10 things you might not know about the new CEO of NCC

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Ten things you need to know about Dr. Aminu Maida, the highly regarded professional who was appointed the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) by President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday, October 11, 2023.

  1. Maida holds an MEng in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College, London which he completed in 2002, and in 2006, he bagged a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath, United Kingdom.
  2. Between 2018 and 2019, Dr. Maida completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (FinTech Pathway) program at the Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  3. Until his latest appointment by the President, Dr. Maida was the Executive Director, Technology and operations at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS), the country’s central switch company owned by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and all licensed Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) in Nigeria.
  4. At NIBSS, Dr. Maida was responsible for spearheading the technical and operational standardization of all devices deployed in the financial system in Nigeria for interoperability.
  5. Maida led a dynamic team that ensured that all terminals used in the e-payment industry and all devices deployed in Nigeria would accept all cards issued by banks and other licensed card schemes without discrimination.
  6. Prior to his appointment at NIBSS, Maida was the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at the Nigerian-based FinTech Arca Payments Network and Senior Manager at Cisco Systems, United Kingdom.
  7. Maida is a seasoned technical professional with over 15 years of multi-functional and international experience in FinTech & Telecoms & Enterprise Technology.
  8. Between 2010 and 2014, Dr. Maida worked as a Network Design Consultant at EE, part of BT Group, and one of the largest mobile communications companies in the UK.
  9. Maida was a System Engineer between 2006 and 2010 at Ubiquisys, a leading company in intelligent 3G and LTE small cells, which is now part of Cisco.
  10. Maida, a professional par excellence with a broad range of experience, is married with children.

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