Managing Director/CEO of UP (Unified Payments)


Agada Apochi is an Organisational Psychologist & Change Leadership Specialist. Agada is the Managing Director/CEO of UP (Unified Payments) and has led the company to becoming the first and only nonbank Nigerian entity to become Principal Member or Licensed Acquirer of all major global payment schemes. The company has also diversified into different businesses including B2C (Business-to-Consumer) under Agada’s leadership. Prior to his appointment as MD/CEO, Agada was an Executive Director in UP and also worked for 13 years in 2 Nigerian banks. Agada is the Founder and Director of another Fintech company, PayAttitude, which is owned by a consortium of leading Nigerian banks.

Agada is an Innovator, Entrepreneur, Honorary Chartered Banker, Chartered Mediator & Conciliator, Fellow, International Academy of Cards & Payments and Certified International Cards & Payments Professional (CICPP). Agada obtained his Master in Organisational Psychology from Columbia University in New York. He also holds a Master Degree in Law and is an Alumnus of Lagos Business School, Cornell University and attended different executive learning programs at Harvard Business School, Insead Business School, and Bank Card Business School in Cambridge.