Nimi Akinkugbe is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bestman Games Limited, the African distributor of customized editions of Monopoly, Hasbro’s world famous game.

Nimi was born in Port Harcourt and lived in Lagos until she was 7 years old when her family moved to East Africa where her late father Mr. F.I. Ajumogobia was UNESCO Chief of Mission. She grew up in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and attended the International School of Tanganyika, and later Limuru Girls School, Limuru, Kenya before returning to Nigeria for her O’ Levels at the International School, Ibadan.

Nimi holds a Bachelors Degree from The London School of Economics (LSE) and an MBA from Lagos Business School (IESE). After which she formalised her interest in Music by obtaining a piano teaching diploma from the Royal College of Music in London before returning to Nigeria to participate in the National Youth Service Corps scheme.

Mrs. Akinkugbe enjoyed a distinguished banking career spanning over two decades first at Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc where she was General Manager and Head Private Client Services with responsibility for the bank’s high net worth business and a director of Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited.

Nimi provides frank, practical insights to create a greater awareness and understanding of personal finance and wealth management issues under the auspices of the brand “Money Matters with Nimi,” through speaking engagements, television and radio appearances and social media, the Monopoly Board Games and her new book, “A – Z of Personal Finance.” Through these platforms, she has been able to empower people to take responsibility for this most important aspect of their lives.

She also contributes articles to several leading publications in Nigeria.