Ayo Akinmade is the Executive Vice Chairman, Regus in Nigeria. He has held this position since November 2016 when he merged his successful Regus franchise operations, with the globally acclaimed leaders in virtual office services. Before November 2016, he had operated his Regus franchise from 2007 to 2016 covering operations in Nigeria and Ghana, with locations in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Accra.
Ayo has over 15 years investment experience in West African markets, managing business interests across e-commerce, Oil & Gas, IT and financial advisory services. He serves on the board of several businesses including Mallforafrica, Frontier Capital, Savant Integrated Services Limited, Doheney Services Ltd and others.
He trained with Price Waterhouse, worked in banking in Nigeria in the late eighties, and for a decade, worked in the United Kingdom in Value Management & Audit roles with Milk Marketing Board and laterly Milk Marque. He was also a Change Management consultant for over five years, working with companies such as Ryder and British Airways.
Ayo Akinmade holds a first degree in Economics from the University of Ife (1984), completed his ICAN professional examinations in May 1988 (PE II – Best overall student in Nigeria) and was awarded fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 1993. His MBA program at the Kingston University, London in 1993 specialised in Change Management.
He is married with kids and is passionate about helping young entrepreneurs achieve their business objectives by devoting time on a weekly basis to mentoring up to six businesses concurrently.