Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan

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Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan (born May 7, 1969) is a Nigerian business executive. He is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries (comprising FBN UK, FBN Congo DR, FBN Ghana, FBN Senegal, FBN Guinea, FBN Gambia, FBN Sierra Leone, FBN Mortgages, and First Pension Custodian) a position to which he was appointed from his former role as Group Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director with the bank. He began his career with Afribank Nigeria Plc. in 1994, after which he worked with KPMG Professional Services, Citibank Nigeria, and the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) before joining FirstBank in July 2014.

Adesola currently sits as a non-executive director on the boards of the Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), FBN Bank U.K. Ltd., Universal Payments Plc., and FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange.

Adesola is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

Early life

Adesola was born in Ibadan, Oyo State. Between 1975 and 1981, he attended Ibadan Municipal Government Primary School (IMG), Adeoyo N4 for his primary education. At the Urban Day Grammar School, Old Ife Road, Ibadan, where he had his secondary schooling, Adesola was the Deputy Senior Prefect in his final year (1985/86).

He was admitted to the University of Ibadan in 1986 to study Veterinary Medicine, qualifying in 1992 as a veterinary surgeon.

Career

In 1994 Adesola joined Afribank (Nig) Plc. and was posted to the Ibadan Main Branch of the bank as a graduate trainee. He spent 18 months in this function, working in various areas of banking operations including cash management, clearing, credit risk management, and foreign operations.

Between September 1995 and May 2002 Adesola worked with Arthur Andersen Nigeria, rising to become manager in the firm’s financial services industry business. In this role, he led and managed the statutory audit of a number of leading Nigerian banks. In August 2000, he served as an instructor at the Andersen World-Wide Induction training for new hires in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He also served as the lead instructor for the Local Office Basic Accounting Training and Induction course in 1999.

While with Arthur Andersen, Adesola qualified as a chartered accountant in 2000.

Adesola was a senior manager, financial services industry in KPMG between June 2002 and October 2004, where he co-pioneered the firms’ financial risk management advisory services. A knowledge manager, he was also a KPMG-accredited Trainer and facilitated several internal training programmes.

Adesola left KPMG in 2004 to study for a Master's degree in Business Administration at the Cranfield School of Management, where he was a British Chevening Scholar. He graduated in September 2005.

Adesola was a Senior Vice-President (General Manager) and Chief Financial Officer for Citibank Nigeria Limited, responsible for the bank’s financial and product control functions, quality assurance and operational risk management. Having joined Citibank in September 2005, Adesola was to play important roles in the recapitalisation of the bank during the banking consolidation era. Adesola left Citibank in October 2007

Personal life

Adesola is married to Mrs Adenike Adeduntan and together they have three children.

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