Yemisi Edun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife and a Master’s degree in International Accounting and Finance from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Yemisi is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a CFA® Charter holder. She is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers; an Associate Member of the Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; a Member of Information Systems Audit and Control, U.S.A; and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Yemisi began her career with Akintola Williams Deloitte (member firm of Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu) in 1987, with main focus in Corporate Finance activities. She was also involved in audit of Banks and Other Financial Institutions. She joined FCMB in year 2000 as Divisional Head of Internal Audit and Control before assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer of the Bank.
Passionate about the youths, in one of the episodes of Dare2Dream Season 5, being an Executive Director at that time, Yemisi stated FCMB’s commitment to sponsoring Dare2Dream as a way of supporting the dreams of young people and encouraged them to do their part to “Bring down the challenges and bring up the opportunities you see in Nigeria.” She encouraged creativity and innovativeness amongst them, insisting that the country has so many natural resources, including several opportunities. The question she asks is: How are you identifying those opportunities? As youths, Edun admonished them to be nation builders and to remain optimistic about Nigeria.
The vision of FCMB is to be the leading integrated financial services platform with over 25 million active customers.
Their mission is to empower their customers to have confidence in realizing their dreams and their values include setting clear goals and priorities, vigorously following through on their attainment, removing barriers to effectiveness and having the right people in leadership roles.
On professionalism, they boast of playing by the rules, upholding integrity, while pursuing personal development and learning (e-learning), even as they treat colleagues and customers fairly.
On innovation, they will readily tell you that they innovate to solve customer problems and to reach new customers profitably, they measure, report to the Board and reward innovation performance.
They dedicate people, processes and capital towards innovation and are customer focused because the voice of the customer drives their actions and initiatives, while being proactive towards their customers’ needs, they strive to save customers’ time and increase their prosperity