CWG: Agada out, Adewale Steps in
By Pelumi Olaleye
The CWG board has appointed Mr. Adewale Adeyipo has as the Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the firm with immediate effect.
The former Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer of CWG PLC, Mr. James Agada has ended his three-year tenure which commenced on 1st of January 2016.
The new boss who succeds Agada, holds a BSc in Computer Science from University of Ilorin, he is an Alumni of Lagos Business School (LBS) and also has several Management and Leadership trainings and certifications from Lagos Business School; Business School, Netherlands; MIT and the London Business School.
Adewale has held several leadership positions in CWG including Business Development for the Telecommunications division in 2010 and Business Director for PAN Africa Initiatives in 2014.
Prior to his appointment, Agada served as the Company’s Chief Technology Officer. Prior to this, he also served as an Executive Director overseeing the Company’s former software division, Expert Edge.
The former CEO, Agada who also holds both a first-class degree and a master’s degree in Electronic Engineering, with specialization in Digital Systems, from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka during his tenure ,the company embarked on new initiatives designed to reposition the company as the preferred platform services provider in Africa.
These initiatives include, the SmartMetering initiative, the ATM as a service initiative, BillsnPay, Unified Cooperative Platform (UCP) and Gaming Management platform. Previously he had led the company’s charge into providing banking software via their Infosys partnership and their home grown FinEdge Core-Banking application.
He was pro term president, Lagos Chapter of the Nigeria Computer Society, and was conferred as one of the ‘Nigeria’s Top 50 Tech-Titans’ in 2016 by Technology Africa. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.