Banking Amazon Tomi Somefun Gleefully Glides Into Her 60th Year

The latest entrant into the diamond club of 2022 is Oluwatomi Somefun. She celebrated her 60th birthday on October 2, 2022, with mind-blowing images.

An accomplished banker and boardroom Amazon, Somefun is the Managing Director/CEO of Unity Bank Plc. Prior to her appointment in August 2015, she served as the Executive Director overseeing the Lagos and South-West Business Directorates, the Financial Institution Division and Treasury Department of the bank. She is a Member of the Board Finance and General Purpose Committee, Board Risk Management Committee, Board Credit Committee, among others.

Somefun is a career professional with 35 years post qualification experience, over 26 of which were in the banking sector, spanning key segments, including Treasury and Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Retail, and Commercial Banking Operations. She had a distinguished career with UBA group, where she led two major subsidiaries of UBA as MD/CEO, including a start-up company, UBA Pensions Custodian, where she was the pioneer Managing Director. Prior to UBA, Somefun worked with two leading consulting firms, KPMG and Arthur Andersen (now KPMG).

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Somefun holds a Bachelor of Education in English Language. She graduated with a Second Class Upper Division from the Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly University of Ife) in 1981. She was recently conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (D.BA) by the Redeemer’s University, Nigeria.

Somefun is a leader who understands how to bring out the best in people, who uses knowledge and time to achieve significant results for all stakeholders. She is known to have successfully launched new initiatives and championed growth in several operations over a short period. She has a proven track record in leading and developing highly effective teams to achieve significant results.

Somefun has extensive Executive Education in change and organisation renewal, strategy formulation and execution, business analytics and development, and also financial management from various esteemed business schools. She is an alumnus of the Columbia Business School, and INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, and holds a Certificate of Management Excellence from Harvard Business School (HBS).

She is a member of various professional bodies and has served on the board of several quoted and unquoted companies, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

Her marriage to Babajide Anthony Somefun is blessed with children and grandchildren.

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