched in 2015, i2i is jointly
hosted by Cenfri and FinMark Trust and is funded by the Bill
& Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with The MasterCard
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