Distinctive Leaders Episode 9: Thriving Amid Change, with leader in Global Finance – Temi Ofong

Welcome to the Distinctive Leaders podcast hosted by Andrew Wallace. For this episode, Andrew is joined by Temi Ofong; a true leader in international finance and investment.

Temi’s globe-trotting career has seen him take on senior positions in the UK and Africa. With big-hitting organisations such as Credit Suisse, Barclays, Absa and now HSBC. During this time, Temi has successfully embraced, changed and led multiple teams to deliver impactful transformations in financial services.

During this episode, he discusses the influences that have shaped his career. And touches on the challenges of being a black, gay man in an industry not renowned for its diversity. As well as this, our conversation covers a range of topics including:

  • How financial organisations can do more to support people from diverse backgrounds to thrive in the sector.
  • What prompted him to take up a position in South Africa, and the cultural workplace differences this entailed.
  • And how he bounced back from a life-changing incident while he was living in Johannesburg.

Temi’s unique personal experiences and the calmness he has exhibited in a number of testing situations, are truly inspiring. His positive mindset and authenticity are two of the reasons he is such a distinctive leader.

If you want to learn how to build successful teams, Temi has insights you’ll be keen to listen to. We’d love to hear what you think of this episode. Please do let us know, and if you want to get to know Temi a little more, visit his LinkedIn profile, here.