Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani

Managing Director, EnergyInc. Advisors Recently recognized as one of Top 275 Female Executive Global Influencers by the Women’s EnergyCouncil (Oil & Gas Council UK), Rolake is a leading energy finance executive, providing strategic advisory services to the public and private sector in oil and gas and power, and has built a track record of helping to finance, invest in and successfully scale businesses across Africa’s energy sector.

She is also currently the Senior Africa Advisor to IFU Danish Investment Fund and sits on the global advisory board of Canadian Private Equity firm, Stonechair Capital advising on its $300mn #EnergyAfrica Fund for gas and renewables Prior to this, from 2014 – 2019 she was head of energy and natural resources for FBN Capital and FBNQuest Merchant Bank, investment and merchant banking arm of FBN Holdings PLC, helping corporates raise debt and equity capital. From 2017-19 she was a member of the private sector economic advisory group in the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria, working closely with the Chief Economic Adviser to the President on a range of
national development policy issues. Before returning to Nigeria in 2014, she was the pioneer head of the
energy research team at pan-African Ecobank Group in London, covering sub-Saharan Africa.

Rolake was recognized in the United Nations’ MIPAD Top 100 Under 40, in the Business &
Entrepreneurship Class of 2018, and was listed in the 2019 Choiseul Institute’s (France) top 200 Under-40 Young Economic Leaders in Africa. In 2015, she received the Best Africa Oil and Gas Analyst award from Energy Corporate Africa (US) and was listed in pan-African law firm, Centurion LLP’s, one to watch in African energy in 2016. She has been a regular reviewer of global newspaper headlines on BBC World News TV since 2012, and provides global business and economic analysis to several media platforms. She has a BSc and MSc degree from the London School of Economics (LSE), an executive MBA from TRIUM. She recently founded InaTidé, a not-for-profit social enterprise aimed at helping renewable energy off-grid and mini-grid entrepreneurs access finance.

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