Commissioner of Finance and Economic Development at Ekiti State Government
Akintunde Oyebode is an economist and finance professional, with experience across strategy, investment banking, investor relations, research and retail banking.
He was the pioneer Head of SME Banking at Stanbic IBTC Bank, where he led the team that built the Bank’s SME portfolio to a client base of over 120,000 and a loan book of over $100 million. In January 2016, he was appointed as the Executive Secretary and CEO of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund with a mandate to deliver a set of programmes to support job creation in Lagos State. In this role, he has managed an MSME Loan Programme that supported 10,000 small businesses with loans totalling $25 million; the largest technical and vocational training programme in the State, which trained over 3,000 unemployed residents and successfully placed 1,500 of them in jobs; and implemented Lagos Innovates, a programme that has supported over 100 start-ups in Lagos, and seeks to develop a deep talent pool to make Lagos the technology capital of Africa. By February 2019, LSETF was credited with creating over 90,000 jobs, and enrolling over 40,000 new taxpayers in Lagos State, through its interventions.
Akintunde voluntarily left his role at the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund in March 2019, to take up a role as Special Adviser: Investment, Trade and Innovation with the Ekiti State Government. In this role, he led the State Government’s investment promotion drive by setting up the Ekiti State Development and Investment Promotion Agency, while attracting investments of over $100 million within 18 months. In September 2020, he was appointed Commissioner of Finance and Economic Development, the role he currently holds.