Kayode commenced his career with MBC International Bank Ltd. He joined KPMG Professional Services, where he worked in the audit and financial advisory divisions. He joined First City Monument Bank Ltd in 2008 as Head, Mergers & Acquisitions, and was part of the team responsible for the acquisition and subsequent merger of FinBank Plc and FCMB as well as the implementation of the group holding company structure. He subsequently joined FCMB Group Plc as Head, Mergers & Acquisitions following the restructuring of FCMB into a financial holding company structure.
Kayode is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.