LBC2022: MEET THE SPEAKER -Adedeji Owonibi (Senior Partner, A & D Forensics)


    Adedeji is a Blockchain Professional and Entrepreneur, a Forensic Investigation Practitioner, and a Certified Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator with more than fifteen years of experience across a few banks within the Nigeria Financial Sector and educator in corporate workplace settings. He is uniquely qualified and involved in forensics analysis of Financial Infractions, Cryptocurrency crimes, and designing plans that work for Government, Regulators, Law Enforcement, and Tax Authorities. He is an active member of Stakeholders in Blockchain Association of Nigeria (SIBAN), Member Blockchain Nigeria User Group, and the Director of Investigation and Compliance at Cryptographic Development Initiative of Nigeria (CDIN).

    Adedeji’s impactful presence in the FinTech arena earned him an appointment by SEC Nigeria as a Member of, the Virtual Asset and Fintech Regulatory Framework Drafting Committee, and doubling as a Technical Member – of Nigeria National Blockchain Strategy under NITDA. He has also contributed massively under the umbrella of Global Digital Finance’s KYC/AML working group -a Think Tank for Blockchain Compliance in France where he is a member of the industry-led Thinktank that worked on and came out with FATF cryptocurrency Travel Rule InterMessaging Standard for Virtual Assets (IVMS101) to help combat money laundering and terrorism financing using cryptocurrencies around the globe.

    Adedeji’s law enforcement training efforts on new money and cybercrime have seen him train many law enforcement agents ranging from the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Army CyberWarfare Command, Zambia Financial Intelligence Unit/Police, Central Bank of Nigeria, and with training experience in different African Countries. He is Chainalysis’ Sole Africa Investigative Partner helping law enforcement investigate criminal organizations using cryptocurrency to conceal illicit activities across Africa and the African Partner for Blockchain Intelligence Group based out of Canada.

    Adedeji is currently the Senior Partner in charge of Financial Forensics and Virtual Assets Regulatory Compliance Advisory at A&D Forensic and the founder of Nigeria’s 1st Blockchain Innovation Hub (Convexity Tech Hub). He is a regular speaker at conferences and expatiates on Blockchain Innovations, its emergence, and implication for the future, Cryptocurrency crime involving Darkweb, Terror Finance, Money Laundering, Tax Evasion, and other Financial Crimes/Regulations. He holds a BSc in Fraud Detection, MSc in Forensics (UK), and MSc In Fintech, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies (Montpellier, France), in addition to being a Certified Blockchain Expert, Certified Blockchain Analytics Specialist, and a McAfee Certified Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator (CCFI).

    At the Conference, Adedeji will be providing further insight on the “Regulation and Public Policy in Blockchain and Tech Innovations” from an expert’s perspective.

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