Bunmi Ajani Lawson

MD and CEO EDFIN Microfinance Bank

Bunmi is the pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of EDFIN Microfinance Bank Limited. Prior to joining EDFIN MFB, Bunmi was the Executive Director of ACCION Microfinance Bank, an Internationally recognized National licensed Microfinance Bank; FATE Foundation Ltd/Gte, a leading business development service provider; a co-owner and Executive Director of VLA Lawrence & Associates, a leading Human Resources services organization and has over 27 years post graduatework experience. She holds a Masters’ degree in Business Administration from the IESE Business School, University of Navarra and is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria, Institute of Credit & Collections Management of Nigeria and Association of Investment Advisers & Portfolio Managers of Nigeria besides being a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. She is also a Committee member of Technical Research and Public Policy Committee of ICAN, Working Group of the MITC Committee of the Microfinance Platform and Strategic Review Committee of Developing Effective Private Education, Nigeria (DEEPEN). Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), Pan-Atlantic University, Steering Committee on the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) ‘Technology for Change’ (T4C) project and member SME, Finance & Financial Markets Policy Commission (SFFPC) of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. She is also on the Board of CIBN Press Ltd. She is an Advisory Board Member of Bridge International Academies, Nigeria, Co Creation Hub (CcHub), Nigeria, MaTontine Inc. New York, USA; and Simply Exponential Consult Limited as an independent director. Bunmi Lawson has attended several courses both locally and internationally at renowned institutions including Harvard Business School, INSEAD and the Boulder Institute for Microfinance and has successfully completed the CBN/CIBN Microfinance Certification Programme. She has presented several lectures/speeches both locally and internationally in Microfinance and other areas of capacity building for small scale industries and young entrepreneurs, SME Financing as well as being part of special workgroups on various topics bothering on several aspects of the Nigerian economy.