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Cifas appoints Abimbola Adesanya to Board

12 August 2021

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Abimbola Adesanya to its Board under the Board Apprentice scheme.

Abimbola is a senior finance and change management leader with over 25 years’ experience, with much of this spent within the regulated financial services industry. Abimbola’s experience combines technical and commercial experience to successfully lead finance teams and deliver complex change programmes for top tier banks including HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds and TD Securities.

Abimbola joins Cifas as part of the Board Apprentice scheme, which allows individuals to gain first-hand experience of the workings and dynamics on boards.

Abimbola Adesanya said ‘I am honoured and excited to be joining Cifas’ Board as part of the Board Apprentice scheme. Cifas has done phenomenal work in fraud prevention over the years and I look forward to gaining first-hand board experience from Cifas’ exceptional board members at a time of growth in multi-faceted fraud instances.’

Commenting on Abimbola’s appointment, Cifas CEO Mike Haley, said, ‘I am delighted to be welcoming Abimbola to the Cifas Board. Her wide range of skills and experience, including in a financial crime environment, will make Abimbola a great asset to the Board and I look forward to working with her as we continue in our fight against fraud.’

Explaining Cifas’ participation in the Board Apprentice scheme, Cifas Chair John Browett said ‘The values of the Board Apprentice scheme resonates with the values of Cifas. We are committed to being an equal and diverse organisation which acts with integrity, which is in line with the key values of the scheme. I am delighted that Abimbola will be joining us over the next year and hope she can gain the skills and experience to enable her to pursue future opportunities at Board level.’

Notes to editors

About Cifas

Cifas is the UK’s fraud prevention service. We lead the fight against fraud by sharing data, intelligence and learning. The organisations that collaborate with us are drawn from all sectors, operating in both the public and private sectors working together to stop fraud. A full list of our members can be found on our website.

Organisations that work with Cifas, contribute to and benefit from the UK’s largest databases of fraud risk data and intelligence. We are committed to the principle of collaboration, which connects and drives our community, and enables the sharing of:

Data
We enable the secure sharing of high quality, trusted data to fight fraud. Our databases are the most comprehensive and diverse sources of fraud risk data in the UK.

Intelligence
We provide research and dynamic intelligence that influences the threat picture and strengthens the response against fraud.

Learning
We are a leading provider of accredited education and trusted training.

For more information

Please contact:

Matt Pearson
Press & Public Relations Manager
matthew.pearson@cifas.org.uk / 0203 004 3644

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