Festus is a Chartered Accountant by training. After working as a Financial Consultant for her Majesty the Queen Mother of England at the Queen Nursing Institute and Queen Nursing Fund, joined Barclays Bank to continue his original banking career where he served as Branch Manager, Risk Manager, Compliance and financial controls. Prior to this, Festus worked in Nigeria as Senior Auditor in International Merchant Bank and Chief Inspector of Peoples Bank. In 2004 at Barclays, Festus reconciled the accounting record that led to the recovery of 14.6million pounds. In recognition of his effort, he was sponsored for his MBA at the University of Manchester Business School. Festus has been headhunted to train and implement risk management and compliance process across Europe, Middle East, and Africa for different organisations including Cummins Inc (An American Multinational Company, Royal Bank of Scotland, Sprit Inc (An Aeroplane manufacturing Company in Glasgow Prestwick) Special Adviser and consultant on revenue and budget to the Chief Executive Officer, Perth and Kinross Council, Senior Consultant, Lloyds Tsb, Senior Consultant Bank of Scotland. Festus was one of the first set of consultants to implement Sarbanes Oxley and controls and ensure its compliance in Europe, Middle East and Africa for companies listed on American Stock Exchange.
Festus is the first Chief Executive of Greatway Foundation (A voluntary organisation registered by the Scottish Government to work on youth empowerment and poverty alleviation). The organisation also co-ordinates the annual conference on War Against Poverty in collaboration with Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and University of Edinburgh.
He is also the first President and Chief Executive of Scottish Council of African Churches (An established executive body that works in partnership with the Scottish government, different religious organisation, agencies and institutions of learning).
Festus hold a PhD in Finance from California State University, MBA Finance from the University of Manchester and MBCI from the Business Continuity Institute United Kingdom. He is also a member of Harvard School of Divinity summer leadership program.