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Pioneer Staff, Umar-Sadiq, Owodunni and Makoju Appointed as New Executive Management Team of The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.

Mr. Aminu Umar-Sadiq, the erstwhile Executive Director overseeing NSIA’s Infrastructure Investments & Subsidiaries has been elevated to serve as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Furthermore, Mr. Kola Owodunni, the Chief Investment Officer has been appointed Executive Director, Investments, alongside Mrs. Bisi Makoju, the erstwhile Financial Controller of NSIA who will now be Executive Director, Operations and Corporate Services. The appointments take effect immediately following the expiration of the term of office of Mr. Uche Orji, the pioneer Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Authority and Mrs. Stella Ojekwe-Onyejeli, the former Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer.


All the three appointees are pioneer staff of the Authority and have been instrumental in developing and implementing the Authority’s strategies, programmes, and initiatives.


Mr. Aminu Umar-Sadiq holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering Sciences from the University of Oxford. He has considerable experience in the financial services sector spanning public finance management, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and asset management. In his most recent role at NSIA, he served as the Executive Director responsible for all investment and portfolio management activities of the Nigeria Infrastructure Fund (NIF), NSIA’s multi-product, cross-sector domestic infrastructure fund. Aminu led a team of over 20 investment professionals in originating, executing, and managing direct investments and private equity investments across the Agriculture, Gas-Based Industries, Healthcare, Power, Transportation, and Technology sectors. Prior to joining the NSIA, Aminu worked at both Morgan Stanley, London and Société Générale, London, mainly in Mergers and Acquisitions; and at Denham Capital Management, a natural resources and infrastructure focused Private Equity fund.


Mr. Kola Owodunni has over two decades of experience principally in the financial services sector covering Investment Management, Risk Management and Treasury. Prior to joining the NSIA, Kola was Head, Risk Management at Dunn Loren Merrifield. Before that, he worked as a Risk Manager at Credit Suisse, London. He was also a pioneer member of the team that started the Hedge Fund Development and Management Group at Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch) in London. A Goldman Sachs alumnus, he holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London, and an MBA from INSEAD, France. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).


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Pioneer Staff, Umar-Sadiq, Owodunni and Makoju Appointed as New Executive Management Team of The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.