Yemisi Ayeni is a trailblazer and renowned performer in the world of business strategy, finance and accounting. She holds a BA (Econ) Hons. in Accounting & Business Finance from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, as well as an ACA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Yemisi Ayeni started out as an Audit Assistant and later rose to the position of Senior Manager at Price Waterhouse, before joining Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Co Ltd (SNEPCo) in 1994, where she spent 20 outstanding years, accomplishing uncommon feats and winning several accolades.
She became the first Nigerian woman to be appointed to the board of a Shell Company in Nigeria when she became the Finance Manager/Director at SNEPCo. In 2002, Yemisi became the Managing Director, Shell Nig. Closed Pension Fund Administrator, SNCPFA, a position she held for 13 years before her retirement in 2015.
In addition to 25 years of invaluable service in the business and finance industry, Yemisi Ayeni has also served in various leadership roles on several boards and association, some of which include, Vice Chair, Pension Fund Operators’ Association of Nigeria (PENOP), Chairperson, Pension Institute Committee of PENOP. Other appointments include: Council Member, The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Chairperson, Demutualization and Technical Committees of the NSE Council, Member, Quotations and Audit and Risk Management Committees of the NSE Council, Executive Board Member, WIMBIZ and Board Member, Women Corporate Directors, Nigeria, and many more.