Akindele Phillips

Co-Founder & CFO

Akindele is a passionate entrepreneur committed to value creation for the development of Africa. He strongly believes in the numerous possibilities and opportunities available in Africa and constantly seek ways to maximize them for the benefit of other Nigerians.
Owing to his acute analytical and mathematical skills, he is fondly referred to as ‘The Man of Numbers.’

This is probably why he commenced his educational pursuit by obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. He obtained a number of national scholarship awards during his educational pursuit. He recently undertook a short course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Sloan School of Management, USA and was part of the ‘Mastering Competitive and Blue Ocean Strategy’ class at the Lagos Business School, Lagos, Nigeria.

Akindele worked in the Credit Risk Management Group of one of the leading Banks in Nigeria, Zenith Bank Plc and then proceeded to work as an Audit Associate with KPMG Professional Services.

Being an entrepreneur at heart, he started business entities either on his own or with other co-founders; PhilandMove Logistics Company and also PW Consult (a Professional Service Firm whose core services are Audit, Tax Compliance and Financial Advisory Services). He partnered with the co-founder of Farmcrowdy at the start up stage and remains an integral member of the Farmcrowdy Team; he is responsible for overseeing all Financial Operations of the Company as the Chief Financial Officer.

Akindele is a Chartered Account with membership with both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), U.K. and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).