Mrs. Abimbola Ademola-Bawaallah - IWS President 2018/2019

Mrs. Abimbola Ademola-Bawaallah (Nee Bashorun), a Lagos state indigene was born in Ibadan, Oyo State. She is married with children.

She initially obtained a Diploma in Banking from the South West London College in Tooting, England, before she got a degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Advance Management from the University of Lagos. She also has a Certificate in Public Relations from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations.

She started her career with United Bank for Africa in 1975, She was employed as an Accounts officer and was deployed to Branch Banking where she worked briefly as an Assistant Accountant and then as an Accountant in various Branches for about half a decade.  Based on her attributes and wealth of experience in the Banking Industry she was deployed to the Training Division of the Bank where she worked as a trainer and head of unit for Ten (10) years.

While in the Training Division, she was appointed as a member of the panel of Employment and Promotions Committee. She was later deployed to Corporate Development Division of the Bank, where she worked as Head of various Units.

Finally, She was redeployed into Branch Banking and became a Branch Head of the Adeola Odeku Branch where she retired as a Senior Manager in November, 2003 having worked meritoriously for over 25 years, to manage her private business (Abi –Akbar Ltd)

Mrs. Ademola-Bawaallah is very resourceful with ability to take initiative, an excellent team player with sharp analytical mind and effective oral and written communication skills. Above all, she is honest, proactive and creative with strong leadership personality.

Abimbola Ademola-Bawaallah is currently a Business Consultant to an Oil Service Company, a Director with Associated Insurance Cooperative and a Non Executive Director of  a Multinational Dredging Company with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt.

Abimbola Ademola-Bawaallah joined IWS in the year, 2004. She became the Treasurer in 2007- a position which she held till 2012. Her good knowledge of record-keeping and accounting was very valuable in this capacity as it allowed her, effortlessly, to streamline effective account report writing of the IWS. She served as  an Ex-Officio and Chairperson of Social Services Project. She has been on the Executive Committee for eleven (11) consecutive years- 2007 to date. She is now the Vice President of the International Women’s Society.

Mrs. Ademola-Bawaallah is currently a member of the following Professional Associations:
- The Chartered Institute of Bankers
- The Nigerian Institute of Management (Associate Member)
- The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations

Her favorite mantra is - “while there is life there is hope”