Mr. Akingbe, Chairman Board of Directors is a Chartered Accountant, who started his professional career in 1976 with Audit Firms including Price Waterhouse & Co. (1978-80). He joined Chase Merchant Bank Nigeria Limited in 1980 as a Credit Analyst, rose to become Lagos Branch Manager of the bank in 1984 and left as an Assistant General Manager (Head of Credit Policy Dept.) in January 1988. In September 1983, Mr. Akingbe completed the 12 Month Credit Development Program of Chase Manhattan Bank, N. A., New York, and was graded “Outstanding”.
Mr. Akingbe is the Chief Executive Officer, Ventures & Trusts Ltd and has exceptional competence in relationship/portfolio management, financial consultancy and venture capital services, product marketing and international trade finance. Apart from overseeing the general affairs of the Company, Mr. Akingbe has direct responsibility for our Investment and Portfolio Management Group.
Mr. Akingbe was appointed a director in Agusto & Co in December 2003.
Bode Agusto was the founding Managing Director of the Company. He is a Chartered Accountant and has over three decades of work experience in both the private and public sector. Bode was an Assistant Vice President in Citibank Nigeria, a Partner in PwC, and Director-General & Adviser (Budget Matters) to President Obasanjo during his second term in office. He was also a non-Executive Director of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), the Shell Nigeria Pension Fund and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
He is currently an independent researcher/consultant. His research interests and speaking engagements cover politics, economics, and business strategy in the key economies of sub-Saharan Africa – Nigeria, South Africa, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Ghana, DRC and Cameroon. He has served as adviser to various companies in Nigeria. He is also a non-Executive Director of Agusto & Co. Ltd and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.
Bode holds a degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, an Executive Certificate in Strategy & Innovation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
In 2002, President Obasanjo invested Bode Agusto as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) for his contributions to the Nigerian economy.
Yinka Adelekan is the Managing Director of Agusto & Co, Nigeria’s foremost Credit Rating Agency. Yinka is a Finance professional with prolific experience in corporate banking, risk management, business development, managing businesses for value creation and financial analysis. Her background spans analyzing banks, insurance companies, leasing companies, mortgage institutions and commercial and industrial companies. She has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Manchester (Manchester Business School), M.Sc. in Information management and finance from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom. She also possess a B.Sc. in Banking & Finance from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
She has attended various first-class management courses including the Women in Leadership Programme of the Harvard Business School, the Senior Management Programme of the Lagos Business School and various trainings from Standard and Poors, Moodys and Fitch Training. She is a Senior Associate Member of Risk Managers Association of Nigeria (RIMAN).
Yinka’s personal strengths are brilliant leadership abilities, outstanding English (oral & written) communication skills, sound presentation abilities and very strong analytical & problem solving skills. She is a very experienced financial analyst and is a member of the Agusto & Co. Rating committee.
Under her supervision, her team has issued ratings on debt in excess of ₦250 billion bonds, above 500 ratings issued to banks, insurance companies, leasing companies and asset management firms. She has been a lead facilitator for over 15 years in courses such as credit risk, business strategy, value chain mapping, commercial lending and credit structuring. With over twenty-one years’ experience, her knowledge base of the financial services Industry is extensive.
Prior to joining Agusto & Co in 1999, Yinka was a Credit Analyst in the Corporate Banking Division of Chartered Bank Plc (now StanbicIBTC Bank Plc) in which her scope included relationship management and credit structuring for financial institutions and large corporates in construction, aviation, telecommunications and shipping.
Isaac is an Executive Director in charge of Corporate and Sub-Sovereign Ratings at Agusto & Co. He has over twenty-eight years’ experience in ratings (corporates, sub-nationals, banks and non-bank financial institutions), research, training, audit, accountancy and taxation. Isaac leads Agusto & Co.’s initiatives that has resulted in the rating of over 200 corporates and 27 Nigerian sub-national governments as well as their various issuances (commercial papers and bonds).
Isaac facilitates in training programmes organised by Agusto Consulting (a subsidiary of Agusto & Co) in the areas of accounting, financial analysis, credit and credit risk management.
He has made presentations to the Ghana Bond Development Committee; The African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) at JSE and Kenya Conference on Sub-national borrowings, amongst others.
Isaac joined Agusto & Co. in February 1999 and has worked in various departments within the Firm rising through the ranks to becoming an Executive Director in 2011.
Prior to joining Agusto & Co, he trained and worked with one of the largest public accounting firms for over six years.
Isaac has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. Isaac is certified as an Accredited Management Trainer by the Centre for Management Development (CMD) and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School having completed the Senior Management Programme in 2006. He has attended various training courses both in Nigeria and overseas.