Adesoji SolankeDirector - Frontier / SSA Banks & FinTech | VC at Renaissance Capital
Adesoji Solanke has over 10 years of experience in financial markets. Since rejoining Renaissance Capital in 2019, he now covers banks and fintech companies across frontier markets, including Sub-Saharan Africa, and is responsible for the firm’s Africa private markets tech/fintech research and venture investing efforts. Prior to this, his roles were in private equity and venture capital, working in fintech and renewable energy. Starting his career at Vetiva Capital Management, he subsequently spent six years at Renaissance Capital, where he was the lead SSA banks analyst and head of Nigeria research. He was the no.1 rated equity analyst in Africa (ex-SA) by Financial Mail in 2020, 2016 and 2015. Soji completed an MBA at London Business School (LBS) as a Mo Ibrahim scholar – a full tuition award given to one exceptional and high-potential African candidate. At LBS, he excelled at stock picking, winning the stock pitch competition in fall 2016 and the pre-eminent LBS award for Value Investing in July 2019 – the 'Silver-Bull' award.