The National Commissioner of the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB), Dr. Vincent Olatunji, has been appointed to Forbes Technology Council for 2023. As Nigeria’s Data Protection Ombudsman, Dr. Olatunji’s efforts and expertise have propelled him to the forefront in shaping policies and frameworks that align with international standards, bolstering Nigeria’s and Africa’s position in the global data protection landscape.
His appointment to the Forbes Council was in recognition of this achievement. Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC).
In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.
Forbes Council’s founder, Scott Gerber, said the Council is excited to welcome Dr. Olatunji as a member. He stressed that their mission as Forbes Councils is “to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”
Reacting to the appointment, Dr. Olatunji said this shows that Nigeria is recognized in the global data protection space. Having worked in the public sector for over 30 years, Olatunji said he would bring his wealth of experience and professionalism to the board Forbes Technology Council.