Olusegun Akanji Business Leader

Olusegun Akanji 

Divisional Head - Strategy and Business Solutions

Heritage Bank Plc


With over 18years presence in the formal workspace, Olusegun’s experience in financial services cover commercial and investment banking and insurance. Within the investment banking space, he was part of a number of notable transactions as financial advisers.

He acquired consulting exposure as a strategy and business transformation subject matter expert working with leading global firms – Accenture and Deloitte. He is passionate about capital and market formation, business transformation, innovation and project finance across sectors with specific interest in real estate and small growing businesses. He has attended a number of capacity building sessions within and outside Nigeria. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Wharton University Real Estate Centre and Harvard Business School’s high profile program – Leading Change and Organization Renewal (LCOR).

He holds a B.Sc and M.Sc from the University of Lagos. He is an MBA alumnus of Lagos State University and University of Bangor, UK. He is an associate member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered), Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. He also holds the membership of the International Institute of Business Analysis. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration, Nigeria. He recently concluded his Doctoral Program (PhD) in Credit Management with a thesis focused on Credit Management in a Contemporary Economy.

He currently leads the Strategy and Business Solutions Division at Heritage Bank Plc. He led the project management for the market re-entry of the Bank in 2013 and also facilitated the acquisition of the former Enterprise Bank Limited. He was responsible for the business combination of Heritage Bank and Enterprise Bank to form the new and enlarged Heritage Bank Plc. Olusegun is a regular TV analyst on business and economic issues in Nigeria. He volunteers as a facilitator with a number of organizations focused on small growing business support. He is a Clean Development Mechanism Coach with the Private Financing Adivsory Network (PFAN).

Among many awards in recognition of his continuous and passionate commitment to excellence, he emerged as the 2005 National winner of the Young Managers Award under the auspices of the Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered). Recently, he was awarded the 2018 Credit Professional of the Year by the Institute of Credit Administration.


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