Labi Ogunbiyi founded First Hydrocarbon Nigeria Limited (FHN), where he served as Chief Executive Officer between 2009 and 2014. In the years before joining FHN, Labi Ogunbiyi functioned as Deputy Head of leading American law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP’s Africa Practice. He worked with the International Finance and Banking Department of Magic Circle law firm Herbert Smith Freehills for four years; was an advisor to the Banking Association PPP Unit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and has offered strategic advisory services to The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Business Group.
He currently serves as a director to Newrest ASL plc and Interswitch Limited and is a Special Advisor to Babban Gona (an agricultural franchise, developed by impact investing firm, Doreo Partners), as well as a number of upstream E&P companies, oil services companies and investment funds operating in Africa. ‘Labi holds legal qualifications from King’s College, London , the University of Passau, Germany, and the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice.