Ms. Bunmi Lawson is the pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of EDFIN Microfinance Bank Limited. EDFIN prides itself as the first specialized Education Microfinance Bank with unique and well researched products and services tailored to cater for the needs of its customers and the Education Ecosystem. EDFIN Microfinance Bank under the eminent leadership of Bunmi Lawson officially commenced operations in April 2019 with its registered office at Surulere Lagos State and has projections to grow into a globally recognized bank of choice for education financial solutions in Africa. Its shareholders include Gray Matters Capital, an investment company based in the USA.
Ms. Lawson holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the IESE Business School, University of Navarra and is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. She is also a Fellow of the following Institutes: Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria, Institute of Credit & Collections Management of Nigeria and Association of Investment Advisers & Portfolio Managers of Nigeria.
She is a Board Director in the following companies: Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA), Trium Venture Capital Limited and formerly on the board of CRC credit bureau Limited; She is an Advisory Board Member of Bridge International Academies, Nigeria; Vice President, Women in Finance, Nigeria and a member of the Board Trustees Fintech Association of Nigeria.
She has attended several executive courses both locally and internationally at renowned institutions including Harvard Business School, INSEAD and the Boulder Institute for Microfinance and has successfully completed the CBN/CIBN Microfinance Certification Programme. She has presented several lectures/speeches both locally and internationally on Microfinance and other areas of capacity building for small scale industries and young entrepreneurs, SME Financing as well as been part of special workgroups on various issues for the development of the Nigerian economy.
Prior to joining EDFIN, Bunmi was the Managing Executive Director of ACCION Microfinance Bank, one of the largest Microfinance Bank in Nigeria, FATE Foundation Ltd/Gte, a leading business development service provider, a co-owner and Executive Director of VLA Lawrence & Associates, a Human Resources services organization and has over 34 years post graduate experience in finance, insurance, marketing, auditing and banking.
She is a mother with 2 lovely adult children.
Oluwatoyin Mafe is the Head, Operation of Edfin Microfinance Bank. A chartered Accountant with over 10 years working experience as a Financial Accountant, Internal Control/Audit and Operation. Oluwatoyin is a graduate of Accounting from Lagos State Polytechnic and an associate of Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) with certification in Microfinance Bank (MCIB).
She is a passionate Accountant who loves dealing with figures and loves to work in an environment that is involved in the sales and distribution of goods and services. She employs the power of team work to achieve organizational goal. She is a person of integrity, hardworking, ownership Spirit, loyal, dependable and happily married with lovely children.
Uche Ibeawuchi holds a BSc. degree in Computer Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife. He has a commercial banking experience having held various positions in Operations and Information Technology.
He is an IT professional with vast experiences in system administration, networking, data management, security, electronic banking and system support. He is responsible for the implementation of technology driven solutions and optimization of IT resources for business achievement.
He holds various certifications such as CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), Information Technology Library Management (ITILv3), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), CompTia Security+, as well as Project Management Professional (PMP). He is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) with over 15 years or banking and IT experience.
Oluchi is an experienced banker in the microfinance sector with well over 15 years Banking experience in addition to over 10 years multi sectorial experience in the hospitality industry, investment and Audit firms. She is the immediate past Head, Internal Audit of the Bank and was the chief Operating Officer of Legacy Vineland Microfinance Bank.
Prior to joining EdFin, Oluchi worked and rose to the position of Acting Managing Director at Meridian Microfinance Bank having worked in various capacities as Head of Finance & Administration and Head of Internal Control with wealth of experience in Banking Operations, Relationship Management, Financial Management and Internal Control functions.
Oluchi is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA), a Microfinance Certified Professional of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and a Certified Risk Manager.
Rotimi Ajibade is an experienced banker and a certified Microfinance Practitioner with over Fifteen(15) years’ experience in banking sector .He is currently overseeing Risk Management, Compliance, Internal Control and Audit Assurance functions of EDFIN MFB.
Previously, he pioneered Risk Management Functions of Advans Lafayette Microfinance Bank and VIVA Microfinance Bank Limited . He attended several trainings locally and abroad on Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC. He is a chartered accountant and holds HND Accountancy with Upper Credit Class from the Polytechnic, Ibadan Oyo State.