Adeshina Adewumi

CEO/Founder of Trade Lenda

Adeshina Adewumi- Board Member of the Business Council for Emerging Markets


Adeshina Adewumi, an esteemed member of the International Trade Council and a prominent figure in the Emerging Markets Business Council, serves as the CEO and Founder of Trade Lenda. With a strong educational background, including an MBA from the University of Exeter, a diploma from Lagos Business School, and a BSc. in Accounting from Bowen University, Adeshina has carved a remarkable path in the financial sector.

His career highlights include spearheading the automation of the Direct Debit for Stanbic IBTC Mutual Fund, managing assets worth over a trillion. Yet, his proudest accomplishment lies in the transformative impact of Trade Lenda, where he has played a pivotal role in driving financial inclusion for thousands of underserved SMEs across emerging markets.

Adeshina has witnessed the evolution of the financial industry from a cash-centric model to a digital landscape, recognizing the enduring importance of cash while embracing the rise of digital channels and wallets.

In the face of challenges, he practices reflection and values quality time spent with family. Adeshina draws inspiration from influential figures such as his father, Dangote Aliko Ademola Adewumi, and Tony Elumelu.

Beyond his professional life, Adeshina's interests include spending quality time with his family and exploring the world through travel. His unwavering dedication to financial inclusion and contributions to emerging markets make him an invaluable member of the International Trade Council and a visionary leader in the financial services industry.