Funmi Ekundayo Profile
Funmi Ekundayo is a Lawyer by profession and her areas of specialization include Corporate Trusteeship, Wealth Management, Business Strategy and Corporate Governance. She is an Alumna of the Harvard Business School, Boston Massachusetts and member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, United Kingdom and Nigeria. She holds a Bachelor of Law degree and Master of Laws degree from the University of Lagos. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) where she serves as a member of the Governing Council and current Chairman of the Law Reform Committee of the Institute.
She began her working career with the Law Firm of Bentley, Edu & Co (in association with IRVING & BONNAR), where she spent nearly a decade in law practice, gaining robust experience in Corporate and Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law and Law of Secured Credit transactions. She progressed her career by joining the non-banking financial sector when she took appointment with Sterling Asset Management & Trustees Limited (formerly NAL Asset Management & Trustees Limited) and thereafter, United Capital Trustees Limited (Formerly UBA Trustees) as Head, Business Development & Marketing. She subsequently joined STL Trustees (Formerly Skye Trustees Limited) as Assistant General Manager, Business Development, from where she rose to become the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Funmi has distinguished herself in her area of core competence as a seasoned Trust specialist engaging in the structuring of complex Legal, Financial and Trust instruments.
Funmi is the Immediate Past President of the Association of Corporate Trustees of Nigeria; Fellow, Institute of Investment and Portfolio Managers and Fellow, Portfolio Management Institute (Chartered). Funmi is an Alumna of the Lagos Business School (Chief Executive Programme) and the IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. She is a member of the Institute of Directors and serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc amongst other board seats. Funmi served as a Non-Executive Board member of the National Investor Protection Fund and she also currently serves as a member of the National Savings Strategy. She has attended several trainings and courses locally and internationally on leadership, finance, innovation and strategy.
Funmi was recently recognized and awarded by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for her contribution to the development of the Nigerian Capital Market. Also, in recognition of her professionalism and passion for excellence, she was awarded the maiden edition of the “Trustee CEO of the Year” award at the 4th Nigeria Finance Innovation Awards in 2018. In the same vein, STL Trustees Limited under her leadership, won the maiden editions of the “Non-Interest Trustee of the Year 2017”, “Trustee Firm of the Year 2018”, “Trustees of the Year 2018” and “Trustees of the Year 2019” awarded by the African International Conference on Islamic Finance, Nigeria Finance Innovation Awards and BusinessDay Banks & Financial Institutions Awards respectively.
Funmi is happily married to Gbenga and they are blessed with three boys.