E-PPAN holds Payment Systems and Fraud Conference

By Ikenna UGWU

LAGOS: E-payment Providers Association of Nigeria has declared it readiness to stage third Annual Payment Systems and Fraud Conference for West Africa.

Biztellers.com gathered that Guest Speaker on the occasion will be Kalyani Pillay, the Chief Executive Officer of the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC).

 The conference scheduled to hold on the 6th-7th November 2012 at the Civic Centre Victoria Island, Lagos is hosted  by E-PPAN in collaborations with the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum of the CBN, ( NeFF), Committee of e-Banking Heads ( CeBIH) and the information Security Society of Africa, Nigeria ( ISSAN).

Kalyani Pillay comes from a long standing history in the legal & criminal justice profession. As the CEO of SABRIC, she is responsible for leading the company in assisting the South African Banks and the major Cash in Transit companies, fight organised crime within those industries. Prior to joining SABRIC, Kalyani was a Special Director of Public Prosecutions as well as Special Adviser to the Head of the National Prosecuting Authority from Feb 2005 to Nov 2007.

During her tenure at the NPA, Kalyani was the South African representative to the Common Wealth in criminal related matters and she also represented the NPA on a number of crime commissions and committees at the United Nations.

She will be speaking on: “International Anti-Fraud Efforts: The Issues of Borderless Fraud”.

South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) is a company formed by South African banks to support the banking industry in the combating of crime.Its principle business is to detect, prevent and reduce organised crime in the banking industry through effective public private partnerships. The company also provides crime risk information products, investigation and prosecution support to its clients and stakeholders. SABRIC co-ordinates inter-bank activities aimed at addressing organised bank related commercial and violent crime and acts as a nodal point between the banking industry and others, in respect of issues relating to crime.

This conference is a one stop payment systems and fraud knowledge hub in West Africa with limitless business opportunities. It will target over 400 participants from the whole of West Africa and will feature prominent global presenters in a variety of information-packed Sessions.

We will be having speakers from notable organizations and bodies such a government entities and the private industry with a wide variety of
expertise in international payment systems best practices and fraud prevention, deterrence and detection

Other Confirmed Speakers Include: Mr Emmanuel Obaigbona, CBN and Chairman Nigerian Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF), Mr. Mitchell Elegbe MD, Interswitch Nigeria Limited,  Mr. Ademola Adewale, ED, Keystone Bank, Mr. Ernest Uduje, MD Itex Integrated Systems, Mr. Yele Okeremi, MD Precise Financial Solution, Mr. David Isiavwe. Regional Head Mid West UBA and President ISSAN,  Mr. Chuma Ezirim, Head E-Business First Bank and Chairman CeBIH, Ms. Gillian Mary Bolton,Head Mazars Moores Forensic, South Africa, among others.

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