Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede is a lawyer, investment banker, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the founder and Chairman of Coronation Capital Nigeria Limited, an Africa-focused private equity and proprietary investment firm established in 2014.
He is also founder of the Africa Initiative for Governance (“AIG”) a not-for-profit organisation, established to be a catalyst for high public sector performance; bringing leadership, funding and private sector innovation in a private-public partnership to attract, inspire and support future leaders of the public sector. The AIG has entered into a partnership with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government (BSG). 5 scholarships will be awarded annually to outstanding Nigerians and other West Africans to undertake post-graduate training in governance and public policy at the BSG.
His career in banking and finance spans three decades and has earned him national as well as international recognition including; Commander of the Order of the Niger “CON”, conferred by the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for his contributions to the development of banking and finance; Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (West Africa); and African Banker Magazine’s “African Banker of the Year”.
Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede led the 2002 acquisition of Access Bank then a fringe regional player. As Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, he was head of the team responsible for placing the Bank on an unprecedented growth trajectory, transforming the bank into top-5 leadership position in Nigeria, with assets of USD 12 billion and 350 branches employing 20,000 staff in 9 countries. He chaired Presidential and National banking industry committees during this period and founded the FMDQ OTC Exchange, which today specializes in fixed income securities and derivatives. Aigboje retired as CEO of Access Bank in December 2013.
His passion and commitment to the development of financial markets has seen him take prominent roles within Nigeria’s financial and capital markets. He was elected President of the National Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2014; a position he holds to date. He is Co-Chairman of the UK-Nigeria Capital Market Task Force, and sits on the boards of Africa Finance Corporation and TCX Investment Management Company Netherlands. He is also Chairman Board of Trustees of the Financial Market Dealers Association, and Chairman of Wapic Insurance Plc. He was recently elected as member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Mr. Aig-Imoukhuede’s social and entrepreneurial philanthropic engagements include; Chairman of Friends Africa, a partner organization of the Global Fund, Co-Chairman of the Board of GBC Health, founding member of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria and Chairman of the Business Coalition for Sustainable Development of Nigeria.
He holds law degrees from the University of Benin and the Nigerian Law School, and a Trium MBA, awarded jointly by the London School of Economics, New York University, and HEC Paris.