Dr Segun Aina is a global professional banking leader, internationally rated fintech influencer and thought leader, respected Futurist and a Philanthropist.
He had three decades of distinguished banking career and voluntarily retired from active banking service after a six years tenure as Bank MD/CEO. His core area of interest was operations and technology -using technology to deliver delightful banking services and products in a very efficient manner.
He is past President of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (2012 to 2014) as well as West African Bankers Association (Nigeria Chapter) 2001 and currently the inaugural Chairman of Global Council of Global Banking Education Standards Board (GBEStB) 2017 to date.
A tech visionary who set up Fintech Associates Ltd as far back as 2002, he is founding President, Fintech Association of Nigeria, initiator and founding President of the Africa Fintech Network, Founder/Chairman, and The Fintech Institute among others.
Dr. Aina who has been variously described as Nigeria’s finTech envoy, incubated a number of successful fintech startups and sits on the Boards of various institutions in Banking, Insurance, Agriculture, Technology sectors etc. He also serves as a member of the UK-Africa Fintech Investment Group, a UK Government initiative co-Chaired by the Lord Mayor of London and UK Prime Minister Ambassador for Business Fintech.
Dr. Aina is a distinguished alumnus of University of Lagos, University of Ibadan, INSEAD France, Harvard Business School, IMD Switzerland, and Lagos Business School.
His contributions to the academic sector is legendary- he was a member of the pioneer Advancement Board of Obafemi Awolowo University 2006 to 2012 and currently Chairman Advancement Board of Federal University of Technology Akure,(2011 to date), Chairman National Think Tank (initiative of University of Ibadan Research Foundation of which he is a member) and Member, Osun State University Advancement Board.
Dr Aina is Fellow of London Institute of Banking and Finance, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, Institute of Directors, Nigerian Institute of Management as well as Member, Toronto Region Board of Trade, Canada and Canadian Council for Africa.
He holds the Nigeria National honors of Officer of the Order of Federal Republic (OFR) and has received honorary doctorate degrees from three Universities.