Yemi Adefarakan currently serves as the Group Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Director of CBS (Continental Broadcasting Service). He is a seasoned executive with strong global investment banking, asset, investment risk and financial management experience. Yemi equally possesses demonstrable political sagacity, which he continues to enhance through his active engagement on various boards.
Prior to joining CBS, Yemi served as the Special Adviser on Economic Affairs to the Right Honourable Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Nigeria, during which he provided advisory perspectives on the macroeconomic landscape, national budget and policy direction.
Before his time at the National Assembly, Yemi forged his career on the trading floors of some of London’s financial powerhouses, to wit; State Street Global Markets, DRW Investments, JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and HSBC Global Asset Management, where he traded both vanilla and complex instruments and risk-managed multi-billion-dollar multiasset portfolios.
Yemi graduated with a BSc (Hons) from the prestigious City University, London, in Economics & Accountancy and holds a Master’s degree in International Securities, Investment & Banking from the acclaimed ICMA Centre, University of Reading, U.K. He is also an alumnus of the Emerging CFO: Strategic Financial Leadership Programme at Stanford Graduate School of Business.