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Ken Olisa

Interswitch

London, UK

Chairman

Interswitch

Ken Olisa

Biography

Ken Olisa is Chairman of Interswitch, a digital payments and commerce company and Chairman and Architect of Inogesis (formerly named The Virtual Technology Cluster Group), an organisation connecting large corporates to entrepreneurial IT companies. He is also Chairman of Restoration Partners, the boutique technology merchant bank.

He is an IT industry veteran with over 30 years of technology experience commencing with various posts at IBM prior to joining Wang Labs. He has considerable public company board-level experience and is a Director of Thomson Reuters.

In 2015, Her Majesty the Queen appointed Ken as Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Greater London.

Ken Olisa’s Newsfeed

08 Jun 2018
‘Most influential black Briton’ intervenes on University’s side in ‘dearth of black students’ debate

With the University branding reports of a 'dearth of black students' in certain colleges by the Financial Times 'misleading', Sir Ken Olisa, Chairman of the Aleto Foundation, has weighed in on the debate on the University's side.

21 Dec 2017
The Telegraph
Retail's 'power couple' recognised for achievements in New Year's Honours

Other leading figures from the business world recognised with honours include Ken Olisa, the founder of technology merchant bank Restoration Partners, who is being knighted for services to business and philanthropy.

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Ken Olisa’s Background

Chairman
Nov 2017 - Present
London, UK
Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis.
Chairman
Jan 2016 - Present
London, UK
Inogesis, formerly VTC Group, enables multi-national companies to attract entrepreneurial IT companies into their supply chains. This model allows disruptive technology innovators to gain access to revenue opportunities offered by industry focused cluster sponsors, advisers providing expert scale-up services and networking opportunities, and support from the Academic and Investment communities.
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Other Business Interests

Deputy Chairman
Jul 2016 - Present
London, UK
As the UK’s longest-running organisation for professional leaders, the IoD is dedicated to supporting their members, encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.
Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London
May 2015 - Present
London, UK
The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London is Her Majesty’s representative in Greater London and is charged with upholding the dignity of the Crown. Across the thirty two Boroughs (but not the City of London) he is responsible for the promotion of civic, commercial, voluntary and social activities within London and thus is part of the fabric of London in all its manifestations.
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Ken Olisa’s Education

Natural Sciences