Spurring Investments, Showcasing Business Opportunities for Investors in Nigeria.
About The Roadshow
Showcasing Investment & Business Opportunities in Nigeria
As ALN, we have continually promoted Nigeria as an investment destination, particularly over the last few years. The ALN Ready Business Roadshow webinars will support these initiatives and showcase the investment and business opportunities in the major economies where we are present.
The webinars will be an effective platform for dialogue, providing a candid overview of opportunities, challenges, risks and rewards of investing and doing business in Africa. They will also highlight how critical commercial and policy topics can promote partnerships and encourage deal-making.
Why You Should Join
Learn, Benchmark, Interact and Invest
The ALN Ready Business Roadshow also brings together top business leaders, industry captains, dignitaries, decision makers and strategic advisors with a deep understanding of the continent, offering the right forum for connecting investors and other stakeholders with an interest in Africa and providing them with an avenue for dialogue on topics most important to Africa.
As an alliance of leading law firms that spans Africa, and to the world, we are constantly reimagining our approach on how we see new global opportunities to help unlock value for our clients who are doing business and investing across borders; so that they can confidently work to build trust and deliver sustained commercial objectives in irrevocably changing business and legal environments.
Ready Business Roadshow Nigeria
What are the Investment Opportunities in Nigeria
ALN Nigeria | Aluko & Oyebode will host the Nigeria edition of the ALN Ready Business Roadshow webinar on Tuesday, 24 October 2023, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (WAT). The webinar will bring together a diverse group of panellists and attendees, including investors, advisors and diplomatic missions from across the globe, to discuss investment into Nigeria.
Specifically, against a much-improved investment climate, it will highlight business opportunities in Nigeria’s key sectors and address the impact of recent private and public sector developments on the general business environment. We believe that the session will be impactful and of value to investors.
Discussion topics will revolve around:
A distinguished panel of industry experts will share their views and engage in an interactive Q&A session
Head of Investment Banking, International | Standard Bank Group
Yewande is currently responsible for Standard Bank’s investment banking business outside Africa. She is an experienced investment banker and former public servant, with almost 3 decades of experience and a strong track record of high performance and principled leadership.
From 2016 to 2021, she was Executive Secretary/CEO of Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), where she worked on institutional reforms aimed at strategic investment promotion and embedding a culture of governance and proactive accountability.
She was previously Executive Director for Stanbic IBTC’s Corporate and Investment Banking business, leading a multi-disciplinary team to deliver business opportunities in Nigeria’s complex operating environment while managing key relationships with regulators and leading corporate and multinational clients.
Executive Director | Access Bank
Mr Oluseyi Kolawole Kumapayi (51 years) is a highly accomplished and results-driven professional. He has over 25 years of progressive banking experience spanning across Finance, Strategy, Risk Management and Treasury. He is the Executive Director, African Subsidiaries of Access Bank Plc.
Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, African Subsidiaries, Mr Kumapayi was the Group Chief Financial Officer of Access Bank Plc, a position he held since 2008. Prior to joining Access Bank, he held controller and analyst positions with First City Monument Bank Limited and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc respectively. Since joining Access Bank, he has played a significant role in the creation of the largest retail bank in Nigeria and specific corporate actions that have supported the Bank’s growth objectives and enhanced its capacity to play in key local and international markets.
Head of Legal & Compliance and Company Secretary | Heirs Energies
Oyindamola has over 15 years professional experience in corporate commercial practice with focus on mergers & acquisitions, governance and compliance. Oyindamola has worked for and advised businesses cutting across various industries and sectors such as banking and financial services, healthcare, real estate, power, oil & gas, telecommunications, FMCG, information technology and philanthropy both locally and internationally.
Senior Director, Portfolio Management & Optimisation | Africa Finance Corporation
Taiwo has over 26 years of post-graduate and extensive professional and managerial experience in several areas of banking and finance. He has deep knowledge and extensive experience with infrastructure and mining policy issues, as well as the analysis, evaluation and financing of infrastructure and mining projects.
Chief Executive Officer | Chapel Hill Denham
Bolaji is Chief Executive Officer of Chapel Hill Denham and CIO of the Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund. Bolaji has over 34 years of experience in investment banking, investing and mobile telecommunication.
He spent over ten years within FCMB, until January 2001, when he left to be a co-founder and Director of Econet Wireless Nigeria, now Airtel Nigeria and proceeded to found Chapel Hill, in 2005.
