An Astute market analyst and operator, Akinsola has worked in various capacities since he qualified as an authorized dealing clerk of The Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1994, became a Chartered Stockbroker in 1995 and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers in 2008. His first degree was earned from the University of Lagos.
He has a Masters Degree in Corporate Governance from the Leeds Metropolitan University, UK and is an Associate Member of The Nigerian Institute of Management. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers. He has served on various Technical Committees of the Securities and Exchange Commission and The Nigerian Stock Exchange. He served on the Technical Committee for the Emerging Capital Markets Task Force UK (ECMT) tasked with the setting up of an operational and Legal framework to facilitate emerging markets with special attention to Nigeria.
At various times he has served on various Committees at the Federal Government level including Vision 2020 Corporate Governance Thematic Group, The Coordinator Financing Mechanism for The National Integrated infrastructure Master Plan and the Coordinator Financing Mechanism for the First operational Plan (FOP) for The National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan 2017-2020
Akin has over 26 years of experience in Wealth Management both in Capital and Money Markets. His career began as a Manager in Fidelity Finance Company in 1992. He has managed large Portfolios since then. In 1997, he was the pioneer General Manager and Chief Executive of BFCL Assets & Securities Limited (A Subsidiary of Oceanic International Bank Plc). In 1999, he was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of State Street Global Acquisition Limited, a position he held until he joined Fountain Securities Limited in the capacity of an Executive Director in 2002. He then moved to Arian Capital Management in 2006 to 2008 as the Chief Operating Officer before joining DSU Brokerages as The Managing Director.
He is Currently, the Vice Chairman of Association of Stock broking Houses of Nigeria (ASHON). He has over 26 years experience in the Capital Market Operations in:
Assets Management, Private Banking, Stockbroking, Marketing, Financial restructuring/ re-engineering, Project Finance and Capital Formation
He is currently The Acting Managing Director of The Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange, Lagos Nigeria. An Exchange debuting to trade 4 Asset classes including Agricultural Commodities, Oil and Gas Commodities, Solid Metals/ Minerals Commodities and Currency.