Mr Arokodare holds a first degree in Accountancy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he graduated in 1982 as the best student both in the Department of Accountancy and in the Faculty of Business Administration. He also holds an MBA degree in Management & Finance (1990) from the University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) of the United Kingdom and also of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA).
He joined the NNPC in February 2007 as Group General Manager (Accounts) , a position he held until April 2009 when he was appointed Group Executive Director (Finance & Accounts) of the Corporation. He possesses significant record of achievements in banking, accounting and financial management, spanning several years in the financial services sector and the oil & gas industry.