Olusola LawsonInvestment Director, Head of West Africa at Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM)
With an 19 year track record, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) is the most experienced private equity investment manager focused exclusively on African infrastructure on the continent. AIIM is committed to Africa’s long term development through its infrastructure focus and currently manages USD2.1 billion across 7 funds having concluded investments into more than 55 portfolio companies in the power, telecommunications and transport sectors in 17 countries across East, West and Southern Africa.
Olusola is responsible for AIIM’s infrastructure investment transactions and business development in West Africa. He is a member of the AIIM EXCO and the Business Review Group of Old Mutual Alternative Investments. Having joined AIIM in 2011, he played a key role in originating investments and exits in West Africa. He has originated and led AIIM funds’ investment (and subsequent follow-ons) into several situations, notably: IHS Towers (pan-Africa platform), Azura-Edo IPP (Nigeria), Amandi Energy (Ghana), Starsight Power Generation Limited (Nigeria), Uquo Integrated Gas (Nigeria) and Proton Energy (Nigeria). He was also involved in AIIM funds’ investment into Cenpower Generation Company in Ghana. Previously he was an Investment Manager in Macquarie Group’s European Infrastructure Funds team in London, where he worked on a number of European infrastructure transactions in a principal capacity, and played a key role in portfolio company management, primarily in the petrochemical storage and transportation space. Prior to joining Macquarie, Olusola worked at PwC London, where his focus was on transaction advisory services to a private equity client base.