Olumide Lawson


Olumide has a career spanning more than 15 years in financial accounting and corporate finance. He has extensive experience in financial planning, budget, treasury management and in executing financial strategy.

He started his career in the Commercial Banking Group of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc., and from there joined the Financial Control Unit of Asset & Resource Management Company Ltd. (now ARM Investment Managers). He also worked in senior finance roles at Ocean & Oil Holdings, MTS First Wireless, and Legacy Realties Limited. Prior to joining Sahel, he was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Lotus Capital, a full service ethical investment boutique specializing in Shari’ah compliant asset management, private wealth management advisory services, and financial advisory services. He has worked extensively across a broad range of agricultural value chains since joining Sahel in 2013 and he sits on the Board of Diamond Pearls Agro-Allied Limited and Dayntee Farms Limited

Olumide holds a B.Sc. in Accounting from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and is a certified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®). He is a member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP) and an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA).

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