Adenike Babajamu is currently the Director of Admin and Operations, Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KW-IRS). She is a highly dynamic professional, with over 26 years vast and relevant experience in civil service, academics (secondary and tertiary), and banking industry. She is versatile in various levels of personnel and human management, training and retraining of personnel, branding and rebranding of existing products and policies having served in various capacities in both the private and public sectors. Adenike is an articulate and diplomatic communicator with relevant experiences in consultancy. She consistently works to the highest professional standards and possesses excellent skills in best practice and best value to deliver services that yield multiple business benefits.
Adenike’s working career began with the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission where she served as an Education Officer in 1988. She joined Afribank Nigeria Plc in 1993 as Executive Trainee and later served in various capacities such as Head Customer Service Unit, Head of Operations and Credit Manager. She rose to become the Branch Manager of its Ilorin Main branch and was actively involved in facilities management, business development relationship, training and retraining of staff, customer services and other banking operations. She was appointed Head, Public Sector Team of the Kwara Region of Afribank in 2010 and was saddled with the responsibility of overseeing all public sector accounts in the five (5) branches of the state and ensuring a cordial relationship between the state and the bank.
She joined Mainstreet Bank in 2012 as Marketing Manager and rose to be the Branch Manager at the Ilorin Main Branch in 2013. She also joined Skye Bank Plc in 2015, following the acquisition of Mainstreet Bank Ltd. In Skye Bank Adenike, served as Business Development Manager and was appointed a brand champion to work with the Strategic Brand Management team of the bank. This she did until her present appointment at KW-IRS.
Adenike graduated with a Bachelors of Arts (Hons) degree in English (1987), Masters of Public Administration (1995) and Masters of Arts Lit-in-English (2013) from the University of Ilorin. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2009).
Adenike is a member of the Association of Chartered Economist of Nigeria (ACEN) and Chartered Institute of Bankers in Nigeria (CIBN). She is a fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration. She has a passion for reading and writing and has edited seven (7) published books of fiction, poetry and military texts. She is married to Colonel Oladele Babajamu and blessed with children.