Mr Niyi Yusuf

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Mr Niyi Yusuf

Managing Partners, Verraki Partners

Olaniyi Yusuf is the Managing Partner and Lead, Social Sector practice at Verraki Partners – a proudly African business solutions company partnering with enterprises and governments to accelerate the development and transformation of Africa. Prior his assumption of this role in April 2019, he was the Country Managing Director of Accenture Nigeria from 2010 to 2019. In 1995, he joined the Management Consulting Division of Arthur Andersen 4 years after starting his career at Joint Komputer Kompany, an indigenous computer company. Niyi holds a Combined Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from University of Wales. He has technical certifications in Project Management, COBIT, IT Governance,
Business Continuity, Solution Planning, Solution Delivery and IT Service Management.

Niyi is a respected transformation manager with over 30years experience advising C-level executives across private and public sectors on navigating strategic change and digital transformation. He has been actively involved in the creation of key infrastructure for the Nigerian banking industry including the establishment of Interswitch, the CRC credit bureau, Unique Tax ID Number, Retail payments and the ongoing Banking Industry IT Shared Services including the Cash- less Lagos initiative, and Tier 3 Data Centre outsourcing.

Niyi is a Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative West Africa (ALIWA) and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He is an angel investor and mentor to many startups and founders on the continent. He volunteers with the NESG, Corona Schools, Fountain University, Junior Achievement, Fate Foundation, WIMBIZ and is a facilitator at the Lagos Business School, amongst other Education, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship oriented Not-For-Profits where he performs his community service and lives his passion of helping others to be more successful.

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