Scenario B. Adebesin is Senior Vice President and Director, Corporate Social Responsibility for Fifth Third Bancorp. In this role, she is responsible for developing and executing innovative socially responsible strategies and initiatives to shape the company’s position as a national corporate social responsibility (CSR) leader.
This includes driving socially responsible thinking and actions impacting over 18,000 employees across the footprint and various external stakeholders; ensure accurate and transparent reporting on corporate social responsibility performance; work cross-functionally to ensure integration of CSR objectives in all areas of the business while managing risks, enhancing reputation and the company brand.
Prior to taking on the role of Corporate Social Responsibility, Adebesin was responsible for leading the Community & Economic Development efforts for the Fifth Third Bank greater Indiana Region. This included the development of strategic community partnerships to transform the lives of individuals and communities through philanthropic investment, financial empowerment, workforce development, small business and neighborhood revitalization.
Adebesin also serves as the Chair of the Fifth Third Bank Greater Indiana Diversity & Inclusion Council. She recently founded The Perfect Scenario, LLC (TPS) where she serves as the President & CEO. TPS is a company focused on “Giving Voice to Your Story” through Voice Overs, Speaking Engagements, Workshops, Training, and Hosting.
Adebesin is a graduate of the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Program (Class 38), and serves as a mentor to many while regularly volunteering countless hours on various community boards and committees. Current community service includes: Recent appointment to the National Congressional Committee focused on Real Estate and Development as part of Senate Bill 298 “Investing in Opportunity Act”, appointed by Governor Mike Pence to the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Board of Trustees, Marian University 21st Century Board of Visitors, Co-Chair of the Greater Indianapolis CRA Council, Indianapolis Public Schools Business Alliance, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC-Indy) Loan Review Committee, Southside Quality of Life Plan Steering Committee, Great Places 2020 Vitality Committee, and Co-Chair of the Indianapolis Flourish Women in Leadership Conference.
Among her many distinguished awards and honors, Adebesin was recognized from among the top 300 company leaders as a 2016 “Community Commitment Finalist” by Fifth Third Bank, 2016 Flourish Women in Leadership Conference Co-Chair Award, a 2015 “Woman of Influence” by the Indianapolis Business Journal, 2015 “Commercial Partner of the Year” and the 2014 “One Bank Team of the Year” award as recognized by Fifth Third Bank, “Exceptional Contribution Award” as recognized by the FBI Office in Washington D.C.
Adebesin is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Indianapolis Chapter of Links, Inc., and the National Black MBA Association. Adebesin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Chancellor University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Cleveland State University.