Taiwo Adeniji is currently Senior Director, Investment Operations & Execution at the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a multilateral specialist infrastructure financing institution headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, where he has responsibility, among others, for the institution’s investments in oil & gas, and mining projects. Taiwo has had over 26 years of post-graduate and extensive professional and managerial experience in several areas of banking and finance. He has deep knowledge and extensive experience with infrastructure and mining policy issues, as well as the analysis, evaluation and financing of infrastructure and mining projects. Taiwo has supervised AFC’s investments in mining projects that spanned different products, including gold, copper, bauxite, and iron ore, as well as in different geographies, including countries in West, North and Central Africa. During the previous thirteen years (1994 – 2007) Taiwo worked with the African Development Bank (ADB), living in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and Tunis, Tunisia, and focussing largely on infrastructure investments and financial sector development.
Taiwo’s academic background is in economics and finance. He is a Honorary Senior Member (HCIB) of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.