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Topsy Kola-Oyeneyin


Serves clients in the financial-services sector in driving growth and large-scale transformation programs

Topsy is a transformation expert with more than 20 years of global experience, working with financial institutions, regulators, and investors across Africa to develop ambitious growth programs and execute large-scale transformations. She is a thought-leader on financial-services innovation and has led multiple projects, and co-authored reports on how to unlock the potential of digital financial services in Africa.

Prior to rejoining McKinsey, Topsy held various roles at a leading financial-services provider, including running an international banking business, designing and implementing a corporate transformation program, and managing an extensive operations network spanning hundreds of offices.

Topsy is passionate about the opportunity for digital innovation to accelerate economic development and sits on the Advisory Board for Endeavor, empowering high-impact entrepreneurs for business growth.

Published Work

How COVID-19 caused a global learning crisis,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

Harnessing Nigeria's fintech potential,” podcast, McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Nigeria’s banking sector: Thriving in the face of crisis,” McKinsey & Company, December 2020

Harnessing Nigeria's fintech potential,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Past Experience

First Bank of Nigeria
CEO of international banking
Chief integration officer
Group head of banking services
Group head of corporate transformation

Central Bank of Nigeria
Director of shared services

User centered design engineer


Stanford University
MSc, management science and engineering

University of Central Florida
BSc, industrial engineering