Full Name
Job Title
Chief Executive Officer
Chapel Hill Denham
Speaker Bio
Bolaji is Chief Executive Officer of Chapel Hill Denham and Chief Investment Officer of the Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund. Bolaji has over 34 years of experience in investment banking, investing and mobile telecommunications. Chapel Hill Denham is Nigeria’s leading investment bank and the leading alternatives asset manager focused on areas accretive to Nigeria and Africa’s development, namely Infrastructure, Renewables, Real Estate, Venture, Gender & Youth.

Bolaji spent over ten years within FCMB, until January 2001, when he left to be a co-founder and Director of Econet Wireless Nigeria, now Airtel Nigeria. Bolaji led the capital raising and license bid auction for Econet Wireless Nigeria’s mobile license. The US1.67 billion sale of Econet Wireless to Celtel in 2005, remains Nigeria’s single largest successfully exited private investment. Bolaji founded Chapel Hill, in 2005.

He is Co-Chair of the Private Sector Advisory Group on the SDGs, (“PSAG Nigeria”), Chairman of Endeavor Nigeria and a Director of Trustfund Pensions, one of Nigeria’s largest pension fund managers. He was immediate past Chairman of Lafarge Africa Plc. He was appointed to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Africa Advisory Board in September 2009. Bolaji is an Economics graduate of the LSE.