Fola Adeola, OFR; mni;


Fola Adeola is Chairman of Main One Cable Company Limited, owner-managers of the first open-access submarine cable in West Africa. He is also the Chairman of the FATE Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Crises Group. Prior to these, Fola was the founder and first Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

In the public sector, Fola had served as the first Chairman of the National Pension Commission in Nigeria, member of the National Honours and Awards Committee, member of the Solid Mineral Committee (both federally constituted), member of the council, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and member of the Global Advisory Committee on Philanthropy of the World Economic Forum. He had served as a Commissioner on the Commission for Africa, a prelude to the 2005 G8 meeting in Gleneagles, UK. Until June 2015, he was the Deputy Chairman of the Victims of Terrorism Support Fund in Nigeria.

Fola was nationally decorated as Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the Nigerian president in 2002. He is an alumnus of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies in Kuru, Jos, Nigeria.

He is married with six children.

Fola Laoye


 Fola Laoye is co-Founder and CEO of Iwosan Investments Limited, a Health Investments Holding Company, dedicated to investing in Healthcare Infrastructure across Nigeria. Having been an Operator and Investor in the space over the past 22 years, she is leveraging her experience to bring together long-term capital and significant clinical and operational skills to achieve the impact of a patient-first experience across multiple specialties while ensuring strong bottom lines.

She was also the Founder and CEO of Health Markets Africa, a healthcare advisory and investment company, and was Director at Investment Fund for Health in Africa (IFHA), a pioneer private equity fund focused on Healthcare in Africa.

She is a founding board member of Hygeia Group Nigeria, promoters of Hygeia HMO and Lagoon Hospital where she held various leadership roles over 18 years including CEO (2002-2012) and Chairperson (2012-2015).

She is Chairperson of the boards of and Old Mutual Life Assurance and FSDH Asset Management. Her philanthropic roles include being Chair of the Elebute-LUTH Welfare Board, member of Harvard Business School Africa Advisory Board and she is also a member of the Africa Regional Board of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (class of 1999) and a Bachelors’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is a Chartered Accountant having trained with Ernst & Young, Lagos and Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), London, and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

In 2011, Fola was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and in 2013 she was awarded the Harvard Business School Africa Business Club Leadership Excellence Award.



He is the Founder and CEO of Mansfield Energy, a leading provider of oil and gas services in West and South Africa. He was President of Reslink for Africa after working with a multinational oil and gas services company for more than 20 years in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

He sits as Chairman on the board of several companies.
He is a member of the Institute of Directors and Certified Independent Director. He was Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Lagos section. He was the Secretary of Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), an association committed to the development of the Nigerian content with the transfer of technology to Nigerian companies in the oil and gas sector. He is a member of several professional societies and social clubs.

He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, USA.

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