Adesola Sotande-Peters is a seasoned finance executive with over two decades of experience leading global organizations including the BBC UK, Diageo and Unilever, in multinational markets. She has been the recipient of multiple awards including the Great Place to Work Exceptional Female Leader Award 2019, CFO Awards – CFO of the Year (FMCG Category) 2017, and Unilever Finance Recognition Award 2016.
She is currently the first Nigerian and first female Vice President, Finance in the almost 100 years of Unilever Nigeria and Unilever Ghana. Adesola oversees the Controls and Governance agenda in Unilever Africa, providing strategic finance leadership. She is also the Executive Board Director of Unilever Nigeria; Non-Executive Board Director of Unilever Ghana, LONADEK Nigeria, SYGEN Pharmaceutical, LEAP Africa and sits on various other committees.
Adesola is passionate about lifelong professional education and has a Business Administration and Economics degree from the American International University, London, and an MBA for Finance Professionals from Manchester Business School. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Credit Administration (ICA). She is also an alumna of the IE Business School, Lagos Business School and INSEAD programmes.
Her passion for professional development extends into mentoring future leaders through her website www.hearadesolaout.com and social media (#Hearadesolaout). She was an Advisory Board Member of Women on Boards (WIMBOARD) and Women in Manufacturing, Africa (WIMAFRICA) and is the Chairperson at Women Empowered for Leadership Advancement and Development (WELEAD).
Adesola Sotande Peters is currently the CFO Africa, USA and Middle East at Godrej Consumer Products Limited.