Mrs. Folashade Ogunde graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Ife (1984) (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife). She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) (2005) and an associate member of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) (2015). She started her professional career with the firm of Deloitte Haskins & Sells (Chartered Accountants), where she gained accounting and audit experience, and had a stint in Treasury Management at Bancroll Savings & Loans Limited (1993 to 1995) and International Funding Group (Nig.) Limited (1991 to 1992) before joining UAC of Nigeria Plc in 1997. She has held such positions as Management Accountant, UAC Foods; Divisional Commercial Director, Mr. Bigg’s (now UAC Restaurants), Group Treasurer, UAC of Nigeria Plc and Executive Director, Finance at UACN Property and Development Company.