Bolaji is Chief Executive Officer of Chapel Hill Denham and Chief Investment Officer of the Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund. Bolaji has thirty-one years of experience in investment banking, investment management and mobile telecommunications. Chapel Hill Denham is Nigeria’s leading investment bank and leading alternatives investment manager with funds in Infrastructure, Real Estate and SMEs.
He spent over ten years with the FCMB Group, in investment banking and securities trading, leaving in January 2001. From April 1993 to January 2001, he was Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer at CSL Stockbrokers Limited. Bolaji was Executive Director at FCMB Capital Markets from January 1996. He left FCMB Capital Markets in January 2001, to be a co-founder and Director of Econet Wireless Nigeria, now Airtel Nigeria. Bolaji led the capital raising and license bid auction for Econet Wireless Nigeria’s USD285 million GSM license. He was Chief Business Development & Strategy Officer and was appointed Chief Marketing Officer in October 2001. The US1.67 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 Co-Chair of the Private Sector Advisory Group on the SDGs, Vice Chairman of Endeavor Nigeria and a Director of Trustfund Pensions, one of Nigeria’s largest pension Fund Managers. He was former Chairman of Lafarge Africa Plc, 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.