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
Areas of expertise
Strategy, Value creation, Organizational renewal, Leadership effectiveness
Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Finance
Minister of State, Finance
Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCTA)
First Bank of Nigeria
Zenith Bank PLC
DGM Commercial Banking
Arthur Andersen & Co, Lagos
Lead Senior, Banking and Finance Group
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
Boards & memberships
Law Union and Rock Insurance PLC
Chairman, Board of Directors
Alternative Capital Partners Limited
Chairman & Chief Strategist
Areas of focus at Apis
Apis Advisory Board
How would you describe a perfect investment?
There is no perfect investment but a great investment is one that supersedes the goals and expectations of the investors.
What is so important about Financial Services in Growth Markets?
Financial inclusion in Growth Markets has exponential impact on GDP growth and is a sustainable means of improving lives in those economies.