FOLASHADE OMONIYI is a seasoned banker with over two decades experience in the banking industry.
Prior to this, she has been an Information Technology expert with qualitative experience and knowledge. She has exhibited wide-ranged competences in diverse fields including IT consulting, Business Development, Process Improvements and Operational Optimization. In the course of her career, she has pioneered the visioning, designing and development of strategic frameworks and implementation of IT solutions for several banking institutions in Nigeria.
She started her working experience in 1990, developing her skills and gathering experience in several IT Consulting companies. Having industriously explored her potentials in the IT solutions and network systems administration and design field, she advanced her career to African International Bank as Head, Systems Administration as a Senior Manager in 1997. Her panacea for IT systems administration further took her to First Bank Nigeria Plc (now Limited) (“FirstBank”) in 2001 as Head, Networks & Communication Management as a Principal Manager. She managed this role successfully and was soon promoted to Assistant General Manager.
Given her versatile and dynamic disposition, Shade Omoniyi assumed the role of Business Development Manager in April 2009. She was responsible for managing the then Yaba, Lagos Business Development Office and was responsible for eight branches in the business area. This was a major career detour for her, from managing the Information Technology base of the Bank to the pure market-facing function of a Business Development Manager. Undaunted, she took the challenge and delivered on her new portfolio with exceptional professional zeal and application which culminated in her elevation as Group Head, Retail Marketing, Lagos Mainland in 2010. She went further to become the Group Head, Public Sector Lagos in 2011, a position she held until 2014 when she took up the responsibility as the Group Head, Lagos Central.
Preceding her appointment as Managing Director of FBN Mortgages Limited, Shade Omoniyi had again risen to the position of Group Head, Branch Banking Services (BBS) as a Deputy General Manager in FirstBank.
Shade holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering from the University of Ilorin and obtained her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. She is an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and has undertaken several executive education sessions at Michigan Ross Executive Education, London Business School, Stanford Business School and Lagos Business School (SMP18).
She is happily married with children.
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