He attended The Polytechnic Ibadan where he obtained his OND and Higher National Diploma in Accountancy. He joined Ecobank Nigeria and held positions as Personnel Officer, Resident Auditor and Internal Controller from 1990-1997. He registered for graduate program in Business Administration at the then Ogun State University and completed his MBA in 1998 while in the employ of the bank. He was posted to a number of West Coast countries such as Ecobank Mali, Ecobank Guinea, as Country Auditor and Internal Controller, Head of Banking Operations and Acting Chie Compliance Officer in Ecobank Nigeria. He had a total of 21 years’ experience with Ecobank before setting up his outfit- FEM- LINK Consult Limited specialising in Training, Consultancy and Outsourcing for banks in Africa from 2013 to date. Obafemi is also a Bachelor degree holder in Education from the University of Windsor, Ontario Canada.
He is a member of several professional associations such as
- Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Florida, USA
- Association of Certified Anti- Money Laundering Specialists, Canada
- Institute of Internal Controls and Audit, USA
- International Association of Assets Recovery Specialists, USA
-Member, Nigerian Institute of Management