Bayo Adekanmbi

Chief Transformation Officer
MTN, Nigeria

Olubayo is an award-winning business executive with track record of superior performance in conceptualising and implementing business/commercial/analytical strategy with commendable managerial ability to motivate his team for success. He has broad-based experience in multinational commercial strategy and advanced level analytics. 
He combines 18 years of cognate industry experience in Strategy, Marketing and Analytics from two largest economies in Africa (Nigeria &South Africa)

He is a hands-on Data scientist, actively participating in global data science projects on and currently ranks No 1 on the Data Science Dojo project. He has a patent on final approval in the USA for a Data Science product on Social Pricing Recommender Software for low income prepaid telecommunication users using uncalled-called numbers modelling.

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 (June 2015- Sept 2016) from his role as the CMO at MTN Telecommunication 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 performance, innovations and advanced analytics.

He is the convener of Data Science Nigeria non-profit, Author of "The Future is Shared" and Artificial Intelligence for Starters.