Biography of Her Excellency, Mrs. Olayinka Fayomi, from Nigeria- MBA, FICE
Olayinka is the Chairman of Foreign Investment Network (FIN), a UK publishing and consulting firm promoting investment to emerging markets. She is passionate about changing the African narrative and has organised over 40 international investment and business events, with study trips visiting over 80 countries, facilitating foreign direct investment from across the globe with focus on oil and gas and agriculture. Over 5 billion dollars have since been facilitated by FIN
She is known internationally for promoting Africa in the public and private sectors, in the light of “African Lions”, which has generated much debate and recognition globally. She was a member of the National Vision 2020 team and a past jurist on the BBC World Challenge Programme in the UK. She founded the Nigeria Diaspora Investment Council, sits on the board of various organisations across Africa, was a School Governor of Brent Council in the UK. She was conferred with the award of ‘Most Dynamic Nigerian Female in Diaspora’ by the Financial Standard Newspaper in 2007 amongts other awards.
Olayinka is a fellow of the institute of chartered economists and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a B.Sc [Hons] in Economics. She is married to Ambassador Akin Fayomi and together they have lived in several countries.