About Topsy

Topsy is a transformation expert with over 15 years of global experience across a variety of industries. She serves clients in both the private and public sectors, developing ambitious growth programs and executing large-scale transformations, with a primary focus on financial services.

Topsy rejoined the firm in 2017, after holding various executive roles at First Bank of Nigeria—most recently leading the bank’s foray into sub-Saharan Africa, spearheading integration across six different countries and running its international banking business. Before that, she designed and implemented the bank’s corporate-transformation program and managed its extensive operations network, covering more than 700 branches and head-office operations. Topsy also led a coalition of government entities, private companies, and civil-society organizations to successfully implement Cashless Lagos, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s payments-transformation program.

Topsy began her McKinsey career in 2004 as an associate in the Atlanta office before transferring to the Johannesburg office in 2008 as a coleader in the firm’s effort to formally establish an office in Nigeria.

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

IBM
User centered design engineer

EDUCATION

Stanford University
MSc, management science and engineering

University of Central Florida
BSc, industrial engineering