Rolayo Akhigbe

Position: Fundraising and Publicity
Rolayo Akhigbe is a Bethesda board member, senior executive in a financial institution with substantial experience in managing cross-functional teams across the nation as well as the development, sale and implementation of solutions for SMEs, Corporate and Public Sector institutions.⠀ She is a graduate of the University of Hull with a B.Sc in Economics and an MBA. Following the completion of her MBA in the United Kingdom, she was one of a handful of international candidates selected by Citibank to work in her home country as part of a keenly contested global Graduate Management Program. During her career she has worked in different areas in banking, giving her the opportunity to interface directly with organisations across all industries She has also successfully concluded Sub-Saharan Africa assignments in Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, South Africa. She joined FCMB as part of the team of experts responsible for creating the Transaction Banking business.⠀ ⠀ As the founder of the High Impact Program, she acts as a mentor to several young female professionals seeking to enhance their business, financial and personal skills to equip them to become major players in their respective fields.⠀ ⠀ Rolayo is passionate about financial empowerment for women and strongly believes that empowering women has a direct positive impact on society. She is also passionate about helping people invest wisely in their emotional, physical and financial health as that to her, is the true definition of Wealth.⠀ A prolific speaker on personal and business finance she has collaborated with several organisations on diverse platforms.⠀ She is married to Ikhane and they have two sons