This is a profile of the recently appointed Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun as she is expected to bring her United Kingdom experience in to revamp Nigeria’s ailing economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mrs. Kemi Adeosun as the Minister of Finance. Adeosun succeeds Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who is the immediate past Minister of Finance/Coordinating Minister of the Economy. Before her new appointment, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun was the Honourable State Commissioner for Finance in Ogun State.
Born and brought up in London, Kemi Adeosun’s father was a civil servant and she is the third of four children. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of East London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial Management from the University of London.
She worked as Accounting assistant at British Telecom Company, London, from 1989 – 1990. She then worked as a Senior audit officer at Goodman Jones, London, from 1990- 1993. She was a Manager, Internal Audit at London Underground Limited, London, 1994 – 1995.
She also worked as a Manager Internal Audit, Prism Consulting from 1996 – 2000.
She was a Senior Manager at the Price Waterhouse Coopers, London, from 2000- 2002. She joined Chapel Hill Denham Management as a financial controller in 2002 and left the organisation as Managing Director in 2010.
She also worked with Quo Vadis Partnership as Managing Director, from June 2010 – June 2011 before she was appointed the Commissioner of Finance in Ogun state, from 2011 – 2015.
Adeosun is a member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants, England and Wales, as well as in Nigeria.