April 09, 2017

Meet Nigerian Billionaire, Adebayo Ogunlesi, Whose Firm Bought 3 Foreign Airports

His profile reads:
Adebayo "Bayo" O. Ogunlesi, JD (born December 20, 1953) is a Nigerian-born lawyer and investment banker. Ogunlesi is currently Chairman and Managing Partner at the private equity firm, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). Ogunlesi was the former head of Global Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston before being promoted to Chief Client Officer and Executive Vice Chairman.

In July 2006, Ogunlesi started a private equity firm, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a joint venture whose initial investors included Credit Suisse and General Electric. He currently serves as Chairman and Managing Partner...

In 2006, GIP bought London City Airport. In 2009, GIP acquired the majority in London Gatwick Airport in a deal worth £1.455 billion.The Nigerian press has given him the nickname, "The Man Who Bought Gatwick Airport."[6] GIP also owns Edinburgh Airport, which they bought in 2012.


Keep the flag flying, Mr. Ogunlesi!

15 comments:

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Very simple man.

Sunshow said...

Big congrat

Hassan Aderemi said...

We are proud of you Mr.Ogunlesi!

godwin progragrammer said...

nice one!

Jeff Kingsley Jr said...

I will get there #inspired

I. C Bruno said...

Congrats to him

okorochas justin said...

That is credit to Nigerians...

Anonymous said...

And no airport in nigeria. Shame on you

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

The man is really in money

Rasheed Lawal said...

Wow

Oladimeji Seun said...

Congratulation for the good work.

Austine Gabriel said...

he is making us proud

inumidun said...

Nice 1..

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

Great

Anonymous said...

Chief Ezeago of Yoruba land !

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