Olusegun (Segun) Olutoyin Aganga
Former Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Olusegun Aganga CON is a Chartered Accountant with a professional career extending over four decades, in financial services, investment banking, and the public sector. His wealth of experience covers a broad range of sectors including investment banking, investment advisory, traditional and alternative asset management, insurance, oil and gas, manufacturing, services, and construction.
Mr. Aganga is an Adviser to a number of companies and governments in the UK, US, and Nigeria and he is an Advisory Board member of the Queens Commonwealth Trust in the United Kingdom. He was previously a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in London and prior to that, he was a Senior Director at Ernst & Young, London where he also had various leadership roles. He was responsible for the hedge fund practice and was recognized as a subject matter expert for the sector in Europe.
Within the public sector, he served first as Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Economic Management Team; and then as its Minister of Industry, Trade & Investments. Mr. Aganga has been widely acclaimed as being responsible for many transformational milestones in Nigeria, including – establishing the country’s Sovereign Wealth Fund; issuing the Nation’s first Euro Bond; structuring and financing the first standard gauge rail in Nigeria and as a major contributor in making Nigeria the premier destination for investments in Africa. He was the Chairman of the World Bank and IMF in 2010 and in 2011, he chaired the 8th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva making him the first African to chair these two organizations.
Mr. Aganga remains one of the most regarded investor influencers for Nigeria, based on his extensive experience both internationally and in Nigeria, and his track record in and out of government. In recognition of these contributions, he was awarded the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), one of the highest-ranking national honors by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He founded the Nigerian Leadership Initiative (NLI), a platform for accomplished and credible Nigerians in the diaspora and in Nigeria to sharpen their values-based leadership skills and play a role in transforming the country.
Mr. Aganga has degrees from the University of Ibadan and Oxford University.