Kehinde Oyeleke

Chairman, Advisory Board


Kehinde Oyeleke is the Group Managing Director of the Seedvest Group, and the Vice Chairman of Seedvest Microfinance Limited, a leading microfinance bank in Oyo State. He is also the MD/CEO of Jessefield MFB, licensed by the CBN to operate as a State MFB in Lagos State.

Kehinde started his career in the Corporate Finance division of Arthur Andersen (now KPMG Professional Services), before specializing in Corporate Tax and Business Advisory. He later joined the Transaction Structuring Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York. Kehinde has worked as a Vice President/Principal in Capital Alliance and also as Executive Director in charge of Corporate Finance/Financial Advisory Services at Asset & Resource Management Company Limited, a leading asset management company in Nigeria.

Kehinde started the Seedvest Group in 2002 to drive his vision for financial inclusion of poor but economic active micro-entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Seedvest Group today services over 200,000 customers in the Western part of Nigeria, and is in the vanguard of providing consumers and business financing for micro and SME customers in the region.

Kehinde is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the state of New York, and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. In addition to a Bachelors of Science degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, he holds an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has attended management training programmes at both the Harvard Business School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He sits on several Boards and was on the Board Audit Committee of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.