Femi Jaiyeola is a Big 4’ trained Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience in the Financial Services Industry of which over 6 years was with global financial institutions (CitiGroup and Barclays Bank) based in the UK. His experience covers Risk Management, Banking Operations, Business Advisory, Internal Audit, External Audit and Compliance with exposure to the financial services industry across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
He is currently a General Manager and the Chief Compliance Officer of Sterling Bank Plc with responsibility for establishing and maintaining the Bank’s Compliance Management Program and providing independent and objective advice on compliance issues/concerns across the Bank.
Prior to joining Sterling Bank, he was the Head of Audit for Nigeria and West Africa Cluster at Standard Chartered Bank where he was responsible for providing oversight, guidance and leadership to the Nigeria and West Africa audit function.
Also, Femi was a Vice President in the Internal Audit function of Citigroup, London where he was responsible for the direct supervision of internal audit activities in Citibank businesses across West Africa, and managing assurance activity across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He also worked in the internal audit function of Barclays Bank, London where he was responsible for the executing and managing assurance activity for Barclays Corporate Bank and Barclays Group Support Functions.
Prior to relocating to the UK in 2005, Femi was the Head of Internal Control and Compliance at Bond Bank, Nigeria and also worked with Arthur Andersen (now KPMG), Citibank Nigeria and United Bank for Africa, Nigeria.
Femi is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a member of the Board of Audit, Investigations and Forensic Accounting Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Masters degree in Finance and Investment from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
He has a proven track record in providing best in class assurance services, stakeholder management and developing talent. Femi is an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence stakeholders.