Funmi has over twenty three years professional experience in multiple sectors both locally and internationally. Her experience spans the following key sectors:
- Oil and Gas;
- Financial and Accounting; and
She worked at Stoy Hayward Chartered Accountants and Hemmington Scott Publishers in London during the earlier years of her career. She has a proven track record of international upstream, midstream and downstream business development delivery and external relationship management. She worked for the Niger Delta Group, an indigenous Exploration and Production company, as Company Secretary and Legal Adviser. She subsequently joined the Sahara Energy Group, where she was invited to set up the upstream arm of the business and was directly responsible for Sahara Energy’s transition from downstream to establishing an upstream industry presence. She was Senior Manager, Corporate Investment and Company Secretary/Legal Adviser. She thereafter joined BG Group, as one of the pioneer staff who established BG in Nigeria, as Business Development Manager. She later became Media and Government Relations Manager and then Venture relations Manager.
Funmi holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University College Cardiff, Wales and is an Associate member, Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (UK).
GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
- Benin Republic
- Sao Tome