Tobechukwu Mary-Ann NjideakaProgram Coordinator, Financial Inclusion
Tobechukwu joined Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in April 2021 as a Program Coordinator working with the Sponsored projects and Funds Team, where she manages a portfolio of projects within the economic inclusion practice area providing project management, operational and technical support. As a key contact for client relationships, she oversees the active coordination of operations to ensure timeliness and efficiency of services across platforms and manages the review and execution of contracts and MoUs.
She leverages her expertise and experience in financial and economic Inclusion to build and manage relationships with key stakeholders and partners, liaise with the RPA teams, and ensure compliance with policies and procedures. In addition to providing client service for projects’ operational needs, she supports grant making activities, including grant agreements, facilitating grant payments, and reporting and processing approved payment requests.
Before joining RPA, Tobechukwu worked as a research associate in the Sustainable & Inclusive Digital Financial Service Initiative, Lagos Business School focused on conducting in-depth exploration into the digital financial services industry in Nigeria to provide an understanding of the regulatory landscape, economic and business models for delivering products that improve the financial well-being of Nigerians, particularly the poor, women and rural dwellers. She is particularly interested in financial inclusion as it cuts across sustainable growth and national development.
With a background in information science, Tobechukwu have a view of charting a path that goes beyond career advancement to pioneering innovative research and data/information management systems towards sustainable business growth and national development.