The management and board of Inlaks today announced the promotion of Babatope Dare to the position of Executive Director. Until his new appointment, Dare was the acting Executive Director of the Infrastructure Business Unit, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the Digital Transformation Strategy of the Infrastructure and e-Banking business division while also serving as the Director for Sales and Strategy.
Inlaks is a leading system integrator in Sub-Saharan Africa. The company collaborates with leading original equipment manufacturers [OEMs] in the technology industry to provide world-class information technology solutions that exceed the needs of customers. The company has built a reputation as the foremost information and communications technology [ICT] and infrastructure solutions provider, helping customers to effectively seize new market and service opportunities.
With an impressive customer base that includes six Central Banks in West Africa, 18 of the 24 banks in Nigeria and other major customers in the West African region, Inlaks has become the dominant ICT company in Africa.
Dare started his career in the Nigerian financial industry where he successfully designed, implemented and managed complex IT projects while leading cross-functional large teams of both technical and operations in the information technology division of different banks.
He joined NCR, the American global leader in the vast self-service industries as Sales & Marketing Manager, responsible for direct and indirect sales of NCR’s solution portfolios in Nigeria from 2010 to 2012.
A graduate of Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Dare also has a Master’s in Business Administration from the Business School, Netherlands. He has attended management courses from the prestigious Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and a FinTech certificate at Said Business School, University of Oxford. Currently, he is enrolled for a senior leadership program on Leading Digital Transformation and Innovation at INSEAD, France.
Speaking on the Dare’s recent appointment, Managing Director/CEO Africa Operations of Inlaks, Femi Adeoti, said, “Tope is a seasoned professional who has displayed competence and leadership since joining the firm. His unique skills set based on his experience and competencies has added a lot of value to our business in recent years. Tope has also been responsible for leading key strategic programs that deepen efficiencies and drive growth”.
Adeoti affirmed that Inlaks is committed to empowering individuals and the communities to empower the nation. “Therefore we look forward to the benefits of the transforming leadership that will follow Tope’s new appointment.”