Akin Akinola

Program & Operations Management

Akin has over fifteen years professional experience working in fields like telecoms, Information Technology, design and analytics, research studies, capacity building, project management and appraisal. His work has taken him throughout the country, exposing him to unique challenges of solving business problems and providing technology interventions across the different zones and regions of the country.

He leads business partnership and stakeholder alignment across all regional markets. He has led various IT led/ enabled transformation programs, supported by a comprehensive change management and communication strategy and a highly engaged team.

Key areas of expertise include: IT strategy, business partnering and transformation roadmap across various markets; Digital strategy and deployment of various digital solutions; IT integration design during business acquisitions; Sales automation initiatives in CPG, retail and consumer durable industry; Design and Setup of shared services centres; Infrastructure Operations including Network, Datacentre, Security & Compliance, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning.

Akin has spent the greater part of his career in consulting; leading a fully engaged multifunctional team (remote teams across various regions) to deliver on projects that meet client objectives. His strength as a leader is based on a track record of successful delivery built on sound judgment and pragmatic execution.

He is a renowned Subject Matter Expert in Project Management, Risk Management, Technology Solution Recommendation, Vendor Management, Project Finance Management, Financial Governance, Process Audits, and Project Implementation, he has successfully managed several full cycle projects for clients both in the Nigerian public and private sectors and has consulted for multilateral donor organizations such as the World Bank, European Union, British Council and the McArthur foundation. He has led several turnkey projects from Design to completion and commissioning and has managed professionals and mentored consultants using clear definition of goals and roles to aid performance while encouraging initiatives that foster team togetherness and project success.

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