Mr. Dolapo Ogunmekan is a seasoned and highly versatile and experienced Financial Services professional and is also an executive on the Boards of several leading Energy companies on the continent. He is Managing Partner at Platform Capital.
Mr. Ogunmekan articled with the then Price Waterhouse and qualified as a Chartered Accountant before joining the pioneering team at GTBank Plc to help build one of the largest and most respected financial services institutions in Africa.
He led several complex and successful business engagements while in the Bank heading the Banks Institutional Banking Division with responsibility for the Banks large relationships in the Energy, Telecoms, Multinationals and Local Corporates Sector accounting for over 40% of the Banks Balance sheet at some point.
He was at different times Head of the Banks Internal Services Division overseeing the rapid and strategic Branch expansion of GT Bank and held responsibility for Financial Control, Credit Administration and Consumer Banking. He was a non-executive director of GT Bank Gambia Limited also heading the Banks Board Credit Committee.
He was appointed Executive Director in yet another leading commercial bank and upon concluding a distinguished career in Financial Services, he built a strong real estate investment business operating locally and internationally.
Mr. Ogunmekan eventually merged his Financial and Energy Consulting business to take up C-suite level appointments as Managing Director of a group of companies with diverse interests in the Oil, Gas, Power, Infrastructure, Renewables and Mining verticals and has helped nurture this strategic business to achieve scale and profitability.
He is deeply vested in the Energy sector and acknowledges the overwhelming support demonstrated by the Government and its agencies in tackling energy poverty and unlocking the massive potentials in both the Oil and Gas industry through sectoral reform policies encouraging the growth of the sector and economy.
We as a business are signatories to the PRI (Principles for Responsible investing), a global respected advocacy and charter that elevates issues around responsible investing, global warming, the environment, carbon reduction and capture as well as offsetting the carbon footprint of hydrocarbons.
Mr. Ogunmekan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is happily married with children.