ROLE As CFO and Group Head, Finance and Procurement, Ayodele oversees two departments, Finance and Business Services & Logistics. He has the overall responsibilityfor the strategic planning, implementation, managing and running of all the finance activities, including business planning, budgeting, forecasting, procurement, business services and support, investment, risk and governance as well as negotiations. As a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, he participates in key decision-making activities pertaining to Strategic Initiatives, Company Operating Model and Operational Execution Oversight.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND & WORK EXPERIENCE Before joining Arit of Africa in January 2019, Ayodele trained as an Audit Trainee with Lemibayo Aro & Co (Chartered Accountants). He later worked at AIICO Pension Managers Limited (APML), a Licensed Pension Fund Administrator, as Head Financial Control & Reporting and later Head, Contribution (Operations) and before leaving APML, he was a Senior Research Analyst & Portfolio Manager in the Investment Department (with over 75 billion Pension Assets Under Management). He then proceeded to become the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at IGI Pension Fund Managers Limited (Now Radix Pension Managers Limited) and later CFO at Meritex Consulting Limited. Ayodele is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and has over 22 years’ working experience and over 12 years’ post-professional qualification experience with a diverse career that began as a Computer Technician. He became a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in 2002, and after a 10-year stint in IT, he made a career change to Accounting and Finance. Ayodele holds a First Class Honours degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University, U.K. and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK). He is also an Authorized Dealing Clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
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