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Mr Tunde Lemo has over 30 years of significant leadership and top management experience in the public and private sector. He had a successful career at the Central Bank of Nigeria where he served as the Deputy Governor in charge of Operations and Deputy Governor in charge of Financial Systems Surveillance.

Mr Lemo’s contribution to public policy in the financial sector includes modernisation of the Nigerian payment system, rapid deployment of the electronic banking system, the implementation of the Banking Sector Consolidation, formulation, implementation and supervisory framework of the Microfinance policy—all under the supervision of the Governor. He also led the restructuring of the Abuja Security and Commodities Exchange and Nigeria Export Bank (NEXIM) as chairman of both institutions.

As MD/CEO of Wema Bank from 2000 to 2003, Mr Lemo championed the transformation which led to a superlative performance that made the bank rank as one of the ten most profitable banks in Nigeria in 2003.

He currently sits on the board at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria PLC. He is the Director/Chairman board audit committee of Africa Finance Corporation and an officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR).

Mr Lemo is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, as well as a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and graduated with First Class Honours in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He also attended an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at the Wharton College, the University of Pennsylvania, USA as well as executive training programmes at Harvard University, INSEAD(Fontainebleau, France) and Brandeis University in Boston.

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