Remi Babalola

Senior Advisor

Remi Babalola’s experience spans Financial Services, particularly in the areas of digital enablers and financial inclusion, policy environment and deal engagement; this presents opportunities for business and regulatory contacts, sectorial insights and operational expertise.

Currently, he is Chairman/ Chief Strategist of Alternative Capital Partners Limited, a Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) registered Advisory and Fund/ Portfolio Management firm in Nigeria. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Law Union and Rock Insurance Plc.
Prior to joining Apis, Remi served as Minister of State for Finance from July 2007 to August 2010; he simultaneously held the post of Supervising Federal Capital Territory Minister in late 2008.

Before his appointment to the Federal Cabinet, he had extensive experience in the private sector at top management and executive director levels, most especially in banking, auditing, consulting and strategy.

Remi is happily married with children, and enjoys reading, philanthropy and music.



Oyo State, Nigeria

Currently located

Lagos, Nigeria

Areas of expertise

Strategy, Value creation, Organizational renewal, Leadership effectiveness


There is no perfect investment but a great investment is one that supersedes the goals and expectations of the investors.

Financial inclusion in Growth Markets has exponential impact on GDP growth and is a sustainable means of improving lives in those economies.

Prior experience

Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA)

Supervisory Minister

First Bank of Nigeria

Executive Director

Zenith Bank PLC

DGM Commercial Banking

Arthur Andersen & Co, Lagos

Lead Senior, Banking and Finance Group

Pricewaterhouse, Lagos

Experienced Assistant


University of Lagos, Nigeria
Master of Banking & Finance

University of Ibadan, Oyo Nigeria
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics

Lagos Business School

INSEAD, Stanford, Wharton

London Business School


Areas of focus at Apis

Apis Advisory Board


Boards & memberships

Law Union and Rock Insurance PLC
Chairman, Board of Directors

Alternative Capital Partners Limited
Chairman & Chief Strategist

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