Adebayo O. Ogunlesi

Lead Director

Director Since: October 2012

Committees: Chair, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee; ex-officio member of all other standing committees
Other Current Public Company Directorships: Callaway Golf Company and Kosmos Energy Ltd.
Other Public Company Directorships within past 5 years: None

Career Highlights

  • Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm that invests worldwide in infrastructure assets in the energy, transport and 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)
    • Various positions (1983-1997)
  • Attorney, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, a law firm headquartered in New York (1981-1983)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Chairman, Africa Finance Corporation

  • Member, Board of Trustees, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

  • Member, National Board of Directors, The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

  • Member, Advisory Board, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

  • Member, Board of Directors, Partnership for New York City Fund

  • Member, Board of Directors, Americans for Oxford

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1980-1981)

Experience and Qualifications

As 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, Mr. Ogunlesi has extensive knowledge of the global investment banking and private equity sectors. Mr. Ogunlesi provides our Board with an experienced outlook on international business and global capital markets, including emerging markets. Through his service on the boards of directors and board committees of other public companies and not-for-profit entities, and in particular as chair of the nominating and corporate governance committees at each of Callaway Golf and Kosmos Energy, Mr. Ogunlesi has developed in-depth knowledge of current corporate governance trends and best practices, which he utilizes in his roles as our Lead Director and Corporate Governance and Nominating Chair.