Philip Olakunle Akiode
Philip Akiode is a graduate of Business Administration, a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Marketer, Professional Banker and Chartered Tax Practitioner. He holds M.Sc in Banking and Finance and won the much coveted Afribank prize for the overall best student in the M.Sc Banking and Finance programme of the University of Ibadan in 1991. In 2009, he also qualified and became an Associate of the Certified Institute of Shipping, Nigeria.
Mr. Akiode has been actively involved in various fields of management. He was the Budget Accountant of Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Limited, Chief Executive of Consolidated Management Consultants Limited, Principal Consultant with Olushola Adekanola & Co. (Chartered Accountants & Tax Practitioners), Deputy Managing Consultant/CEO of Risonpalm Limited in Port Harcourt, Managing Director of NIYAMCO Plc, Bacita (Kwara State), among other responsibilities.
He worked in the banking system for five years as Executive Assistant to the Managing Director, Special Projects Coordinator and Head, Regulatory Reports/MIS. He was an Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ibadan and lectured M.Sc (Banking & Finance) and MBA courses for about seven years. He lectured and managed at least two colleges in the United Kingdom. He was Financial Controller in an Oil and Gas Company in Nigeria and Finance Director of an Eatery Chain in Nigeria. He is a partner in O J McCoy LLC. He consults for a number of organizations. He is a community leader and the Managing Partner of Kunle Akiode & Co (Chartered Accountants and Tax Practitioners).
An erudite scholar, Philip has been involved in Economic and Banking Policy Research activities with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and has a number of publications to his credit. He is currently involved with training entrepreneurs through his Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) and is working with other spirited Nigerians to establish the Centre for Microfranchising (CfM). Philip is the Director (in charge of Finance) of Flobegill Group of Companies (including Flobegill UK Ltd, Flobegill Wines (UK) Ltd, Flobegill Nigeria Ltd, Flobegill Wines (Nigeria) Ltd and Flobegill Engineering Ltd, UK and Nigeria).