President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday, appointed Omotola Odeyemi (Tola as fondly called) as the New Postmaster General of Nigeria.
Gatekeepers News reports that with this appointment, Odeyemi will be bringing her wealth of experience and a strong commitment to public service.
Her career, which spans the realms of technology, public policy, and governance, is poised to usher in a new era of innovation and efficiency in Nigeria’s postal services.
As a visionary leader, Tola has been at the forefront of implementing and regulating new technologies for the public good.
Her work has involved leveraging digital transformations to co-design innovative and inclusive public services, thereby bridging the digital divide that often plagues developing nations.
Before she was appointed New Postmaster General, Tola made significant contributions in the private sector, serving as the Head of Government Affairs at Binance, the world’s largest blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Similarly, her stint at Uber Technologies as Head of Public Policy for West Africa was no less impactful.
She collaborated with policymakers across francophone and anglophone West Africa, fostering enduring partnerships with political and community stakeholders.
In addition to the above, Tola supported efforts in major cities across Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, and Senegal to transition towards smart mobility solutions.
Coupled with her extensive experience in technology, public policy, and governance, both in the public and private sectors, positions her as a trailblazer in driving efficiency and inclusivity in the nation’s postal system.
With a focus on leveraging digital transformations and her unwavering commitment to public service, Tola is set to make a lasting impact on Nigeria’s postal sector, paving the way for a brighter and more connected future.
Tola holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State University, Maryland, and a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from George Washington University, Washington, DC.