|Minister of Finance|
11 November 2015 – 14 September 2018
|Preceded by||Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala|
9 March 1967|
|Alma mater||University of East London|
Early life and education
Kemi was born in 1967 in London, England to Nigerian parents from Ogun State. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of East London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial Management from the University of London. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1994.
Kemi commenced her career as an accounting assistant at British Telecom, London, from 1989 till 1990, after which she moved to Goodman Jones, London, working as a Senior audit officer from 1990 till 1993. She became Manager of Internal Audit at London Underground, London and Prism Consulting from 1994 till 2000 before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, London as Senior Manager from 2000 till 2002. In 2002, Kemi became financial controller at Chapel Hill Denham Management and subsequently, Managing Director in 2010. After working with Quo Vadis Partnership as Managing Director from 2010 to 2011, she was appointed Ogun State's Commissioner of Finance 2011. Kemi maintained this role from 2011 to 2015.
In November 2015, Miss Adeosun Kemi was appointed Nigeria's Minister of Finance by President Muhammadu Buhari. During the annual general meeting of Afreximbank in Abuja to commemorate it's 25th anniversary, Adeosun was elected chairman of the board of the bank. Kemi is succeeding the outgoing chairman Ndagijimana Uzziel, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Rwanda.
NYSC Certificate Scandal
On 7 July, 2018 Nigerian online newspaper Premium Times alleged that Adeosun had illegally obtained her NYSC exemption certificate to get into public office. On 9 July, NYSC Director of Press and Public relations, Adeyemi Adenike released a statement that confirmed that Adeosun legitimately submitted a request for an exemption certificate, but also stated that investigations were still ongoing to verify the approval of the exemption certificate. On 14 September, 2018, Adeosun resigned as Minister of Finance in a written letter to the President due to the alleged NYSC Certificate forgery scandal. 
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