Adebayo “Bayo” O. Ogunlesi is a Nigerian 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.
Adebayo Ogunlesi Wiki, Profile
|Date of Birth||20th December 1953|
|State of Origin||Ogun state|
|Wife||Dr. Amelia Quist-Ogunlesi|
Adebayo Ogunlesi Biography
Adebayo is a is a Nigerian lawyer and investment banker. He was born on the 20th December 1953 in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria to Mr and Mrs Theophilus O. Ogunlesi. His father was the first Nigerian professor of medicine at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Adebayo Ogunlesi Education, Early life
Ogunlesi went to King’s College, Lagos, a secondary school in Lagos, Nigeria. He received a B.A. with first class honors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University in England. In 1979, he received a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, which he pursued at the same time. During his time at Harvard, he was on the Harvard Law Review.
Adebayo Ogunlesi Career
From 1980 to 1981, Ogunlesi served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. Ogunlesi was an attorney in the corporate practice group of the New York City law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he had been a summer associate while studying for his M.B.A.
In 1983, Ogunlesi joined the investment bank First Boston as an advisor on a Nigerian gas project. At First Boston, he worked in the Project Finance Group, advising clients on transactions and financings and has worked on transactions in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. From 1997 to 2002, he was the Head of the Global Energy Group of the by then renamed Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB). In 2002, Ogunlesi was appointed Global Head of CSFB’s Investment Banking Division. Also in 2002, he served as a member of Credit Suisse’s Executive Board and Management Committee. From 2004 to 2006, Ogunlesi was Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Client Officer of CSFB.
In July 2006, Ogunlesi started the 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.” GIP also owns Edinburgh Airport, which they bought in 2012, and Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, which they bought in February 2018.
Adebayo Ogunlesi Age
How old is Adebayo Ogunlesi? Adebayo is 67 years old as of 2021.
Adebayo Ogunlesi Airports
Adebayo Ogunlesi acquired the majority in London Gatwick Airport in a deal worth £1.455 billion in 2009. Adebayo also owns Edinburgh Airport, which they bought in 2012, and Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, which they bought in February 2018.
Adebayo Ogunlesi Wife, Children
Ogunlesi has been married to British-born optometrist, Dr. Amelia Quist-Ogunlesi since 1985. They have two children.
Adebayo Ogunlesi Awards and honors
Recipient of The International Center in New York’s Award of Excellence.
Adebayo Ogunlesi Memberships
- Adebayo is a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors of Harvard Business School
- He is a member of the Leadership Council of New York of Harvard Law School
- Member of the Global Advisory Council of Harvard Business School
- Ogunlesi is a member of the National Board of Directors of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- Member of the Board of Trustees of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital
- Adebayo is a member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City Fund
- Member of the District of Columbia Bar Association
- He is a member of King’s College Old Boys Association
Adebayo Ogunlesi Works and publications
Ogunlesi, Adebayo (1979). The Basic Human Needs Approach to Development. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Law School. OCLC 81062298. Submitted to: Professor C. Clyde Ferguson, Jr. [for the] Seminar: Legal Problems of the New International Economics Order (Harvard third year paper)
Net Worth Of Adebayo Ogunlesi
Adebayo Ogunlesi Net Worth
Adebayo Ogunlesi is estimated to have a net worth of $31.4 million, Mr. Ogunlesi owns over 8,228 units of Goldman Sachs stock worth over $30,769,476. In addition, he makes $600,257 as Lead Independent Director at Goldman Sachs.