Folasade Femi-Lawal, an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo’s University and Harvard Business School, Executive Education is a fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Taxation and Enterprise Risk Professionals. She is currently the Head of Card and Messaging Business at FirstBank Nigeria Ltd (Nigeria’s leading Financial Services Solutions Provider). She is also the Pioneer Head of Digital Banking at same Bank. She has to her credit the achievement of 10m Card Base milestone by FirstBank in 2017 as the 1st in Nigeria and 2nd in West Africa. Also, the successful launch of the first integrated lifestyle mobile banking App, FirstMobile that won both Global Finance award for ‘The best Digital Bank of Distinction for 2016 &2017 and Asian Banker Award for the Best Mobile Payments &Best Digital Bank Awards during the West Africa International Banking Convention (2016& 2017).
She has over Twenty-five (25) years cognate working experience, of which twenty (20) were spent in Senior Management capacities five (5), spent in operational. Three (3) of these years were spent with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) focusing on statutory reporting and business advisory services, investigations as well as business process reviews of top tier organizations. 10 years has been spent in the Telecoms industry where she started as a pioneer Head of Credit Control of Econet Wireless Nigeria (now Airtel Nigeria Limited).
She is a sought-after Conference Speaker and Panellist as well as Chairperson at Global and National events such as’ Annual FinanceTech in South Africa, Annual Global Finance Conference in UK, Finnovex Digital Summit, & Women of West Africa Entrepreneurs (WoWe) etc. She is a Council Member for Gershom Lehman Consulting in USA and a member of the Esteemed Speaker and Advisory Panel for New Age Banking Summit. She was a facilitator for Phillips Consulting between 2012/2013 on Credit Control