Profile of Kemi Adeosun
Kemi Adeosun, born on 9th March, 1967 in London. She is an indigene of Ogun State. Her father was a civil servant and she is the third of four children.
Kemi Adeosun attended the University of East London from 1986 -1989 where she bagged a B.SC Hons in Applied Economics with Upper Second Class Honours and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial Management from the University of London.
She worked as Accounting assistant at British Telecom Company in London from 1989 to 1990 and senior audit officer at Goodman Jones, London, from 1990 to 1993, Manager Internal Audit at London Underground Limited, London, 1994 to 1995 and Manager Internal Audit, Prism Consulting from 1996 to 2000.
Mrs. Kemi Adeosun relocated to her homeland, Nigeria in 2002 to keep her marriage intact, and joined Denham Management as a financial controller. She rose to become the managing director but left the company in 2010 to pursue her entrepreneurial dream.
She became a newspaper columnist for sometime and taught personal finance planning for women in churches. In 2010, her mentor, facilitated her appointment to become Ogun State Commissioner of Finance under Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
In October, 2015, Kemi Adeosun was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s Minister for Finance. She replaced Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former world bank executive who served in Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo cabinets.
Under her watch, she has been able to save Nigeria some millions arising from ghost workers in civil service, oil subsidy removal and blocking leakages in the financial system. Kemi Adeosun recently declared that Nigeria economy is in recession but would bounce back soon.
Premium Times recently released a report that authoritatively suggested that Kemi Adeosun allegedly didn’t serve i.e skipped NYSC but used a forged certificate which is punishable by the law.