After 23 years of a successful banking career at the highest levels in leading financial institutions in Nigeria, Nimi Akinkugbe established Money Matters with Nimi as a platform to help Nigerians achieve financial security and to remove their anxieties about money. In her own words, she aims to provide frank, practical insights to create a greater awareness and understanding of personal finance and wealth management issues. She is now regarded as one of Nigeria’s leading consumer finance experts because of her blog, social media contributions, TV/radio appearances and her book, A – Z of Personal Finance. In addition, her columns in The Punch and Businessday newspapers are now syndicated in other publications. Nimi Akinkugbe conceived and is the distributor of the City of Lagos edition of Monopoly through her company, Bestman Games Limited and she uses this board game as a training resource for youths about making appropriate financial choices. As a small business mentor, Nimi sits on a number of boards. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics, and holds an MBA of the Lagos Business School. Her Award was received on her behalf by Mrs Toki Mabogunje (right), a member of the Filex Awards Committee.