MD, Personal Trust Microfinance Bank
Mr. Bakare is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Personal Trust Microfinance Bank Limited. Before this appointment, he was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Bank between 2017 and 2019. Prior to joining Personal Trust, he was the Group Chief Accountant at Diamond Crest Group. He began his banking career with Access Bank PLC in 2009 and rose through the ranks to the position of a Head of Operations within three (3) years before joining Accion Microfinance Bank Limited as a Risk, Control and Compliance supervisor.
He is an Associate member of several professional bodies, including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and the Institute of chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN). He is an award-winning microfinance practitioner and holds a proficiency certification in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom.
He holds a B.Sc. degree in Accountancy from University of Benin, an M.Sc. in Accountancy from the University of Lagos and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Financial Management from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).