PROFILE OF MRS. OYINKAN ADEWALE
Mrs. Oyinkan Adewale is a highly experienced finance expert with over 30 years’ track record as Chief Financial Officer in various companies and 20 years’ experience serving on various boards.
She was the Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer of Union Bank Nigeria Plc. Mrs. Adewale was also the CBN-appointed intervention Executive Director/CFO at Oceanic Bank where she supervised all the bank’s subsidiaries and also served as a director of some of the subsidiaries.
She was also the ETI Group Head of MIS following the acquisition of Oceanic Bank by ETI and its merger with Ecobank Nigeria in 2012 where she managed the integration.
Previous roles occupied by her include Executive Director/CFO, Citibank where she had responsibility for Finance across 7 West African countries, including Nigeria. She has successfully led bank turnarounds and transformations, establishing world-class finance functions from scratch.
She was the Pioneer MD/COO at Renaissance Capital Africa. She co-founded SIAO, a leading indigenous accounting firm that played a key role in the banking sector consolidation under then CBN Governor, Charles Soludo in 2005 and has led SIAO to win several due diligence and financial advisory mandates that subsequently led to M&A transactions.
She is a recipient of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor’s commendation for meritorious service to the banking sector and was also a member and treasurer of the board and management of St. Saviour’s School, Ikoyi, Nigeria’s preeminent British curriculum school.
She holds a B.A French Hons from the University of Ibadan and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). She is an alumnus of INSEAD, Fontainebleu, IMD, Lausanne and Oxford Said Business School.