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About Edward Akinlade

Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Akinlade Edward Olanrewaju was born on the 3rd day of April, 1965. He is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He obtained his MBA from the London School of Business Studies, in 2010, he attended London School of Accountancy in 1990 where he got his CIMA qualification. He obtained a National Diploma in Business Administration from Lagos State Polytechnic (College of Science & Technology) in 1983. He attended Western College of Commerce, Lagos, where he obtained his General Certificate of Education in 1981.

Mr. Akinlade worked with South East Business Services (1993-1999). From 1999-2003, he worked with Best Value Associates (seconded to Alpha Merchant Bank), London, as the Head of Treasury. He thereafter from 2003-2006 worked with Lambro Limited, in London, as their Managing Director. In 2007, Mr. Akinlade registered and became the Group Managing Director of Suru Group Limited.

Mr. Akinlade is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Haldane McCall Plc (formerly Haldane McCall Nigeria Limited) with Suru Express Hotels Limited and Suru Homes Limited being her subsidiaries. He is also currently the Chairman of Prolific Micro-finance Bank Limited.

Mr. Akinlade is an astute real estate Professional and Property Developer with emphasis on high end Commercial and Residential Real Estate Development. He is well experienced in the identification of excellent property locations and development internationally and locally. He is highly competent in Property Finance and Trading, versatile in the origination, conception, structuring and completion of a wide range of property developments. He has pioneered the development of cooperative upscale luxury terraced housing units in the local Nigerian market and abroad.

Worthy of note is his contribution and wealth of experience in the emerging hospitality industry with a broad focus on the West African sub-region. He pioneered the arrival of the US Best Western Hotels brand into Ikeja, Lagos. Mr. Akinlade possesses excellent advisory and project implementation skills. Mr. Akinlade has sat on the Board of different companies where his board leadership has made a remarkable difference.

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