Mr. Olayinka holds a First Class Bachelor’s degree (1988) and a Master’s Degree (1990) in Economics from the prestigious University of Lagos. He served the mandatory National Youth Service Corps program with The Nigeria Bank for Commerce and Industry (NBCI) as a credit analyst, Abeokuta, Ogun State from 1988 to 1989.
Mr. Olayinka commenced his working career with Unilever Plc as a Management Trainee in 1990 and left in April, 1992 as an Assistant Manager, to commence a career in banking. He had a four-year stint with Price Waterhouse Coopers and over 25 years banking experience covering Operations, Human Resources Management, Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Institutional Banking, most of which were at Senior Management level.
Mr. Olayinka has attended several executive courses and programmes in Banking Operations, Credit Risk Management, Business Process Re-engineering, Change Management, and Competitive Strategy among others. Until his appointment as The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mr. Olayinka was the Executive Director in charge of Lagos and West.