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Miva Masterclass with Tola Odeyemi

Miva Open University's Masterclasses are renowned for excellence, offering students a unique opportunity to engage with industry experts and accomplished professionals. By bridging the gap between academic theory and real-world practice, these classes inspire academic and professional excellence.

Join us for an enlightening Masterclass with Tola Odeyemi, The Postmaster General NIPOST, as she explores the theme of Adaptive Leadership and Change Management. This Masterclass will provide valuable insights and strategies for navigating change in today’s dynamic world.

During this Masterclass, you will:

  • Explore the principles of adaptive leadership and its relevance in today’s rapidly changing world.
  • Understand the role of change management in organizational success and how to implement change initiatives effectively.
  • Learn practical strategies for leading teams through periods of change and uncertainty.
  • Gain insights from Tola Odeyemi’s experiences and expertise in leadership and change management.
  • Engage in an interactive Q&A session to deepen your understanding and clarify any questions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the industry’s leading experts and enhance your leadership skills. Secure your spot now and be part of this transformative experience.

About the Speaker: 

Tola Odeyemi is a seasoned technology and public policy expert with over 15 years experience and a strong track record of professional achievement in the public and private sectors in Nigeria and across Africa. Her work has spanned implementing and regulating new technologies for the public good by anticipating and addressing complex governance and security issues; leveraging digital transformations to co-design innovative and inclusive

public services; and managing digital transformation projects in government and industry.

She was recently appointed as the Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), the first female in the history of the organization. Her leadership has been instrumental in driving the transformation of the Nigerian Postal Service into a modern, customer-centric organization that meets the evolving needs of its citizens under the guidance of the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy.

Prior to her appointment, Tola served as the Head of Government Affairs at Binance, the world’s largest blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem in Sub-Saharan Africa, where she  was at the forefront of crafting and shaping critical conversations around blockchain technology and cryptocurrency with the governments on the continent. Before this, she worked at Uber Technologies as Head of Public Policy for West Africa. Here she collaborated with policymakers across francophone and anglophone West Africa, fostered lasting partnerships with political and community stakeholders, and supported efforts of major cities in Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d’Ivôire and Senegal to move towards smart mobility.

Tola also has a public sector career that spans Federal and State governments in Nigeria. In Lagos State, she was appointed by the Lagos State Governor as the Ag. Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Environmental Trust Fund. She also served as the Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor for the Public Utilities Monitoring and Assurance Unit (PUMAU). Before this appointment, she served as the Special Assistant to the Governor on Global Outreach and Partnerships at the Office of Overseas Affairs &  Investment (Lagos Global), the first sub-regional investment promotion agency in Nigeria.

At the Federal level, Tola was the project lead for the southwest region of Nigeria in the Shared Services office under the Banking Operations directorate of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). At the Bank, her team supported CBN’s policy thrust towards a cashless economy by executing the banking industry infrastructure transformation program whose initiatives included an industry wide cash management infrastructure, payment systems

Transformation, IT infrastructure & services, IT standards and back-office office operations centralization initiatives for the financial sector.

Tola has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State University, Maryland and holds a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from George Washington University, Washington DC.

Date
Friday, May 24
– Friday, May 24, 2024
Time
3:00 PM
– 4:00 PM
Location
Miva Abuja Campus, Online

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