Awele Ajibola is the Chief Risk Officer at FBNQuest Merchant Bank. She has over 28 years’ experience, most of which has been in the financial services industry. Awele is a versatile professional with experience in various functions: audit, internal controls and compliance, finance, and risk management.
Awele started her career at Arthur Andersen (now KPMG Professional Services) before moving to FSB International Bank, where her career in banking commenced. Prior to joining FBNQuest Merchant Bank in 2019, she was at Access Bank as Head of Risk, Corporate Banking & Risk Management.
Awele is an alumnus of the University of Lagos where she obtained her first degree in Mathematics and Statistics, and holds an MBA from the Pan Atlantic University (Lagos Business School) . She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), and an Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.