Adedamola Giwa has been appointed the Managing Director of JumiaPay Nigeria, the digital payment and fintech platform of Jumia Nigeria.
JumiaPay facilitates online payments and the distribution of a wide range of digital and financial services.
JumiaPay will serve as a payment services provider for merchants, providing payment facilitation (PayFac), as well as a payment processor, allowing merchants to process payments outside of Jumia’s primary platform.
About Adedamola Giwa
Adedamola Giwa has worked with some of Africa’s largest banking and fintech organizations for over 17 years in business leadership, strategy, and innovation. He has worked in the banking and fintech sectors of the economy before joining JumiaPay.
At Interswitch, he was the Group Head, Verve Digital and New Business, where he was in charge of Verve’s digitalization, innovation, and new business strategy across Africa.
As the Group Head of Verve International Issuing and Acquiring Business, he also oversaw the company’s pan-Africa expansion.
He previously served as the Head of Acquiring and Head, eBusiness Service Management for Stanbic IBTC Bank (a member of the Standard Bank’s Digital Banking group).
He also oversaw teams in the Bank’s Retail Banking, Stockbroking, and Investment Banking divisions in project management, service management, and business operations.
Giwa graduated from the University of Ilorin and Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) respectively. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Accountants as well as the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Bankers. He’s also certified in Business Agility, IT Service Management, Lean Six Sigma, and Project Management, among others.