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Lola Banjo 11B

CEO and Founder 
Silver & Riley 
New York, New York

Lola Banjo is a dreamer and a determined go-getter, known for her ability to recognize potential in both people and big ideas. Growing up in a household with entrepreneurial parents, particularly her mother, who managed several businesses, Banjo felt she was destined to embark on her own entrepreneurial journey.

As the founder, creative director, and now the full-time CEO of Silver & Riley, a luxury brand specializing in travel and fashion accessories, Banjo seamlessly combines her business expertise with her passion for creativity, fashion, and design. Before committing herself entirely to Silver & Riley, Banjo had a thriving corporate career. She was previously the vice president of go-to-market strategy for merger and acquisition products at Salesforce, where she spent nearly seven years. Prior to her time at Salesforce, Banjo had significant experience as a strategy consulting executive at both Deloitte and Accenture. Her client portfolio includes major brands such as Estee Lauder and Kellogg's.