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Adebunmi Wellington-Ogunlewe, Founder, Product Dojo

Adebunmi is a self-proclaimed geek who enjoys everything gadget. She holds an advanced degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, coupled with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology. Her experience spans across a variety of industries and multi-national organisations, and United States Government entities such as the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the Centre for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

As an IT professional, she is proficient in computer specialised programs and information systems, and has managed projects ranging from $200,000 to $50 million. Adebunmi is highly successful in developing and implementing creative technology strategies, utilising her skills and experience in seeking out innovative solutions for her clients. More importantly, she possesses an exceptional capacity to enter new environments and immediately produce clear-cut results with well-developed technical and communications skills, attributed to her experience in varying environments and leading large-scale projects.

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In her entrepreneurial ventures and synergies, Adebunmi has been fortunate to run and also support three start-up establishments, where she has been responsible for successfully establishing the essential and complimentary business offices and departments, coordinating business units, implementing HR initiatives and supporting and devising solid revenue streams that positively impact profitability.

She has found that the advantage of running a start-up, especially in its very early stages, is the chance to construct, drive and manage the pool of resources that can effectively realise the strategic objectives of the company. Adebunmi passionately manages all aspects of operations, utilising the best of resources, ensuring keen knowledge of business drivers and opportunities, while also proactively monitoring risks and potential issues. Ogunlewe is very astute in the implementation of organisation structures and processes allowing for successful corporate foundation.

As the Chief Visionary Officer/Intra-Founder of Credo, Adebunmi creates, defines and steers the vision and strategy for Africa’s first social payment platform across all functional areas including products, marketing and technology, under a strong and critical culture of customer excellence.

When Adebunmi was Group Head, Product Development & Management at eTranzact International Plc, she led the business’s product development/management and strategic direction and processes, serving as the nexus between business, and technology.

Also, she was tasked as the key collaborator, innovation designer, solution generator, and strategic builder across the organisation’s core digital payment functions, auxiliary functions and its agenda to compete in complimentary verticals.

Furthermore, while at eTranzact, she managed all research, development and product design initiatives, defined standards, policies, and procedures. She also developed and oversaw the execution of a sustainable product innovation strategy and roadmap, while developing and executing data driven product vision for the organisation’s full product suite through collaboration.

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