Korey Akinbami (born May 21) is an American Nigerian businessman, Real Estate Developer and Car Enthusiast. He is the eldest child of Chief Kola Akinbami, a Nigerian businessman, and his wife Honorable Justice Fatima Akinbami. Akinbami has three younger siblings, Folarin Akinbami, Ph. D., of England, Kolapo Akinbami, Esq. of England, Yeside Akinbami, Esq. of Nigeria.
Akinbami was born into a family of entrepreneurs. His father, Chief Kola Akinbami is a successful businessman, author, and philanthropist from Nigeria. Akinbami’s Father holds two chieftaincy titles – Babalaje of Ifewara and Babalaje of Gbongan, Osun State.
Honorable Justice Fatima Akinbami is an accomplished lawyer and judge who has serves as a high court judge in Nigeria. The Honorable Justice Fatima Omoro Akinbami attended the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria (Now Obafemi Awolowo, University, Ile- Ife, Osun State, Nigeria), where she obtained her LL.B. After which she attended the Nigeria Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She held various prominent legal positions until, when she was appointed a High Court Judge in the Edo State Judiciary. After 13 years of service as a High Court Judge in the Edo State Judiciary, she was elevated to the Court of Appeal and sworn-in as a Justice of the Court of Appeal.
While attending Morehouse College, Akinbami interned at Northlake Regional Medical Center, via Emory University, for Michael Burroughs, the Chief Operating Officer (CEO), and Joe Koch, the Chief Operating Officer (COO). During his internship, he reported directly to the CEO and was able to gain valuable insight into how the hospital operates as a whole by working in all its departments.
Akinbami also completed impressive research at Clark Atlanta University wherein he conducted studies involving the protein flexibilities of HIV and Ebola viruses. In addition to the research, he conducted at Clark Atlanta University and the Emory University internship, Akinbami was accepted into the University of Virginia Medical School (MAAP) via The School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
After graduating from Morehouse College (Cum Laude), he started working full-time in the business office/operations of North Lake Regional Medical Center. And, founded Synergy Properties, a real estate investing firm. This was where he learned the fundamentals of real estate acquisition and construction management.
Akinbami then transitioned to the Georgia Department of Human Resources as a data statistician and to Fulton County Health Department as a Program Evaluator. Here, he worked for Ms. Veronica Hartwell and his mentor Dr Cederick Ellis, leading a team performing Health Department surveillance system evaluations for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of Georgia.
Korey later joined Northrop Grumman as a data analyst/data manager with the CDC. During this period, he furthered his knowledge by enrolling in Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health to further study SAS programming and data management.