Yemi Akindoju

Yemi Akindoju

President/CEO, Vanity Fashions Limited

Yemi Akindoju is President of Vanity Fashions Limited, a privately owned and operated Canadian company founded in 1989 and a leader in the fashion jewellery industry. Prior to this, Yemi worked with Scotiabank for 11 years, where he retired as a senior client relationship manager – commercial banking. Yemi was Senior Executive at Sterling Bank (Nigeria) Plc. prior to immigrating to Canada in 2001.

Yemi holds an accounting diploma and an MBA (Banking and Finance) from Nigeria, he is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) 1991. He has over 33 years’ experience in the financial services industry including, commercial and retail banking, microfinance, accounting, treasury management, audit and assurance. He commenced his career as an audit trainee before transitioning into banking where he provided professional support to mid-market corporate and small businesses.

Yemi has been recognized for his creativity and fresh perspective in solving problems for his clients. As a senior executive, he was responsible for setting the strategic direction and leading all lines of business that served, small businesses, retail, and commercial clients. A very active member of his community in Halifax, outside of work, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, swimming and golfing. He is also involved in community work through volunteer board and membership in the following organizations. Community Involvement:

• Former Chair Board of Directors – Canada Games Centre (Current)
• Board Member (Treasurer) – Black Business Initiative (Current)
• Volunteer, Member Standing-in-the-Gap (Help for Homeless)