Agnes Olatokunbo Martins 


Mrs Tokunbo Martins has over thirty-five years’ experience in the financial services industry. She worked in the Central Bank of Nigeria in various capacities for twenty-nine years. She held the position of Director of Banking Supervision from 2012 to 2016. She was later appointed Director of Other Financial Institutions Supervision from 2017 to 2019.

She became a doctoral researcher in Finance at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom in 2019. Her areas of specialism are banking reforms, microfinance, MSMEs and development where she also provides teaching assistance.

She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She also holds a first-class degree in Applied Accounting (Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom) and a master’s degree with distinction in Advanced Information Technology (London South Bank University, United Kingdom). She is also an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School.

She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, and the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Nigeria. She is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, United Kingdom. She is a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Certified Information Security Manager. She is a Certified Financial Risk Manager of the Global Association of Risk Professionals, USA and the Risk Managers Association of Nigeria. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (AFHEA), United Kingdom.

‘Tokunbo Martins has served on several boards and is currently serving on a number of boards including the board of the Microfinance Learning and Development Centre which she chairs.

Bunmi Lawson

Ms. Bunmi Lawson is the co-founder and CEO of EdFin Microfinance Bank and the pioneer and immediate past Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of ACCION Microfinance Bank Limited. She has over 34 years post graduate experience in finance, insurance, marketing, auditing and banking. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria, Institute of Credit & Collections Management of Nigeria and Association of Investment Advisers & Portfolio Managers of Nigeria.

Ms. Lawson holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the IESE Business School, University of Navarra and is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.

She is a Board Director in the following companies: Trium Venture Capital Limited and formerly on the board of CRC Credit Bureau Limited; She is an Advisory Board Member of Bridge International Academies, Nigeria; Vice President, Women in Finance, Nigeria and a member of the Board Trustees Fintech Association of Nigeria.

Asides’ completing the CBN/CIBN Microfinance Certification Programme, Ms. Lawson has completed executive courses both locally and internationally at renowned institutions including Harvard Business School, INSEAD.

Danladi Verheijen

Danladi is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Verod. Prior to founding Verod, Danladi held roles at Citibank Nigeria, Ocean and Oil Holdings, and at McKinsey & Company. He is a Director of Daystar Power Group, DTRT Apparel, Shaldag Limited, and Niyya Farm Group. Danladi also sits on the board of the African Venture Capital Association (AVCA) and Chairs the Board of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Association of Nigeria (PEVCAN). He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014. He received a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Calvin College, an M.Sc. in Engineering-Economic Systems & Operations Research from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.