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Olufemi Awoyemi, Founder and CEO of Proshare Nigeria Limited (Nigeria's foremost financial information hub), holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Accounting (1988). He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers, Institute of Credit Administration, and Institute of Information Management. He is an Associate member of the Institute(s) of Chartered Taxation of Nigeria, Institute of Management Consultants, Nigerian Institute of Management and the Institute of Directors.
He been able to build an impeccable portfolio of commercial and management achievements garnered during the course of twenty-seven (27) years of progressive responsibility and results with well known local and international firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers, UAC of Nigeria, Eterna Oil & Gas Plc, Phillips Consulting, Fountain Trust Bank Plc and British American Tobacco.
He has contributed immensely to, and has been actively involved in many initiatives, associations, academia and commercial activities including roles as a member of the Membership and Publicity & Publication Committees of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce; Chairman Strategy Committee of the West African Bankers Association. Nigeria, Independent Board Member, Northwards Housing, Manchester City Council ALMO, UK and Technical Advisor, National Assembly House Committee on Capital Markets 2011-12.
Currently he is a member of the Technical Sub-Committee of the Nigeria Economic Summit Groups' (NESG) Central Organising Committee (COC) and a member of the Industry, Trade & Investment and Finance & General Purposes Committee of the Institute of Directors (IoD Nigeria).
He is a 3-term member of the esteemed Strategy, Research & Advocacy Committee to the Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (2010-date) where he serves as the Chairman of the Advocacy Sub-Committee, Chairman of the 2013-2016 Strategic Plan Sub-Committee and member of the Banking Industry Group's think-tank on the National Conference; and since 2012 acted as an Independent member of the Investment Committee of Alternative Capital Partners Ltd (ACAP), a SEC registered Fund/Portfolio Manager and Corporate Investment Advisors.
He equally uses his private time to deliver on knowledge empowerment engagements including being a consultant to the School of Post Graduate Studies, University of Lagos, on Entrepreneurship and he continues to offer himself as a facilitator at many management retreats, personal finance empowerment training, thought leadership and knowledge sharing sessions of blue chip firms, NGO's and professional groups and associations.
Since 2009, he has been the Chairman of the board of directors of Value Fronteria, a competitiveness optimization firm and also serves as board chairman of View Limited - a thought led strategic reputation management consultancy set up in 1993.
He has published over 1185 reviews, opinions, articles, research work, and publications in the last two decades covering workplace issues, market intelligence and environmental scanning, service/ practice/innovation issues in the capital market, corporate governance in Nigeria and the financial markets, public policy and impact assessment, white collar crimes in Corporate Nigeria and the Financial Markets. His articles have appeared in national dailies, economic and business magazines, journals and electronic media.
Olufemi is a multi-award winner including the 2015 African Financial Analyst of The Year Award (CFG Berlin), the 2015 Nigerian Rising Award (Hallmark Newspapers), the 2014 ICA Honours Award (Institute of Credit Management), the 2013 Most Outstanding Business Executive of the Year (African Council of Chief Executives under the African CEO Council), and the 2012 Eminent Achievers Award (News of The People Magazine) amongst others.
At Proshare, he oversees the strategic direction of all proshare platforms on business, investments, economy and the financial markets. These efforts has seen Proshare become the CFI.co 2014 award winner for the "Best Capital Markets Solutions Team - Nigeria 2014", the Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce (NBBC) "Rising Star Award for 2014", the International Finance Magazine (IFM) "Most Innovative Capital Market Service Team, Nigeria 2015" AND the Pearl Awards "2015 Quality Capital Market Reporting Media Institution".
He was at various times a member of the editorial board of the Banking Journal of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and been an editorial board member of Financial Standard (where he ran a weekly column for 5 years); Lagos Business School Alumni Magazine; and Founding Editorial Board Chairman of Brandfaces, a brand marketing journal published by TPT International.