Mayowa Olaniyan is an insightful business executive with sturdy managerial expertise. Until her appointment as en Executive Director, she was the Chief Strategist and Financial Officer for the Chams Group. A resilient administrator with thorough and energetic expertise in business development and management, business leadership having to work with the C-Level Executives, Board of directors, Regulatory Authorities and other key stakeholders in ensuring the achievement of company’s business and financial objectives.
Mayowa’s resilience and expertise span across years of ardent commitment to excellence. She started her career as an Audit Trainee with Bolaji Finnih from January 1994 to December 1994, she moved to SCOA Nigeria PLC where she served meritoriously for 13 years in various managerial capacity; from Accountant to Divisional Accountant/Admin. Mayowa later progressed to Tranter International Ltd as the Group Finance and Admin Manager serving for 3 years. She joined Supercard Limited (a then subsidiary of Chams PLC) as AGM Corporate Services where she oversaw the corporate activities of the company. She became the Group Head, Internal Audit and Risk Management of Chams Group between 2011 and 2012, GM Finance and Accounts, Chams PLC between 2012 and 2013, GM Special Duties in 2014 and Chief Financial Officer in 2015, a position she held until her appointment as an Executive Director, Chams PLC.
Over the years, Mayowa has established a record of successes by significantly growing business value and maximizing profits through internal control and efficiency. Mayowa led the implementation of one of Chams PLC’s most successful public-private partnership project, deriving costs optimization for the partnering state government and in turn achieving increased earnings for the company.
A chartered accountant of repute, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and Fellow of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), the global body for Professional Accountants. Mayowa holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Business School, UK, a degree and postgraduate diploma from Oxford Brooks University, UK. She is an alumna of NANYANG Technology University, Singapore and the prestigious Pan Atlantic University (Lagos Business School), Nigeria.
Mayowa Olaniyan serves on the board of several organizations within the Chams group and other organizations.