Analysts in the Nigerian financial sector have tipped Kemi Adeosun, a former investment banker and London-trained accountant, as President Muhammadu Buhari’s likely pick for finance minister.
According to a report monitored on Bloomberg, financial analysts, including Bismarck Rewane, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Derivatives Co, have tipped Adeosun for the Ministry of Finanace.
As far as Rewane and Manji Cheto, the Vice President of risk adviser, Teneo Intelligence, are concerned, Adeosun, who was Commissioner for Finance of Ogun State for the past four years, is the most likely candidate to fill the role from a list of cabinet nominees President Buhari recently sent to lawmakers.
“Adeosun has a strong background,” Bloomberg quoted Rewane to have said.
He added: “She has a lot of energy and is high on integrity. She’s pro-reform and is a realist.”
Adeosun has degrees in Economics and Public Financial Management from universities in London.
She worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in London and at Chapel Hill Denham Limited, a Nigerian investment bank, before becoming Finance Commissioner of Ogun State in 2011.