Sola Bickersteth

He is a founding partner of FICx Gateway Holding Plc , a Financial Inclusion Centers group made up of FIC Exchange Plc , FIC Professionals Network Plc and SME Credit Guarantee Company Plc .

Sola has over twenty five years hands on experience managing various pioneering projects for the Presidency of Nigeria , CBN , IMF , NIPOST , NIMC , INEC and several state governments

A PLD graduate of the Harvard Business School, USA as well as B.SC. in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

He is a certified Digital Identity Management Systems Specialist and a participant in the World Bank Financing for Development project.

After leasing his pioneering ePayment company to Chams Plc in 2008, he then led the team that built the world’s largest cyber center as recognized by the Guinness Book of world records in 2009

Sola was part of the team that introduced BVN in the Nigerian Banking Sector as well the NCC SIM Card registration, JAMB Electronic testing, National Agric Payment Initiative (NAPI) for the Farmer Ecosystem across Nigeria.

The FG Social Investment Program MarketMoni and TraderMoni as well as the on-going National Identity Number (NIN ) ecosystem by NIMC. 

Over the past ten years, He has consulted on the deployment of Agent Banking and Financial Inclusion Networks for Zenith , First Bank,GTBank , Sterling Bank , Heritage Bank , Ecobank , Interswitch ,Cellulant , CBN NANBUIT ,etc and conducted various capacity building sessions both locally and Internationally for the Central Bank of Nigeria ( CBN ) , National Association of Microfinance Banks ( NAMB) , Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria ( CIBN )