Gbolabo Awelewa

Country Manager | vCISO at Infoprive

Gbolabo is a Business Information Systems & Enterprise Security Architect with almost 2
decades’ experience in the design, development and management of secure Information
Systems and Enterprise infrastructure. He’s a Technology Strategist and Business Executive
with hands-on expertise in the design and delivery of high-performance Information
Technology and Business Process Improvement Solutions to address complex business
Based on his expertise in running successful Information Security programs, strategic
awareness, and extensive grasp of the real business of IT, Gbolabo has been able to increase
profitability and business value of some of the top electronic payment firms and financial
institutions in Nigeria.
He is currently the Country Manager | vCISO at Infoprive, a Cybersecurity Company with
extensive expertise in Information Security Advisory & Compliance Management, Security
Engineering, and also a Managed Security Service arm (esentry) that provides, Monitoring,
Incident Response & Threat Hunting, Digital Forensics, Threat Intelligence and Offensive
Security services. He was formerly Group Head, Technology & Security Management at
Unified Payments where he provided Technology vision and leadership in developing and
implementing robust and secure technology infrastructure to support distributed and
centralized business operations. He was also the CTO | CISO at Coronation Merchant Bank
where he was responsible for driving business growth and ensuring continuous service
availability by leveraging on financial technology, process automation and running best in
class Cyber Security initiatives.
Prior to joining Coronation Merchant Bank, Gbolabo was Head, Application & Database
Security Management at United Bank for Africa. He was also the Head of Information
Systems & Security Management at the Interswitch Group. He’s a Certified Chief Information
Security Officer, Business Continuity Management Specialist and a FinTech enthusiast.
Gbolabo holds several industry certifications including C|CISO, CISM, CHFI, COBIT 5, ISO
Certified Lead Implementer (27001, 22301, and 20000), in addition to a Bachelor of Science
degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering from the Lagos State University, an MBA
from Rome Business School, and Harvard Executive Education in Cybersecurity. Gbolabo
serves as a Consultant for LSETF (Lagos state), Sothes Group (Cyberxchange Conference)
and Advisor on the NG Cybersec Force Advisory Board (Naijaseccon).