Fola E. Ogunsiakan
Investment Committee Member
Fola’s career spans over two decades, covering finance, technology, operations and strategy with a recent focus on early-
stage companies and start-ups. His experience as an entrepreneur and business executive at companies such as McKinsey & Company, Motorola, Robertson Stephens & Co, and Cummins has developed him into a well-rounded professional that is able manage businesses through their full cycles, from inception to steady-state operations and even financial exits.
He was a founder and Managing director at Cedar Capital in July 2009 as an operating investment firm to start up, invest in, and actively manage (at board level) primarily
early-stage and expansion stage companies. The firm is structured along 2 distinct lines of business – Real Estate and High-
Tech. Currently owns controlling and minority stakes in various early and later stage operating companies in the real estate
and High-tech sectors.
Between May 2007 – June 2009 he co-founded Constant Capital Partners, where he was also a partner . Constant Capital Partners is a private Pan-African financial services company that specializes in Corporate Finance, Advisory Services and Principal Investing in Private Equity and Real Estate.
In April 2006 - July 2006, He was HEAD, BUSINESS OPERATIONS & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT in SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA for Motorola Inc where he oversaw and helped manage transaction and strategic activities for the $300m transaction portfolio of Motorola Networks Division in Sub-Saharan Africa,
He was also an associate at MCKINSEY & COMPANY, between May 2001 – May 2003. He was CEO at AVIDIANT LLC between Sept 2000 – May 2001. He was Mergers AND Acquisitions Summer Associate for ROBERTSON STEPHENS between July 1999 – Sept 1999.
He bagged is M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, Cambridge MA, USA in June 2000. He obtained his first degree in Dec 1990- B.Sc. Architecture, OAU (University of Ife) Ile-Ife, Nigeria