John Obaro

John Obaro

John started SystemSpecs about 22 years ago after reaching the peak of a fulfilling career in the Banking industry. His decision in 1992 to break away from a successful and promising career in regular employment at IMB came as a shock to many because IMB was widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s top?notch banks.

He, however; went to start up SystemSpecs which commenced then as a partner agent of Systems Union, UK offering a foreign accounting software and moved on to developing and nurturing a firm that has since become Nigeria’s foremost indigenous software house with about 150 talented Nigerians from various backgrounds and disciplines.

Today, the company’s home grown HumanManager Payroll & Human Resource management software is a leading name among public and private sector organizations in Nigeria while its Remita e-payment, e-invoicing, e-collections & e-payroll platform has emerged a national asset on which about $3 Billion worth of transactions are processed every month.

Recently, John was recognized as Nigeria’s IT Personality of the Year 2013 in addition to series of indigenous and international awards he had received over the years.

He is a distinguished alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, University of Lagos and the Chief Executive Program (CEP3) of Lagos Business School. He has served at various times on the boards of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Information and Communication Technology, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), Governing Council of the National ICT Incubation Program (iDea), and many more.

John is a fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), a ex-member of the Governing Council of Computer Professionals (Registration Council) of Nigeria (CPN) – the highest industry practice regulatory body and 1stVice President of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON)

John is a die-hard advocate and promoter of indigenous software development initiative and a role model for promising and success desiring young entrepreneurs.