Patience Mayaki is currently serving as Environmental and Social Specialist at FMO, the Dutch Development Finance Bank. In her role, Patience works with financial sector clients in South-East Asia in embedding and integrating sustainability practices into business operations. Prior to her focus in Asia, Patience has supported several FMO clients across Africa to set up internal environmental and social management frameworks to manage high risk sectors lending including mining, textiles, agriculture and infrastructure.
Patience has worked for over a decade in the NGO, public and private sectors on sustainability issues. In the course of her career, she has been responsible for creating partnerships with different stakeholders and transforming the sustainability landscape at industry levels. Before joining FMO, she worked with Citibank Nigeria, in various operations and risk management functions.
She holds a first class honours degree in Forestry from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is an alumnus of the Joint Master's degree in Forest and Nature Conservation from Wageningen University, Netherlands and the University of Joensuu, Finland. Furthermore, Patience holds an MBA degree jointly from Bradford University, England and TiasNimbas Business School, Netherlands. She is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.