LBS Academic Director, Olayinka David-West named Professor


LBS Academic Director, Olayinka David-West named Professor

Academic Director at Lagos Business School (LBS), Olayinka David-West has been appointed a Professor of Information Systems.

The appointment was announced on Tuesday, May 21, by the Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) Governing Council following a recommendation by the Appointments and Promotions Committee of the University.

David-West leads sessions in Information Systems across MBA and executive programmes at the School. She also leads the team at the School’s research and advocacy initiative, Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Financial Services (SIDFS), where she makes significant contributions towards advancing the financial inclusion discourse in Nigeria.

David-West holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Lagos, an MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City University, London, and a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.

With over 28 years’ experience in the fintech sector, David-West combines her research and teaching interests with industry consulting engagements in the areas of digital financial services, strategic planning, Information Systems planning, IT personnel selection, IT assessment & review/due diligence, e-business, business planning, software selection & management, systems implementation, project & change Management, process improvement and systems design.

David-West is a digital financial services expert who consults regularly for the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She serves on the board of a fintech business as a non-executive director and is a governing council member of the Fintech Association of Nigeria (FTAN).

David-West is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), an academic advocate to the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and a qualified practitioner of the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA).

She regularly speaks at fintech and finance-related conferences all year round and frequently contributes to relevant conversations on the subject matter.


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