Olayinka Fayomi; the entrepreneur with a difference

By Duchess Magazine

Mrs. Olayinka Fayomi is the group chairman of Foreign Investment Network (FIN), a UK publishing and consulting company that produces the leading investment publication FIN Magazine, which is published internationally and is available in English, Chinese, and French.

She has more than 30 years of experience in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors both inside and outside of Africa. She is an accomplished professional who places a premium on results. Before she voluntarily retired, she was a pioneer in personnel management at the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), having ascended the corporate ladder to the level of Director.

She has worked as a consultant for a number of global companies on construction, aviation, infrastructure, oil and gas, and agricultural projects in several nations. She has supported the financing of oil and gas assets and helped numerous African nations receive foreign direct investments (FDI).

She is a member of several International Boards including Women University, Harare, Zimbabwe, Mediame University, Edo State , Nigeria and a former juror on the BBC World Challenge Project. 

She was appointed member of the Governing body of Brent Council in London, United Kingdom in 2005 by the British Government. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Economist. She is known internationally for promoting Africa in the light of “African Lions”, which has generated a lot of global debate and attention.

The Financial Standard Newspaper and GC4W, among others, recognized Mrs. Fayomi as the “Most Dynamic Nigerian Female in Diaspora” and the “Global Women Champion for Leadership in Business and Entrepreneurship in America” respectively. She also founded the Nigeria Diaspora Investment Network.

She has given numerous speeches on topics like cross-border investment, entrepreneurship, youthpreneurship, project financing, and promoting local content in FDI projects. In 2022, she received the Leading FDI Advisor Award for peaceful electioneering at the 10th Democracy Heroes Award Africa.

She also established the African Youth & Women Empowerment Network, an NGO devoted to entrepreneurial development, capacity building, and the empowerment of young people and women in Africa.

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