Ms. Chidinma Lawanson
Chidinma Lawanson presently consults on a long-term basis for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the African Development Bank (AfDB); the Development Pathways U.K and Oxfam. She was the CEO of Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) between 2016 & 2017. EFInA is funded by the UK Government’s DFID and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and is focused on financial inclusion. Mrs. Lawanson gained a 21 years’ experience at Diamond Bank Plc., where she held significant roles in Operations, HR, Business Development and MSME, leaving the bank as a Deputy General Manager in 2015. Mrs. Lawanson is a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow (a Fulbright Scholar). She holds a PG Diploma in Entrepreneurial Management from Boston University, Massachusetts, USA; a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Calabar, and a PG Diploma in Computer Science from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, She is a Senior Honorary Member of the CIBN, and a member of Institute of Directors (IoD) of Nigeria. She is on the Board of Global Accelerex, as well as BizNurture Financial Services Ltd. and an Advisory Board Member of the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan Atlantic University.