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Adekemi Ajayi

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Adekemi’s breadth of experience in finance, strategy, and consulting spans over 25 years from various senior and executive management roles in Finance, Strategic Advisory, Investment Banking and Corporate Restructuring. Her strengths derive from combining leadership, knowledge, strategic thinking, and a hands-on approach to problem-solving in companies across sectors including telecommunications, asset management, a regional conglomerate, investment banking and advisory services.

Adekemi was educated in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. She graduated from Imperial College, University of London with an Upper Second in Biochemistry and is a UK-qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) as well as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Adekemi’s early professional career was forged in the United Kingdom with Exxon Mobil, where she trained as an accountant and Morgan Stanley, where she worked in investment management and managed foreign exchange risk. In Nigeria, she gained further invaluable experience working in senior and executive management positions at UNIC Asset Management, Etisalat, and Chapel Hill Denham. Prior to joining Acumen, Adekemi had a stint at Odu’a Investment Company Limited as the Group Chief Financial Officer, reorganizing and restructuring the finance function of the holding company and its subsidiaries.

Adekemi is enthusiastic about applying her wealth of knowledge and experience towards addressing issues of development, poverty and inclusiveness. Outside of work, she is an avid Formula 1 and tennis fan as well as an art enthusiast.