Mr Akinwumi Godson Fanimokun has a distinguished career and wealth of experience, spanning 35 years in effecting and implementing change, driving strategic positioning and demonstrating diverse competencies across systems and subsidiary leadership.
Mr Fanimokun served with First Bank of Nigeria Limited from 1980 – 2015, where he headed various units amongst which are the Manager – Banking, First Bank of Nigeria, UK, Project Manager – New Banking Application (Finacle 7) and Group Head – Public Sector, Abuja till 2008.
In 2009, Mr Fanimokun served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of First Pension Custodian. In 2013 he was appointed Group Executive Technology and Services of First Bank of Nigeria Limited. A position he held until his retirement in 2015.
Since 2016, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Xpress Payment Solutions Limited and in 2018, he joined the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc. where he currently chairs the Board Governance & Remuneration Committee. In the same year, he was appointed the Chairman of NAHCO Energy, Power and Infrastructure Limited. Mr Fanimokun has been a member of the Board of Directors of Blueprint Business Technologies Limited since 2015.
Mr Fanimokun holds a BSc Economics from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, 1979, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), from Henley Management College, Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom.
In his quest for demonstrating diverse competencies across systems, he has attended several distinguished professional trainings at Harvard Business School in 2007 and 2009, Chicago Booth Business School in 2008, London Business School (UK) in 2010, Fund Forum International Conference in 2011 and 2012 and Global Custody Forum in 2010 and 2012. More recently in 2019, he also attended the Institute of Directors’ International Masterclass on Corporate Governance and Values-Based Leadership in London, UK.
He was an Executive Committee member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria (Lagos Branch) from 2008 to 2011 and Chairman Bankers’ Night Committee from 2009 to 2011. Mr Fanimokun is an Honorary Senior Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, HCIB and he is happily married to Abiola Fanimokun.