Patrick Akinwuntan is a Chartered Accountant, Pan African Banker and Fintech expert. He holds an MBA, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School Senior Executive program. He is also an honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
Patrick commenced his professional career at EY International and practiced investment banking at Manufacturer’s Merchant Bank (now Fidelity Bank) before a 26-year pan-African banking career at Ecobank where he held various executive positions across Africa. He retired in 2022 as the Managing Director & Regional Executive of Ecobank Nigeria.
Patrick has an extraordinary passion for innovation, entrepreneurship, financial inclusion and innovation in financial services. He led the launch of the first international credit-card in West Africa, a unified pan-African banking App and instant fund transfers across 33 African countries in 18 currencies.
Patrick has extensive board-level experience which includes non-executive director positions at Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), FMDQ Securities Exchange, First Securities Discount House (FSDH) and premier Chairman of Accion Microfinance Bank Limited. He is currently an independent non-executive director on the board of MudoZangl Nigeria Limited and Opolo Global Innovation Limited.
Awarded best retail banker in Africa for 2016 by the Asian Banker, Patrick is currently a co-Chair of the Advisory board of retail banking Councils for Africa and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Fintech Association of Nigeria. At a private level, Patrick is a chorister and choir ambassador of the Musical Society of St. Agnes Catholic Church Maryland, Lagos. He is also member of Catholic Order of Knights of St.