Unicorn Board

Unicorn Board Members

Kola Abiola | Chairman

  • Chairman 35 Oil & Gas
  • Over 30 year’s experience in the banking and oil & gas sectors in Nigeria

Dr Akintoye Akindele

  • Over 25 years’ experience in investment banking and private equity
  • Co-Founder & Former Managing Partner at Synergy
  • Former VP of African Capital Alliance, a leading Private Equity firm in West Africa 
  • Completed over 40 transactions across multiple continents
  • Held previous senior roles with Lead Bank and GTBank

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Dr Wura Abiola 

  • 25+ years experience in consulting, strategy, and management
  • Managing Director of Management Transformation Limited
  • Expert on the topic of leadership and organisational behaviour in Africa
  • Previously with McKinsey & Co (New York & London)
  • Director in several companies including Beta Glass and PPS
  • Ph.D. in Organisational Behaviour from Imperial College, London

Mark White

  • Founding partner of White Summers Caffee & James
  • Over 20 years’ experience advising investment funds on formation, financing, growth and liquidity of technology-based enterprises

Tolu Akindele

  • Managing Partner of Platform Capital
  • Over 20 years’ experience in banking, financial services and real estate
  • Former Manager with GroFin
  • CFA charter holder

Yomi Akapo

  • Over 27 years’ experience in financial services, including corporate and investment banking, audit, proprietary investments, private equity
  • In-depth knowledge of West African markets having managed business, originated and completed advisory transactions in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Gambia
  • Held senior roles in leading institutions including Access Bank (Nigeria, Ghana & Gambia), GTB and Lead Merchant Bank

Ponmile Osibo

  • Over 13 years’ experience in research and private equity
  • Former with Synergy Capital Managers focused on fundraising & investor relations, where he worked with the partners to successfully raise a successor fund and raise capital for portfolio companies
  • Former Manager of Research with African Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (AVCA)


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