Henrietta Bankole-Olusina

Vice President, Economic Inclusion

Henrietta leads RPA’s efforts in the practice area of economic inclusion covering financial inclusion, empowerment, and economic opportunities with the objective of a more equitable and just global economic development. She works with and serves stakeholders and donors in these issue areas, including funder collaboratives and foundations, while leading or participating in thought leadership, donor funded sponsored projects, and other work advancing RPA’s mission.

She was formerly Nigeria Program Director, where her responsibility was to liaise with Nigerian government stakeholders to assess the needs, challenges and opportunities to enable the government to drive financial inclusion regulatory reform with a focus on strengthening pro-poor financial inclusion policies and identifying Digital Financial Services (DFS) requirements to support an enabling regulatory environment in the emerging market.

Before joining Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in November 2020, Henrietta was the Managing Director at ARM Financial Advisers where she was responsible for digital financial services, innovation, retail distribution and Group Corporate Transformation and IT. Prior to that, she was Head of Payments and Mobility and the Management Consulting Lead for Financial Services at Accenture. She has served as the Chairperson of the Financial Inclusion Channels Working Group and member of the National Financial Inclusion Technical Committee for the implementation of Nigeria’s Financial Inclusion strategy.

She is a graduate of the University of Lagos, Nigeria and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Corporate Strategy and Economic Policy from the Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands. She is a certified trainer, Change Management and Balanced Scorecard professional.

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