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Meet Demola Aladekomo; technology expert, philanthropist, and Founder of Chams Plc

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Sir Demola Ben Aladekomo is a Nigerian technology expert, entrepreneur, philanthropist and Managing Director of Chams Plc. He was born on December 31st, 1957 in Lagos state, Nigeria. 

The young Ademola graduated from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1982 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering. 

In 1984, he obtained an MBA from the University of Lagos. He was part of the first Chief Executive Program at the Lagos Business School (LBS) in 1991-1992, and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School.

Ademola started CHAMS in 1985 as the first indigenous computer maintenance company in Nigeria. Over the years, the company has pioneered many new technologies and provided intelligent solutions to a wide range of public and private initiatives.

Some of his achievements in the field of IT practice include the first wide-area-network on PCs in Nigeria, the first company to venture into card technologies in Nigeria and the Guinness Book of Records recognition for Chams City Innovation.

Ademola is acknowledged as the brain behind the success of the first e-payment card in Nigeria birthed by the Valucard project working with a consortium of 5 indigenous Banks. Demola was also part of the first Chief Executive Program at the Lagos Business School (LBS) and served as the President of the Lagos Business School Alumni Association (LBSAA) in 2012 – 2014. 

He also served President of the Nigeria Computer Society in 2012. He is a Fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society (FNCS), a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and a fellow of the Computer Professional Registration Council (FCPN). 

He is the Founder and Chairman, Board of Trustees: Volunteer Corps, a non-governmental organisation committed to professional volunteerism for public school education. Demola also served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Smartcard Society of Nigeria.  

The business mogul retired as the Group Managing Director of Chams Group in 2015. He is now s a Non-Executive Director at Chams Plc, a Chairman at Cardcentre Nigeria Ltd., a Chairman at Volunteer Corps and a Member of The Nigerian Society of Engineers.

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