Olusegun Aganga

Olusegun Aganga CON is a Chartered Accountant with a professional career extending over four decades in the financial services industry and in the public service.

He is the Chairman of a number of companies. He also advises a number of boards including Times Partners and the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust in the UK where he serves on the advisory board. He was at Goldman Sachs, London for many years where he was a Managing Director and prior to that, he was a Senior Director at Ernst & Young London where he had various leadership roles.

Within the public sector, he served first as Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Economic Management Team and then as its Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments. He has been widely acclaimed as being responsible for many transformational milestones in Nigeria including establishing the country’s sovereign wealth fund, issuing the Nation’s first Euro bond, structuring and funding the first standard gauge rail in the country and as a major contributor to making Nigeria the premier destination for investments in Africa. He was the Chairman of the Joint Board of Governors of World Bank and IMF in 2010 and in 2011, he chaired the 8th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, making him the first African to chair these two organisations.

He is the founder of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative (NLI), an organization that provides a platform for highly accomplished and credible Nigerians in Nigeria and the diaspora to develop and express their values-based leadership skills and to assume a transformative role in the future development of Nigeria.

He also serves on the Board of TechnoServe, a US NGO that provides business solutions to rural poverty.

Olusegun Aganga is a recipient of one of the highest national awards in Nigeria, the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).