Olu Akanmu

President and Co-CEO, OPay-Nigeria at OPay

Experienced commercial leader with an unusual diversity of experience in consumer goods, manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications and financial services at very senior levels with successful track records. A deep wealth of cross-industry innovative experience invaluable in providing strong strategic leadership to organizations. Co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OPay-Nigeria. Successful track record at executive (C) levels in both telecommunications and financial services industries invaluable in providing strategic leadership to businesses at the convergence of both and similar industries. Was Chief Marketing Officer at Airtel Nigeria (mobile telecoms network with more than 23m subscribers) with responsibility to lead commercial strategy and achieve revenue targets of more than USD 1.5billion annually. Previously Managing Director/ CEO- Retail Banking at former BankPHB. Start-up experience at MTN-Nigeria playing critical roles in the phenomenal growth of MTN-Nigeria to a network in excess of ten million subscribers in its first five years. Was the Chief Architect of the phenomenal success of the MTN brand and consumer marketing strategy in Nigeria, a key reason for the legacy advantage and out-performance of MTN among its peers in the Nigeria telecommunications industry. Multi-industry retail and consumer business expert. Has shown consistent strong adaptive skills to cross to new territories / industry contexts and deliver excellent results. A thought-leader in Strategy, Marketing and Management whose articles and pubic presentations are highly-sought in the consumer business community. Leadership experience in international not-for profit and social development sector at Population Services International, enabling a strong appreciation of social development and public policy issues in Africa. Publish a blog on ‘Strategy and Public Policy' on A transformational leader, an enterprise digital transformation leader, strong galvanizer of people and organization builder.

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Olu Akanmu's role in OPay is President and Co-CEO, OPay-Nigeria

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Olu Akanmu's colleagues are Gbenga Alere, Ekemode Abiola, Sobia Islam - Cipd Islam - SHRM-SCP,CIPD, Ibtisam El-Khateeb, Ifunanya Chiegboka.