Akintayo Asha

Chief Financial Officer

Akintayo Asha is an astute financial professional with over 32 years of business, financial, manufacturing, public transportation, retailing, industrial equipment/services and automobile experience.

Akintayo is a 1990 graduate of accounting from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. He also holds an MBA from Bayero University, Kano. He is a Fellow of the Institute Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and a Member Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (MILT).

His areas of core competence include financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, tax, cost accounting, financial management, internal control/audit, financial modelling and transportation logistics.

He began his career as an Account Executive with Giwarite Limited (Etex, Sub, Belgium), Sharda Kano in 1990 during his NYSC and rose to become the Chief Accountant.

Akintayo joined RT Briscoe Nigeria Plc in 2003 as Head, of Management Controls and Budget and rose to become General Manager, Finance in charge of Finance and IT divisions.

At RT Briscoe Nigeria Plc, he was appointed a non-executive Director of Briscoe Properties Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of RT Briscoe. He was on the Board of Directors until September 2013.

Akintayo joined LAGBUS Asset Management Limited in 2014 as Financial Controller and was responsible for budgeting, finance and reporting the activities. He also doubled as Acting Head of the Information Technology Unit of the Company.

Akintayo was at the forefront of overseeing the full automation of Giwarite Limited products costing and pricing processes, developing Briscoe’s Manual of Procedures and Processes and heading the project team that handled Briscoe Enterprise Resource Program in readiness for IFRS adoption.

He also headed the team that upgraded LAGBUS Sage to Evolution 7.0. All projects were completed within budget time. At LAGBUS, Akintayo brought to the team a keen eye for detail, financial analysis and extensive knowledge of the automotive industry from both retail and operational perspectives.

In April 2017, Akintayo joined Spring Fresh Nigeria Limited. (“SFNL”)- a dynamic Nigerian Transport Planning and Logistics Consulting firm and was responsible for overseeing the financial activities of the company- including analysis and coordination of the financial position of some of its clientele.

In July 2017, Akintayo was appointed as General Manager/Chief Operating Officer of Premium Mobility Limited, an urban mass transit company with a fleet of high and medium-capacity buses. A position he held till January 2020 when he joined Dawn Transport Services Limited as the Chief Operating Officer, an intercity/state transport company.

Akintayo Asha is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Primero Transport Service Limited, a transportation service company operating in Lagos State, Nigeria.