Mr Adebanji attended Yaba College of Technology and obtained his Ordinary National Diploma (Accounting) in 1973. He completed the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants’ examinations in June 1975 and served his articles with Peat, Marwick Cassleton Elliot & Co (now KPMG) in Nigeria between
June 1973 and May 1976.
He was admitted a Fellow of both the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) in December 1982 and
November 1988 respectively.
Mr Adebanji joined UAC of Nigeria in 1976 and carried out various assignments within the UAC Group until he was seconded to Unilever Plc, London as
Management Group Accountant in 1988. He returned to UAC at the end of 1990 as the Group Treasurer. In 1992, Mr Adebanji was seconded to Unilever
South Africa as Audit Manager with sub-regional responsibilities for Unilever plc subsidiaries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya
He returned to Nigeria in October 1995 to serve as the Financial Director of Nigerian Breweries Plc (appointed in January 1996
), and was later seconded to Heineken International in the Netherlands as Group Treasurer from 1998 to 2001. He also served Heineken as Managing
Director of Ghana Breweries Ltd and Namibia Breweries Ltd between 2001 and 2007. He retired from the Heineken Group after his assignment in Namibia,
and practiced as a Financial Consultant until he joined African Capital Alliance (a leading private equity firm in Nigeria) in January 2011 as
Mr Adebanji is a non-executive Director of Nigerian Breweries plc, Bankers Warehouse Ltd, Beloxxi Industries Ltd, Multimedia Group (Ghana) Ltd and
Gas Terminalling & Distribution Ltd.
He also serves as the Chairman of Bevpak Nigeria Ltd, Filmhouse Ltd and Crest Agro Products Ltd.