FintechNGR Council holds retreat, sets fresh targets for 2020

In line with its objective of facilitating an innovation and investment friendly fintech environment, members of the Governing Council of Fintech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR) recently held an annual retreat.

The event which held at Ernest and Young office, UBA House, Marina afforded members of the Governing Council opportunity to review the organisation’s programmes in the outgoing year as well as to set out new targets for the incoming year 2020.

Among the issues that were addressed at the retreat included a review of the successes made so far on the implementation of the outcomes of the strategy retreat which was facilitated by PwC in 2018.

The Council also made fresh projections for the New Year, including among other things more values for members, ecosystem engagements and impacts, funding, membership growth, project and research works for 2020.

During the event, the Regional Managing Partner, Ernest & Young, Henry Egbiki informed members of the Council of his plan to go into retirement by June 2020 after 33 years meritorious service to the organisation.

Also at the event, Anthony Oputa was introduced as the new Managing Partner designate for the organisation.

Dapo Adewole, Partner, EY also confirmed the approval from Ernest & Young International Head Office to enter partnership with Fintech Nigeria and, by extension, Africa Fintech Network for the preparation and production of Country Fintech reports and mapping as well as the Africa Fintech Report.

Commenting on the retreat, President of Fintech Africa, Segun Aina applauded the initiative of the Ernest & Young in hosting the annual retreat stressing that FintechNGR would explore every opportunity of advancing the course of the organisation.

FintechNGR is a self-regulatory, not-for-profit and non-political organisation incorporated in Nigeria and a member of Global Fintech Hubs Federation. The Association was established to serve as a platform for the development of the financial technology industry in Nigeria and to be a forum for the exchange of ideas and dissemination of information by and between various stakeholders in the Nigerian financial technology services industry.


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