Kemi Adeosun is the current Finance Minister of Nigeria. She has been in the position since 11 November 2015 and was appointed by the President Muhammadu Buhari. She was born on March 9, 1967 in London, England to Nigerian parents from Ogun State.
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of East London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial Management from the University of London. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1994.
She began her career as an Accounting assistant at British Telecom, London, from 1989 till 1990, after which she moved to Goodman Jones, London, working as a Senior audit officer from 1990 till 1993. She became Manager of Internal Audit at London Underground, London and Prism Consulting from 1994 till 2000 before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, London as Senior Manager from 2000 till 2002.
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In 2002, Kemi became financial controller at Chapel Hill Denham Management and subsequently, Managing Director in 2010. After working with Quo Vadis Partnership as Managing Director in 2010 and 2011, she was appointed the Commissioner of Finance in Ogun State, from 2011 till 2015.
Kemi belongs to the following professional bodies; Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and also Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
She is married to Niyi Adeosun, a consultant and business man.