Mrs. Temitayo Nelson is a multi-skilled, astute and avid finance professional who has been instrumental to various strategic turnaround in organizations she worked with and in various capacities both in Nigeria and in the United Kingdom. Temi, as fondly called by friends and associates, has her hands in value delivery across several sectors in the Nigerian economy including oil and gas, audit, consultancy and advisory practice, financial services and banking, manufacturing, automobile, technology and hi-tech.

Her fingerprints and presence are felt wherever she has served. She has delivered strategic restructuring, business process re-engineering, value-for-money audit, financial control and financial performance repositioning as well as operational and business risk management.

Temi started her career with Shell Petroleum Development Company and later joined  audit and consultancy practice before she worked with leading Nigerian banks. She left indelible marks on a number of the banks where she served. In one of the banks, her Corporate Audit Reports on Bank Head Office and Bank Outlets was the playbook used to turn the bank operations around nationwide during her time as a banker.

She later relocated to the United Kingdom where she handled various senior management roles in finance and strategy for automobile, hi-tech, technology and consulting companies. Temi currently sits on the Board of Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc, one of the foremost and renowned pharmaceutical manufacturing companies in Nigeria as the Executive Director- Finance. Here she manages the finance operations and business strategies of the company.

She founded Innovision Business Consulting Services, a management consulting practice that caters for SMEs and MSMEs in areas of financial management advisory.

Aside from accounting and financial management, she is the Founder of Boys-to-Men Mission, a self-funded NGO that caters for coaching and mentoring teenage boys to become responsible men, fathers and trustworthy leaders of tomorrow. Temi relishes mentoring and impacting her acquired skills and knowledge in others, hence she has many mentees across her career path.

Temitayo Nelson is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and she is a Chartered Banker. She attended the University of Ibadan where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Extension Services. She is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants.

Temi was an award winner at the CIMA Centenary Award Ceremony as the Best Performing Student at the 2019 Strategic Case Study Examination. She is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant and Life Member of Women In Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ).

Temi is, a registered member of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) and the Institute of Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA). She has over two decades of professional experience.

She was born on October 9, 1972 into the family of Late Amos Tonade, a renowned school teacher and college principal and Dorcas Olalompe Tonade, a retired nursing matron. She is married with children. Her passion for excellence has vividly rubbed off on her children and thus makes her the proud mother of Mr. Testimony Itunuoluwa Nelson, who is the youngest Qualified Accountant in the 2020 November professional qualifying examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria having qualified at the record age of 17 years.

It is in recognition of her contribution to national development in the field of Accounting and Financial Management that Mrs. Temitayo Nelson was deemed worthy to be conferred with the Woman of Merit Gold Award which is part of the 21st PSR National Awards.