Bukola is the Founder/CEO of Career Masterclass which is a leading online career development platform
focused on enabling the career growth of ambitious professionals by teaching the practical skills that they can
use to build and enjoy a successful career.
Bukola is also a Risk and Controls executive who has held senior roles at some of the world’s largest financial
services organisations such as HSBC, JP Morgan, NatWest and Deloitte. In her last role, she was a Managing
Director and Head of Framework, Design and Execution within the Barclays Chief Controls Office. In this role,
Bukola was responsible for the enterprise wide design and execution of the Risk and Controls Assessment
process, ensuring that Barclays operates a very robust controls environment.
To date, Career Masterclass has positively impacted the lives of 1000s of professionals, by providing access to
career development content, Masterclasses, coaches and mentors on the dynamic Career Masterclass
platform. Career Masterclass also hosts an annual career development conference called STRETCH Conference
to inspire and provide career development opportunities for aspirational professionals with a focus on those
from a black or ethnic minority background.
Bukola is passionate about the progression of women and BAME professionals in the workplace. At each
organisation Bukola has worked at, she has been an active member of the Women’s network as well as the
Multicultural or BAME networks. She actively mentors BAME professionals and dedicates many hours monthly
to providing career advice and encouragement to them. She also actively sponsors the careers of a number of
high potential BAME professionals and has created and provided promotion opportunities for them when that
would not have otherwise been possible
She was recently listed in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 PowerList which celebrates the achievements of senior
professionals from an African and Caribbean background. She was also listed in the 2017 Empower Financial
Times List of the top 100 Ethnic Minorities in the United Kingdom and was named in the Financial Times
HERoes list of the executives who have made a substantial difference to women’s careers.
Bukola was also the 2016 winner of the PRECIOUS Awards Outstanding woman in banking and finance and was
listed in Brummells magazine as one of the 30 most inspirational women working in the city of London.