Jubril Adeojo

Jubril Adeojo

Jubril journeyed through his PhD vocation on the path to understand the co-construction of the Nigerian banking system and its practices from a Nigerian and an African perspective grounded in our indigenous identity, spirituality, consciousness and culture. He completed his PhD in Integral Development, from Da Vinci Institute of Technology Management.

He holds a BA. in Business Administration (Accounting as major) with first class honors from the University of Hertfordshire; and a MSc. in Strategic Finance with merits honors from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom. He is also a fellow at the Trans4m Center for Integral Development, Switzerland (www.trans-4-m.com); an alumnus of Fate Foundation, the foremost youth and enterprise development NGO in Nigeria; co-founder/research fellow, Center for Integral Social and Economic Research (CISER), Nigeria; and Director, SMEFUNDS Limited (www.smefunds.com).


He has worked in the Nigerian banking industry for close 10 years now, working with then Oceanic Int’l Bank (now Ecobank), Sterling Bank, and with Heritage Bank as a manager. Jubril led his team at Heritage Bank in partnering with local and international NGOs and development finance institutions and agencies on youth and women empowerment in entrepreneurship as well as financial inclusion projects. Success stories are: $8.5million CBN-Youth Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Programme (YIEDP), $1.4million Youth Empowerment and Students Grant (YES Grant) owned by Nigeria Youth Professional Forum (NYPF), the Next Titan Reality Show, N$100,000 CVL-Young Entrepreneurs and Business Training Programme in Lagos, Nigeria, and so on.

He is also a columnist for SMEClub and Business Day, where he has published over 25 articles relating to development finance, ecosystem finance, youth and SME development, and financial inclusion in Nigeria, among many others.


Development finance and impact investment in the different economic sectors i.e. agriculture value chain, renewable energy, and water and sanitation, Sustainable community development for the economically disadvantaged & Common good indicators or well-being indicators.