Femi Osifuye came to South Africa from Nigeria nine years ago to pursue further studies and business opportunities.

What motivated his move to SA? “Greener pastures and the opportunity to develop as a professional and a businessman,” he says.

Femi Osifuye, CFO (SA) and serial entrepreneur, finds SA Institute of Business Accountants (SAIBA) a perfect fit

He has a Masters degree in financial management from Ladoke Akintola University in Oyo State in Nigeria, and previously worked in the banking sector, starting out as a teller with the now defunct Equatorial Trust Bank, and then shifting lanes to take up as a position as a relationship banker with Inter-Continent Bank in Nigeria (now also defunct). Unlike in SA, banks in Nigeria are far more pro-active in finding and retaining clients, and relationship bankers spend much of their day outside the office, meeting clients. Read more on Accounting Weekly.