Rilwan Akeyewale, is passionate about Africa and Africans. The Nigerian serial entrepreneur, at just 27 years old, has been a social worker, a youth trainer and an audit associate at KPMG.
He currently is the founder of a company that is on the course of employing 300 Africans by 2020. Bamboo, his newest infant project, will ensure that Africa does not become a dump for combustion engine vehicles when the rest of the world moves on to electric vehicles. His vision, with Bamboo, is to make electric vehicles (EVs) affordable to every household in Africa by converting existing vehicles on the continent to full EVs or hybrids. This is especially because an average African might have to save for up to a decade before he could buy even the cheapest EV.
When he is not working, Rilwan is teaching kids Arabic language. He is a self-motivated, result-oriented and passionate individual with experience and competence in accounting/financial reporting and financial statement audits and reviews.
Rilwan has a B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Ilorin and he is a student member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).