Chuka Mordi - Chief Executive Officer
Chuka has over 20 years’ experience spanning investment management, financial advisory and corporate leadership, acquired in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. Chuka was a founding partner of CBO Capital and the former Head of Infrastructure Financing at First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Lagos. He began his career at SBC Warburg and subsequently worked as an Equities Analyst for Hardman & Co. Ltd. where he focused on UK AIM stocks. He then moved to Investment Research and Advisory Services at Intersec Research Corporation and subsequently, European equities at Société Générale Asset Management (SGAM). In the last six years at CBO, Chuka was jointly responsible for servicing over 50 client mandates, with a transaction value in excess of $2bn, whilst deploying over $50 million in the capital as a principal investor. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and has a B.A. Philosophy from Kings College, University of London.
Wole Onasanya - Chief Financial Officer
Wole Onasanya has over 20 years’ experience in finance and strategy; acquired in Nigeria and the United States. His experience includes working as an investment banker with Credit Suisse in New York and as a senior finance executive with AIG and Accordion Partners. He started his career at the Lagos office of Arthur Andersen (now KPMG) and subsequently worked at Ocean and Oil Holdings.
Over the course of his career, he has executed corporate transactions valued at over $9 billion. Wole earned his MBA from Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University in 2005, is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelors’ degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan.
Jamie Rixton – Chief Agronomist
Jamie has over 35 years’ relevant industry and corporate leadership experience acquired across 22 African countries and the United Kingdom. He specializes in mechanized farming of cash crops and has led mechanization of operations of a single farm in excess of 30,000 hectares. He held leadership positions in leading multinational corporations including Massey Ferguson, Challenger, Valtra Africa, John Deere & Co., and Bara Group.
Jamie has a Bachelors from the University of Reading.