Adenrele Adesina, was born in London, England to Mr Kolawole Adesina and Mrs. Olusola Adesina, both natives of Ogun State.
She attended Hockerill College, Bishop’s Stortford and Chigwell School, Essex for secondary education before proceeding to the University of Brighton, East Sussex, graduating with BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance in 1995. Immediately after graduation, she began her professional career working in Finance for Woolworths PLC, a UK retail group. She moved into banking in 1997, working with WestLB AG in London, as a Product Accountant, focused on treasury products, notably government securities and completing her ACCA exams the same year.
In 2000, she began her career in research and became a credit research analyst, analysing the European corporate bond market, writing research and advising clients. Her initial focus was on the retail sector, extending her coverage to the consumer goods, oil & gas and utilities sectors during the course of her career at WestLB AG and ABN AMRO. In 2007, she switched focus to emerging markets and joined the Global Markets team at Standard Bank in London, initially working on the Credit Trading desk as an analyst. She was focused on the Nigerian banking sector, working with Origination and Sales teams to support transactions as well as advising traders.
She became Head of Corporate & Investment Banking Research at Stanbic IBTC Bank, Standard Bank’s Nigerian subsidiary, in May 2010, leading a team of analysts and focusing personally on coverage of the banking sector and then the consumer goods sector. She has extensive experience engaging and advising portfolio investors in debt and equity instruments as well as foreign direct investors into Nigeria from the US, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East.
Adenrele remained at Stanbic IBTC until 29 October 2015 when she took office as Commissioner, Budget & Planning, Ogun State and served until 28 May 2019.
Adenrele was appointed the Executive Director, Finance & Administration of NPA in April 2022.
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