Co-Founder, Corporate Farmers International; Farm Management Executive; Author; Conference Speaker; AgriTech
Akinwale Olakunle Alabi is an accomplished business executive with a passion for agribusiness and technology. He was born on the 2nd of September 1983 in Anifowose, Ikeja Local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria to the family of Engineer Michael and Mrs. Abiola Alabi.
Akinwale attended Progressive Primary School, Ogba, Ikeja and Oke-Ira Grammar School, Ogba,
Ikeja, Lagos for his primary and secondary education. He then proceeded to Lagos State Polytechnics where he obtained a National Diploma (ND) in Insurance. He furthered his education at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State where he obtained his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Accounting and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees in 2008 and 2016 respectively. Akinwale also holds a diploma certificate in Branding and Advertising from the Orange Academy, Maryland, Lagos. In addition to his educational qualifications, he has taken several professional trainings and leadership courses from globally recognised institutions.
Akinwale began his professional career with Capital Bancorp PLC as an Audit and Compliance Trainee and quickly rose to the position of Team Lead in Finance & Audit within 6 months of joining the company. He led the team to recover interest income of above ₦100 million for a client Company and managed KYC compliance of over 7,000 stock broking and investment customers. He later joined SystemSpecs Limited, a leading technology company in Nigeria where he worked with the strategy team that developed Remita Treasury Single Account (TSA), a digital payment product that is now used by foremost institutions and organisations in Nigeria including the Federal Government of Nigeria.