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Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by AutoReportNG: 1:26am On Jul 21, 2018


There is a spirit called the spirit of excellence which is associated with every Nigerians irrespective of where we find ourselves anywhere in the world. Despite all the challenges we faced as a nation, we have remained tenacious, resilient and break the norms. Adebayo Ogunlesi may not ring a bell in Nigeria like that of Dangote, Adenuga etc but in the UK, he is an icon, a trailblazer in the aviation industry, he is seen someone who broke the jinx and brought the world's second largest airport, The Gatwick Airport and also he bought 4 more all in the UK. Ogunlesi is a man who doesn't believe in making noise or a media freak, he is someone who lets his work speaks for him.

As Nigeria is planning to have its national carrier in December, Nigeria Air, what about we having someone like Adebayo Ogunlesi to help remodel our airport as he was able to transform the Gatwick Airport into a world-class business and tourist airport especially Muritala Muhammed Internation Airport in Lagos.

Here are some facts about him...

Adebayo "Bayo" O. Ogunlesi (born December 20, 1953) is a Nigerian-born lawyer and investment banker. Ogunlesi is currently Chairman and Managing Partner at the private equity firm, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). Ogunlesi was the former head of Global Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston before being promoted to Chief Client Officer and Executive Vice Chairman.

Ogunlesi is from Makun, Sagamu, Ogun State in Nigeria. He is the son of Theophilus O. Ogunlesi, the first Nigerian professor of medicine at the University of Ibadan. His family is of Yoruba origin.



Ogunlesi went to King's College, Lagos, a secondary school in Lagos, Nigeria. He received a B.A. with first class honors in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University in England. In 1979, he received a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, which he pursued at the same time. During his time at Harvard, he was on the Harvard Law Review.

From 1980 to 1981, Ogunlesi served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. Ogunlesi was an attorney in the corporate practice group of the New York City law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he had been a summer associate while studying for his M.B.A.

In 1983, Ogunlesi joined the investment bank First Boston as an advisor on a Nigerian gas project.[2] At First Boston, he worked in the Project Finance Group, advising clients on transactions and financings and has worked on transactions in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. From 1997 to 2002, he was the Head of the Global Energy Group of the by then renamed Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB). In 2002, Ogunlesi was appointed Global Head of CSFB's Investment Banking Division. Also in 2002, he served as a member of Credit Suisse’s Executive Board and Management Committee. From 2004 to 2006, Ogunlesi was Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Client Officer of CSFB.

In July 2006, Ogunlesi started the private equity firm, Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a joint venture whose initial investors included Credit Suisse and General Electric. He currently serves as Chairman and Managing Partner.

In 2006, GIP bought London City Airport. In 2009, GIP acquired the majority in London Gatwick Airport in a deal worth £1.455 billion. The Nigerian press has given him the nickname, "The Man Who Bought Gatwick Airport." GIP also owns Edinburgh Airport, which they bought in 2012. He has a close ties with US president, Donald Trump.

Here is a documentary profiling the Nigerian Man who defied all odds...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jtj4kXToJng


Source:
https://www.autoreportng.com/2018/07/meet-nigerian-who-owns-about-5-airports.html


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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by AutoReportNG: 1:26am On Jul 21, 2018
Nigerians, doing wonders...

See more pictures of his airport here...

https://www.autoreportng.com/2018/07/meet-nigerian-who-owns-about-5-airports.html

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by Oritzy: 1:43am On Jul 21, 2018
This is a Product of hard-work and grace.


God I no want too much

A flourishing business
A house and two cars
1 for wife and 1 for myself

These I pray thee. Amen

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by DonFreshmoney(m): 1:44am On Jul 21, 2018
So u can't comment ur reactions on ur post shey, u just want to steal my shine. Anyway am still FTC.

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by Baawaa(m): 2:06am On Jul 21, 2018
This man will really try to succeed here because our politicians will frustrate his efforts with their self interest

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by citizenY(m): 2:22am On Jul 21, 2018
Mr Ogunlesi and his type will be invaluable to our new airline.

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by ademoladeji(m): 3:12am On Jul 21, 2018
The political office holders won't allow it. They would rather be awaiting allocations do airports repair n maintenance works rather than privatizing it for business growth.

