Jeanette Uddoh (Nigeria)

Head, Innovation & New Products, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System & Founder, Africa Rising - Women in Innovation

Jeanette Uddoh is Head, Innovation & New Products at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System, the centralised digital payment infrastructure for automated processing, settlement of payments, and funds transfer between banks and FinTechs in Nigeria.

Prior to her current role, Jeanette was Head, Innovation at Access Bank, the largest bank in Africa by customer base, where she was charged with leading the bank’s innovation journey and with creating an innovative culture, which saw her catalyse innovative changes and apply design thinking methodologies in both incremental and disruptive innovation projects.

Passionate about African women in innovation, Jeanette founded Africa Rising – Women in Innovation in response to the gender and diversity gap in the field. It is a community of innovators championing the cause.

Jeanette is a UN speaker and was awarded the Boston-based Innovation Leader’s Most Valuable Player (MVP). She is the only African and Nigerian to win the award since its inception. Jeanette was also awarded Employee Volunteer of the Year and Personal Volunteer of the Year at the Access Bank Group CEO Awards in 2020, and was a recipient of the Global Women in Leadership award in 2021.