Akintoye Akindele

Dr. Akintoye Akindele CFA DBA FICA is the Executive Chairman at the Atlantic International Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd. He is an Executive Chairman and board member of various other thriving companies including Platform Capital Investment. A lecturer in the University of Lagos, Dr. Akintoye Akindele is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University. He is a renowned philanthropist, investor and the author of the book “Àsàké: Chronicles of Treasure”.

Akintoye Akindele

Born: April 15
Place of birth: Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Nigerian Navy Secondary School
Obafemi Awolowo University
London Business School
University of Oxford
International School of Management
Occupation : Investor, Author, Philanthropist, Lecturer, Entrepreneur
Organization: Platform Capital, Atlantic International Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd, WhitespaceX, Unicorn Group, Koniku, Lipa Later Ltd, Synergy Capital.

Dr. Akintoye Akindele


Dr. Akintoye Akindele completed his primary education at Santa Maria Nursery and Primary School, a private catholic school at Olorunsogo, Mushing, Lagos state. After is primary school education, he proceeded to the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Navy Town, Ojo. In the 1990, Dr. Akintoye got admitted into Obafemi Awolowo University to study Chemical Engineering as his first degree and graduated in 1996. He later got a diploma in Advanced Corporate Finance from the London Business School in 2006. The next year, he went back to the same institution to obtain a Senior Executive Program in Management and Strategy. The next year, he progressed towards obtaining a diploma in Private Equity from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. In his academic advancements, he obtained a PhD degree from the International School of Management.

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Dr. Akintoye Akindele CFA studied Chemical Engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University however, as a result of the transition and huge economic reconstruction during Abacha’s regime, there was a lot of confusion as to what to focus on. His switch into finance from engineering wasn’t exactly voluntary as he didn’t want to be a financier at the time because majority of his family members were largely in the finance and business world and this drove him to study engineering. After his first degree, he started working in Guarantee Trust Bank, receiving trainings from Tutu Soleye who was the head of the GTBank training school. Asides the unconscious mentoring he had received from his father and his brothers who were already in the finance sector, banking was the starting point towards his transition from engineering into finance. He had worked at three different banks before creating his first company Synergy Capital and advisory limited. He is currently the Co-chair man of WhitespaceX, Executive Chairman of the Platform Capital Investment partners, executive chairman of Unicorn Group, Board member of Koniku, Chairman of the board of directors of Lipa Later Limited and the Executive Chairman of Atlantic International Refinery and Petrochemical Ltd. He is also a lecture at the University of Lagos and a member of Lagos Business School team.
He also authored the book “Asake: The Chronicles of Treasure”.

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Awards and Achievement

2021– Congressional Commendation Award from the U.S-Georgia General Assembly
2021– Goodwill Ambassador and Honorary citizen of the state of Georgia, USA.
2021– Fellow of the Institute of Credit Association (ICA).
2021– Oil and Gas CEO of the year, Business Day oil and gas awards.

Philanthropic acts

•Refurbished the HRDC building and lecture halls of the University of Lagos Business School.
•Donation of 5 million naira to the Olamide Alli Education Trust on the passing of Olamide Alli.
•Educational scholarships.
•Donation of Smart Robots for effective learning to the University of Lagos Library.
•Funding African Entrepreneurs (Africa House Fund)
•Donation of the Natural History Museum at the University of Lagos.
•Refurbishing the faculty of Science at Obafemi Awolowo University.

Social Media Handles

Instagram: @drakintoyecfa

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