Deremi Atanda is a graduate of physics, a leading IT business and marketing strategist with extensive experience leading major national IT and e-payment initiatives.
Leading a team of local and foreign organizations and consultants, he was the pioneer project delivery director of the very successful World Bank assisted Federal Government Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) that started in November 2006 and went live in a record 6 months.
He also led the team that successfully delivered one of the earliest and very challenging end-to-end e-payment initiatives of the Federal Government within 2 months following the Presidential directive of January 2009.
This has gone on to become a model for other Federal and State MDAs.
Atanda has operated in different roles and at different levels which has cut across print production, sales, marketing, large scale enterprise solution delivery, project management, quality assurance and strategy in over 20 years professional career.
Atanda has a first degree in Physics from the University of Ibadan and an MBA from the Pan-Atlantic University, formerly Pan-African University, he is also a year 2000 alumnus of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) of the Lagos Business School.
He features prominently on the local and international circuits as a speaker on national development, business ethics and youth development among other subject areas.
He’s a member of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), loves travelling and is an avid technology enthusiast.
He is currently the chairman of the NPSV 2020 Joint Working Group on e-payment of Salaries, Pensions, Suppliers and Taxes (JWG-SPS&T).
Atanda has become a well-respected executive within Africa’s IT industry.