Dr. Tunde Popoola. B.Sc., MBF, MSc, PhD, FCA, CITN, FIoD, AERMP
Experience & Activities
A Nigerian Banker, Accountant, Economist, Entrepreneur and Business Executive. He has over thirty years cumulative work experience spanning the Public and the Private sectors of the Nigerian economy with seven years in the Public service, fourteen years in the banking industry and fourteen years as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
He has been the Managing Director/CEO of CRC Credit Bureau Limited, a premier credit bureau established by ten foremost Nigerian banks in association with a world-renowned credit rating company, Dun and Bradstreet since its establishment in 2008. Prior to this, he was also the pioneer CEO of the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA), an agency established by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to stimulate entrepreneurship endeavours and business growth in the FCT. Before then, he was in the banking industry where he rose to the position of the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and General Manager of a publicly listed bank.
Dr. Popoola holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), two master’s degrees in Banking & Finance and Economics from the University of Lagos and a PhD in Finance from WITS Business School, University of The Witwatersrand. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Lagos Business School (LBS)’s Senior Management Programme (SMP 12) and the Wharton Business School’s Advanced Management Programme (AMP 67). He has also attended executive education programmes at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School, the International Management and Development (IMD), Switzerland and the Kellogg School of Management. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and seven other professional bodies.
He holds several awards and recognitions especially for his role in Entrepreneurship, Business Management, Finance and Youth Empowerment. These include Ambassador for Peace and the Nigerian Winner of both the 1st Pan African Prize for Entrepreneurial Teacher and the Partners for Excellence in Education and Learning (PEEL) Role Model (Children Mentor) awards in 2007, and Credit Bureau CEO of the year 2018. He is also a proud recipient of a special Ministerial recognition and commendation for his innovation and promotion of youth enterprise in the FCT.
He is happily married with children.