Adebayo 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: Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp.; Kosmos Energy Ltd.  
Other U.S.-listed Public Company Directorships within past 5 years: None

*As previously announced, Mr. Ogunlesi will retire from the Board effective April 24, 2024.

Key Experience and Qualifications

  • Strong leader with global experience in the financial services industry: Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Infrastructure Partners and a former executive of Credit Suisse with over 25 years of leadership 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
  • Broad board and governance expertise: 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 Chief Executive Officer, 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)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1980-1981)

Other Professional Experience and Community Involvement

  • Director Emeritus, National Board of Directors, The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Member, Global Advisory Council, Harvard University 
  • Member, Board of Dean's Advisors, Harvard Business School
  • Member, Dean's Advisory Board and Leadership Council of New York, Harvard Law School 


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