Our Team

Our Team

A senior Finance Executive with Over 11 years of experience in SME Fund Management, Post Finance Business Advisory Services, accounting & Auditing, Financial Planning & Budgeting, Restructurings, Business development and Project Management. As an Experienced Associate (Assurance & Advisory) .He served as a member of teams on the audit of various clients in breweries, manufacturing and telecommunications companies, KPMG Lagos (formerly Arthur Anderson) from 2003 to 2006.

A Senior Financial Analyst at ARM Investment Managers from 2006 to 2008. Project Finance & Real Estate ARM Investment Managers is a boutique wholesome Investment Firm with focus on Asset Management, Pensions, Private Equity, Infrastructure, Securities, Real Estate and Hospitality. Key transactions worked on: Setting up and fundraising for the initial capital of ARM Properties Plc. The first Real Estate Fund in Nigeria with an initial capital of about $60 million. Project conceptualization and fundraising for the development of the Oluwole Redevelopment Urban Project.

A PPP with the Lagos State Government with Transaction size of over $85million. Financial Analyst on the Lekki Concession Project (LCC) – Part of the Team that developed the concept and carried out the project analysis for the development of the 1,560 hectares sized Lagos New Town Project. Vice President PRI LLC (Lagos Office) – From 2008 to 2009. Advisory & Investments PRI is based in New York with affiliates in Europe, Asia and Africa. PRI teams have helped clients around the world obtain private sector financing in developed and emerging markets.

Projects Include Redevelopment of the Property Portfolio of Wemabod Estates. This involved repositioning for greater value, structuring and fund raising. Transaction size: $240 million Manager – Investments & New Businesses, GROFIN Nigeria Limited – From 2009 to 2013 GROFIN is a multi-national specialist SME Finance company offering a combination of risk capital and business development assistance to viable enterprise with a $270m Funds and 10 offices in 9 countries.

He served as a senior member of investment desk in Lagos that funded 58 enterprises in four years and the roles include: Deal Sourcing, Planning and conduct due diligence procedures; Prepare investment proposals for consideration by Investment Committees; Implementation and disbursement of funds for approved companies; Ongoing Business Support & Assistance to portfolio companies through growth stages. Chief Executive Officer, MIS Advisory Services – 2013 Entrepreneurial-minded Senior Executive with consistent successes in offering business support services, growing and improving the profitability, performance and value of companies.

He holds a Bachelors of Science degree (Second class Upper Division) in Industrial chemistry from the University of Lagos (2002). An Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (2007). President of the Student Union, University of Lagos, Akoka (2001/2002), President, Young Professional Impact Foundation (2010 to 2014).

He holds a higher National Diploma (HND 1996) in Banking and Finance and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has to his credit a cognate banking experience of five years at the Defunct North South Bank from 1992 – 1997. He joined the services of Omoluabi Mortgage Bank in 1999.

He has held different positions in the Bank which include, Head of Internal Audit, 2007-2014, Head Of Operation(2004-2007), Head – Administration/Finance, 1999-2001. He is presently in Charge of Mortgage / Credit Department of the Organization.

Mr. M.A Akano holds a Bachelor of Engineering( Second Class Upper Division) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Federal university of Technology, Minna in 1998 and also an Ordinary National Diploma in electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Polytechnic Ibadan in 1992.

He is a registered Engineer (COREN) and also a Cisco certified Network Administrator (CCNA). He was formerly head, Operations and IT, Marina Securities Limited (MSL) from 2008 – 2015 and also Assistant Manager Engineering, Omatek Computers Nig. Ltd from 2007 – 2008. A Former Acting Head, Computer Engineering Department, Federal Polytechnic, Ede from 2006 to 2007.

He started his career as a Computer Engineer/ System programmer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife between 2000- 2006. He is Currently the Manager, Information and Systems, Omoluabi Mortgage Bank Plc.

Mr Taiwo. T. Akin-bode holds a bachelor of Science in Statistics (2004) and Master’s degree in Business Administration(MBA-Marketing) 2012. He is a Member of Association for Information and management Science (AIMS). He holds a Diploma Certificate in Project Management and Operations Management – Alison Institute.He was formerly an Administrative / Operation Manager for CIDL Group in 2014. Head of Branch Operations for First City Monument Bank (FCMB)( Oke Arin/ Ladipo) between 2007 and 2013.

He was store and Relationship Manager at CFL Retail and Trading Limited between 2006 and 2007. Core competencies include Finacle Banking Application, Financial Analysis, Presentation and Negotiation skills, Communication and Technology, Leadership and Training.

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