Mr. Raheem Owodeyi, Board member

Raheem is currently the Executive Director, Operations & Services/Chief Operating Officer at Sterling Bank Limited, with over 32 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry.

He began his career as a Resident Internal Auditor at Citibank Nigeria from 1991-1999 before joining BDO Stoy Hayward, LLP in the United Kingdom as a Senior Internal Auditor where he conducted clients’ audits in areas covering Compliance and Corporate Governance, Treasury, and Cash Management.

He joined Access Bank Plc in 2008 as a Deputy General Manager and Head, Compliance and Internal Controls (Subsidiaries) where he was responsible for implementing the Bank’s Compliance & Internal Controls framework across subsidiaries in 8 African countries and the UK and 3 non-banking subsidiaries in Nigeria. He joined Sterling Bank as the Chief Compliance Officer in 2014.

He holds a First-Class degree in Economics (1990) from Obafemi Awolowo University and has attended Executive Management Courses at London Business School, Harvard Business School, and the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, IIA; Honorary Member, the Chartered Institute of Bankers (HCIB), and a Member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.