Mr. Olawale Edun - Chairman
Mr. A. Olawale Edun holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of London and a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Sussex, England.
has over twenty-five years experience in merchant banking, corporate finance, economics and international finance at national and international levels.
Between 1980 and 1986, Mr. Edun worked at Chase Merchant Bank (later Continental) in Lagos where he rose to the position of Head, Treasury and Deputy Head, Corporate Finance.
was responsible for the Bank's Treasury and Money Market activities and had major responsibility for Capital Market and Financial Advisory operations on behalf of the local subsidiaries and affiliates of major multinational companies.
time at Chase
, Mr. Edun
gained international experience while on secondment to the Wall Street firms of Lehman Brothers
and Chase Manhattan Capital Markets Corporation
in New York, USA.
Mr. Edun joined the World Bank/IFC in Washington DC, US through the elite Young Professionals program in September 1986.
At the World Bank, he
worked on economic and financial packages for several countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic and Trinidad as well as Indonesia and India in the Far East.
In 1989, Mr. Edun
returned to Nigeria as co-founder and Executive Director of Investment Banking & Trust Company Limited
, now Stanbic IBTC Plc.
In 1994 he founded Denham Management Limited.
Having spearheaded the growth of the company, Mr. Edun
responded to the call to civic duty in 1999 by accepting an appointment as Honourable Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State, a position he
held for an unprecedented two terms.
Mr. Edun became Chairman of Chapel Hill Denham Group in March 2008.
He also sits on the Board of a number of other companies.
He is Chairman of Livewell Initiative, a health sector NGO and a Trustee of Sisters Unite for Children, an NGO focused on helping children in need.