Dr Adekunle Wright

Dr. Wright is the founder and principal consultant/partner with a great interest in development finance not limited to funding of micro small and medium entrepreneurs. He is a Financial Advisor and Risk Manager with strength in lease financing, credit risk management from structuring to monitoring, remediation, restructuring and recovery amongst others. He has over 27 years of Management experience spanning Corporate, Investment & Development Banking, Venture Capital/Private Equity, Enterprise Risk Management, Equipment Leasing, SME Financing, Strategic Planning and Human Capital Management. Dr. Wright as the former Executive Director, Finance & Investment of the Lagos State Pension Commission, (LASPEC) managed the State’s pension assets in excess of N175 billion. Also, he had worked for many years with the Nigerian Agricultural & Co-operative Bank Limited and Habib Nigeria Bank Plc where he was Head, Corporate Banking department and Bank PHB Plc. Until his appointment to LASPEC, he was on secondment from the latter to Amalgamated Capital Fund Limited (ACFL) where he superintends as the Managing Director/CEO. Dr. Wright is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the Faculty of Business Administration of the University of Lagos. He was one of the six members of Venture Capital Association of Nigeria VCAN that worked for the landmark inclusion of Preference Shares’ option in the funding structure of SMEEIS investment for benefitting entrepreneurs. He was also on the Presidential Consultative Committee for the Small and Medium Enterprises Equity Scheme {SMEEIS} of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He currently serves on the Board of FundQuest Financial Services Limited as a Non-Executive Director and Chairs the Board Credit Committee of the firm. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management (MNIM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (NCIPM). He was also for many years, a Director of Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria (ELAN) and the Venture Capital Association of Nigeria (VCAN). He has attended numerous offshore courses in Management, Entrepreneurial Developmental and Private Equity & Venture Capital. He also attended ‘Leading Change and Organizational Renewal ‘Program at Harvard Business School, Boston, the USA in June 2009 as well as the Euromoney programme on Pension Fund Strategy and Management programme in France in November 2010 and the Annual World Bank Core Course on Pensions in Washington D.C., the USA in 2013. Dr. Wright holds the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from the Leeds Business School, United Kingdom (2017) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Business Administration (Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship) from Babcock University, Nigeria (2013). He studied at the faculty of Business Administration of the University of Lagos for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree between 1997 and 1999 and graduated with Distinction, a feat yet to surpass till date. He also holds a Master Degree in Industrial and Labour Relations in 1995 from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is an alumnus of; the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), where he studied Agriculture (1986) and the Galilee International Management Institute Israel; Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.