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Adebayo O. Ogunlesi

Lead Director

Director Since: October 2012

Goldman Sachs Committees: Governance (Chair), Ex-officio member: Audit, Compensation, Public Responsibilities, Risk
Other Current U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships: Callaway Golf Company and Kosmos Energy Ltd.
Other U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships within past 5 years: None

Key Experience and Qualifications

  • Strong leader, including leadership experience in the financial services industry: Founder, Chairman and Managing Partner of Global Infrastructure Partners and a former executive of Credit Suisse with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including investment banking and private equity

  • International business and global capital markets experience, including emerging markets: Advised and executed transactions and provided capital markets strategy advice globally

  • Expertise regarding governance and compensation: Service on the boards of directors and board committees of other public companies and not-for-profit entities, and in particular as chair or former chair of the nominating and corporate governance committees at each of Callaway Golf and Kosmos Energy, provides additional governance perspective

Career Highlights

  • Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm that invests worldwide in infrastructure assets in the energy, transport, water and waste industry sectors (July 2006 – Present)
  • Credit Suisse, a financial services company
    • Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Client Officer (2004 – 2006)
    • Member of Executive Board and Management Committee (2002 – 2006)
    • Head of Global Investment Banking Department (2002 – 2004)
    • Head of Global Energy Group (1997 – 2002)
       
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1980-1981)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Member, President's Strategic and Policy Forum
  • Member, Board of Trustees, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Member, National Board of Directors, The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Partnership for New York City Fund
  • Member, Harvard University Global Advisory Council and Harvard Law School Leadership Council of New York
  • Member, Board of Dean's Advisors, Harvard Business School

Education

  • Graduate of Oxford University, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School