By Bimbola Oyesola


WIMBIZ has announced the appointment Omowunmi Akingbohungbe as an executive director.

According to a statement from WIMBIZ, Akingbohungbe brings a wealth of experience and passion to lead WIMBIZ into its next chapter of growth and impact.

“We would like to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to Hansatu Adegbite for over seven years of outstanding leadership,” the statement read.

It noted that Hansatu’s dedication, vision, and tireless efforts have propelled WIMBIZ forward, leaving an indelible mark on the organisation and moving it towards the achievement of its mission and many accomplishments.

“We commend and thank her for a job well done, even as we wish her continued success in her future endeavours,” it stated.

It read further, “As we bid farewell to Hansatu, we extend a warm welcome to Omowunmi Akingbohungbe, an outstanding professional with 18 years of commendable experience in the finance and not-for-profit sectors. “Omowunmi has played pivotal roles in strategic partnerships and business development, sustainability management, and corporate social responsibility, earning her accolades as an award-winning professional.”

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As a Life Member of WIMBIZ and a Patron of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, WIMBIZ said Omowunmi embodies a commitment to service and leadership. It stated that her foray extends beyond professional realms as she is the Founder of the Call to Love Initiative, an NGO focused on education and development for children in low-income communities.

It added that the new executive director impact-driven initiatives have transformed the lives of countless individuals, earning her recognition and respect both locally and internationally.

Omowunmi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Olabisi Onabanjo University and a Master’s Degree in Global Human Resource Management from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

She has honed her skills through prestigious programs at institutions such as Harvard Business School (Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management) and Lagos Business School (Non-Profit Leadership & Management).

Additionally, she is a graduate of the Master Class Academy, Global Banking Alliance for Women in the Netherlands and is a certified Customer Service Trainer by the Service Quality Institute, USA.  Omowunmi is a published author (“Oops! The Client is Upset”) and was until recently Offshore Manager, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships at StanbicIBTC.

“We are honoured to welcome Omowunmi Akingbohungbe to WIMBIZ, and we are excited to leverage her expertise, passion, and leadership to further our mission of empowering women in leadership,” the statement said.

WIMBIZ expressed belief that Omowunmi is poised to build upon the foundation laid by Hansatu Adegbite and lead WIMBIZ to even greater heights.