Yemi Odubiyi currently serves as the Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Bank Plc, a role he has held since December 2014.
Odubiyi studied at the University of Lagos and holds a first degree in Estate Management (1994) as well as a Master in International Law degree(1998) from the same institution.
He started his banking career with the Nigeria unit of Citibank NA (at the time known as Nigeria International Bank) in 1995 as an Operations & Technology Generalist serving across all its Operations and Technology functions and was thereafter enrolled in its ManagEment Associate program undertaking stints across all key units of the Bank.
He left Citi to join the turnaround team of the then Trust Bank of Africa in 2003 as Head of Operations & Technology.
Upon the consolidation of Trust Bank into Sterling Bank Plc, Yemi served as pioneer Group Head, Trade Services.
In 2008, he was mandated to build the Structured Finance Group and also assumed oversight for corporate strategy serving as Chief Strategy Officer.
Over the course of his career, Odubiyi has undertaken senior management/executive education programs in Risk Management, Finance and General Management at leading international educational institutions including the London Business School and Harvard.