Edniesal Consulting Limited, an enterprise governance and corporate services firm has announced plans to host the second edition of its Chief Information Officer (CIO) Awards on November 26th, 2021.
Abiola Laseinde, CEO, Edniesal Consulting, told journalists in Lagos that this year’s awards will recognize outstanding professionals and organizations, who have during the year under review, delivered business value to their organisation and the industry at large, through the innovative use of technology.
“CIOS have over time been responsible for delivering topof-the-line innovation and business value within their organizations while also being at the forefront of decision-making and strategic change. This class of business leaders is hardly either visible or celebrated in most organizations,
But now their role has increased in importance over time as they evolve from information to innovation and leading the digital transformation initiatives. In some companies, depending on the organizational culture, they are asked to wear multiple hats as business strategists and change leaders,” she said.
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Laseinde who doubles as the chief organizer of the event said pre – activities, and calls for nominations for the CIO of the Year 2021 in various categories will commence from May for three months, adding that a capacity-building program for members of the CIO Club will be held this month.
Furthermore, the CIO Club Africa during its recently held inaugural meeting appointed board members and executives to manage the affairs of the club, it was also agreed during the meeting that the first set of leaders shall be by appointments while the subsequent ones would be elected.
Executives of the Board consist of Olayinka Oni, Chief Digital Officer, Sterling Bank Plc, who emerged the Board Chairman, Fatumata Soukouna Coker, Founder, Ygroup holdings as Vice Chairman, Adewale Laseinde, Principal at Adewale Laseinde & Co as Legal Adviser/ Secretary. Other appointed board members include Abiola Laseinde, CEO, Edniesal Consulting, Dele Adeyinka, CDO, Polaris Bank, Oluwaseun Oni, CEO AG Leventis Ltd, Oluwakayode Adigun, Senior Vp/divisional Head, Service Management and Technology, FCMB.
In addition to this, an Executive Leadership Council (ELC) was also appointed to steer the initial affairs of the Club. The ELC appointees include Obinna Ukonu, Country BSS Director, Nigerian Bottling Company as President; Rachael Asonibare, COO, Standard Chartered Bank as Vice President, Oluwaseun Solanke, CIO Airtel Nigeria as Secretary.