Ope Onibokun

Investment Director - Project Finance - Infrastructure and Climate CDC Group Plc

Ope is an Investment Director in the Infrastructure and Climate Group at CDC Group, UK where he focuses on origination and leads structured financing for various infrastructure projects particularly in the transportation, ports and logistics sectors.
Prior to joining CDC Group, Ope was the Head of Project Finance at Arise, a pan-African infrastructure developer and sponsor backed by AP Moller Capital, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and Olam International, where he successfully raised over US$200 million. Ope was also an Infrastructure Investment Specialist lead at Investec Asset Management (now NinetyOne) and was part of the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) investment team, a US$1 billion debt fund, where he successfully participated in financing valued at over US$2 billion in the power, transportation, logistics and telecom sectors.
Earlier in his career, Ope was an Assistant Vice President at Citigroup’s Project and Infrastructure Finance group in Hong Kong, providing financial advisory and arranging debt facilities for project finance transactions in the power, oil & gas and infrastructure sectors for clients in Asia and Europe.
Ope enjoys volunteering his time at various non-profit organizations to include AFFORD UK and has published several articles on impact investments in Africa. His hobbies include hiking, running and listening to good music.
Ope holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Management Information System from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and Master of Business Administration from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.