Funke Shobanjo

Head, Strategy and Transformation

Funke Shobanjo leads Strategy and Transformation for FBNQuest Merchant Bank.  In this role, she is responsible for Strategy articulation and driving and facilitating Strategy execution, with a portfolio that includes Enterprise and Digital Transformation. 

Funke has over 20 years of experience within Financial Services.  She started her career as a Graduate trainee in Goldman Sachs, London, and left the firm almost ten years later having risen to the position of Executive Director responsible for Product Development within the Goldman Sachs Execution and Clearing business.  She moved to Traiana, ICAP, where she led the STP programme for FX trade flows for the Buy and Sell-side and later worked at Bloomberg, LP London as the Africa Exchange Business Manager.

Funke holds a BSoc. Sci.  Economics from the University of Birmingham, an MSc in Finance, Economics and Econometrics (On Invitation and Scholarship) from CASS Business School, London. She has a Strategic Capabilities for Emerging Business Leaders Certificate from Kellogg School of Management. and Certificates in Design Thinking.  She also holds the Investment Administration Qualification (Merit Award) from the UK Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Funke serves on the Executive Leadership Committee of the Bank as well as on various sub-committees, including the Innovation Committee, IT Steering Committee, Human Capital Committee, and Partnership Committee.

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