Over the past seventeen (17) years post-graduation, he has held different positions at various capacities as a Business Head, Branch Manager, and Lead Consultant and Strategist across three Commercial Banks and financial consulting establishments, among others. He has shown astute doggedness and remained resolutely poised to delivering professional services with due care, skills, competence and diligence.
Sir Stephen Alaekwe is currently the Certifications Coordinator, ISACA Abuja, Nigeria. He belongs to the Ancient and Noble Order of the Knights of St. John International (KSJI).
Stephen Alaekwe is the pioneer and current CEO/Lead Consultant of Stephen Alaekwe & Co. a unique blend of an accounting/financial management consulting firm, information systems consultants, and a Federal Government of Nigerian Licensed Data Protection Compliance Organization (DPCO), under the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB), in accordance with the provision of Article 1(3j) of the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) for the purpose of training, auditing, consulting and rendering services aimed at ensuring compliance with the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR or any foreign Data Protection law or regulation having effect in Nigeria.
He is responsible for strategically coordinating the activities of the Think-Tank-Team of Professionals in Data Privacy consulting; Data Protection compliance consulting and auditing; business development; accounting, financial management and advisory; information systems consulting and assurance engagements; training and facilitation; financial/business modelling; feasibility/viability studies and reporting, for wide array of MSMEs, Growing Businesses, Corporate organizations, Multi-nationals, Institutions of Government and Commercial profit-driven organizations.
Sir Stephen Alaekwe is a value-driven Resource Person, with great tact, drive and passion in providing training and facilitation in the following subject matter areas: Data Privacy, Data Protection, Digital Trust, Information Assets Management, Control and Assurance Services, Financial Management, business modelling, among other composite areas.
As a forward-looking person of proven impeccable professional pedigree, Stephen Alaekwe is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) of ISACA America; an Associate Chartered Economist (ACE), and a Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM). He is an erudite scholar, with M.Sc. in Business Administration; also, a registered professional of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN). He is a Seasoned Banker with wealth of cognate experience in Corporate/Commercial, Retail, and Transaction banking; Trade finance; business development; credit analysis and management; Risk Management; project management; investment/portfolio management; export trade facilitation and funding. Stephen Alaekwe is a professional in information systems auditing, control and data protection; accounting, capacity development, training and facilitation.