Adebayo Ogunlesi is a Nigerian lawyer and investment banker, he was born on December 20, 1953, Ogunlesi is currently Chairman and Managing Partner at the private equityfirm Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP).
Ogunlesi is from Makun, Sagamu, Ogun State in Nigeria. He is the son of Theophilus O. Ogunlesi, the first Nigerian professor of medicine at University of Ibadan. His family is of Yoruba origin.
Ogunlesi went to King’s College in Lagos, a secondary school in Lagos, Nigeria. He further to Oxford University in England where he received a B.A. with first class honors in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. 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.
From 1980 to 1981, Ogunlesi served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. Ogunlesi was an attorney in the corporate practice group of the New York City law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he had been a summer associate while studying for his M.B.A.
Ogunlesi has been married to British-born optometrist, Dr. Amelia Quist-Ogunlesi since 1985. They have two children. On the song Wonderful, Burna Boy pays tribute to Adebayo citing his hardwork.
GIP Investments In The Energy Sector
Saeta Yield/Bow Power
Gode Wind 1
Hess Infrastructure Partners
Naturgy Energy Group
Borkum Riffgrund 2
GIP Investments In The Transport Sector
Terminal Investment Limited
Port of Melbourne
GIP’s Realized Investments
Access Midstream Partners
Biffa Group Limited
Port of Brisbane
Ruby Pipeline Holding Company
Terra-Gen Power Holdings
Great Yarmouth Port Company
London City Airport
Harvard Business School: Member, Board of Dean’s Advisors
Harvard Law School: Member, Leadership Council of New York
Harvard University: Member, Global Advisory Council
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: Member, National Board of Directors
NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital: Member, Board of Trustees