Rolake Akinkugbe

Vice President & Head Natural Resources

FBN Capital Limited

Miss Rolake joined FBN Capital in May 2014 and works in investment banking deal origination in the energy and natural resources sector, while managing key sector relationships for FBN Capital. She is focused on delivering the full resources of the investment bank across equity, debt and other financial products to assist clients. Alongside this she provides strategic and expert insight and advice on the energy industry both internally and externally.

Prior to this, Rolake was for more than 3 years head of the energy and oil and gas research at pan-African Ecobank. She managed Ecobank’s research output across the energy industry value chain, covering a wide range of countries, energy products and industry players, and has built an extensive network in the global and African energy sector.

In her earlier career, Rolake was the lead country risk analyst West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea at the New York-based global risk consultancy, Eurasia Group, focusing on the oil & gas and mining & metals sectors. Fluent in French, Rolake is a regular commentator on global and African energy, and has been a regular reviewer of global newspaper headlines on BBC World News since 2012. She has a Bachelors and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics (LSE)