Profiles in Leadership: Dr. Frances Undelikwo

Head of IT, Operational Risk Management on How She Entered the Cybersecurity Field
Dr. Frances Undelikwo, divisional head of IT and operational risk management, Fidelity Bank, Nigeria

Dr. Frances Undelikwo, divisional head of IT and operational risk management at Fidelity Bank in Nigeria, says she found her passion by trying out different departments and fields under information security.

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"I started my career focusing on core IT before shifting to cybersecurity. The first function I handled was audit, and from there I shifted to controls," says Undelikwo. "I then shifted to security and then risk - something that I am handling in my current role."

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Undelikwo also discusses:

  • Her passions in the field of cybersecurity;
  • Why it is important to teach and train people;
  • The value of collaboration and communication.

Undelikwo is divisional head of IT and operational risk management at Fidelity Bank in Nigeria. She has more than 22 years of experience in information disciplines - technology, systems, governance, risk, privacy, security, control, audit, compliance and assurance.

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About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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