Mr. Akaneme holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, a Masters degree in Structural Engineering both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and MBA in Banking and Finance also from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. He lectured Civil Engineering in the University of Agriculture, Makurdi between 1987 and 1989. In 1991, he joined the finance industry with Cosmopolitan Bancshares Limited and later moved to Capital Bancorp Limited.
He joined Guaranty Trust Bank Plc in January 1994 but left for Access Bank Plc in 1998. He rejoined Guaranty Trust Bank Plc in September 2002 as the Group Head Commercial Banking in the South East Division of the Bank until April 2004 when he returned to Corporate Banking Group in the Head Office to establish the Construction, Real Estate and Power Team which he expanded to comprise two Construction Teams and a Real Estate Team. He was seconded to GTHomes Limited by GTBankPlc as an Executive Director from February 1, 2009 and he had attended various Professional courses locally and abroad.
He was Vice- President of the Association from Year 2013-2017 and currently an Ex-Officio Member in its National Executive Council.