08 Nov Olaide Agboola, CEO, Purple Capital
Olayide Agboola, also known as Laide or LA is a transformational Nigerian Entrepreneur and finance executive who has driven impact across multiple corporations and in various roles—corporate finance, asset management, investment banking, real estate and now lifestyle development. He is a financial expert and thorough bred investment banker with diverse experience in the full array of investment banking and wealth management services. He has delivered significant business value through diversity and inclusion, excellence and talent development. He has strengthened the finance pipeline of talent, capabilities, and culture by pioneering the design and implementation of people development and mentorship frameworks, diversity and inclusion, and culture programs. Prior to joining Purple, Laide Agboola held various executive roles at IBTC Asset Management Limited (now Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc), Investment Banking and Trust Company Limited (now Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc), Stanbic Capital Limited, UBA Global Markets Limited (now United Capital Plc), Alitheia Capital Limited, BGL Plc and Managing Partner and Founder, Alternative Capital Partners Limited. He also served as Technical Assistant to a former Honorable Minister of State for Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria between 2007 and 2010 with a focus on financial and capital markets as well as special projects. Mr. Agboola holds a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield and also holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and a Diploma of Finance from the prestigious Imperial College Business School, London.