Prior to her role as at BECU Fumbi was the Chief Information Officer at Addidas, and held CIO roles at Fox Networks, Burberry, and Walmart. She has worked complex global IT transformation and digitalisation programmes, bringing together stakeholders, and driving changes in strategy and culture. Fumbi’s work has also seen her involved in projects incorporating risk and innovation, culture change, diversity, talent retention, and leadership.


With more than twenty-five years of leadership and technology experience in both the retail and financial sectors, Fumbi Chima serves as BECU’s executive vice president and chief information and transformation officer. As CIO of Washington’s largest credit union, Fumbi is responsible for leading the organisation’s technology strategy, information security and IT operations. She is adept at digital transformation strategy across multi-industries, as well as an effective culture changer and overall strategic planner.

She previously served as the Global Chief Information Officer at Adidas, and before that she held CIO roles at Fox Networks, Burberry, and Walmart. Fumbi has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands on global IT transformation and digitalisation programmes, bringing together stakeholders, and driving changes in strategy and culture.

At Adidas, Fumbi led a wide-ranging, customer-focused digitalisation project in one of the most high profile and highly competitive consumer sectors. Before joining the sportswear giant Fumbi was at Fox Networks, where she introduced systems and platforms that changed many aspects of what the broadcaster did behind the scenes, from improving the efficiency of advertising billing to integrating the systems of the company’s new owners, Disney. At Burberry and Walmart, she was at the forefront of online retail and digitally driven shifts in marketing and supply chain. She has also been extensively involved in projects that incorporate risk and innovation, as well as culture change, and has led talent retention and alignment schemes.

Alongside her experience leading digital change at large, complex organisations Fumbi is also passionate about diversity, gender and leadership, and the vital intersection of all three in modern organisations. Born in Nigeria and raised in the UK, Fumbi holds US and UK citizenship.

Fumbi has served on numerous boards including the advisory boards of business software providers SAP and Appito. She is on the board of Africa Prudential, a leading digital solutions business in West Africa, and of the AZEK Company, pioneers in the world of sustainable and innovative building materials. She is also on the boards of Women at Risk International Foundation, and Women Corporate Directors.


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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London