AkinOyebode2Akintunde Oyebode


Occupational Information

Occupation: Public Service Finance | Economic Development

Occupational Position: Special Adviser, Investment, Trade and Innovation at Ekiti State Government

Professional History

Akintunde Ayodele Oyebode is the Special Adviser, Investment, Trade and Innovation at Ekiti State Government, Nigeria, where he is responsible for leading the State Government’s efforts to make Ekiti an attractive destination for investors and innovation driven enterprises; in addition to creating jobs for young people.

Prior to this, Akin was the Executive Secretary and CEO of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund where he led the development of a USD $75 million programme to boost job creation in the state. Under his leadership, the fund disbursed $25 million to 10,000 small businesses; developed the largest technical and vocational training programme in the State; and implemented Lagos Innovates, a set of programmes that supported over 100 start-ups. In February 2019, LSETF was credited with creating over 90,000 jobs, through its interventions.

He was also the pioneer Head of SME Banking at Stanbic IBTC Bank, the Nigerian subsidiary of Standard Bank, where he was responsible for building a customer base of 120,000 small businesses, a loan book of over $100 million, and SME BizDirect, the first branchless platform to manage SME clients.


B.Sc. Economics - University of Lagos
Standard Bank Corporate Venturing Certificate - Stanford University
Board Directors Programme - Henley Business School
Emerging Leaders Programme - Harvard Kennedy School
Leading Economic Growth - Harvard Kennedy School


2019 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow