Akeem Alao is a versatile financial services professional with 17+ years experience. His vast experience encompasses business development and strategy, corporate finance, corporate and commercial banking, credit analysis and management; fintech and consultancy, investment banking.
He commenced his career as an executive trainee with one of the premier banking institutions, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, where he rose as a relationship manager and head of a public sector/commercial banking hybrid unit in Area 11, Garki and Jos, spending 9+ years. His responsibilities include heading two business units, managing and supervising public sector relationships and pushing for credits on behalf of the commercial banking clients under his supervision.
He joined Union Bank of Nigeria thereafter as a Business Development Manager, UAC branch before becoming one of the pioneer commercial banking hub leads in Abuja during the segmentation exercise. He effectively supervised commercial banking relationships in six branches under his purview where he spent over 5 years.
He then moved to United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc where he served as Profit Center Manager, Commercial Banking for 2 years. He moved to full time consultancy as head of business development and advisory for Infinera Limited, where he supported their business projects and external needs for project finance
He joined Norrenberger Financial Group as the Head of Transkredit, a fully licensed Finance House regulated by CBN, and helped set up the company, its product portfolio, workflow, staffing, strategy and market outreach. Their product overview encompassed loan creation via fintech as well as investment products/asset management.
He holds a first degree in Sociology from the University of Lagos , Nigeria and undertaken various professional certifications and training by IBFC Agusto, PWC and H Pierson.
He is known as a technically adept professional, with an extensive and varied acquisition of knowledge in banking, finance and fintech. He has served as a leader and business manager for close to two decades with a driven intellect and charismatic desire to succeed.