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Bayo Adekanmbi

MTN Nigeria
Chief Transformation Officer
Lagos, Nigeria
Bayo Adekanmbi is an award-winning business executive who combines 17 years of cognate industry experience in Strategy, Marketing and Analytics from two largest economies in Africa (Nigeria and South Africa).He is a hands-on Data scientist validated by Kaggle.com and in the Top 1% of some of its competitive projects. He also has a patent on final approval in the USA for a Data Science product on Social Pricing Recommender.He graduated with Distinction from the University of Reading postgraduate school, United Kingdom, and has also had both full-time and executive education in many other leading institutions, including Columbia Business School, New York; The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago; INSEAD Business School, France; Telecoms Training Institute, London; ETH Zurich, Switzerland; and Gatton College of Business at the University of Kentucky, Kentucky.He was on PhD research sabbatical at City, University of London (July 2015- September 2016) from his role as the CMO at MTN Nigeria, where he has also been awarded with the prestigious MTN Yello Star award for the conceptualisation of a Customer Value/Risk Management framework, which led to multi-billion naira revenue growth.Post-sabbatical, Bayo is back at MTN Nigeria as the Chief Transformation Officer, driving a holistic programme aimed to accelerate business and financial performance.He is the convener of Data Science Nigeria non-profit and author of "The Future is Shared".