Sir Kenneth Olisa, Chairman of payment technology company, Interswitch, has been honoured with the Knight Bachelor for Services in Business and Philanthropy by Queen Elizabeth (II).
Sir Olisa is a Nigerian-born British businessman and philanthropist with career in technology that commenced at IBM and spans over 40 years. He founded and led the technology merchant bank Interregnum and is also the founder and chairman of Restoration Partners, an independent boutique technology merchant bank.
Mitchell Elegbe Group CEO of Interswitch, says that “Sir Ken has distinguished himself in professional and social spheres with a remarkable pedigree of service in the public domain. A leading light and embodiment of the maxim.
He has not only charted an impressive course across the business terrain, but has also done notable social good; actively Championing, and investing in many charities and non-profit organizations which work to mitigate the disadvantages faced by so many in his society. We are extremely proud of this most recent recognition.”
In 2015, he became the first black Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London having been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen.