Bunmi Lawson is the immediate past and the pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of ACCION Microfinance Bank Limited. She nurtured the bank from infancy to a leading National Microfinance bank. A former Executive Director, FATE Foundation Ltd/Gte, Co-founder and Executive Director, VLA Lawrence & Associates and has over 29 years professional experience in finance, insurance, marketing, auditing and banking.
She holds a Master’s 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, 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 and Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
Bunmi sits on board of various organizations including CIBN Press, Advisory Boards of Bridge International Academies, Co-Creation Hub (CcHub), Nigeria, MaTontine Inc. New York, USA, Simply Exponential Consult Limited amongst others
Bunmi 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 is a well sought after public speaker.