Inspired By Glory profiles Power Women in Nigeria’s Financial Sector Powered by United Capital!
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The campaign features the powerful women in Nigeria’s Financial Sector, have a look, be inspired and share!
Mrs Akinkugbe Nimi is the Founder/ Chief Executive Officer of Bestman Games Ltd, the African distributor of customized editions of Monopoly, Hasbro’s world famous game. Prior to this she enjoyed a successful banking career spanning 23 years first at Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc where she rose to the position of General Manager and Head, Private Banking and Director Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Ltd. Subsequently she joined Barclays Bank Plc as Regional Director (West Africa) for the Wealth & Investment Management Division and Chief Country Officer for Nigeria. Achieving financial security ranks as a major source of anxiety and Nimi seeks to empower people regarding their finances. Under the auspices of the brand “Money Matters with Nimi,” through speaking engagements, television and radio appearances and social media, the Monopoly Board Games and her new book, “A – Z of Personal Finance”, Nimi provides frank, practical insights to create a greater awareness and understanding of personal finance and wealth management issues. Through these platforms, she has been able to empower people to take responsibility for this most important aspect of their lives.
Mrs. Okonjo-Iwela is a highly respected and influential global leader, economist, policy maker and thinker on Finance and Economic Development. She has been listed 5 years consecutively as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World by Forbes Magazine and in 2013 was listed as one of the Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine.In 2015, she was also listed as one of the 50 Greatest World Leaders by Fortune. She served two terms as Finance Minister of Nigeria (2003-2006, 2011-2015) and was previously Managing Director of the World Bank (2007-2011). Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is renowned as the first female and black candidate to contest for the presidency of the World Bank Group in 2012.
Arunma Oteh is the Vice president and Treasurer of the World Bank. Prior to her appointment, she was the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria where she led the transformation of the country’s capital markets industry into a major global presence. She was a member of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Chairperson of the Africa Middle East Regional Committee of IOSCO. Prior to joining the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria, Arunma was Group Vice President, Corporate Services, at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). In this role, she oversaw a number of departments, including human resources, information and communications technology, and institutional procurement. From 2001 to 2006 she held the role of AfDB Group Treasurer, where she led AfDB’s fundraising and capital market activities across the world .
Mrs Awosika is the Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria. She is the first woman to take up this position since the establishment of the bank. Before her appointment, she was a non-Executive Director of the Bank. Ibukun Awosika graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and holds an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. She is an alumna of the Lagos Business School Chief Executive Programme. She is also a board member of the Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ) and Convention on Business Integrity.
Onikepo Akande, OON, CON currently serves as the President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry and honorary life Vice-President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture. Nike became Nigeria’s first female Minister of Industry after she was appointed twice in December 1997 and August 1998. Described by President Goodluck Jonathan as “an inspiration”, she is also a board member of Union Bank of Nigeria and PZ Foundation and serves as the director of the National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria and the Nigeria Industrial Development Bank.
Chief Mrs. Fadayomi is the Chairman African Prudential Registrars and is one of the Nigeria’s most well known Commercial Lawyers. She holds a LL.B Hons from the University of Lagos, and was called to Nigerian Bar in 1972. Her professional experience spans several years in both the Public and Private Sectors. She has served in the following high profile positions; the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State; the first Commissioner for Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation, as well as the Commissioner for Establishment, Training & Pensions at different times in the State. In the Private Sector, she is the Principal Partner at Eniola Fadayomi & Co., and was the Legal Adviser to First Bank of Nigeria, Chairman Board of Directors, Afribank Nigeria PIc. She currently serves on several boards, both in the Public and Private Sectors
Kemi Adeosun is Nigeria’s Minister for finance. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales in 1994. She commenced her career as an Accounting assistant at British Telecom Company, London, from 1989 till 1990 after which she moved to Goodman Jones, London, working as a Senior audit officer from 1990 till 1993. She became Manager of Internal Audit at London Underground Limited, London and Prism Consulting from 1994 till 2000 before joining Price Waterhouse Coopers, London as Senior Manager from 2000 till 2002. In 2002, Kemi became financial controller at Chapel Hill Denham Management and subsequently, Managing Director in 2010. After working with Quo Vadis Partnership as Managing Director in 2010 and 2011, she was appointed the Commissioner of Finance in Ogun State, from 2011 till 2015. She is currently the minister of finance of federal republic of Nigeria, from 2015 till date.
Passionate about building wealth for Africans through provision of advisory and capital raising solutions, OluwaToyin Sanni is currently the Group CEO at United Capital Plc, following previous roles as the CEO for UBA Trustees, UBA Global Investor Services and MD/CEO at Cornerstone Trustees Ltd and AGM, Trust Services at First Trustees (a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Plc). Mrs Sanni is also the President of the Association of Investment Advisers & Portfolio Managers, Nigeria and Chairman of the Capital Market Committee on Financial Literacy Week. Her previous industry leadership roles also includes, Past President for the Association of Trustees and Chairman, CMC Sub-Committee on Custody of Securities.
Aishah Ahmad @aishahmad7 is the Head Consumer Banking at Diamond Bank PLC, one of the fastest growing retail banks in Nigeria. She has responsibility for strategic retail products and customer segments including consumer banking, private wealth management, direct sales agent network with a customer base of over 5 million. Her professional experience spans 20 years and includes global financial institutions such as Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC -a member of Standard Bank Group, where she was responsible for Standard Bank’s private wealth business in West Africa, Bank of New York Mellon (UK), Zenith Bank PLC and NAL Bank PLC. A member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Associations – both globally recognized programs for investment analysts and portfolio managers, Aishah holds a M.Sc. in Finance and Management from the Cranfield School of Management in the United Kingdom, an MBA with a specialization in Finance from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a graduate degree in Accounting from the University of Abuja, Nigeria. Aishah is passionate about global investing and promoting diversity & women’s (financial) inclusion; she regularly speaks on these topics and advises on the board of several companies. She is currently the Chairperson of the Executive Council of Women in Management, Business & Public Service, WIMBIZ (www.wimbiz.org); a leading women-focused not-for-profit organization in sub-Saharan Africa. She is also a member of the steering committee on Cherie Blair Foundation’s, Technology for Growth project; a groundbreaking learning intervention programme for female entrepreneurs in Nigeria, and was an alternate director at Friesland Campina WAMCO (2010 – 2014), a global company in the dairy industry.
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