Meet the silent billionaire, Adebayo Ogunlesi – A Nigerian who owns 5 Airports in UK
Ogunlesi is from Makun, Sagamu, Ogun State in Nigeria. He is the son of Theophilus O. Ogunlesi, the first Nigerian professor of medicine at the University of Ibadan. His family is of Yoruba origin.
ADEBAYO OGUNLESI EARLY EDUCATION
According to Wikipedia records, Ogunlesi went to King’s College, Lagos, a secondary school in Lagos, Nigeria. He received a B.A. with first class honors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University in England.
In 1979, he received a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, which he pursued at the same time. During his time at Harvard, he was on the Harvard Law Review.
SOME FACTS ABOUT ADEBAYO OGUNLESI
In 2002, Ogunlesi was appointed Global Head of CSFB’s Investment Banking Division. Also in 2002, he served as a member of Credit Suisse’s Executive Board and Management Committee.
From 2004 to 2006, Ogunlesi was Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Client Officer of CSFB.
In 2006, GIP bought London City Airport. In 2009, GIP acquired the majority in London Gatwick Airport in a deal worth £1.455 billion.
The Nigerian press has given him the nickname, “The Man Who Bought Gatwick Airport.” GIP also owns Edinburgh Airport, which they bought in 2012. He has a close ties with US president, Donald Trump.
ADEBAYO OGUNLESI NET WORTH 2020
The estimated Net Worth of Adebayo O. Ogunlesi is at least $14.5 Million dollars as of 7 May 2020. Mr. Ogunlesi owns over 5,889 units of The Goldman Sachs stock worth over $13,927,492 and over the last 10 years he sold GS stock worth over $0. In addition, he makes $600,257 as Lead Independent Director at The Goldman Sachs.
He is the Nigerian Who Bought Gatwick Airport. Adebayo Ogunlesi, 56, is the chairman and managing partner, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), an independent investment fund based in New York City with worldwide stake in infrastructure assets, has been reported to be the new owner of the London Gatwick Airport.
Adebayo Ogunlesi may not ring a bell in Nigeria like that of Dangote, Adenuga etc but in the UK, he is an icon, a trailblazer in the aviation industry, he is seen someone who broke the jinx and brought the world’s second largest airport,
The Gatwick Airport and also he bought 4 more all in the UK. Ogunlesi is a man who doesn’t believe in making noise or a media freak, he is someone who lets his work speaks for him.
As Nigeria is planning to have its national carrier in December, Nigeria Air, what about we having someone like Adebayo Ogunlesi to help remodel our airport as he was able to transform the Gatwick Airport into a world-class business and tourist airport especially Muritala Muhammed Internation Airport in Lagos.
HOW MANY AIRPORTS DOES ADEBAYO OGUNLESI HAVE?
The number of Adebayo Ogunlesi Airports is estimated to at least 5 Airports in the United Kingdom.
In 2009, GIP acquired the majority in London Gatwick Airport in a deal worth £1.455 billion. The Nigerian press has given him the nickname, “The Man Who Bought Gatwick Airport.