Tunde Owolabi is the Group Executive, Retail Banking Group, Lagos & West, First Bank of Nigeria Limited. He has over 28 years’ work experience spanning Audit, Consulting and Banking. Until his appointment, Tunde served as the Regional Head, Retail Banking, Lagos & West Region with oversight responsibility for the whole SBU. He was part of the retail project team that crafted the retail strategy for FirstBank when the business teams were restructured in 2010 and has been in the Retail Banking Strategic Business Unit (SBU) since then. Prior to joining FirstBank, Tunde had worked in Central Bank of Nigeria, Zenith International Bank, Access Bank, Diamond Bank, International Merchant Bank and KPMG Peat Marwick where he trained as an accountant
He has cross functional exposure within the banking industry in the areas of Financial Control, Operations and Relationship Management in Corporate, Commercial and Retail Banking at Senior Management levels. Tunde obtained a B.Sc. degree from the University of Ife and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Lagos.
He is a fellow of both the institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation (FCTI), a full member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM) and Honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (HCIB).
He is also an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and has attended many professional development courses globally. Tunde is happily married with children and loves listening to contemporary jazz music. He is a member of Ikoyi Club, Ikeja and Lakowe Golf Clubs where he plays golf at his spare time.