MRS KEMI ADEOSUN

Do you see a woman efficient in her work? She will serve kings not unknown people. Highly recommended as the next Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you our Woman Crush Wednesday, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.

Mrs Kemi Adeosun was born 9th March, 1967, and she is the third of four children. She attended the famous University of East London between 1986 and 1989 after her secondary education where she bagged Bsc Hon. Applied Economics with Second Class Upper Honours. She furthered her education at University of London for Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial Management. In 1994, she became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England & Wales).

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Spending most of her life and career in London, she worked in various capacities in different companies as listed below:
  • Accounting assistant at British Telecom Company, London from 1989 – 1990.
  • Senior audit officer at Goodman Jones, London, from 1990- 1993.
  • Manager, Internal Audit at London Underground Limited, London,1994 – 1995.
  • Manager Internal Audit, Prism Consulting from 1996 – 2000.
  • Senior Manager, Price Waterhouse Coopers, London, from 2000- 2002.

She however returned to Nigeria out of the need to secure her home and have her family intact. According to her, her husband’s business brought him more to Lagos and she was spending a lot of time in Nigeria so, she decided that the whole family should be living together and they moved. She left her fantastic job at Price Water Cooper and joined Denham Management in 2002 as a financial controller and rose to become the Managing Director. In 2010 she joined  Quo Vadis Partnership as Managing Director, from June 2010 – June 2011.

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She also started organizing  personal finance planning programme for women and was even a newspaper columnist for sometime. In 2010, one of her mentors who happened to be a friend of Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State called her saying the governor wanted to see her about a job in Finance. She initially replied that she wasn’t interested in any political appointment but honored the governors invitation with the intent of thanking him for the consideration but also to reject the offer. However, when she heard the governor talk about his plans for the state and his zeal she changed her mind and accepted the job.

She served as Commissioner of Finance in Ogun state, from 2011 – 2015 before been nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari for a ministerial position. She appeared before the Nigerian Senate on the 14th of October, 2015  where she was screened and confirmed as a Minister of the Federal Republic.

 

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