Adelaja began his banking career in 1992 with Crystal Bank of Africa Limited as a Relationship Manager. He left to join Zenith International Bank as Head Consumer Banking Group. He also worked in Skye Bank Plc as the Regional Manager and at Ecobank Plc also as a Regional Manager.
Adelaja Adeleye is currently a Vice President and Regional Head, Lagos Region for FCMB. In July 2006, he joined FCMB as Group Head, Construction and Infrastructure and was formerly the Regional Head for South West Region of the bank comprising of branches in Oyo, Kwara, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti and Ondo States, formerly Zonal head South West Zone II (Ogun, Osun, Ekiti & Ondo branches). His main responsibilities included business development & management of the major construction companies, real estate finance, infrastructure & other power projects businesses of the Bank all over the country, branch coordination, credit approval, documentation, recovery and new business development.
Adelaja has in-depth knowledge and proven achievement in financial and credit analysis, project & infrastructure financing, contemporary investment banking products, funds management, public sector marketing, international and local banking operations.
Adelaja is a first class Economics graduate and an awardee of four prizes from the University of Ibadan. He also has his MBA degree from the University of Lagos. He is an honourary member of the Chartered Institute of bankers (CIBN), an Associate member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) also an alumni of Lagos Business School.
Adelaja is married with three children and is a citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.