MEET THE EXECS: Mrs. Funmilayo Eso-Williams – Special Adviser For Women Affairs & Social Welfare
Funmilayo Eso Williams (Mrs.) an indigene of Ilesa-West L.G.A, a Christian by religion, a Barrister by profession and a seasoned business administrator with over 24years of experience in the banking industry. Daughter of an illustrious son of Ijesa Land, one of the most erudite jurists of this country, Late Hon. Justice Kayode Eso.
Started off with her A-levels at Burgess Hills School for girls, Sussex, South-East of England, and then proceeded to the University of London where she graduated with a bachelor of Humanities. Joined Afribank Nigeria Plc a few years ago then known as IBWA, she pushed further and successfully completed another bachelor’s degree in Law at the University of Lagos where she was awarded an LLB and thereafter completed the mandatory year at the Nigerian Law School Lagos where she was called to bar.
She worked at Afribank for about 23years, there she served in various departments ranging from Human Resources to Accounts and then the Legal department. She then consequently became the head of the legal department in the Lagos Area. She voluntarily retired as head of the Private Banking Department, where she led a team that provided services to high-net worth customers bringing banking to their homes. She has over the years undergone various courses/trainings both in Nigeria and abroad.
After her voluntary retirement she moved to Ibadan and served as the Director of Schools at Bodija International College/School, a 40 year old high profile college in Ibadan, Oyo state where she is still a Board member till date. In August 2011 she answered the clarion call to serve her State of Origin as a Special Adviser to the Governor on Women and Children Affairs.
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