Olumide Olusanya, Founder/CEO, Gloo.ng, will speak on the “Local Content: Unlocking Possibilities for the Nigerian ICT Sector” and bring to bear ideas and insights from running a leading e-commerce business that is disrupting the traditional business model.
Olumide has overseen the building and development of the local and international payment networks of majority of Nigeria’s Tier-1 banks. In Q4-2003, he led the team that developed the POS system that processed Nigeria’s first online-realtime POS transaction.
He also led the team that rolled out West Africa’s first indigenously issued and processed online-realtime international payment card, Ecobank MasterCard. He sat on a number of Central Bank of Nigeria’s Payment Systems Committees, including the Committee that conceptualised the National Central Switch. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School (LBS) and Said Business School, Oxford University.
Olumide played a pivotal & strategic role at Cards Technology (brought in as technology co-founder, then CEO), building & establishing it from its technology implementation phase leading up to its operational phase.
He transformed United Bank for Africa(UBA)’s Payment Card Business in 16 months of running it. All of Olumide’s present attention is devoted to realising his vision for Gloo.ng, Nigeria’s Biggest Online Supermarket.
He and his Glootian hoplites at Gloo.ng have sold themselves 150% to the mission of changing the way cosmopolitan Africans shop for supermarket goods–by building Gloo.ng into Africa’s Biggest Online Supermarket.