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Friday, December 15, 2017

Access Bank fulfills dream with AFFDisrupt 2017

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The innovative Access Bank has fulfilled one of its dreams for the 21st century Nigeria with the debut of the Africa Fintech Foundry (AFFDisrupt 2017) in Lagos, Thursday, says the Group Deputy Managing Director (GDMD) at the bank, Mr. Roosevelt Michael Ogbonna, reports ITRealms.

Ogbonna who represented the Group Managing Director, Mr. Herbert Wigwe at the opening ceremony of the AFFDisrupt 2017 at Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, said they have fulfilled one of the banks dreams with the debut of AFFDisrupt 2017 and determined to continue championing this trend in the financial technology sector.

Noting that AFF is the Access Bank accelerator scheme meant to create new opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa, insisting that new opportunities is about the future which is not limited to the banking sector.

He expressed confident that the foundry would provide a platform designed to inspire and challenge African innovators and entrepreneurs.


He was optimistic AFF will provide Africa enterprises with innovative products backed with capacity building and training in business development aimed at sustainability of the project.

Other speakers at the event included former Minister of Communication Technology and Senior Partner at TLcom Capital, Mrs. Omobola Johnson; CEO, SystemLogic Group, South Africa, Audrey Mothupi; Founder, SASWARE Nigeria, Collins Onuegbu; Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Nigeria, Hakeem Adeniji-Adele; Investment Officer, West Africa at Accion Nigeria, Ashley Lewis; Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Trans-Sahara Investment Corporation Nigeria, Kyari Bukar; Managing Director, SystemSpecs Nigeria, John Obaro; Managing Director/CEO, InfoGraphics Nigeria, Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu; Chief Investment Officer, Coronation Capital, Ahovi Kponou; Managing Director, Accenture Financial Services, Toluwaleke Adenmosun, to name a few.

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