Lagos, Nigeria – African digital banking solution, NowNow Digital Systems Limited
announces the appointment of David London, Managing Director, Cybersecurity, The
Chertoff Group; Henrietta Bankole-Olusina, VP and Practice Lead, Economic Inclusion,
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; and Olayinka David-West, Associate Dean, Lagos Business
School to its Advisory Board.
Conveying his enthusiasm for the new additions to the advisory board, Matthew Francis,
Chief Strategy Officer, NowNow Digital Systems Limited, said, “We are honoured and excited
to have David London, Henrietta Bankole-Olusina, and Olayinka David-West join our
Advisory Board. Their addition to an already dedicated community of innovators and
industry experts foreshadows an exponential growth and transformation of NowNow
whereby we can serve the needs of Africa in better capacities. We look forward to their
guidance and insights to ensure that the NowNow platform is safe, secure, and protected
from external threats through its growth and commitment to transforming the fintech
landscape in Africa.”
David London will play an enhanced role on the advisory board backed up by decades of
experience in cybersecurity instrumental to security on the NowNow platform. As the
Managing Director of Cybersecurity at The Chertoff Group, David London has worked with
renowned security expert Michael Chertoff, Executive Chairman, The Chertoff Group, who
served as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security under President George W.
Bush. David has also worked with global corporations to strengthen cyber governance, drive
control transparency, and prioritize security investments to effectively mitigate and
communicate cyber risk.
Through his role, David London has led high-profile cybersecurity engagements in the
financial services, energy, retail, healthcare, and technology sectors. Speaking on the future
of NowNow and his optimism about his role on the board, David London stated, “I’m thrilled
to join NowNow’s advisory board where I can apply my cybersecurity and financial sector
expertise as well as my experience living in Africa. NowNow serves a critical role in
empowering African businesses and consumers, and I look forward to helping the
organization sustain and strengthen its commitment to cybersecurity, trust, and
Henrietta Bankole-Olusina is a leader with proven ability to lead cross-functional teams to
success with career achievements in digital transformation, innovation, fintech business
development, payments, and so on. Henrietta works in financial services with a focus on
financial inclusion policies driving regulatory requirements for Digital Financial Services
(DFS) and engaging Financial Service Industry (FSI) regulators to provide advisory with the
aim to strengthen regulatory policies in developing markets.
Olayinka David-West is a Professor of Information Systems with over three decades
experience in the IT and financial services industry. She is a passionate advocate for digital
transformation and inclusive finance. Her research and practice engagements involve policy
and strategic management interventions towards digitally transformed businesses and
society. Olayinka leads the Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Financial Services (SIDFS)
initiative, a research and advocacy initiative dedicated to enhancing financial inclusion in
NowNow has built an ecosystem that digitizes payments and creates access to financial
services for Agents, Consumers and Businesses. With the addition to its advisory board, the
innovative company is focused on solving everyday financial challenges by creating the
largest fintech ecosystem in Africa providing dynamic solutions to empower Africans with
technology as well as support the financial inclusion goals in the region.
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Founded in 2018, NowNow Digital Systems Ltd is a leading African digital banking platform
whose mission is to deliver best-in-class financial services to SMEs, agents, and consumers.
The innovative FinTech company is licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria to further drive
Financial Inclusion for people from all socioeconomic classes. NowNow aims to eliminate
the traditional banking experience by building an ecosystem that digitizes payments and
creates access to financial services for businesses, governments and customers in rural and
urban communities using simplified branchless banking initiatives.