Bashirat Odunewu was appointed Group Executive, Energy & Infrastructure, Corporate Banking in 2019. Until this appointment, she was Group Executive, International Banking Group, where she was in charge of the FirstBank African Subsidiaries and China Rep. Office. With over 28 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 Corporate Banking Group.
She was the recipient of the 2010 FirstBank CEO’s Annual Merit Award for “The Best Business Development Manager”. Bashirat has a BSc. Chemistry from the University of Manchester and Master’s degree from Imperial College, University of London. 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.