His extensive work experience of 26 years in the business terrain has brought him high degree of exposure and visibility in: Auditing, accounting and business advisory consulting; Financial reporting and controls; Banking and financial services; Oil and Gas controllership; Real estate and construction; General and executive management; Agriculture and Agro Chemicals; Change Management and Entrepreneurship.
Bola Olayinka was the Commercial Director for Globacom operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, major milestone of his tenure being the commissioning of Glo Ghana operation.
Prior to this, he was the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of DN Meyer PLC from 1st of March, 2004 to 20th May, 2010.
He held the position of Executive Director at the Corporate Headquarters of the Honeywell Group. He later became the MD/CEO of Skyview Estates Limited, a member Company of the Group.
He has also held operational and leadership positions in numerous reputable organizations such as: Lagos State Ministry of Finance, Treasury Division; KPMG Peat Marwick Ani Ogunde& Co as Senior Auditor; Arthur Andersen as Senior Consultant; Ecobank Nigeria Plc as Head of Control; Cash Link Finance and Investment Plc as Senior Manager; Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (now Exxon Mobil) as the pioneer Company Accountant in Nigeria; Khalil and Dibbo Transport Limited as a turnaround executive. Chief Finance Officer involved in rolling out new business model for The Candel Company Limited, a robust agricultural company.
Akin Romeo Akinwande is a seasoned business and human resources consultant with multi sector experience acquired both in Nigeria and the UK. He has been involved in various Human Resources transformation projects across the public and private sectors. He has spent the last few years consulting in Business Strategy, business re-engineering and re-structuring.
Akin has close to two decades industry and consulting experience in Human Resources and business advisory. He leverages this experience to facilitate on a number of programmes and workshops in Human Resources, Strategy, Personal Mastery and Coaching. He is currently the MD/CEO of McRomed, a young but vibrant group providing consulting services in Strategic Planning and Human Resource, Customer Service feedback and Background Check service.
Akin has spent the last five years in Consulting and prior to this time; he had spent the two previous years as the Group Head, Human Resources in a large financial institution with operations in both Nigeria and Ghana with subsidiaries in Health Management, Fund Management and Hospitality.
Prior to that, he worked in the UK a mobility company and a charity managing the human resource functions as HR advisor and Volunteer Coordinator with responsibility for the recruitment and management of staff and volunteers.
He also spent over seven years working in a large indigenous conglomerate in Nigeria with diversified interests in FMCG, Oil & Gas, Property, Engineering (Power transmission and GSM), Investments and Telecommunications. He worked at the Head Office where he had responsibility for overseeing the HR functions of some of the various subsidiaries at different periods while with the conglomerate.
He has over the years attended several strategic courses and training. Akin is a graduate of the University of Lagos where he obtained a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), USA. He is currently working towards a P.hD at Walden University, USA.