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Sam Akintola

Senior Director of Operations

Can work in or around London

  • 51.509648
  • -0.099076
  • Rate On-demand
  • Experience 2-7 years
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Location and workplace preferences

London, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around London and 50km


Business sector
  • Tech
  • Education & E-learning
  • E-commerce
  • Digital & IT
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
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  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • French



Skills (28)

Sam in a few words

Accomplished professional and MBA (strategy and finance) in financial markets, and technology with extensive experience in strategy, operational transformation, complex programme delivery, business case development and investment analysis leveraging experience in Investment banking, VC, Private equity, and technology including fintech, EdTech and AI to create innovative solutions and value.

Examples of projects:

Bullitt Group, UK:
Sector: Mobile & Technology Product innovation / Brand extensions
• Strategic business review
• New product innovation review
• IOT - Internet of Things. Asset tracker business case

Camelot (The National Lottery), UK
Sector: Lottery
• £350m business case for Top line revenue growth strategic plan

Fitch Group – Fitch Learning:
Sector: Technology - EdTech
• Business change and transformation
• Process improvement
• Enterprise tool implementation
• Project Management Office set up
• Business case implementation

The Workshop Technologies:
Sector: Technology – Software solutions, Blockchain, Cloud, fintech
• Creation of a Group Risk Management Function
• Creation of a Post-acquisition Integration management office
• 2 Post acquisition integrations and 1 JV implementation
• Business strategy, OKRs and annual budget process
• Operations strategy and OKRs
• Project Management Office set up
• Implementing a PPM – Project Portfolio Management Office
• Enterprise tool implementations: PMO tool, Risk Management tool, HR (HRIS)


The Workshop - Inventors of Play


Senior Director Of Operations

London, UK

August 2020 - May 2022 (1 year and 9 months)

Transformation, Process improvement, Change Management, Governance HR, Operational Finance, Risk management, Procurement, Legal & Compliance, PMO & PMM - Project Portfolio Management Post acquisition/JV IMO - Integration Management Office Target Operating Model, Strategy, OKRs, Budgets, KPIs Operations: Technology, Fintech, Blockchain, Software Development Start up, Scale up, Hyper Growth, Change and Transformation.

Fitch Group, Inc.

Transformation / Change Management / Product Strategy / Programme mgmt

London, UK

March 2018 - November 2019 (1 year and 8 months)

Fitch Learning - EdTech / eLearning, SaaS. Scale up / Transformation / Business change / Process improvement. Product Strategy & Business case. Complex Programme / Project delivery. Innovation / Change agent.

Amari Advisors

Strategy, Investment, Transformation & Operational change (VP)

12220 94th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034, USA

June 2011 - February 2018 (6 years and 8 months)

Investment / Strategy / Client Relationship Management Operational change / Programme mgmt. / Change management SteerCo. / InvestmentCo. / Origination & DD. C-Suite special projects.

BMCE BANK International Plc

Capital Markets & Strategy, (VP)

London, UK

November 2010 - May 2011 (6 months)

Strategic planning and implementation post Bank of Africa acquisition. Client relationship management. Capital markets & ECM origination. Compliance, & risk mgmt. committees.

ING Nederland

Mergers & Acquisitions, Special Situations Investment Analyst (VP)

London, UK

February 2006 - November 2009 (3 years and 9 months)

M&A / Special situations Investment Analyst. Merger Arbitrage / Relative Value Client relationship management. Cross product: Equity, Options, Credit & CFD. Investor Field Trips and Corporate roadshows - Primary/Secondary.

Aurel BGC

Mergers & Acquisitions, Special Situations Investment Analyst

Paris, France

July 2005 - December 2005 (5 months)

M&A / Special situations Investment Analyst. Merger Arbitrage / Relative Value Client relationship management. Headhunted to ING Financial Mkts Dec 2005.

Morgan Stanley

Equity Sales & Trading - Associate

February 1996 - June 2001 (5 years and 4 months)

USA Institutional Equity Sales & Trading. Client relationship management. Corporate roadshows - Primary/Secondary.