Board of Directors

Dr. Akinwande Ademosu

Independent Non-Executive Director

Dr. Ademosu is a business leader with global perspectives and a bias for Africa. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and intrapreneur in retail, consumer finance, and fintech. He has over two decades of banking, finance, retail, credit, and consumer finance experience spanning several banks and non-bank financial institutions in Nigeria. He is an acknowledged and exceptional business leader and strategist in extending business boundaries and frontiers.

In 2007, he led the start-up team that developed and birthed the first structured nonbank consumer lending business operations in Nigeria – Credit Direct Limited. He developed and executed the strategic roadmap that grew the company from an initial share capital investment of N200,000 to shareholder funds of approximately N9billion, and declared dividends consistently since inception. The company attained a valuation of N25billion in 2018.

He is a recipient of the Harvard Business School Association of Nigeria Leadership Award for General Management; Consumer Finance Company CEO of the year; His company (Credit Direct) was equally awarded the most Innovative Consumer Finance Company 2018 and 2019; Africa Foresight Group’s award for Global Champion 2019 and cfi.co international Best Social Impact Finance Partner in Nigeria in 2019; He was also featured in the top 50 leaders’ list in the 2020 Guardian Newspaper report.

Dr. Ademosu is currently the President of the Finance Houses Association of Nigeria and a Fellow of several professional bodies. He mentors and coaches young leaders through his ‘IMPACT CIRCLE’ on life – faith, family, and career development. He holds a First Degree in Economics from Ogun State University, Nigeria; Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Nigeria, a qualification in General Management Program (GMP) from Harvard Business School, Massachusetts, United States; an Executive MBA jointly issued by London School of Economics, HEC Paris and NYU Stern in New York.

Dr. Ademosu has a passion for knowledge and learning. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Business Administration at Georgia State University, the United States, and Fintech specialization certification from Oxford/Said UK. He has business interests in real estate, fintech, retailing, logistics, agriculture, education, entertainment, and hospitality.
He is happily married with children and likes running, playing tennis, and soccer socially.