Akintoye Akindele


Awards & Accolades

USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-selling Author

Dr. Akintoye Akindele is an investor, entrepreneur, lecturer, and philanthropist. He is chairman of Platform Capital, a growth markets focused, sector agnostic, principal investment firm. Platform Capital deploys patient, value accretive capital alongside international and local value investors to create champion businesses with the ability for regional scale. It has more than 70 investments in multiple sectors across the world. Dr. Akindele is passionate about the development and growth of entrepreneurs in Africa. He is a frequent speaker at leading business schools, conferences and at seminars across the globe focusing on global investing, particularly private investment in Africa and the role of entrepreneurship in Africa’s evolution. He supports and donates to various institutions that provide grants to entrepreneurs. www.theplatformcapital.com

Published Book

Quitless: The Power of Persistence in Business and Life

USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller!

Now a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-seller! HELICOPTER CRASHES, CORPORATE LAYOFFS, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN: UNDERSTANDING THE MINDSET OF THE UNSHAKEABLE! Every single day there is an entrepreneur that comes to life for the first time – and every single day there is another, who is giving up on their dreams. Eleven letters. That’s all that separates them. Why are some catapulted to great professional heights, where others fail? Persistence.

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