The Central Bank of Kigali in Rwanda has appointed a Nigerian man, Obinna Ukwuani as its chief digital officer.
Ukwuani’s appointment was announced in a statement on Monday, August 31. He was a former executive with Paystack,.
His new task requires him to head the digital factory division for product innovation and development in digital banking at the country’s largest commercial bank.
The division handles innovation such as Ikofi, a digital wallet that offers financial services with a focus on Rwandan farmers, agro-dealers, agri-businesses and other stakeholders in the agricultural ecosystem.
Before Ukwuani joined the bank in June, he worked with Paystack, a tech startup involved in facilitating payments, where he functioned in the business operations and product management division.
The Nigerian specializes in investments in software development, agricultural processing and education.
He founded the Brük Oil Mills, a palm oil processing company in Nigeria where he currently oversees factory development and leads plantation development efforts and is its chief executive officer.