Osepiribo – Ben – Willie

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Osepiribo – Ben – Willie

Executive Director, Heritage Bank.

Osepiribo Ben-Willie is a highly accomplished banking executive with over 25 years of demonstrating expertise in diverse facets of the industry. Adept in business planning, team building, people management, financial compliance/first degree risk assessment, credit administration, and comprehensive skills in investment and wealth management.

She started her banking career as a National Youth Service Corps member with the defunct Credite Bank Nigeria Limited in 1991 as a Treasury Officer. She went on to work with Diamond Bank, Zenith Bank and Stanbic IBTC respectively at different capacities; places where she was recognized as a leading authority in turn-around strategy and execution.

She holds a first degree in Business Management from Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port-Harcourt, A Master of Business Administration from the prestigious Imperial College, London, A Master of Science in Marketing/Business Management from the University of Liverpool, UK, and Chartered Banker – UK/Master of Business Administration from University of Bangor Wales-UK (CBMBA).

Until her retirement, ‘Yemisi was a Council Member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Chair of its Demutualization and Technical Committees; she was also Vice-Chair of the Pension Fund Operators’ Association of Nigeria and Chair of its Institute Committee. She previously served as Chairperson, LEAP Africa and Executive Council Member, WIMBIZ.

Recognized as a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration and a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Loan and Risk Management of Nigeria. Honorary memberships include the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Nigeria, reflecting a commitment to excellence and leadership in the financial sector.

Professional Memberships:
• Fellow, Institute of Credit Administration (FICA)
• Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers (HCIB)
• Senior Fellow, Chartered Institute of Loan & Risk Management of Nigeria (FCILRM)
• Member, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
• Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
• Lifetime Member, Women in Business in Nigeria (WIMBIZ)
• Honorary Professional Doctorate Award – Institute of Bilingue Libre Du Togo
• Honorary Professional Doctorate Award – Prowess University Delaware USA

• Head, Hospitality Department, RCCG City of David
• Member, Business Network Group, RCCG City of David

Osepiribo Ben-Willie is very passionate about mentoring and empowering others, particularly women in business and career. She is committed to continuous learning and staying abreast of the latest trends in the financial services industry.

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