Francesca Fajinmi


Dr. Francesca Fajinmi earned her Doctorate in Business Administration, with a focus on International Business; her master’s degree was in the same field of Business, with Bachelor in Accountancy.  She has over 30 years of corporate experience in major organizations such as Unilever, Nestlé, Fox, CB Richard Ellis, Siemens, and Esterline.  She has decades of experience as Head of Finance for Multinational Corporations (MNCs) in multiple countries.  As CEO of MFE, she leads the organization by partnering with MNCs and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and third party financial institutions on profitability improvement, productivity, frontier market international ventures, and manufacturing finance excellence.  MFE partners with organizations ranging from small scale enterprises through $150B+ in revenue.  On average, MFE partners recover tens of millions of dollars in profitability, cash-flow, and productivity opportunities.

Dr. Fajinmi has expertise in Profitability Improvement, Productivity, Financial Systems Optimization, Strategy and Long Term Planning for Sustainability, Manufacturing Finance, and Operational Excellence.  Some of her presentations include: a) Strategies to Improve Profitability in both MNCs and SMEs, b) Establishing relevance in the organization, c) Transitioning to effective business leaders, d) Optimizing returns on investments (or intentions), and e) Excellence in Finance for Manufacturing (EFfM).  Her seminar with an international world-class team of 700 business leaders on effective business interactions was unparalleled.  She is coveted by top business schools around the world for seminars on various topics in Finance, Manufacturing Excellence, and Operational Efficiencies.

Francesca has successfully led national and international teams in various aspects of business including, Manufacturing Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis, Accounting, Financial Systems, Strategy and Long Term Planning, Operational excellence, and various business functions.  With extensive knowledge in Corporate America, Asia, and Europe, her scope of work experience extends beyond the U.S.A, Canada, U.K, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, The Netherlands, Denmark, India, Hong Kong, Japan, China, S. Korea, and Brazil.  She adds value to various stages of business development or maturity, globally and locally.  She possessed strong ethics and values, an engaging, effective, and down to earth communicator.  Comfortable in all settings provided the mission is attainment of optimum ROI.

In addition to her exceptionality driven by the combination of academic excellence and practitioner acumen, she is passionate about education, training, and empowering others for excellence.  She has led and participated in mission outreaches in Belize, Ghana, Belarus, Panama, Kenya, Haiti, Nigeria, Uganda, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Central African Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and many parts of the world.  She founded and hosts international Academic Excellence program in Los Angeles, where academicians with doctorates in varying fields, C-level practitioners, and experts congregate to motivate and mentor future experts.  Francesca is on the board of Open Door USA.  She also mentors aspiring entrepreneurs through various foundations worldwide, and founded SME Connect, an organization facilitating youth entrepreneurship and SME development and growth in the continent of Africa.

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