CEO of Proshare
Mr. Awoyemi, Founder and CEO of Proshare Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s foremost financial information hub, holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in accounting (1988).
He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers (AIPM), Institute of Credit Administration, and Institute of Information Management. He is an Associate member of the Institute(s) of Chartered Taxation of Nigeria, Institute of Management Consultants, Nigerian Institute of Management and the Institute of Directors. He has over 30 years of hands-on cognate strategic management experience with reputable professional and multinational firms.
He has a distinguished career of involvement in many initiatives, associations, academia and commercial activities including serving in committees of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce; the West African Bankers Association, Institute of Directors, the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), the Strategy, Research & Advocacy Committee of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Council Member of AIAPM, Independent member of the Investment Committee of Alternative Capital Partners Ltd (ACAP) President, Board of Trustees of the Online Publishers Association, Nigeria (OPAN); and served as the technical consultant to the National Assembly House Committee on Capital Markets, amongst others.
Olufemi’s visionary leadership has inspired Proshare’s rapid and unprecedented growth over the past ten tears, which has seen the firm Proshare become the CFI.co 2014 award winner for the “Best Capital Markets Solutions Team – Nigeria 2014”, the Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce (NBBC) Rising Star Award for 2014 and the International Finance Magazine (IFM) “Most Innovative Capital Market Service Team, Nigeria 2015”.
Olufemi is a multi-award winner including the 2015 Nigerian Rising Award (Hallmark Newspapers), the 2015 African Financial Analyst of the Year award by the Global Change for Africa, Brussels; the 2014 ICA Honours Award (Institute of Credit Management), and the 2013 Most Outstanding Business Executive of the Year (African Council of Chief Executives under the African CEO Council), amongst others.