Tunji Akintokun

Meet... Tunji Akintokun MBE, CCMI

Trustee - Tunji Akintokun MBE, CCMI

Tunji has worked in global technology and professional services organisations for over 30 years and is currently a Senior Director at LinkedIn, leading a multidisciplinary team for the UK and Ireland as Head of Marketing Solutions.  

Passionate about sport, diversity, STEM, social mobility and the arts, Tunji has previously resided on the councils of Grant Thornton, techUK and Teach First. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at England Athletics and resides on the Commercial Working Group at UK Athletics.  

Tunji has previously founded two successful social enterprises to support students from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in science and technology. He now mainly supports his passions through his Ilesha Charitable Trust, making impact and long-term donations through grants, bursaries and scholarships. He is also a patron of the autism charity CASPA and BTEC Ambassador for Pearson. 

A former top junior athlete, he was a torchbearer at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and has run two London Marathons (2014, 2017) raising over £7,000 for charity.  

Tunji was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours List for services to young people from ethnic minorities in science and technology.