Olu Akanmu
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  • Biography

Olu Akanmu was until recently, President and Co-CEO of OPay-Nigeria, one of Nigeria’s largest fintech platforms with Unicorn valuation. He has an unusual, diverse C-level strategic leadership experience across several industries including healthcare, FMCG, telecommunications, banking, fintech and non -profit industries with a track record of growing and scaling businesses successfully across these industries.

He was Executive Director- Retail Banking at First City Monument Bank; Chief Marketing Officer at Airtel, Nigeria; Managing Executive – Retail Banking at former Bank PHB; General Manager- Consumer Marketing; MTN-Nigeria and Client Service Director- Insight Communications (West Africa’s largest advertising agency). He was also Chief Operating Officer at Society for Family Health and Population Services International (Nigeria and South Africa) and Marketing Manager at former Glaxo-Nigeria.

He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Ife, a Master in Business Administration from the Lagos State University and a Distinction in the Management Advancement Program of the University of Witwatersrand Business School, South Africa. He also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom.

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