The Executive Board of Directors of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) has named Mrs. Edith Udeagu as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Secretary to the Board.
President of NIRA, Mrs. Mary Uduma, who made the disclosure in Lagos, said Udeagu would take over from the acting COO, Mr. Akinbo Cornerstone, who was seconded from the Board since July 2013, following the resignation of the erstwhile COO, Mr. Opeoluwa Odusan.
She noted that Udeagu, who assumed duty at NIRA last week, was born in 1960. She attended various institutions in multiple countries across continents culminating in a her first degree, B.Sc Mathematics with Computer Science from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1983 and a Master of Science degree in Optimisation & Computing from Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom in 1985.
Udeagu worked in the Information Technology (IT) Unit of Mitchell Farms of Ibru Organisation, before moving to the IT Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria in Lagos as an Assistant Manager in 1990.
She worked in various capacities and several committees in IT Department of CBN from April 30, 1990 till June 30, 2011 when she retired as acting Deputy Director, Security Management Division, Information Technology Department.
While at the CBN. She rose through the ranks and obtained several certifications including Certified Information Systems Audit (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) all from ISACA, previously known as Information Systems Audit and Control Association and ITIL Foundation Version 3 certificate from the APM Group.
She distinguished herself in the IT Security field and as the Project Manager for the CBN Real Time Gross Settlement System (RTGS).
She was the Head of many offices within the IT Department over the years and distinguished herself with her dedication to work and the establishment. She also represented the CBN in various committees within and outside the bank notably the Nigeria Automated Clearing System (NACS) implementation, e-Commerce & e-Transaction Bill from National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) Project, among others.
As a certified Project Management Professional, Udeagu promises to contribute her quota in re-engineering the .NG registry to boost the update by keeping to the best global industry standards in her new position as NIRA COO and Secretary to the Executive Board, in addition to moving the brand higher in the near future with her wealth of experience in the IT industry.Source