he 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 has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ventures & Trusts Ltd since 1989 and has exceptional competence in relationship/portfolio management, financial consultancy and venture capital services, product marketing and international trade finance. Asides being a Director at Academy Press Plc, Mr. Akingbe is also the Chairman, Board of Directors at Agusto & Co and the Senior Partner at VANDT Advisory Partners LP. Mr. Akingbe was appointed a Director at Academy Press Plc. in 2016.