Meet Our 2023 Honorees: Olukayode Pitan

Olukayode Pitan

NHEF Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is a prestigious recognition for individuals who have dedicated their lives and careers to making enduring and significant contributions to their respective fields. This award celebrates a lifetime of exceptional accomplishments and sustained excellence.

Driving Economic Development through Financial Leadership

Olukayode Pitan is a distinguished financial executive known for his exceptional leadership and commitment to driving economic development through strategic financial solutions. As the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Industry Ltd (BOI), one of Nigeria’s foremost development finance institutions, he has played a pivotal role in supporting entrepreneurship, innovation, and industrialization nationwide.

Mr. Pitan’s illustrious career in finance spans several decades, marked by a relentless dedication to fostering economic growth and empowerment. Prior to assuming his current role at BOI, he held key positions in both the public and private sectors, amassing a wealth of experience in finance, investment, and economic development.

Under his visionary leadership, BOI has continued to facilitate access to finance and funding for Nigerian businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The bank’s innovative financial products and strategic initiatives have contributed significantly to job creation, poverty alleviation, and the overall economic transformation of Nigeria.

Mr. Pitan’s unwavering commitment to economic development is evident in his tireless efforts to promote industrialization, innovation, and entrepreneurship. His leadership at BOI has been instrumental in fostering collaborations with various stakeholders, including government agencies, development partners, and private sector players, to drive sustainable growth and development in Nigeria.

A seasoned financial expert and visionary leader, Olukayode Pitan continues to shape Nigeria’s economic development landscape. His dedication to empowering businesses and driving innovation underscores his pivotal role in advancing the nation’s economic prosperity and industrialization.

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