AFC is managed by a team of professionals with several decades cumulative experience in banking and infrastructure across Africa

SamailaZubairu.jpgSamaila Zubairu, President/Chief Executive Officer

Samaila Zubairu is AFC's President and Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for the overall strategy and operations of the Corporation. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Zubairu was the CEO of Africapital Management Limited, in which capacity he established a joint venture with Old Mutual’s African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) to develop the Nigerian Infrastructure Investment Fund1(NIIF1) for infrastructure private equity across West Africa. As Chief Financial Officer for Dangote Cement Plc, he launched Africa’s largest syndicated project finance facility for the Obajana Cement project, and, managed the unbundling of Dangote Industries Limited to listed subsidiaries on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Prior to that, he was the treasurer for the Dangote Group during its transformation from a trading company to an industrial conglomerate. He has undertaken investments of over US$3 billion financing green-field project finance, acquisitions, corporate transformation, privatization and equity capital market transactions.

Samaila is an Eisenhower Fellow and sits on the Eisenhower Fellowship’s Global Network Council and the President’s Advisory Council. He holds several non-executive board positions including: The Advisory board member for KSE Africa a leading operations and management provider of captive power plants in the mining sectors in Botswana and Nigeria; Vice chairman of Afrigem Investment Limited, a development and investment company providing energy solutions in emerging markets. Zubairu is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, and holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria.

Segunx.jpgAdesegun Akin-Olugbade(OON), Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer

Adesegun is an Executive Director and the Chief Operating Officer. He is also the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of AFC. His oversight functions include corporate governance, legal, information technology, administration, procurement, corporate communications and country membership. .

A former General Counsel and Director at the African Development Bank and a graduate of Harvard Law School, Dr. Akin-Olugbade has 30 years of experience in legal /financial sectors having worked at both technical and management levels, in the public and private sector for leading corporate and commercial law firms and international financial institutions.

Dr. Akin-Olugbade was the pioneer Chief Legal Officer and Head of the Legal Services Department of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). He was appointed to the Board of Directors of Ecobank Transnational Inc. (ETI) as a NonExecutive Director in June 2014. He is an alumnus of the IMD Executive Management Programme.

OLIVER-ANDREWS-150x150.jpgOliver Andrews, - Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer

Oliver is an Executive Director and the Chief Investment Officer. His oversight functions include end to end origination and execution of transactions for AFC. An entrepreneurial engineer and transport economist with extensive background in engineering, transport and project finance, Oliver has over 30 years’ experience in the infrastructure sector as an infrastructure project developer, financier and strategic adviser.

He has successfully directed numerous infrastructure deals in Africa leading project development teams providing strategic, policy, program and commercial advice on infrastructure development issues to development financial institutions, international blue chip corporations, and Governments both in Africa and Europe.

Oliver is a former CEO of TCI Infrastructure Limited (TCII) and the Gambia Ports Authority. He holds an MBA from the University of Wales, and is an Electrical and Electronic Engineer, a Chartered Marketer and also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics.

SANJEEV.jpgSanjeev Gupta, Executive Director, Financial Services

Sanjeev was appointed Executive Director, Financial Services. He is responsible for Treasury, Syndication and Advisory lines of business for AFC. Sanjeev has over 25 years’ experience in investment management, private equity and corporate advisory services and his forte has been to blend together divergent corporates investors and governments to develop sustainable business and development models.

Prior to joining AFC, he was the Managing Partner in charge of Emerging Markets M&A at Ernst Young Transaction Advisory Services. Sanjeev was also the Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Investment Management, responsible for Emerging Markets as well as Founder and Managing Partner of Emerging Opportunity Consulting. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Calcutta, India and is also an alumnus of the Said Business School, University of Oxford, England.

AYOTUNDE-I.png Ayotunde Anjorin, Director & Chief Financial Officer

Ayotunde is a Director and the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, he was AFC's Senior Vice President and Head of Finance & Operations with strategic leadership responsibilities for all finance related activities comprising banking operations, financial reporting and control, product control, and settlement. Ayotunde had joined the Corporation as the Vice President and Financial Controller in 2011.

Before joining AFC, Ayotunde worked at Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria, where he held a number of positions within the Finance group and Internal Audit at national and regional levels. He was the regional Head of Wholesale Banking Finance at Standard Chartered Bank responsible for managing wholesale banking finance activities across West Africa. He has also worked as a consultant for KPMG.

Ayotunde is a chartered accountant with more than 15 years post qualification experience encompassing financial accounting, reporting and control, management accounting, financial risk management, process re-engineering and reviews. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

DAVID-JOHNSON.jpgDavid Johnson, Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Johnson was promoted to Chief Risk Officer in 2016, after being employed at AFC as Vice President of Market Risk Management for the previous 5 years. Prior to joining AFC, he spent fifteen years working as a Risk Manager, Trader and Structurer at various international banks including Stanbic IBTC Bank, where he was Regional Head of Market Risk for West Africa, and Risk Manager for the Credit Derivatives Group at West LB AG and the Asset Backed Commercial Paper (ABCP) conduit at Abbey National Treasury Services (ANTS).