Chairman, Board of Trustee

Mr. A. Olawale Edun

Olawale (Wale) Edun has a background in economics, public finance, international finance, merchant banking and corporate finance at both national and international levels.  

Wale is the Chairman of Chapel Hill Denham Group, Lagos, a leading investment bank. He was twice appointed Commissioner of Finance in Lagos State between 1999 and 2004.

His experience includes working for the World Bank/International Finance Corporation in Washington DC, USA, In this role he was involved in assignments in India, the Caribbean and East Asia, amongst others. Wale also worked in merchant banking in Nigeria. He is a director of several other private businesses; and Chairman, Board of Trustees, Ogoni Trust Fund for the environmental Clean-up of Ogoniland in the Niger Delta of Nigeria.  

Wale is an International Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation and Chairman of Lagos Boxing Hall of Fame, a registered non-profit youth development organization that runs amateur boxing in Lagos in conjunction with the Lagos Amateur Boxing Association. He is also involved with other not-for-profit organizations.  

He obtained his Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics from the University of London, Queen Mary College, United Kingdom. He is married with children.