Chidi Okpala

Chidi is the Chief Digital Officer at Atlas Mara where he drives the Innovation, Digital Financial Services and Financial Inclusion agenda across their growing banking operations in Africa.

Chidi Okpala

Group Managing Director for Fintech at Atlas Mara

Chidi is the Group Managing Director for Fintech at Atlas Mara where he drives the Innovation, Digital Financial Services and Financial Inclusion agenda across their growing banking operations in Africa.

Prior to that, he was with Bharti Airtel International as Director & Africa Head for Airtel Money, with responsibility for Mobile Money businesses across 17 countries in Africa. While at Bharti, he built Airtel Money to become one of the largest providers of Retail Financial Services in Africa with 12m active (90Day) customers and over 100m and $2B in monthly transaction count and value.

Before Bharti Airtel, he was the Division Executive for Retail Banking at United Bank for Africa Plc, overseeing Personal and Business Banking in 19 countries. He earlier had a 2 year stint with Accenture as a Senior Consultant in the Strategy and Business Architecture.

Chidi holds a BSc Finance and an MBA from the University of Nigeria. He also graduated from the Sloan MSC program of the London Business School as a Chevening Scholar.

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