Akinsola Akinfemiwa, Chairman, Heritage Bank

Mr Akinsola Akinfemiwa  holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1976), a Masters of business administration degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (1980) and AMP at INSEAD (2004). He has over 30 years’ experience in the Banking and Finance sectors of the economy.

He started his banking career in the former International Merchant Bank (IMB) from where he joined Chartered Bank Plc. rising to the position of Deputy Managing Director and Chief Risk and Credit Officer of the Bank. He joined Prudent Bank in November 1999 as the Managing Director/CEO, a position he held until the consolidation of banks in 2005 and the emergence of Skye Bank Plc. where he was the pioneer Group Managing Director/CEO until he retired in June 2011.

A versatile professional, his areas of expertise include Corporate Finance, Lease Financing, Risk Management and Strategic Planning. He has attended various professional courses locally and internationally including an Internship at the First National Bank of Chicago Leasing Corporation, and is an alumnus of INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration), Manchester Business School, Lagos Business School and Harvard Business School.

Apart from serving as the Chairman of Heritage Bank, he sits on the Board of various other companies including Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Milan Industries Ltd, AAG Management Resources Limited (a Management Consulting firm) and Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Abuja amongst others.

In recognition of his outstanding career, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Science degree in Management. He is also an awardee of Officer of the Order of Niger (OON).


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