Unity Bank MD Bags Top 25 CEOs Award


Managing Director/CEO, Unity Bank Plc, Mrs. Tomi Somefun,  has been honoured as one of the top 25 CEOs of Quoted Companies in Nigeria by Businessday Newspaper for the 2015 Financial Year. The award and dinner ceremony was held in Lagos recently.

Unity Bank said in a statement that General Manager/Head Lagos-South West Zone of the bank, Mr. Olubowale Ogunrinde, who received the award on behalf of the MD, thanked the organisers for acknowledging the efforts the bank and its management have made despite the current economic terrain.

Somefun was appointed MD of Unity Bank last August. She is a professional banker with 26 years   experience covering all key aspects of treasury, investment and commercial banking operations.  She is a graduate of the Obafemi Awolowo University (BA. Education/English) and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). She has also undergone Executive Training & Advanced Management Programs at INSEAD Fontainebleau, Harvard Business School and University of Columbia Business School.

Prior to joining Unity Bank,  Somefun had a distinguished career with UBA Group where she led two major subsidiaries as MD/CEO. She had also served as General Manager and led three critical business units of UBA Group.

She had also worked with two leading consulting firms  KPMG and Arthur Anderson (now KPMG).

The Top 25 CEOs of Quoted Companies in Nigeria award is an annual event organised by  the newspaper  with the aim of identifying, recognising and celebrating the CEOs behind recent success stories recorded by their organisations and the Nigerian economy at large.