Faculty Profile


Learning with a difference

Olawale Balogun, CFA

He is the Group head of portfolio management/advisory of one of the leading financial institutions in Nigeria. He has a combined work experience of over twelve years, covering Auditing, Financial Control & Analysis, Portfolio Management, Investment Advisory, Capital Market Operations, Securities Trading and Training of Professionals.
His first degree in Banking & Finance from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-iwoye, Ogun State, an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) UK, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and an authorized dealing clerk of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He passed each of the exams in one sitting and earned the CFA Charter in 2014.

Babajide Fadahunsi, CFA

He leads the Corporate Finance team of a Lagos based investment bank. He has about seven years’ experience in property management, investment research, financial advisory and corporate finance.
Babajide has a B.Sc. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and a MA in Public Policy from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. He qualified as a CFA Charter holder in 2014.

Ahmed Alimi, CFA

Ahmed Dipo Alimi Ahmed is a First Class graduate of Actuarial Science from the University of Lagos, a Chartered Accountant and CFA Charter holder. He is currently a Private Equity Professional, working with an Africa-focused PE firm. Before his current role, Ahmed worked with FBN Capital and KPMG Advisory Services in Lagos.
Over the course of his career, Ahmed has been part of many Mergers and Acquisition transactions in Nigeria and West Africa. Ahmed’s skills include financial and commercial due diligences, valuations, financial modelling and transaction structuring across various industries. Ahmed teaches Quantitative Methods, Derivatives and Fixed Income.

Olaniyi Balogun, CFA

He is the Financial Controller of an investment management outfit in Nigeria which invests across different asset class and currency. He has a combined work experience of over twelve years, covering Auditing, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Investment Management, and Tax Management.

He possesses a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Owo Ondo State, an Associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), and Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) UK. He has attended several training programmes both locally and international including Euromoney London School of Pension and Retirement Management. He passed each of the levels of the CFA Institute examination in one sitting and earned the CFA Charter in 2016.

Gbenga Odunowo, CFA

He is an exceptional and experienced young professional with deep knowledge of the global financial market and corporate finance practices.

He currently works as an Investment Professional in the Sub-Saharan Africa Financial Institutions Group (FIG) at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. Gbenga is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Institute which offers the best investment designation in the world. He holds a BSc in Estate Management from University of Lagos. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in United Kingdom.

ALIMI KAZEEM, CFA

He is a senior portfolio manager of one of the leading financial institutions in Nigeria. He has a combined work experience of over six years, covering Auditing, IFRS consulting, Research and Financial Analysis, Portfolio Management, and Training of Professionals.
His first degree in Economics from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-iwoye, Ogun State, a member of the APMG International UK with Prince2 foundation. He has attended a broad range of training programs ranging from CITI bank Fixed Income program, Deloitte IFRS program, Copa Amba intermediate modelling, Islamic Financial Engineering program etc. He has passed all the three exams of CFA program.

AKIN ADIGUN, CFA

Akin currently works in the Sub-Saharan Africa Equity Products Division of Renaissance Capital, an emerging market focused investment bank. Previously, he worked with ARM Investment Managers, CSL Stockbrokers Limited and Zenith Bank PLC. He is an investment professional with 8-years work experience spanning equity sales & trading, economic and equity research, portfolio management and internal audit.
He earned a First Class degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and an MBA from IE Business School, Madrid, Spain. He holds the CFA Charter and associate memberships of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers.

PATRICK ONWUJEKWE, CFA

Patrick currently works in the pioneer private equity firm in Nigeria. He has a combined work experience of over 7 years starting out in the audit division of a foremost accounting firm, KPMG Professional Services.
He obtained his first degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin graduating top of his class. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS). He earned the CFA Charter in 2017.