H.E Olusegun Obasanjo


Fund Ambassador

H.E Olusegun Obasanjo served as President of Nigeria from May 1999 to May 2007. Olusegun Obasanjo served as President of Nigeria from May 1999 to May 2007.. After serving his country for eight years and restoring the respect of its continental peers and the international community, Obasanjo stepped down in 2007. His role as Africa’s ambassador-at-large has continued. In 2008 he was appointed by the United Nations as a special envoy for Africa and has since overseen democratic elections on behalf of the African Union and Ecowas in countries across the continent. He has since emerged as an advocate for investment into the country and with the launch of his Foundation will tackle issues critical to advance across the Continent. Outside the political arena Obasanjo has been a catalyst in driving Africa’s economic transformation. Using his experience as a successful farmer and businessman in Nigeria he is actively engaging this community to facilitate more investment into the continent. Through his Foundation he also formed the Africa Investment Council (AIC) - a new venture designed to promote Africa Frontier markets investment.