Akeem is currently the Founder/CEO of OA Principal Investment Limited. He resigned as Assistant General Manager of Equity Capital Solutions Limited in October 2019.
He had held this role for the past seven (5) years. He has a cumulative experience of 16 years in the Financial Service Industry ranging from banking operations, stockbroking/capital Markets activities.
He started his banking career upon his completion of mandatory service year in 2004 at New Market Road, Onitsha branch of Diamond Bank Plc as an Executive Trainee.
Within a space of three years, he became Cash & Teller Service Supervisor (Cash Officer) of the second largest cash volume branch of the bank.
He later became Customers Service Manager (Head of Operations) of the Broad Street Branch of the bank, the position he held till January 2008 when his service was transferred to Diamond Securities Ltd, the capital market arm of the bank.
His capital market experience covers a wide range of activities which includes being inducted as an Authorized Dealing Clerk of the outfit on all the floors of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), executions of clients mandate, stock Research, Investment Analysis, and Advisory Services, Client Relationship Management for a team with diverse clientele base, market research activities and most importantly proprietary trading of the firm which was in excess of N10 billion.
Akeem joined the service of Equity Capital Solutions Ltd as Head, Dealing Unit that oversees the proprietary exposures of the firm which accounts for 80% of the firm’s income, coordination of activities of all the units of the firm, and establishment of relationship management of all high net worth clients of the firm.
Akeem attended Macjob Grammar School, Abeokuta. He read Management & Accounting at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife with Second Class Upper, and did his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at prestigious Lagos Business School, Ajah/Lekki, Lagos.
He is a fellow of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB) and Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (FCS).
He Is the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Core Trust & Investment Limited, a full service investment banking and financial services outfit. Prior to his foray into Core Trust as a professional entrepreneur, he garnered cognate and demonstrable experience in credit, corporate finance, investment banking, structured finance and treasury management; starting from my tutelage years at Nigerian Industrial Development Bank (NIDB – now Bank of Industry) as a project/investment analyst.
He was part of the team responsible for establishing the oil and gas businesses, structured transactions and multi- lateral institutions assisted projects in Continental Trust Bank Plc (now in “UBA”), Fidelity Bank Plc and City Express Bank Ltd (now part of UBA), which improved significantly on the bottom line of these banks. He joined BGL Limited as General Manager – corporate banking in charge of lending and project portfolios; before moving on to Capital Assets Limited as General Manager – Investment Banking; from where he left to set up Core Trust & Investment Limited.
He holds a PhD in Strategic Management from Babcock University after graduating previously with B.Sc. Accounting, M.Sc. Business Administration and Masters in International Law & Diplomacy (MILD) from the University of Lagos, as well as an MBA from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), Chartered institute of Bankers (ACIB), Chartered institute of Stockbrokers (FCS) and Chartered institute of Taxation of Nigeria (FCITN).
He has attended top notched global and local accredited courses in Finance, Banking, Investment, Leadership and Management. His area of expertise and interest are finance, banking, investment management and strategy such that he facilitates courses and programs as an adjunct Lecturer at Rome University Business Schools and Learning Resource Associates (Bankers, Finance and Investment Trainers). He is also the Chief Promoter of Financial Care Advisers Limited, an entrepreneurial, finance and philanthropy center; catering to the need of the youth and unemployed for empowerment in business, skills acquisition, financial literacy and care.