Olu Elesin, ED - Strategy

Olu Elesin is an investment and strategy consultant who specializes in transaction management and project finance in Sub Sahara Africa. He has 16years post graduation experience in management and project delivery having worked with different multi-nationals across Africa, Europe and America.

Olu is presently the principal partner of Benjamin Knight Associates a boutique Investment & Strategy consultancy operating out of the United Kingdom but with its primary focus on Sub-Sahara Africa. Olu has professional relationships with major financial institutions such as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Renaissance Capital, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered and Goldman Sacs having worked on various transactions with them.

He graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University and Usmanu Danfodio University; he also attended the Lagos Business School. He is also undertaking exams of the United Kingdom Security and Investments Institute (SII).

Olu is married with 2 children and lives in London, he enjoys playing squash and giving lectures. Olu supports different charities such as the light house and is a trustee member of the Nigerian Bridge and Nigeria of Our Dreams. He is also serving on the board of directors of various companies in Nigeria, Kenya, United Kingdom and United States.
He has also won some international awards namely;

  • Nigerian Youth National Award  – 1992
  • Rotary International Young Manager’s award  – 1997
  • Intel’s achievement award – 2000