Onajite Regha

Onajite Regha is currently the CEO of E-PPAN. She has worked in various industries. She started her career in Aula Marina an Oil and Gas Servicing firm, and proceeded to Citibank where she spent over 3 years in the Operations department. Specifically she managed the customer service point of the bank’s e-purse product. Onajite later joined Intermarc Consulting Limited.

Here she served in various capacities as a Partner. She was the conference director of Card Expo West Africa, an annual conference for cards and payments in West Africa. She was the pioneering Editor in Chief of Card Technology Africa Magazine, and the brain behind Card East Africa an annual conference introduced in her time for the collective representation of the East Africa region. Driven by a bigger vision, Onajite left Intermarc to establish Nexsmart Technology Limited, training and consulting firm In August 2007, as she saw the need to fill the vacuum in payment skills acquisition and development in the Country.

Through this medium she realized that there was a great need for the companies in e-payment to come together and meet on a common ground. She liaised with all the important persons in the industry who bought into this vision and the E-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria was born in September 2009. Onajite Regha was then appointed as the Executive Secretary/CEO of the Association.

Currently Onajite works in several committees in the financial industry and writes in several publications. She serves on the board of various companies. Also serves on several committees of payment system in Nigeria and in ECOWAS sub-region. She contributes to several publications and has authored and co-authored several policy briefs, focus notes, white papers etc and has traveled wide in pursuit of furthering the electronic payment businesses in Africa.

Onajite is widely consulted on issues of e-payment in Nigeria and Africa. She is also is a member of the advisory board of Aitec West Africa Conference. She holds a degree in Mass Communication and a Project Management Professional Certification.