Mrs. ‘Yemisi Ayeni is the immediate past Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Closed Fund Administrator Limited; a position she held for 10 years until her retirement in April 2015. She is a 1985 honors graduate of Accounting and Business Finance from the prestigious University of Manchester, UK: a 1989 Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Mrs. Ayeni started her professional career with Pricewaterhouse, London in 1985 where she spent 5 years working her way through variety of increasingly senior Audit roles before moving to the Firm’s Corporate Reconstruction and Insolvency team in 1990. She returned to Nigeria in 1991 as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Finance Team of PricewaterHouse, Lagos.
In 1994, Mrs. Ayeni joined Shell Nigeria and held a wide variety roles during her 21 years with Shell. In November 2004, she was appointed Finance Director, Shell Exploration & Production Company Ltd (SNEPCO), earning her the distinction of being the first Nigerian Female to be appointed to the Board of a Shell Company in Nigeria.
Until her retirement, Mrs. Ayeni was a council Member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the chair of the Exchange’s Demutualization and Technical Committees: Vice Chairman, Pension Fund Operators’ Association and the Chair of the Association’s Institute Committee. She is currently the chairperson of NASCON Allied Industries Plc and Non-Executive Director of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Ltd.