Sherifat Akinwonmi

Sherifat is a Cyber Security professional with work experience and skills across diverse industries including Oil and energy services, Pharmaceuticals, Financial and IT services. She holds a master’s degree with distinction from University of Salford, Greater Manchester UK, Bachelor’s degree with First class honors in Computer Science and Technology from Bowen University, Nigeria. She is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), Certified lead implementer of ISO27001 amongst several other cyber security professional certifications she possesses.

She has great passion and interest for enabling women in their professional career. She was part of GSK Women Leadership Initiative (WLI) program, currently a board advisory member for Girls and Women Technological Empowerment Organisation (GWTEO), Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ), and also a co-founder of Women in Cybersecurity and Technology (WICT) where she supports ladies to improve on their knowledge in technology and development of career in Cyber Security. She is a wife and mother of 3 wonderful children.