Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani

A leading energy and infrastructure sector executive, Rolake has more than 15 years track-record of helping to finance and scale businesses across Africa. She is currently part of the Group Executive Management team, as Chief Commercial Officer, of leading infrastructure developer, Mixta Africa, helping to craft and execute its commercialisation and market development strategy across subsidiaries in 6 African countries, and its real estate and hospitality assets.

Prior to this, she was the Senior Africa Advisor to IFU, the Danish Investment Fund and sat on the global advisory board of Canadian Private Equity firm, Stonechair Capital. From 2014 – 2019 she was head of energy, oil and gas for FBN Capital and FBNQuest Merchant Bank, during which time she was also a member from 2017-2019, of the private sector economic advisory group in the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria supporting the VP’s office on a range of national development policy issues. Prior to FBNQuest Merchant Bank, she was Head of the energy, infrastructure and power research team at pan-African Ecobank Group covering 33 African markets out of London. She has also previously worked with Eurasia Group in London and the European Commission in Brussels.