Dr. Maida holds an MEng in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College, London, and a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath, UK.
He completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (FinTech Pathway) at the Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.
Prior to his appointment, he was the Executive Director, Technology and operations at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS).
At NIBSS, he standardized devices in the financial system for interoperability, ensuring all terminals accepted cards issued by banks and licensed schemes.
Before NIBSS, he was the Chief Technical Officer at Arca Payments Network and a Senior Manager at Cisco Systems, UK.
With over 15 years of experience, he worked as a Network Design Consultant at EE, part of BT Group, and as a System Engineer at Ubiquisys, now part of Cisco.
Dr. Maida is technically strong and commercially aware, showcasing a breadth of experience in FinTech, Telecoms, and Enterprise Technology.
He is a professional par excellence, combining technical expertise with commercial acumen.
Dr. Maida is a family man, married with children.
He succeeds Prof. Umar Danbatta as the Chief Telecom Regulator of Nigeria.