Funso Doherty Biography and Net Worth, Age, Profile, Wikipedia, Wife, Children

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Meet Funso Doherty, who is the member of African Democratic Congress (ADC) running for the seat of Governor in Lagos State, Nigeria. The election will take place on 18 March 2023.

Funso Doherty is a Nigerian accountant and pension fund manager. He was the first CEO of ARM Pension Managers from 2005 to 2011 and is now the CEO of Pensions Alliance Limited.

Funso Doherty Biography and Net Worth, Age, Profile, Wikipedia, Wife, Children

He is running for Lagos State Governor in the 2023 elections as a candidate for the African Democratic Congress. Let’s read more about his interesting biography and Wikipedia biodata below.

Funso Doherty Biography

Funso Doherty was born on (June 16, 1968), in Lagos, Nigeria, to Dr. Henry Aderounmu Aremu Doherty and Gladys Urunowonekawo Kirstein. His father was a medical doctor, while his mother worked in the civil service. In his personal life, Funso enjoys reading widely and running.

Parents | Father & Mother

Funso’s father was a doctor who had his own medical practice on Aje Street. He had worked as a medical officer during the colonial administration after graduating from medical school in Glasgow in 1926.

Funso’s mother worked for the National Electric Power Authority and retired after 35 years in civil service. Let’s read more about him below.

State of Origin

Funso Doherty was born in Yaba, Lagos State, Nigeria. He is originally from Lagos State. His paternal and maternal grandparents are all from Lagos State. He also married his wife from a known family in Lagos State.

Wife | Children | Family

Aside from his professional achievements, Funso is also a dedicated family man. He is married to Orode Omolara Williams, and together they have three children.

Funso enjoys reading and running, which he does regularly to maintain his fitness. The names of his children are: Anuoluwakiitan (Kiitan), Oluwasijibomi (Siji), and Riritarioluwa (Tari).

Funso Doherty married Orode Omolara Williams, daughter of the late Professor Babatunde Williams and renowned Professor of Mathematics Education, Grace Awani Alele-Williams.

In 1999, they both graduated from Harvard Business School and Harvard’s Graduate School of Public Health respectively.

Funso Doherty Biography and Net Worth, Age, Profile

Age | Date of Birth

Funso Doherty was born on (16 June 1968) in Lagos State, Nigeria, he is currently at the age 55 years old this year 2023. He will be 56 years old next year 2024.

Education | Qualifications

Funso grew up in the Yaba area of Lagos and attended Corona School Victoria Island, Lagos, where he was appointed Head Boy, completing his primary education in 1979.

He was admitted to King’s College Lagos, where he was a Federal Government Academic Scholar and awarded the school’s Service to College Life award for being elected by his peers to serve as Form Captain for four consecutive terms of office.

Funso Doherty studied Accounting at the University of Lagos, where he was a member of the ABC Club and was ultimately elected by his peers as Chief of the club. He graduated with Second Class Upper Division Honours in 1990.

Funso Doherty Biography

Net Worth

Funso Doherty’s net worth is yet to be estimated by Forbes.

Early Career

After completing his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 1991, Funso worked for three years at Arthur Andersen & Co. (now KPMG), where he was trained locally and internationally and rose quickly to the position of Senior.

In 1994, after successfully completing the qualifying examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, he left the firm not wanting to make a career in accounting practice.

He joined Asset & Resource Management Company, then a part of the Guaranty Trust Bank Group, at inception in 1994, where he specialized in investment management, becoming one of the pioneers of the mutual fund industry in Nigeria.

In 1995, he married Orode Omolara Williams, and they have three children. In 1999, Funso was admitted to Harvard Business School, and Orode was admitted to Harvard’s Graduate School of Public Health.

They both graduated in the summer of 2001. That year, Funso joined the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in downtown Manhattan, New York, when the twin towers of the World Trade Center were attacked and felled by terrorists on 9/11.

Funso Doherty subsequently joined PNC Advisors, the investment management business of the PNC Banking group as a Vice President at its Head Office in Pennsylvania, USA.

He returned to Nigeria in 2005, to serve as the Pioneer Managing Director/CEO of ARM Pension Managers, which he led from inception to become one of Nigeria’s leading Pension Fund Administrators.

He led, managed and successfully integrated the Pension Industry’s first major Merger and Acquisition transaction. During this period, he was chosen by his fellow operators as the Pioneer Chairman of the Pension Fund Operators Association, the umbrella body of all licensed pension operators.

Funso Doherty Biography and Net Worth, Age

Professional Career

Funso Doherty moved on in 2011 and was engaged in private investing. Between 2014 and 2017, he partnered with the African Capital Alliance Group (ACA), after the buyout of their Joint Venture Partner’s interest in Valualliance Asset Management Company (Formerly SIM Capital Alliance).

He served as Managing Director/CEO and was a co-investor. In 2017, he was nominated by the then Acting President to the office of Director-General of the National Pension Commission together with a new slate of Commissioners.

These appointments were, however, never concluded or advanced to Senate for Confirmation proceedings. Funso Doherty recently completed his tenure as Managing Director/CEO of PAL Pensions, where he led a nationwide team overseeing the management of over half a trillion naira in Assets.

He is a charter holder and co-founding Trustee of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Society Nigeria and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

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