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Zechariah Leke Akinpelu
Chief Information Security Officer at Unity Bank


A seasoned Cybersecurity executive with wealth of experience in Information Security Governance, Cloud Security, Information Security Program Development, Security Incident Management, Threat Hunting, Threat Intelligence, Penetration testing, Application Security, Vulnerability Management and Digital Forensic across Technology, Fintech and Financial organization. Zechariah has pioneered the Cybersecurity Functions of various financial organization in Nigeria and engaged in Cybersecurity transformation across many different institutions. The only African that had this category of award, also one of the top 100 awardee that made it to the 2021 Certified Ethical Hacker Hall of Fame out of more than 50,000 global Cybersecurity professionals.He has been involved as subject matter expert and examiners for various Cybersecurity bodies such as EC Council and ISACA in certifications like Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Certified Network Defender (CND), Certified Chief Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Data Privacy Security Engineer (CDPSE).

He had served in ISACA in various capacities as Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) Liaison -working directly with ISACA international CSX team to keep the local chapter informed on CSX related initiatives, Education Director for ISACA Lagos and Certification and Membership Director for ISACA Lagos.
He has delivered several topics on Cybersecurity in various conferences and workshops across Africa, Europe and United States. He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for Unity Bank