Deji Oguntonade

Payments Expert, Financial Inclusion

Deji joined Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in November 2020 as the Director, Digital Payments (Nigeria) with a focus on deepening Financial Inclusion via G2P, B2P and P2P initiatives by collaborating with all stakeholders in the Digital Financial Services sector.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (1989) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos and an MBA in Information Technology from Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). He has attended various management and technical courses in Nigeria, Switzerland, India, UK, USA, Singapore and South Africa.
Deji started his Banking career in 1991 with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, and subsequently also worked in for Equitorial Trust Bank and First Inland Bank Plc before returning to GTBank in 2011. His Banking experience has spanned Operations, Financial Control, Marketing, Technology Management, E-Business, Fintech & Innovation.

Up until October 2020, he was the Divisional Head For FinTech & Innovation in GTBank, before that, he was the Group Head, Electronic Payments; managing E Commerce initiatives, Internet Banking, POS Deployment, Mobile Money and Mobile Banking and the fastest growing USSD based payment system – Bank737.
His major strengths are innovation, human capital development and a never say die attitude. He makes a positive impact on the lives of those he encounters and he is a role model for many players in the Financial and Information Technology Industry.

Deji’s major area of interest is developing payment solutions as a competitive and developmental tool within communities. Since 2001, Deji has pioneered several cutting-edge and award winning solutions that are in wide application nationwide. Worthy of mentioning are products like: FlashMeCash (2002) and Bank 737 (2014).
Finally, Deji is an avid golfer (10.6 Handicap) and is married to Funke, they have three(3) wonderful children- Oluwaseun(F), Oluwatimilehin(M) and Kasope(M).

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