Agada Apochi is the Managing Director/CEO of Unified Payment Services Limited (Unified Payments) which is a leading payments service provider owned by a consortium of leading Nigerian banks. Prior to his appointment as Managing Director/CEO, he worked at various times in different capacities including Executive Director, Group Head Corporate Services, General Counsel and Company Secretary. He worked previously with Union Bank of Nigeria Plc and Fidelity Bank Plc (formerly FSB International Bank Plc).
A Certified International Cards & Payments Professional (CICPP) and Fellow, International Academy of Cards & Payments. Agada is an alumnus of Cornell University where he obtained his certificates in (i) High Performance Leadership (ii) Change Leadership; and (ii) Leading Execution. He also attended Lagos Business School where he completed his Advance Management Program (AMP), Bank Card Business School in Cambridge and the University of Jos where he obtained his LL.B with several academic honors and awards including University Prize for Best Graduating Student. Agada has attended different executive programs at Harvard Business School and Insead Business School. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1992 after his qualification as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Agada is also a Chartered Mediator & Conciliator, member of Institute of Directors (IoD) and International Bar Association. He is married with children.