The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has confirmed the appointment of Tomi Somefun as the managing director/CEO, Unity Bank plc.
This is coming on the heels of the departure of Henry J. Semenitari, who resigned his appointment with the bank last month. The confirmation of Somefun was contained in a letter to the bank, dated August 10, 2015, and signed by its director of banking supervision.
An experienced professional with a depth of knowledge of the finance industry, Somefun has over three decades of cognate experience of which 26 years are in the banking sector.
She started her career in accounting and financial consulting with Peat Marwick & Co, and subsequently Arthur Andersen & Co (now KPMG). She has worked in several areas across the industry, spanning treasury & institutional banking, investment banking, retail and commercial banking.
Prior to joining Unity Bank, she had a distinguished career with United Bank for Africa, where she managed and sat on the board of several subsidiaries, including being the maiden CEO of UBA Pensions Custodian she managed for eight years, as well supervising the South-West Region of the Bank.