MEET THE EXECS: Dr. Wale Bolorunduro – Commissioner For Finance

Dr. Wale BolorunduroDr. Wale Bolorunduro graduated with a Bachelors degree in Engineering from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife and was awarded the best faculty grade, Miccom Award for the best graduating student, Society of Engineers Award for the best graduating student in the Faculty of Engineering and University Award for the graduating student with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average for the year 1990.

He started his Accounting career with Arthur Andersen & Co. Lagos (Audit and Chartered Accounting firm) in 1991. He subsequently picked up an appointment with Zenith Bank and rose through rank and file to become Deputy Manager, Strategic Planning & Financial Control from 1994 -1997. He joined Arthur Andersen & Co. Vancouver B.C. Canada in 1997 as a Senior Consultant and moved to BMO Nesbitt Burns (Investment Banking Group) Vancouver, B.C. Canada in 1999 as a Manager (Project Finance). He took up a teaching position as a Teaching/Research Associate at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C, Canada in 2001 and subsequently returned to Zenith Bank Plc as Senior Manager, Energy Division (Oil & Gas) in 2003.

He continued his career at Zenith Bank Plc between 2003 and 2011 in various capacities as Senior Manager, Energy 2003, Assistant General Manager, Deputy General Manager, Group Head, Telecoms & Technologies Businesses (Corporate Banking) 2003 – 2007 and General Manager, Head of the Infrastructure and Power Sector (Corporate Banking) from 2007–2011. Dr. Bolorunduro also obtained with awards, Masters Degree (Business Management) and PhD degree from the University of British Columbia in Canada in 1999 and 2002 respectively.

He later obtained Masters degree in Corporate Governance from Leeds Business School, United Kingdom in 2009. He has attended numerous courses all over the World such as Wharton Business School Executive Course and has been involved in numerous landmark transactions. He pioneered construction financing in Telecom industry between 2003 and 2006, and iconic project finance transactions in upstream Oil and Gas, Telecoms, Power and Infrastructures. He is currently authoring a book on Project Finance.

Dr. Wale Bolorunduro is happily married with children.

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