Premier Oiwoh

Executive Director (Operations & Technology)

Premier Oiwoh is currently the Executive Director (Operations & Technology) with oversight function on the Information Technology and Operations Directorate. He has over 25 years banking experience with competencies in Banking Operations and Information Technology, Digital Financial Services, Internal Control, Retail and Business Banking. His expertise cuts across business process assurance & re-engineering, electronic banking business, Business process automation, information security management, digital solutions (retail & corporate), project management, cost optimization and business development.

He commenced his banking career in 1992 and has served in various capacities ranging from Head of Operations, Business Manager, Director of Operations at International Office in Franco Phone Africa, Director/Head Operations & Information Technology and Head, Business Development (Northern Nigeria).

He is passionate about offering services and solutions that provide gains, process efficiency with overall effectiveness to businesses and customers. He has led the unique development and implementation of bank operations mode, process automation, that yielded new process efficiencies, improved customer services, centralisation of processes, with resulted in cost optimization and effectiveness – gains that directly translate into a broader ability to serve and still remain profitable.

In recognition of his immense contributions to the Banking & Payments Industry in Nigeria, he was commended by the Central Bank of Nigeria for his contributions in securing the Nigerian Payments System through the Nigeria electronic Fraud Forum (Neff) and for his outstanding contribution towards the success of the e-dividend Mandate Management System (e-DMMS) portal project implementation. He also pioneered several initiatives/implementation which include: working with CBN, CHBOS and other groups to ensure the Biometric Verification Number (BVN) Implementation, PCIDSS Implementation, ISO27001 & ISO23001 Implementation, etc. He also actively partnered in industry initiatives like the implementation of chip & pin debit cards, industry fraud desks, NUBAN etc.

Premier holds a Bachelor’s degree & and an MBA. He has attended several training programs within and outside the country, including a Credit Analysis Course with Agusto & Co, Bourse Game by Citibank, Senior Management Program (SMP 24) Lagos Business School and Advanced Management Program from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,USA. He is also a Member of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.