Professor Olayinka David-West

Professor Olayinka David-West

Professor Olayinka David-West

Associate Dean - Lagos Business School

Professor Olayinka David-West is an accomplished academic and Associate Dean at the Lagos Business School. With expertise in business management and technology, she has had a distinguished career spanning academia, research, and leadership roles in IT and financial services. As a faculty member and academic director at LBS, she played a key role in achieving international accreditations and global rankings for the school.

 

Professor David-West is a fervent advocate for digital transformation and inclusive finance. Her research focuses on the impact of technology on business models, strategy, organisational dynamics, and policy interventions for digitally transformed businesses and society. She is known for her numerous publications, conference contributions, and thought leadership in inclusive finance, digital transformation, innovation adoption, and technology-driven disruption.

 

Since 2015, she has led the Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Financial Services (SIDFS) initiative, dedicated to enhancing financial inclusion in Nigeria. Under her leadership, SIDFS has become a leading capacity-building platform, collaborating with industry practitioners and policymakers to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

 

Professor David-West holds advanced qualifications in business administration and technology management. She has certifications in financial inclusion policy, digital money and is involved in various professional associations, including serving on the governing council of the Fintech Association of Nigeria. She is recognised for her mentorship of women in STEM, featured in exhibitions and lists highlighting leading women in Nigeria's financial technology industry. Her ability to translate complex concepts into actionable insights has earned her numerous awards and accolades, making her a respected figure in academia and the business community.