Olusola Lawson

Olusola Lawson

Co-Managing Director
African Infrastructure Investment Managers

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Olusola was appointed Co-Managing Director in August 2020 and has more than 16 years of corporate finance and infrastructure equity investing experience across European and African markets.

Over the last decade, after founding the Nigerian office for AIIM, he was responsible for originating, executing and managing more than USD500m of equity invested in the digital infrastructure, power, renewables, midstream and transportation space across Africa. This included the codevelopment, construction and successful exit of the Azura power project in Nigeria, the first project financed power deal to close in Nigeria in 20 years. He has served on several portfolio company boards, including Lekki Toll Road, Azura Power, Starsight Power Utilities, Tema LNG, Accugas, Savannah Uquo Gas Limited, and as a Board Observer at IHS Towers. Sola serves as a Director on the AIIM Board and is a member of the Executive Committee and the Business Review Group of Old Mutual Alternative Investments. Olusola is also a member of the AIIM Investment Committees, namely AIIF3 and IDEAS.

Previously he was an Investment Manager in Macquarie Group’s European Infrastructure Funds team in London, where he worked on a number of European infrastructure transactions in a principal capacity, and played a key role in portfolio company management, primarily in the petrochemical storage and transportation space.

Prior to joining Macquarie, Olusola worked at PwC London, where his focus was on transaction advisory services to a primarily private equity client base.

Olusola holds a B.Sc Economics (Hons) from the University College of London.

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