Jeanette Uddoh

Head, Innovation

Access Bank - the largest bank in Nigeria and one of the biggest in Africa by customer base.

I am charged with the sole responsibility of driving an innovative culture in the bank and across the subsidiaries.

I love that it makes me creative, accept challenges, look for solutions and solve problems.

Run innovation campaigns, ideation sessions, implement projects and initiatives.

I started with banking operations before my current role in Innovation. My banking operations experience has helped me greatly in identifying and understanding problems fast and work on solutions. It has been a wonderful journey!

I recently founded Africa Rising - Women in Innovation out of the gender and diversity gap in Innovation. It is a community of innovators championing the cause of African and Neo-African women in innovation. I look forward to amplifying more voices of African women in Innovation. It is my purpose!

I love watching movies, dancing, meeting new people, travelling, shopping and generally having fun.

Be yourself , everyone else is taken - Oscar Wilde