MasterCard Announces Two New Appointments to Support Expansion in Nigeria
09/29/2011

Omokehinde Ojomuyide appointed Vice President of Business development for West African Business
Kamil Olufowobi appointed Associate Vice President of Account Management for West African Business

Online PR News – 29-September-2011 – – Lagos, MasterCard Worldwide in Nigeria has made two new appointments as part of its business development strategy to grow MasterCard’s operations and presence in Nigeria and across West Africa.

Omokehinde Ojomuyide has been appointed Vice President of Business development for the West African business, based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Ojomuyide joins MasterCard from Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), where she was based for five years, four of which were spent as the Head of Cards and Product Development. Prior to GTBank, Ojomuyide worked at Econet (now Airtel). She holds an MBA from the Lagos Business School, and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Kamil Olufowobi has been appointed as an Associate Vice President: Account Management for the West African business, also based in Lagos, Nigeria. He joins MasterCard from the United Bank for Africa (UBA) where he headed the retail products and sales unit for Nigeria.

Prior to this, he was responsible for UBA’s segment banking, where he revamped the organization’s Prestige Banking model, for its affluent customers. Olufowobi has extensive experience in relationship management and consulting in the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Nigeria for a number of organisations including IBM, The Conference Board (New York), Siemens Corporation (USA), World Travel & Tourism Council (London), Merck Sharp & Dohme (Singapore) Ltd and ExxonMobil (Nigeria).

Olufowobi holds a Master’s Degree in Global Business Economics from Rutgers University’s Graduate School, New Jersey, USA, where he graduated cum laude. Kamil also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Communications from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the USA, completing the course with an exchange programme at Nanyang Technology University in Singapore. Kamil co-founded and volunteers his time with NiPRO, a global network of more than half a million Nigerian professionals worldwide.

“Ojomuyide has a solid understanding of the payments industry and MasterCard’s business through her association with GTBank, and Olufowobi has proven experience as an account manager. We’re confident that they will use their knowledge and past successes to explore and create opportunities with our customer financial institutions and merchants in Nigeria and across West Africa. This will, no doubt, put us in a strong position to maximise the substantial opportunities in this region and deliver real value to cardholders,” says Daniel Monehin, Area Head of MasterCard Worldwide: East & West Africa and Indian Ocean Islands.

“We are delighted to welcome Ojomuyide and Olufowobi to the MasterCard team, as we look to bring the benefits of safe, convenient and seamless payments to consumers, retailers, banks and governments in West Africa,” he concluded.

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