Adeshina Adewumi

Country: Nigeria
Sector: Commercial Banking & Credit
Job title: CEO and Founder
Subject of study: MBA
Year of graduation: 2023
Type/Level of study: Postgraduate Taught

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Trade Lenda

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I am a bridge between Europe, the United Kingdom and Africa. Currently sitting on various boards and the CEO/Founder of Trade Lenda; digital bank to over 245,000 SMEs.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

I love to engage with people and guide them in improving their living standards through intentional development and growth.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

I was an active member of the Entrepreneurship society

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

My Cohort was a great asset and the facilitators of each module were great

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The cooperation between the cohorts members

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

The Sustainability essentials alongside the focus on ethical leadership

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Effective leadership skills has helped me become more intentional about my leadership

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Trust the process and groom your leadership skills early on.

What are your plans for the future?

Be a leader to leaders, helping them become more ethical and also enjoy 360 degrees growth.


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