Adebayo Ogunlesi: The man who bought Gatwick Airport


Burna boy dropped a new song “Wonderful” on all platforms and the song has been receiving massive compliments from social media users most especially for the name Adebayo Ogunlesi mentioned in Burna Boy’s song Wonderful.

So we did our research on the man Adebayo OGUNLESI.

Adebayo Ogunlesi was born on 20th December 1953. He’s presently 66 years old and hails from Sagamu, an Ijebu speaking locality in Ogun state.

Adebayo is a Nigerian lawyer and investment banker. He is married to Dr Amelia Quist Ogunlesi and the marriage is blessed with two kids.

He started his secondary education in Kings College Lagos before moving to Lincoln College, further to the University of Oxford and finally the Harvard Business school in 1979.

His father Theophilus Ogunlesi is Nigerian First professor of medicine.

Adebayo Ogunlesi is a member of Dean’s advisory board at Harvard business school.
Harvard Law School Leadership Council of New York.

Adebayo worked with the United States Supreme Court’s Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall as his law clerk until in 1981 when he left.

He was later appointed as an advisor in 1983 on Nigerian gas project by investment bank First Boston.

Harvard Global Advisory Council NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: National Board of Directors.

NY–Presbyterian Hospital: Board of Trustees.

Adebayo Ogunlesi is the Chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners, the owners of Gatwick Airport (Europe’s ninth busiest airport) and Edinburgh Airport.

He joined Goldman Sachs’ Board of Directors in 2012. He is the Vice-Chairman of Credit Suisse.

It is shocking to know that  Adebayo Ogunlesi has five airports. 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.

Burnaboy steadily informing Nigerians Check out “ Wonderful”.


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