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Bola Akindele

Founder and Director, Courteville Business Solutions

Dr. Bola Akindele is the Founder and Group Managing Director of Courteville Business Solutions, a business process outsourcing and information technology solutions company. He has over three decades of professional experience spanning audit, banking, business development, and information technology. His company was the first company in outsourcing and e-business solutions development to go public in Nigeria.

Mr. Akindele holds a B.Agric in Animal Science from the University of Ife, and earned an M.Sc. in Banking and Finance from the University of Lagos. He is also an alumnus of Lagos Business School, London Business School, and INSEAD, Fontainebleau. He has a Doctorate degree.

Mr. Akindele is a Fellow of the Institute Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation respectively. 

In 1989, he joined the Central Bank of Nigeria where he became Treasurer/Financial Controller of the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme. 

In 1993, he moved to Oceanic Bank. Over a seven year career at Oceanic, he held the various positions including Head of Operations, Chief Inspector, and Head of Credit Administration & Loan Recovery and Head, Commercial Banking Division.

In 2000, Mr. Akindele joined Fountain Trust Bank Plc as Group Head of Lagos Island Business Group, and was promoted to Divisional Head of Markets. 

He has won awards in leadership and entrepreneurship and also holds the traditional title of Otunba Bobaselu of Ejirin Land.

Mr. Akindele is an active member of the World Business Forum, Africa CEO Forum and the Commonwealth Business Forum. His other professional affiliations include memberships of the Nigerian Institute of Management and Institute of Directors.

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