#A24BehindTheTech: Tosin Faniro-Dada

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Tosin leads the Lagos Innovates team at the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF). She successfully launched and manages Lagos Innovates programs, aimed at providing an enabling environment for Tech Startups and Innovation Driven Enterprises to thrive in Lagos State. Through Lagos Innovates, Startup founders have access to co-working spaces, talent, event sponsorship, etc. Tosin joined LSTEF as the Head of Strategy & Partnerships in 2016. She was responsible for raising private sector finance to fund the activities of the Fund while cultivating strategic partnerships to promote the Fund. Prior to working at LSETF, Tosin worked in the Corporate Banking Division at Skye Bank (now Polaris Bank) where she executed Oil & Gas Upstream transactions.

Prior to her banking experience, she was a Financial Analyst at ARM for Hospitality and Retail Projects. Tosin spent three years in PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston auditing mutual and private equity funds. Tosin graduated Summa Cum Laude (highest honours) with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 2006 from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and a Master’s degree in 2009 from Boston College. Tosin is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Massachusetts. Tosin loves boxing, traveling and eating out.

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