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Dr. Stanley Jacob

Dr. Stanley Jacob

Chief Executive Officer

Zest Payments Limited

Stanley is a Fintech Executive and Business Leader with a strong drive for Platform Orchestration, Nurturing Start-up, Driving Innovation, Partnerships and Financial Inclusion. He is currently the Chief Executive of Zest (formerly Stanbic IBTC Financial Services Limited) – the wholly owned fintech subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC. He is the Vice President of the Governing Council for Fintech Association of Nigeria (FINTECHNGR), Past Chairman of the Committee of e-Business Industry Heads of Nigeria (CeBIH) and currently a Member of the Advisory Council of CeBIH. Stanley is also a Member of the Fintech & Innovation as well as the Capacity Building Committees of the Governing Council for the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).

Prior to joining Stanbic IBTC, He was the Director of Financial Institutions (West Africa) at Mastercard, served at the Ecobank Group as the Head of Consumer Payments supporting 33 countries across Africa. Stanley played significant roles at Standard Chartered Bank where he served as the Head of Digital Bank supporting retail markets across Africa and was before then the pioneer Chief Operating Officer for Fortis Mobile Money (one of the first 16 Licensees of Mobile Money in Nigeria).

Passionate about supporting the global climate and sustainability objectives, Stanley holds a Doctoral Degree with specialization in Green Finance from UCAM Spain, an MBA in Technology Management from ADBU India, Post- Graduate Diploma in Digital Business (PGDDB) from Emeritus Singapore, Post-Graduate in Public Administration (PGDPA), and has completed executive management courses on strategy, cybersecurity, digital finance from University of Oxford, Columbia Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (Tufts University), Terry College of Business (University of Georgia), amongst others. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB), Member of the Institute of Directors (MIoD), Certified Cards & Payments Professional (CCPP), Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration (FICA) and a licensed Project Management Professional (PMP).