Mr. Bolaji Balogun
Founded Chapel Hill Denham, Nigeria’s pre-eminent investment banking firm in 2005. He is one of the leading deal makers in Nigeria over the last decade, completing over USD50 billion of transactions in the region. He has worked with most of the major private equity and investment groups investing across Africa, creating both deal flow and exits in a number of complex situations. Bolaji was a co-founder and Director of Econet Wireless Nigeria, now Airtel Nigeria, Nigeria’s first mobile operator. The US$1.67 billion sale of Econet Wireless to Celtel in 2005, is Nigeria’s single largest, successfully exited, private investment. Bolaji is Chairman of Lafarge Africa Plc and Vice Chairman of Endeavor Nigeria.