Abimbola Ayinde

GM Corporate Finance & Upstream Commercial, First E&P

Abimbola Ayinde Abimbola is General Manager Corporate Finance and Upstream Commercial for FIRST Exploration and Petroleum Development Company Limited. Abimbola has over 20 years experience spanning Project and Corporate finance, Investment Banking, Strategic Business Planning and Organizational Development. Abimbola joined FIRST E&P as a Corporate Planning and Business Performance Manager and has held several roles within the Company with responsibility for Corporate Finance, Petroleum Economics and Corporate Planning.

Prior to joining FIRST E&P, Abimbola was Vice President, Investment Banking at FCMB Capital Markets Limited. Over her work experience, Abimbola has been responsible for leading various capital raising, public listings and mergers and acquisition efforts on behalf of private and public companies across various industries in Nigeria with a more recent focus on the Energy sector.

She has a master’s degree in business administration from Manchester Business School, UK and a first degree in Biochemistry from University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Abimbola is committed to supporting the education and wellbeing of children with absent or underprivileged parents and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Special Foundation, a charity focused on educating Nigerian children.