The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria has elected Mrs Funmi Ekundayo as its 29th and first female president.
Ekundayo would take over the leadership of ICSAN for the next two years when Mr Taiwo Owokalade’s tenure ends.
Funmi Ekundayo is a Lawyer, Chartered Secretary and Administrator, Corporate Governance professional, Chartered Stockbroker and Capital Market practitioner.
She attended the Kwara State Polytechnic where she obtained her A’ Level certificate and graduated with flying colours.
She then proceeded to the University of Lagos where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 1995 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1996.
She returned to the University of Lagos to pursue her master’s degree in Law, which she obtained in 1998.
Funmi’s professional and career trajectory started with her Law Office Attachment experience at the leading Law Firm of Banwo & Ighodalo.
Funmi was appointed as the Managing Director/CEO of STL Trustees Limited (then Skye Trustees Limited) in 2010.
For her professional and organisational astuteness, Funmi has also had the honour of receiving the “Trustees Company CEO of the Year” award multiple times from the Business Day Banks and Other Financial Institutions Awards, the Nigeria Finance Innovation Awards and the Marketing Edge Awards.
Ekundayo is an alumna of the prestigious Harvard Business School, the Lagos Business School (Chief Executive Programme) and the IESE Business School, Barcelona Spain.
She is a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) where she currently serves as a member of the Governing Council.
In July 2021, Funmi made history as the first female to be elected as the Vice President and Vice Chairman of the council of the institute and in March 2023, she was elected President-Elect of the Institute.
Ekundayo has served and impacted the Institute in many ways both directly and through achievements recorded in the various Committees.
She served as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc. (Now Tangerine General Insurance) and she is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of some corporate entities.
Ekundayo is a member of the Ikoyi Club 1938, the Lagos Country Club, the Lagos Business School Alumni Association and the Harvard Business School Association of Nigeria.