Mr A. Olawale Edun
Olawale Edun has over 36 years of experience in merchant banking, corporate finance, economics and international finance at national and international levels. Between 1980 and 1986, Wale worked at Chase Merchant Bank (later Continental Merchant Bank) in Lagos where he rose to the position of Head, Treasury and Deputy Head, Corporate Finance. He joined the World Bank/IFC in Washington DC, 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, Trinidad, Indonesia and India.
In 1989, he returned to Nigeria as a co-founder and Executive Director of Investment Banking & Trust Company Limited (“IBTC”), now Stanbic IBTC. In 1994, Wale left IBTC and founded Denham Management Limited. In 1999, he was appointed by the Lagos State Government as Honourable Commissioner for Finance, a position he held for two terms.
Wale holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of London and an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Sussex. He joined the Board of Chapel Hill Denham in February 2008.