Profile of Nigeria’s new Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

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.

Kemi Adeosun

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

AGE 48

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)

  1. Anonymous Reply

    My dear. my prayer for you is let God grant you Grace, wisdom and knowledge to pilot the affair of this our country Nigeria, my best of advise for you is to handle the post with the fear of God also join hand to fight corruption and don’t be part of corruption lets make our country a better place to live, President, Governors, senators ministers and other should stop investing our money in foreign countries is not helping us, they should learn how to bring foreigners to come and invest in our country in other to create job opportunities here in Nigeria, our youth graduates are suffering on daily basis, may God use you to elevate our country Nigeria from evil in Jesus name Amen.
    From
    Evangelist
    Ifeanyi.e.Njoku

  2. Anonymous Reply

    MAY GOD HELP YOU, AND MAY YOU LIVE LONG AMEN.

  3. Anonymous Reply

    An Adage Says, The Road To Success Is Full Of Stain, There Is No How A Man Can Leave Without Facing Challenges, It Is Obvious To Nigerian That You Are Little Bit Young For These Enormous Post Of Yours But Not Withstanding, We Have Trust In You That You Can Do It To The Greatest Height. We Believe In You, All Nigerian Believe In Your Focus And Determination Towards Nigeria Economy Sector.

  4. Anonymous Reply

    By the fear of God Almighty in you, you shall do great and we will learn from you and become great accountants as we are now studying to be…..blessed is you…

  5. Anonymous Reply

    By the fear of God Almighty in you, you shall do great and we will learn from you and become great accountants as we are now studying to be…..blessed is you…

    by

    ELIAS FRANCIS

  6. Anonymous Reply

    Encouraging

  7. Anonymous Reply

    If you want to be taken seriously by Nigerians and show that the government you serve is fighting corruption, you must publish all the monthly allocations to states periodically. this will encourage transparency and accountability in the country. The commonwealth of the country should not be shrouded in secrecy. do it now

  8. Anonymous Reply

    If you want to be taken seriously by Nigerians and show that the government you serve is fighting corruption, you must publish all the monthly allocations to states periodically. this will encourage transparency and accountability in the country. The commonwealth of the country should not be shrouded in secrecy. do it now.

    Peace Ozor
    London


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