Mr Mobolaji Balogun

 
Mr Mobolaji Balogun
Chairman

Mobolaji Balogun joined the Board of the Company on the 1st of March 2005 and was appointed as the Chairman of Lafarge Africa on the 22nd of May 2015. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Chapel Hill Denham, one of Nigeria's leading investment firms and Chief Investment Officer of the Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund. Bolaji has over twenty-eight years of experience in investment banking and mobile telecommunications.

 

He spent eleven years within FCMB Group, in investment banking and securities trading, leaving the business in January 2001. From April 1993 to January 2001, he was Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer at CSL Stockbrokers (part of FCMB Group). Bolaji was also Executive Director at FCMB Capital Markets from January 1996, where he led advisory teams in major corporate and commercial transactions.

 

He left FCMB Capital Markets in January 2001, to become a co-founder and Director of Econet Wireless Nigeria, now Airtel Nigeria. He led the capital raising and license bid auction process for Econet Wireless Nigeria's USD285 million GSM license. He was pioneer Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer and in October 2001, was appointed Chief Marketing Officer. The US$1.67 billion sale of Econet Wireless to Celtel in 2005 remains Nigeria's single largest successfully exited private investment. Bolaji left mobile telecommunications and returned to investment banking, when he founded Chapel Hill in 2005.

 

Bolaji is Vice Chairman of Endeavor Nigeria and a Director of Trustfund Pensions Plc, one of Nigeria's largest Pension Fund Managers. He was formerly Chairman of Nahco FTZ Limited, a former Director of Nahco Aviance Plc and NASD Plc. He was appointed to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Africa Advisory Board in September 2009. Bolaji is an Economics (Honours) graduate of the London School of Economics, University of London.