Cecilia is an accomplished and seasoned professional with accounting, audit, finance and banking career spanning over 27years, She holds a BSC. (Hons) Accounting UNILAG, MBA (OAU) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, (FCA). She is also a Senior Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Of Nigeria (CIBN).
Her Audit and Accountancy practice career of about 7years was spent at Uniugbe Akintola and Co before moving to the Finance and Banking Sector.
Her banking career which spanned almost 17years began at Merchant Bank of Commerce Ltd as a pioneer Treasury staff.
At the United Bank For Africa Limited where she spent 10years, she worked in Head office Operations departments: Clearing, Treasury Operations, Remittances, Central Processing Centre as a deputy head: Treasury Department and in the Business Process Design department where she participated in Change Management and facilitation programs for Banking applications implementations, Processes and Procedure Desk manuals documentation. She resigned as a Principal Manager as the Head, Settlements Operations.
At Ecobank (Nigeria) Plc where she worked for almost 3 years, her responsibilities covered the set up and supervision of the Head office Central Processing Centre (CPC) departments covering Clearing, Funds Transfer, Cheque Management, Card Operations, Trade Operations, Treasury Operations (TROPS) and Central Accounts Opening Centre. She also had oversight supervision of about 250 branches, Cash Management Centres (CMC) operations with the Branch Operations Coordination Unit and also the General Internal Services (GIS) and Transaction Banking services. She supervised and participated in the Ecobank Group Operations projects, Flexcube Software implementation, Procedural Manuals documentation and training.
On the job training courses attended over the her banking career include Tom Associates Train the Trainer, EuroMoney Money Market and Assets Management Training sessions, FDHL Bourse game, RTGS Training in the Gambia and, the ING Summer School in Brussels and Holland on Trade.
Since leaving the Ecobank group as an Assistant General Manager in 2009, Cecilia has been involved in Accounting, Consultancy and Training work.
Before now, Cecilia was the Managing Consultant of COESIGNICH Consult.