Ayokunle Akinpelu leads the legal effort at Softcom Limited. He was responsible for incorporating Softcom’s payment company (Eyowo Integrated Payments Limited) as well as procuring the requisite licenses for the continuous operation of the Eyowo. He is currently leading efforts to deepen the Eyowo’s offering using his knowledge of law as a tool for business driver.
Ayokunle studied for a law degree at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria (2007-2012) and was called to the Nigerian Bar the subsequent year. He further studied at Tilburg University, Netherlands for a master’s degree in law and Technology.
Prior to his current role, he had worked with Ehvlinc Incubator, a legal and tax incubator for technology start-ups. He has also worked with one of Nigeria’s top tier law firm as a corporate and technology associate. Ayokunle is also a researcher and has advised on the intersection of law with privacy, data protection and cybersecurity.