Adetola Atekoja, Director, Heritage Bank

Adetola Atekoja

Mr Adetola Atekoja is an experienced banker with over 30 years exposure and experience in Public Practice & Consulting, Industrial, Financial and Maritime Sectors of the Economy.

He is an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly University of Ife) and Harvard Kennedy School, Boston, USA. He is a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and Chartered Institute of Taxation.

He started his career in 1983 with the prestigious Audit and Consulting firm, KPMG (formerly Peat, Marwick, Ani, Ogunde & Co.) and left in 1987 as an Audit Senior. He joined Inlaks Group Nigeria as Group Corporate Finance Officer and later as Group Investment Manager in 1988. He was seconded as Chief Accountant/Treasurer of First Aluminium Co. Plc (a subsidiary of Inlaks Group Nigeria).

He was headhunted to set up the Corporate Finance Department at Kapital Merchant Bank in 1993 and he became the pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, County Savings and Loans Trust Limited. He worked at Marina Bank Limited and later at Access Bank Plc before joining Nigerian Ports Authority in 2006 as General Manager, Finance. He was promoted Executive Director, Finance and Administration in 2007, a position he retired from after completing his tenure of office.

He held Directorship positions in Lagos Channel Management Company Limited, Bonny Channel Company Limited, Metropolitan Trust Insurance Company Limited, Continental Shipyard Limited.

He was a member of the Presidential Taskforce on Port Reform Programme of the Federal Government and a member of the Federal Government Committee on the relationship with Islamic Development Bank.

He enjoys reading and is also interested in photography.