Vincent Olatunji, Nigeria’s Privacy Ombudsman, Joins Forbes Technology Council 2023

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Dr. Vincent Olatunji, National Commissioner, Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB), has joined the Forbes Technology Council for 2023.
His appointment was disclosed in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Head of the Media Unit of the Bureau, Itunu Dosekun.
Scott Gerber, Forbes Councils’ founder said their mission with Forbes Councils is “to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
Forbes Technology Council is an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives.
“I am delighted to be counted worthy to join the Forbes Technology Council. It is another confirmation of our modest effort to ensure that our country is recognised among the global leaders in data protection compliance,” said Dr. Olatunji, a PECB Certified Data Protection Officer and a Certified Public Private Partnership Specialist (IP3 Specialist) who holds a doctorate degree in Geography and Planning from the University of Lagos.
Olatunji, former acting Director General at the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), is an accomplished professional with proven track records of delivering impactful results, excelling in building strong relationships across sectors and achieving tangible outcomes. He has also successfully led teams, conducted extensive research, developed effective policies, and implemented strategic initiatives at all levels of government in Nigeria.
With over 30 years of experience in the public sector, Olatunji brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to the Forbes Technology Council.
Olatunji joined the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in 2002 and has worked in various departments thereby rising to the position of director in 2014 and acting director general in 2016.
Prior to his appointment in February 2022 as the NDPB’s pioneer National Commissioner of NDPB, he worked as the Director of eGovernment Development and Regulations at NITDA where he led a formidable team to deliver various initiatives on Nigeria’s digital transformation.
Since 2022, Olatunji has led his team at the NDPB to chart Nigeria’s pathway in data protection gaining global recognition even as the establishment awaits the legislative nod to become a statutory agency.