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Rolake Akinkugbe

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Head of Energy and Natural Resour...

Phone: +44 *** *** ****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Lagos, Nigeria
FBN Capital Limited
Finsbury Circus
Finsbury Circus , London EC2M 7DT
United Kingdom

Company Description: FBN Capital is the Investment Banking and Asset Management business of the First Bank Group, offering services in Investment Banking, Asset Management, Markets, and...   more

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  • MSc
    London School of Economics
  • BSc
    London School of Economics
  • Master's degree
    London School of Economics
  • Bachelors
    London School of Economics
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Rolake ..., 18 Mar 2015 [cached]
Rolake Akinkugbe
Rolake Akinkugbe
Rolake Akinkugbe is Head of Energy and Natural Resources at FBN Capital in Lagos, Nigeria. She was previously Head of Energy Research at pan-African Ecobank for more than 3 years. Rolake has travelled extensively across sub-Saharan Africa. Earlier roles include Senior Africa Analyst at Control Risks Group, work at the International Crisis Group in its Dakar office and at the Foreign Policy Centre think-tank in London. She is a frequent media commentator and regularly reviews global newspaper headlines on BBC World News. Fluent in French, she holds a BSc and MSc from the London School of Economics.
"Globally, deep water costs are rising ..., 14 April 2014 [cached]
"Globally, deep water costs are rising - this year by almost 20%, so the fact that Total could find slack in its capex to continue with its Angola project shows how investors view Angola's longer-term offshore prospects," said Rolake Akinkugbe, head of energy and natural resources coverage at FBN Capital.
ROLAKE AKINKUGBE - ADVISORY ..., 22 July 2014 [cached]
ROLAKE AKINKUGBE - ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER Rolake joined investment bank FBN Capital as Vice President & Head of Energy and Natural Resources Origination, in May 2014, upon her relocation to Lagos from London after almost two decades abroad. She is involved in deal origination in the energy and natural resources sector, and manages key sector relationships for FBN Capital. She is focussed on delivering the full resources of the investment bank across equity, debt and other financial products to assist clients. Alongside this she provides strategic and expert insight and advice on the energy industry both internally and externally. Prior to this, Rolake was for more than 3 years head of the energy and oil and gas research team at pan-African Ecobank. She managed Ecobank's research output across the energy industry value chain, covering a wide range of energy products and industry players, and has built an extensive network in the global and African energy sector. Her specialist areas include global energy, upstream petroleum economics, African oil and gas markets, oil and gas financing trends and infrastructure challenges, sustainable energy solutions, Africa's power sector and natural resource policy. In her earlier career, Rolake was the lead country risk analyst for Francophone and Anglophone West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea at the New York-based global risk consultancy, Eurasia Group, focusing on the oil & gas and mining & metals sectors. Previously she was a Senior Africa Analyst in the global risk analysis team of London-based Control Risks Group, advising multinationals on business and investment risks in West Africa. She has also worked for the International Crisis Group in Senegal, the European Commission in Brussels and the Foreign Policy Centre, and is a also a member of the board of directors of the Business Council for Africa (BCA, UK).
Rolake is a regular media commentator and presenter on global and African energy and natural resources, and has been a regular reviewer of global newspaper headlines on BBC World News since 2012. Passionate about Africa, Rolake is also working a sustainable energy initiative for African entrepreneurs due to be launched in early 2015. A classical pianist by training, she also enjoys jazz and contemporary piano in her spare time. Fluent in French, and Yoruba, her mother tongue, Rolake has lived in Senegal and travelled extensively across Africa. She holds a Bachelors and a Master's degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).
About The Founder, 15 June 2013 [cached]
Rolake Akinkugbe is the founder, principal speaker and trainer of VoxPerfect. She has always been a keen presenter and public speaker. But it wasn't till after she received extremely positive feedback from the audience after delivering a keynote speech at a City Hall (London) event in 2010 that she decided to officially launch VoxPerfect and its two signature services - VoxPlatform (professional) and VoxArticl8 (youth). Rolake hopes that by signing on talented female speakers from all backgrounds to VoxPerfect, other young women who have struggled to find their 'voice' in an ever changing world will be inspired to make a difference wherever they find themselves. Although both services have female speakers on their book, their target audiences are cross-gender.
Rolake has an academic background in politics and international relations. As a risk consultant by profession, she is consulted by a wide range of global market and corporate investors and government clients on political, economic, and business risks in the emerging and frontier markets of Africa, with a special focus on natural resources. Much of this work is done through her affiliate consulting business VoxFrontier Consulting. She has presented extensively on business and political risks in Sub-Saharan Africa and is a frequent media commentator (CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, FT, BBC World Service, Al-Jazeera, Summit TV (South Africa)
Rolake has previously worked with Eurasia Group the leading global political risk consultancy, Eurasia Group, which is head-quartered in New York. She has also previously worked at consultancy Control Risks Group, the European Commission in Brussels, the Foreign Policy Centre think-tank in London, and the Dakar (Senegal) office of the International Crisis Group. Rolake has a bachelors and masters degree from the London School of Economics, and was born and raised in Nigeria, before attending Headington Girls' School in Oxford for her A-Levels. Rolake is a fluent French speaker, and is also a classically-trained and jazz pianist. World music, the arts and theatre are amongst her greatest passions too.
Daily News and Business Headlines, 16 Jan 2014 [cached]
"Output has been less than two million barrels a day for several months," said Rolake Akinkugbe, Head of Energy Research, Ecobank. "It's a reflection of the headwinds facing oil companies in Nigeria," she added. (Source: Punch)
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