Premier is a strategic process enabler. He has vast experience in Process Automation, Centralization, Payment System Implementation, Security and Information Technology. Prior to his appointment as the boss of NIBSS, Premier had served as the Executive Director (Operations & Technology) with oversight function on the IT and Operations Directorate at Keystone Bank. Premier has over 25 years of banking experience with competencies in banking operations and IT, digital financial services, internal control, retail and business banking. Premier’s expertise cuts across business process assurance and re-engineering, e-banking business, business process automation, information security management, digital solutions (retail and corporate), project management, cost optimization and business development.
Premier is passionate about offering services and solutions that provide gains, process the efficiency with overall effectiveness to businesses and customers. He has led the unique development and implementation of bank operations mode, process automation, that yielded new process efficiencies, improved customer services, centralisation of processes, which resulted in cost optimization and effectiveness – gains that directly translate into a broader ability to serve and still, remain profitable.
Premier has pioneered several initiatives and implementation, and these include working with the CBN, CHBOS and other groups to ensure the implementations of Biometric Verification Number (BVN), PCIDSS, ISO27001 and ISO23001, etc
Premier holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA. He has attended several training programmes within and outside the country including a Credit Analysis Course with Agusto & Co, Bourse Game by Citibank, Senior Management Programme (SMP24) Lagos Business School and Advanced Management Programme from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is a Member of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.