Patrick Obi Akatchak
Experience & Activities
Mr. Patrick Ekpang Obi-Akatchak is the founder of Gadol Financial Services Limited. He currently serves as the Pioneer Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company. With over twelve (12) years banking experience, Mr Obi-Akatchak is responsible for the daily operations of Gadol Financial Services Limited. He has carved a niche for himself and maintains a growing popularity as highly skilled and knowledgeable in credit and risk management, Investment banking, public sector and retail banking.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Madonna University Okija which is renowned for the premium it places on moral values as well as knowledge impartation. Mr Obi-Akatchak also acquired a Masters in Economics from Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUTH) Business School, Nigeria.
He began his sojourn in the financial sector in 2008 with the legacy Oceanic Bank. Following his exceptional performance at the training academy, he was posted to the banks’ Abuja head office where he worked as a relationship manager in retail banking. Mr Obi-Akatchak’s outstanding performance in this unit resulted to higher responsibilities which included but not limited to the head of Microfinance and team lead Mortgage desk .
In 2012, while holding offers from several commercial banks in Nigeria, Mr Obi-Akatchak opted for First Bank and joined the institution in 2012. He worked in Retail Banking and also handled responsibilities in credit, Investment Banking, and Treasury. He was later transferred to Public Sector where he managed a number of government accounts. Consequent upon his leadership skills and erstwhile roles, Mr Obi-Akatchak also functioned as Manager First Bank Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport branch in Abuja.
Mr Obi-Akatchak resigned from First Bank in 2015 and established a financial cooperative society where he began to employ his vast financial knowledge to provide direction for a group of individuals and small scale businesses. Today, his immense knowledge and expertise in Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Risk Management, Portfolio Management, and public sector has garnered him a growing and admirable reputation within the Nigerian financial space.
He also co-founded Seempat investment Company Limited which is adjudged to be one of the successful investment companies in Abuja. His passion for education has also seen him acquire Basic International School where Rural School children are mentored and enjoy innumerable scholarships.