Sherifat Akinwonmi

Sherifat Akinwonmi an Information Technology professional with diverse work experience across the financial and IT services industries. She joined GSK in February 2017. She is the Head of Technology (Head of IT) for GSK Nigeria, South Africa and Mauritius and formerly Head of Technology for Nigeria, West and Central Africa.


As part of her role at GSK, she is responsible for all Technology deliverables in these markets, ensuring that the business objectives are adequately supported with Digital and Technology initiatives.


Prior to GSK, Sherifat worked as the Head of Information Security, Interswitch Limited ensuring security of the organization’s information. Before that, she worked as Risk and Information Security Specialist and IT Service Management Specialist respectively with Stanbic IBTC bank (a member of Standard Bank Group).


She holds a master's degree in Information Security Management with a distinction at University of Salford, Greater Manchester UK. Her first degree was in Computer Science and Information technology from Bowen University with a first class. She possesses several professional qualifications in Information Technology and Security including ISO 27001 LA, CISM, CISA, PRINCE2, ITIL and a Certified Chief Information Security Officer.