Kayode Akinkugbe

MD/CEO - FBNQuest Merchant Bank

Kayode Akinkugbe is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of FBNQuest Merchant Bank Limited.

Kayode has over 30 years’ experience working in top-tier global investment banks in the UK and Nigeria, where he focused on arranging finance and providing strategic advice to public and private sector organisations. 

He joined FBNQuest Capital (formerly FBN Capital) in 2011 as Deputy Managing Director, transitioned to the role of MD/CEO in 2012, and was appointed as MD/CEO of FBNQuest Merchant Bank in 2016. His prior work experience includes time spent with Ecobank Transnational, HSBC Global Banking and Markets, Credit Suisse, and Deutsche Bank where he was Head of sub-Saharan Africa (ex-SA) coverage.

Kayode holds a BSc. in Economics from the University of Ibadan, an MSc in International Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and a Masters in Business Administration from Cranfield University.  He is the current Vice President of Association of Issuing Houses of Nigeria.