Adeniran Ajakaiye B.Eng, MBA, FCIB, MNIM
Managing Director /
CIO. Investment Commitee Member
Adeniran Ajakaiye (Niran) is a customer focused manager with over 17 years’ experience in Consulting and Banking industries, He has over 12 core years’ experience in Infrastructure financing with key expertise in debt creation, deal structuring, project management, structured finance, VC/PE advisory and Investment Management. He is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of the Fund and will be responsible for the Nigerian Operations.
He has been involved directly in creating debt instruments for major infrastructure projects in Nigeria while working for GTBank, First Bank, StanbicIBTC, and Access Bank as the Regional Manager for their Corporate and Investment Banking business in South West. He also worked in the USA for Citigroup, WellsFargo and PwC USA. He has been involved directly in various infrastructure projects debt creation in excess of $2bn.
Niran also has extensive consulting experience, developed while working for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) USA where he consulted on M&A, compliance and reengineering projects for some of the largest firms in USA. Clients includes Citigroup, Wellsfargo, USBank, Fannie Mae, Suntrust, Delta airline, PHH, Bank of America.
Niran obtained his First Degree in Engineering from University of Ilorin and his MBA from the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis USA specialized in Finance, Strategy and PE/VC. He is also Fellow of Chartered Institute of Bankers and a Member of Nigerian Institute of Management.