Akinsowon Dawodu

Director, Accion Microfinance Bank

Mr. Dawodu is the Citi Country Officer (CCO) for Citi Nigeria Limited. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Public Sector Head for Citi Nigeria. He joined Citi in June 2000 as a Foreign Exchange Dealer, became Chief Dealer in 2003 before leaving the bank in 2005 and subsequently becoming the first Treasurer of MTN Nigeria. He returned to Citi in July 2007 as Fixed Income Currency and Commodities Head and Country Treasurer in October 2007. Mr. Dawodu has played a decisive role in general franchise management and developing the interface between Citi and the Nigerian Public Sector. He attended Kings’ College Lagos, the University of Lagos and holds an MBA from Manchester Business School (MBS). A holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation awarded by the CFA Institute in 2003, he is the past president of the Financial Market Dealers’ Association. Mr. Dawodu is a Director on the Board of Accion Microfinance Bank Ltd representing Citibank, Nigeria.

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