Ogunlesi is a prominent investment banker and lawyer who is currently the Managing Partner and Chairman of Global Infrastructure Partner. He occupied the enviable position since July 2006 and has been very outstanding.
Ogunlesi has also held several other positions, including as the Head of Investment Banking (2002 – 2004) and Chief Client Officer from (2004 -2006). Apart from his role at GIP, The banking elite serves as the head and Managing Director of Global Investment Banking at Harrisdirect LLC.
Here, you’ll get to know more about the Nigerian-born banker who’s internationally celebrated for brilliance, excellence, and impressive performances across the world.
ADEBAYO OGUNLESI BIOGRAPHY
The investment banker was born in Makun, in Ogun State, on December 20, 1953. He was born to a Theophilus Ogunlesi (father), who was the first Nigerian professor of medicine at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Born into a comfortable family of Yoruba origin, Bayo had a wonderful childhood and was enrolled at elite schools for his basic education.
According to records, he attended the prestigious Lagos-based college, King’s College, from where he proceeded to the United Kindom to further his education.
Ogunlesi eventually got admitted into Oxford University England to study Philosophy, Politics, and Economic. He was awarded a B.A with first class honors by the university at the end of his studies.
Adebayo Is Also Among The 1st Three Africans With African Education Background To Be Admitted Into The Havard University
He later applied at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School at the time to further his education. Bayo was admitted by both schools and later graduated with an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1979. While he was studying for his M.B.A., he served at the New York City law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore as its attorney and summer associate.
Three years later, he began to work with the United States Supreme Court’s Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall as his law clerk until in 1981 when he left. He was later appointed as an advisor in 1983 on Nigerian gas project by investment bank First Boston.
Adebayo Ogunlesi also served as the Head of the Global Energy Group from 1997 to 2002 and was later appointed as the Global Head of CSFB investment Banking Division in 2002 as well as a member of Credit Suisse’s Executive Board and Management Committee.
Along with some business associates, Adebayo is a pioneer member of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), which actually started in July 2006. Today, the private equity firm is doing well investment-wise. For instance, in 2006, GIP reportedly bought London City Airport as well as a sizeable share of London Gatwick Airport in 2009. The firm is also the owner of Edinburgh Airport, which it acquired in 2012.
To his credit, the Nigerian-born lawyer is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association. He has also taught at the Yale School of Organization and Management and Harvard Law School and was once listed as a member of Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum in December 2016.
He Owns Three Of Top Airports In The Uk and USA
London City Airport
Adebayo ogunlesi is worth more than 15 Billion U.S Dollars, while some believe he is worth more than that….