Lagos airport might be an ideal start point instead of MMIA

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by Bolowolowo: 3:36am On Jul 21, 2018
Oritzy:
This is a Product of hard-work and grace.


God I no want too much

A flourishing business
A house and two cars
1 for wife and 1 for myself

These I pray thee. Amen


All the best to you. Amen.

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by laurel03: 4:39am On Jul 21, 2018
AutoReportNG:
Nigerians, doing wonders...
.... most of ur post na u dey always Ftc... greeediness.

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:45am On Jul 21, 2018
This is IMPRESSIVE.
This is call THE SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE.
May God bless the works of our hands.

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by Seanpizzy10: 5:56am On Jul 21, 2018
Nice


Drake Reacts To Regina Daniels In My Feelings Dance Challenge (Kiki).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j3C82A4qUw

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by rentAcock(m): 5:57am On Jul 21, 2018
KC boy. The best school in West Africa. Like all Kings College Lagos alumna before and after him, he has made us proud. Floreat Collegium.

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by IsaAbubakar: 5:57am On Jul 21, 2018
some useless street urchins will come here to form familiarity and tribe even when the man doesn't give a rat asss of his country cheesy

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by DoTheNeedful: 5:57am On Jul 21, 2018
He is from my state but he is a silly man. Hardly can one find any reasonable investment of his in Nigeria save the Ruff n Tumble reportedly owned by his wife. I will always admire Dangote, Adenuga and the likes.

By the way, Lagos state should approach him on the proposed Lekki Airport.



EDIT: His wife is not the owner of Ruff and Tumble.

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by iluvpomo(m): 5:57am On Jul 21, 2018
Amazing achievement- salute! Does he have any verifiable investments in Nigeria - just curious?

Btw, so Donald Trump (aka Putin's houseboy) no longer thinks of Nigeria as a shithole! shocked

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by Caseless: 6:00am On Jul 21, 2018
Name checked! This is what we call a developer.

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by 3DCYCLOPS: 6:00am On Jul 21, 2018
Good for him


Hope he's impacting lives down here too.

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by Nobody: 6:01am On Jul 21, 2018
shocked
Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by kasheemawo(m): 6:01am On Jul 21, 2018
Yoruba Muslim amaka cheesy

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by Pebcak: 6:02am On Jul 21, 2018
grin
Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by Nukilia: 6:02am On Jul 21, 2018
grin grin grin Don't expect this man to do well under a government of dullards and certificate forgers!

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by Caseless: 6:02am On Jul 21, 2018
IsaAbubakar:
some useless street urchins will come here to form familiarity and tribe even when the man doesn't give a rat asss of his country cheesy
you're saying this because he's not from your region. If he was, you'd have been the first to scream... I**o amaka! Sadist!

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by AmiciLord(m): 6:03am On Jul 21, 2018
Add my name to the list cause am next in line. Make una give me chance.
Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by Akpacha(m): 6:05am On Jul 21, 2018
Oritzy:
This is a Product of hard-work and grace.


God I no want too much

A flourishing business
A house and two cars
1 for wife and 1 for myself

These I pray thee. Amen
A flourishing business and u want just 2 cars? That wouldn't be enough sir.

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by emmie14: 6:05am On Jul 21, 2018
Airports? 4 airports? Hmmm.

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by handsomeyinka(m): 6:06am On Jul 21, 2018
I love my tribe




UP Afonjas....!!!!.!.!.!.!.!.

Just incase you dont know dangote is from "Ékiti"

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by Horlamidei(m): 6:06am On Jul 21, 2018
I can proudly say I know this man's family very very well, there house is just opposite our street, his mum knows me very very well b4 she died, from the same local government area and of all there family is a born Christian with focus. I didn't know him personally until Trump era when my mum said this great man is from that family. I was damn shocked!
#LORD make me great so neighbours and people can say this about me too. #Amen

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Re: Meet Adebayo Ogunlesi Who Owns 5 Airports In The United Kingdom by Akpacha(m): 6:06am On Jul 21, 2018
Caseless:
you're saying this because he's not from your region. If he was, you'd have been the first to scream... I**o amaka! Sadist!
guy how isaabubakar, wan take b igbo na?

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