Global Chief Information Security Officer and DPO Access Bank PLC
Favour Femi-Oyewole is the Group Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO) at Access Bank Plc. She has over 24 years of experience managing all aspects of Information Technology, with a focus on Enterprise IT Security, Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Business Continuity, and Data Protection. Favour is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT, and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultant. She is also the first female in Africa to be a Blockchain Certified Professional.
Favour has an extensive list of certifications, including being a Cisco Certified Security Professional, Checkpoint Security Administrator, COBIT 5 Assessor certified in Africa, Certified Chief Information Security Officer, Certified ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and Lead Auditor, and Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor. She has won numerous awards for her work in the field, including the Global Certified CISO (C|CISO) of the Year 2017 from the EC-Council in the USA, Information Security woman of the Year 2021 in Nigeria, and Top 10 Cybersecurity Leader in the US in 2022.
Favour's background in Information Technology, Enterprise Information Security, Operational Risk, Compliance, Data Protection, and Cybersecurity has made her an expert in resolving complex IT security and Cybersecurity issues. She is versatile in designing and managing security implementations, standards, risk assessment, system-related security management and reviews, information security and Cybersecurity awareness training, IT Risk, IT Governance, and Business Continuity Planning.