Mr. Funso Tooki


Funso Tooki, HCIB, FICA, ASPIN, ACIPM, comes with vast experience and a record of achievements in various functional areas in old and new  generation banks.  He has developed core competencies  including brand management, people development and management, change/ transformation management, organisational development, project management, culture revitalisation, positive leadership, facility management, business expansion, process automation, financial  inclusion/agency banking and sustainability.

Funso holds degrees in English (B.A. & M.A.), Mass  Communication (PGD), Business Administration (MBA in Advertising and Public Relations) and Human  Resources (Maters’ in Industrial & Labour Relations). He is a Senior Honorary Member of the  Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB),  Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Credit Admin (FICA),  Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management  of Nigeria (ACIPM), Associate of the Sustainability Professionals Institute of Nigeria (ASPIN), among other professional bodies.

He was an NYSC Lecturer in English at  the College of Education, Oro. He later worked with Visionlink  Nigeria Limited (a marketing communications agency and publishers of Oyo State Annual and Osun State  Annual) and rose to become Editorial/Production Manager  before joining the Institute of Administrative Management of  Nigeria as Public Relations Manager.

He started his banking career at First Bank of Nigeria Plc in 1997 in  Corporate Affairs Department where he led a number of corporate comms and branding projects. He also worked in Strategy/Corporate Planning as well as  in Risk Management before moving to Human  Resources. He moved from First Bank  as Training & Learning Centre Coordinator to Human Resources  at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

Funso was pioneer Head of Human Resources at LOTUS Bank Limited (a non-interest start-up bank) and was responsible for  setting up Human Resources Department and the people requirements of all other functions/departments in the Bank. He later worked as Divisional Head,  Corporate Services (with responsibility for Human Resources,  Corporate Affairs/Brand Mgt, General Services as well

as  Projects & Devt) and also Divisional Head, Agency Banking.

He is the Managing Consultant at FORT.O Nig. Ltd.