Taiwo Kolawole holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He started his carrier as an Audit Assistant with KPMG Audit in 1999 and rose to the post of Audit Senior in 2003. He joined Deloitte in 2004 as an Audit Senior, a position maintained until he joined the team of United Bank for Africa Plc in 2007 as a Manager in the Finance and Risk Management Directorate.
As a manager in the United Bank for Africa Plc, He worked with the Executive Director Finance and Risk Management. He takes up specific project of Data Migration exercise of the Finacle core Banking application in New York, United States of America. He is involved in the setting up of the finance functions in UBA Uganda, Burkina Faso and Benin Republic as well as the re-engineering of the accounting and reporting functions of these acquired entities in these countries. He was transferred to UBA Capital Holdings in 2011 as Chief Finance Officer; a post he held until his resignation in January 2012 to join Trustfund Pension Plc. He became Assistant General Manager with effect from July 1, 2013 in this company.
He Joined Bank of Industry Limited (BOI) in January, 2015 as Assistant General Manager and was promoted to Deputy General Manager July 1, 2018. He was the Chief Finance Officer of the Bank up until October 2, 2019 when he took up a new role in the Bank as the Chief Compliance Officer. He was promoted to General Manager March 1, 2023 and was the bank Chief Compliance Officer up until 31 October, 2023 when he was re-appointed as the Bank Chief Financial Officer.
He has attended many local and international courses on different aspect of the Finance Functions as well as Compliance Functions in the Banking Industry. Some of these are: International Accounting Seminars Immersion Course, in USA, 2012 on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS); The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner program, University of Pennsylvania USA; May 2013; Integrating Finance and Strategy for value Creation program, University of Pennsylvania USA; September, 2013. He obtained further training in Harvard Business School on, ‘Driving Corporate Performance, Aligning balance scorecard with strategy for value creation, July 2014, High Performing Leadership Course, 2016, High Potential Leadership Program and various courses organized by the Association of Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria (ACCOBIN)
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