Ayokunle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and a Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics.

He started his career in Agricultural & Water Engineering Services as a Project Economist before he joined the financial services industry in 1998 when he joined Diamond Bank Plc.

He was very instrumental to expanding the depth and reach of the bank’s business in the South- West, growing the business by over 400% in two years.

He was the Regional Head of the infrastructure finance function in South-West Nigeria and one time head of the Development Finance Group for Skye Bank Plc, where he designed and developed several agriculture and infrastructure related projects for the bank.

He has had extensive training in Business Development, Asset Management and Public Private Partnership (PPP) transaction structuring.

With over eighteen years of work experience most of which have been spent in the Banking Industry, Ayokunle has functioned in key management positions across functions that include Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking, Investment Banking and Project Finance, and particularly has a penchant for greenfields.

He is a travel enthusiast.