Dr Babafemi OYEWOLE

CEO, Energy Synergy Partners

Dr. Babafemi Oyewole, the CEO of Energy Synergy Partners, is an executive leader with a significant track record of success that reflects broad experience gained across the corporate management, strategy, marketing and business development space. He is renowned for consistently demonstrating his abilities to develop and execute strategies that deliver to demanding targets and timelines, successfully fulfilling client expectations whilst adding value to the bottom line. He was the CEO of the African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO) Fund for Technical Cooperation (now Africa Energy Investment Corporation, AEICORP), responsible for managing the team and its corporate strategy. Earlier, he was the CEO of the African Cashew Alliance (ACA) founded by USAID and GIZ to expand cashew investment in Africa. Previously, he held key positions in Banque Internationale du Benin and Bank of Industry, Nigeria.  He currently sits on the Boards of Orabank Benin, Finadev Benin and Supreme Microfinance bank Nigeria.  He serves as Africa Regional Expert for UNCTAD on natural resources and local economic development. Dr. Oyewole completed an Executive Development Programme at Harvard University and holds a PhD degree in Development Economics (Financial Development and Policy) from the University of Bradford as a Chevening Scholar.  He is a regular