Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday appointed former investment banker Kemi Adeosun as finance minister, putting her in charge of Africa’s biggest economy.
Adeosun was born on March, 1967, raised and educated in London.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of East London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial Management from the University of London.
She worked as Accounting assistant at British Telecom Company, London, from 1989 – 1990.
She then worked as a Senior audit officer at Goodman Jones, London, from 1990- 1993.
She was a Manager, Internal Audit at London Underground Limited, London, 1994 – 1995. She also worked as a Manager Internal Audit, Prism Consulting from 1996 – 2000.
She was a Senior Manager at the Price Waterhouse Coopers, London, from 2000- 2002.
She joined Chapel Hill Denham Management as a financial controller in 2002 and left the organisation as Managing Director in 2010.
She also worked with Quo Vadis Partnership as Managing Director, from June 2010 – June 2011 before she was appointed the Commissioner of Finance in Ogun state, from 2011 – 2015.
Adeosun is a member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales, as well as Nigeria.
She is the third of four children.
Below is her CV prepared by the Senate:
NAME: KEMI ADEOSUN
MARITAL STATUS : MARRIED
OCCUPATION: ECONOMIST/CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT
PREVIOUS JOBS IN PRIVATE SECTOR
(i) SENIOR MANAGER, PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS
(ii) CHAPELHILL DENHAM
PREVIOUS POSITION IN PUBLIC SECTOR
COMMISSIONER FOR FINANCE, OGUN STATE
EDUCATION (WITH YEARS)
B. Sc (HONS) APPLIED ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON (1986-1989)
ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS
INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT (ENGLAND AND WALES)