Sir. Demola Aladekomo

Sir. Demola Aladekomo

Chairman, Board of Directors, SmartCity PLC

Demola Aladekomo is the Founder CHAMS Group and a Non-Executive Director of Chams Plc. He 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.

With a commitment and passion to provide solutions that leads to the enhancement of the living standards of the Nigerian people, he led the team that won the concession on the Identity Management Program in Nigeria among other trail blazing efforts in Nigeria.

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 andserved 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.

He retired as the Group Managing Director of Chams Group in 2015.