Engr. Akinwumi Odumakinde, a business mogul, was born on April 24, 1962. He obtained B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in 1990 at the University of California, Davis, USA.
Engr. Akinwumi Odumakinde has about 30 years of global experience in the Oil and Gas industry which includes 4 years in the Exploration and Production sector of the United State of America. Relocating to Nigeria in 1993, he has since founded three companies: Deltatek Engineering Limited in 1993, DeltaAfrik Engineering Limited in 2003, and DeltaTek Offshore Limited in 2013. Among the achievements of these companies include over 35,000,000 cumulative man-hours with no fatality till date, Foreign Direct Investment of over $280million into the country, employing over 750 Nigerian engineers, and securing over 100 projects with a total value of $2Billion for major international oil and gas companies including a project producing over 150,000 barrels of crude oil per day.
In 2011, he founded Impact Your World Leadership Initiative and has awarded scholarships to over 1000 students. Engr. Odumakinde serves as Director on the Board of many companies in Nigeria, Ghana, and Equatorial Guinea.
He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a recipient of several awards such as Honorary Doctorate from Federal University of Technology, Akure, Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria Fellowship Award, and 2nd runner-up of the prestigious Lagos State Man of the Year Award.