Stephen Akinwale is a CFA charterholder and a Chartered Accountant, with extensive experience in corporate and infrastructure finance, having worked with PwC Nigeria and InfraCredit (an infrastructure guarantee company). Prior to coming to Rotman for his MBA, he was with MYRA Investments, a Dubai based Private Equity firm, where he worked with multicultural teams on cross-border energy transactions.
Stephen is passionate about social causes and community initiatives. He led a local Non-Governmental Organization team that sensitized a Nigerian community on the dangers of female genital mutilation, and currently provides mentorship to female undergraduate students through the Rotman LINKS program.
MBA Student Fellow Project
Stephen’s project explores the implications of applying a gender lens to infrastructure development. His report outlines lessons from the field, drawing insights from three distinct case studies including; the Reina Condo development project, Zaatari Waterwaste Network in Jordan, and the Eglinton East Light Rail Transit (EELRT). Stephen uncovers the opportunities for innovation that can be identified when planning is intentionally inclusive.