Kola Oni, Assistant General Manager, AXA Mansard

Kola Oni joined AXA Mansard in March 2015 as Group Head, Strategy and Corporate Planning.

Kola has over 10 years’ ‘Big 4’ consulting experience, advising mid to large-sized Nigerian conglomerates and Global companies on their Nigeria operations and Africa expansion. He’s advised his clients on fund-raising, mergers and acquisition, due diligence and divestments and helped the foreign ones form strong local JV partnerships.

In between his consulting experience he’s held direct operational roles in the investment banking as well as risk management divisions of UBA Group. In UBA Group, he was part of the team that pioneered the use of financial modelling for Value-at-Risk (VaR) and other advanced techniques for managing market risks in the Nigerian banking industry; actively supporting the Treasury and Board Asset & Liability Committees (ALCo) across UBA’s operations in 13 countries.

In KPMG Advisory Services, he led the project teams that advised Nigeria’s leading industrial conglomerate and one of the largest banks on their Africa expansion; he’s also advised some of the world’s leading private equity firms – Carlyle, Helios and KKR on investments in Nigeria.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Microbiology from the University of Ilorin and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He trained as a Chartered Accountant in PwC and has attended several international training programmes on M&A, capital raising and valuations.

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