The 30 Most Powerful Nigerian Women in Finance in 2021 in accordance with KOKO TV

KOKO TV Nigeria has revealed Miriam Olusanya as the 2021 most powerful Nigerian woman in Finance

Pandemic be utterly damned: Nigerian women are damningly flying and unapologetically flourishing. The KOKO name is synonymous with excellence and success. Each year, KOKO ranks celebrity black women globally based on a variety of categories before naming the KOKO Woman Of The Year. With the COVID-19 pandemic comes challenges and great opportunities.

So Nigerian women leading through a global health, political uncertainty and national economic crisis is no easy feat, but the events of this past year haven’t fazed the 30 trailblazing inspiring black strong women who make up KOKO’s 2021 Most Powerful Women list in Finance.

These great and impressive financial pedigree from our dedicated Nigerian women are worthy of mention and praise by all Nigerians and the world at large.

“The 2021 Women in Finance list is curated using industry expertise, experience, abilities and role importance and significance within Nigeria’s financial setup,” says KOKO’s Operations Director.

Out of them, 13 lead (or hold senior leadership positions) some of Nigeria’s biggest banks and financial institutions, positions they’ve leveraged so effectively well to effect change in the delicately unpredictable Nigerian financial polity.

Below are this year’s Most Powerful Women in Finance in Nigeria:

1. Miriam Olusanya – MD/CEO, Guaranty Trust Bank

2. Yemisi Edun – MD, FCMB

3. Zainab Ahmed – Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning

4. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe – MD/CEO, Fidelity Bank

5. Adaeze Udensi – MD/CEO, Titan Trust Bank

6. Abiola Adekoya – Lead Wealth Advisor, Artios Capital

7. Tomi Somefun – MD/CEO, Unity Bank Plc

8. Bukola Smith – MD, FSDH Merchant Bank

9. Ireti Samuel-Ogbu – Citi Nigeria CEO, Citi Country Officer

10. Halima Buba – MD/CEO, SunTrust

11. Caroline Chidiebere Anyanwu – FCMB Pensions

12. Titi Odunfa Adeoye – CIO, Sankore

13. Kafilat Araoye – MD/CEO, Lotus Bank

14. Suzanne Iroche – MD/CEO Finbank Plc

15. Folake Latifat Sanu – Executive Director, Wema Bank Plc

16. Oluwayemisi Disu – Director, Heritage Bank Plc

17. Funke Osibodu – MD/CEO Union Bank Plc

18. Ajoritsedere Awosika – Chairperson, Board of Directors, Access Bank Plc

19. Adaora Remi Umeoji – Deputy Managing Director, Zenith Bank Plc

20. Adeola Azeez – Deputy Country Head at Deutsche Bank Nigeria

21. Aishah Ahmad – Deputy Governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

22. Funke Feyisetan-Ladimeji – Executive Director, Coronation Merchant Bank

23. Bola Adesola – Senior Vice Chairman, Africa, Standard Chartered Bank

24. Bunmi Dayo-Olagunju – Executive Director, Operations, Stanbic IBTC Bank

25. Oluwatoyin Sanni – Founder and CEO, Emerging Africa, Leading Capital Markets

26. Arunma Oteh – Chair, The Royal African Society

27. Sola David-Borha – CEO, Standard Bank Group

28. Bode Abifarin  – Chief Operating Officer, Flutterwave

29. Chinyere Don Okhuofu – DCEO, Interswitch Networks

30. The Mothers Of Nigerian Banking – Osaretin Demuren And Ibikun Awosika

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