Akinwande is the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director of Credit Direct Limited. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Ogun State University, Ago Iwoye and an MBA in banking and Finance from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and in 2013; he studied General Management Program in Harvard Business School, United States.

He has over 15 years banking experience in commercial, retail and micro banking with core competence in retail, credit, sales and marketing, relationship management and business administration from Equity Bank (Later IBL), First Atlantic Bank (later FinBank) and Standard Trust Bank (later UBA Plc.).

He is alumni of Harvard Business School and also a Board Composition & Roles member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Risk Management of Nigeria, Chartered Pension Institute of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.