Bashirat Odunewu

Bashirat Odunewu

Group Executive, International Banking Group

Bashirat Odunewu was appointed Group Executive, International Banking Group in January 2016. Until this appointment, she was Group Executive, Institutional Banking Group. She was previously Group Head, Ikoyi / Victoria Island, in the Corporate Banking Directorate of the Bank.

With over 27 years’ experience across institutional banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, investment banking and treasury in various financial institutions, Bashirat brings her deep market-facing experience to bear on the International Banking Group. She was the recipient of the 2010 FirstBank CEO’s Annual Merit Award for “The Best Business Development Manager”.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and has attended several executive programmes in Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School. She is married with children and is passionate about mentoring.

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