Mr. Olabode Mubasheer Agusto obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos in 1977. Mr Agusto became an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 1981 and a Fellow of the same association in 1991.
He has over 35 years’ work experience in various organisations including UTC Motors Limited, Price water house Coopers and Nigeria International Bank Limited (now Citibank Nigeria Limited). He is the founder of Agusto & Co. Limited, which is the first credit rating agency licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in Nigeria.
In 2003, President Obasanjo appointed him as his Director-General/Adviser (Budget Matters) and a member of his Economic Team during his second term in office (2003-2007).
He also held various public positions during this period including non-Executive Director, National Pension Commission (2005 to 2007), Member, Central Bank of Nigeria Monetary Policy Committee (2006 to 2007).
Mr Agusto was a non-Executive Director of Shell Nigeria Closed Pension Fund from 2009 to 2013. Currently, he serves as a non-executive director on the board of Agusto & Co. Limited and as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Lagos State University.
Mr Agusto is a recipient of the national honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic. He is also an independent researcher and consultant. His research interests cover the economics, politics and banking of the key countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mr. Agusto joined the Board of Guaranty Trust Bank plc in April 2010.