Bolaji is a Board Member of the United Nations Global Compact and is Co-Chair of the Private Sector Advisory Group on the SDGs, (PSAG Nigeria), Chairman of Endeavor Nigeria and a Director of Trustfund Pensions, one of Nigeria’s largest pension fund managers. He was the immediate past Chairman of Lafarge Africa. He is a member of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Africa Advisory Board.
Vice President, Market Architecture | FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited
Afolabi is the Vice President and Divisional Head, Market Architecture at FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited (a subsidiary of FMDQ Group PLC), responsible for product and market development initiatives (including development of derivatives markets), securities admission, rules and regulation for FMDQ markets. He has over 13 years’ experience in the financial markets, providing both buy-side and sell-side advisory services on financing, investments, hedging, and mergers & acquisitions, amongst others, to clients across the Banking, Insurance, Telecommunications, Aviation, Oil & Gas and Consumer Goods sectors.
Gbenga Oyebode, MFR
Of Counsel | ALN Nigeria | Aluko & Oyebode
Gbenga is Of Counsel of ALN Nigeria | Aluko & Oyebode, one of the largest integrated law firms in Nigeria with three offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. The firm provides a comprehensive range of specialist legal services to a highly diversified clientele, including top-tier Nigerian, international and multinational clients. In his capacity as the Of-Counsel, he provides an advisory role to the firm’s management and on specific transactions. He has over 35 years of experience in legal practices with expertise in the following practice areas: Energy and natural resources, Power projects, Foreign investment and privatisation, Telecommunications, Project finance and Aviation.
Chairman | Management Board | ALN Nigeria | Aluko & Oyebode
Kofo Dosekun is the chairman of the management board of ALN Nigeria | Aluko & Oyebode and leads the firm’s corporate and commercial, banking, and corporate finance practices. She advises on a broad range of financing and commercial transactions, including project finance, cross border and local syndicated lending, private equity, energy, public-private partnerships, and structured trade finance. She also advises on risk mitigation, financial regulatory compliance, foreign investment and derivatives, mergers and acquisitions and restructurings in the energy, manufacturing, and telecommunications sectors.
Senior Partner | ALN Nigeria | Aluko & Oyebode
Olubunmi Fayokun is a Senior Partner and a member of the Management Board of ALN Nigeria | Aluko & Oyebode. She heads the firm’s Capital Markets and M&A practice groups and has a wealth of experience in corporate and commercial practice. Over the years, Olubunmi has advised on a significant number of high-profile capital market and M&A transactions. She has represented a highly diversified clientele of top-tier indigenous, international and multinational clients in various industries/sectors, including banking, oil and gas, power, insurance, pharmaceuticals and aviation.
Rosa Nduati - Mutero
Managing Partner | ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna
Rosa is Managing Partner at ALN Kenya | Anjarwalla & Khanna. She advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, commercial, regulatory and compliance issues. She also specialises in corporate governance and employment law. Leading worldwide legal directories consistently recognise Rosa as a leading lawyer.
Partner | ALN Nigeria | Aluko & Oyebode
Oghogho Makinde is a key member of ALN Nigeria | Aluko & Oyebode’s Banking and Project Finance, Energy and Natural Resources Practices and heads the Firm’s Business Advisory Practice. She advises on banking and commercial transactions, oil and gas project finance, infrastructure finance/PPP arrangements, E & P restructurings, company formations and restructuring, public and private offerings of stock and debt, security issues, all Nigerian statutory and regulatory compliance matters, environmental laws and permits and corporate governance issues amongst others.
As head of the Business Advisory Practice, Oghogho coordinates corporate advice, regulatory compliance, registrations and permitting and establishment of local subsidiaries for various multinational entities, such as Accion International; IBM; Mckinsey; Visa Inc.; Bloomberg L.P; Qualcomm Inc.; DHL, Tetra Pak, Citibank, Prosafe Inc.; Syngenta; Fontera JP Morgan, Visa amongst others.
Partner | ALN Nigeria | Aluko & Oyebode
Ajibola is a member of ALN Nigeria | Aluko & Oyebode’s Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. With experience in the regulation of banks, fintech entities, capital market operators, derivatives markets, and financial market infrastructures, he provides advice to clients on debt/equity capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust matters, corporate restructurings, and regulatory compliance.
Partner | ALN Nigeria | Aluko & Oyebode
Funmi is a Partner in ALN Nigeria | Aluko & Oyebode’s Banking & Finance Team. She has robust experience in corporate and project/infrastructure finance, financial institution regulatory and advisory issues, structured trade finance, energy, real estate and foreign investment advisory. Funmi is a member of the council of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law.