Akeem Olujinmi Lawal
Occupational Position: Divisional CEO, Switching & Processing, Interswitch
Akeem has a professional career spanning several industries. He started his career as a trainee electrical and mechanical engineer. He spent 4 years in Information and Communication Technology with Inlaks computers and Telnet Nigeria limited. After 5 years with Oildata Wireline Service limited where he led the team responsible for non-rig oil well interventions, he joined InterSwitch in 2003 to help build the Nigeria payment switch network. Akeem is motivated by success and the quest to innovate and create. His passion is for creative endeavour and ground breaking innovation. He has been at the forefront of new technology developments in oil and gas with Oildata and payment systems technology with InterSwitch. He is an intelligent person with a strong belief in people and their capabilities.
First Class Bachelors in Engineering in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Benin Executive
MBA degree from Lagos Business School
2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow