27-28 SEPTEMBER 2016

WorldPensionSummit Africa Special

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Solomon Adegbie-Quaynor

Solomon Adegbie-Quaynor

Client Leadership Group with International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Mr. Solomon Adegbie-Quaynor currently serves as a member of the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC’s) Client Leadership Group, engaging strategically and long-term with select key IFC clients globally, with a focus on Africa.  He is also an Advisor to the Strategic Investments group that develops transformational projects and partnerships for execution at the World Bank Group.

Prior to this, Solomon served as IFC’s Country Manager in Nigeria and led the development of IFC’s business in Nigeria into the 9th largest country portfolio globally, and the largest in sub-Saharan Africa.  This entailed increasing IFC’s annual investment volume ten-fold to circa US$1.5 billion during his tenure, and also establishing a strong franchise for providing advisory services in key areas such as housing, domestic capital markets development, financial infrastructure, SME capacity building, and corporate governance, amongst others.  

Before Nigeria, Solomon served as IFC’s Head of Infrastructure for sub-Saharan Africa based in Johannesburg from 2002-2006. Between 2001-2002, he also oversaw IFC’s overall business in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Zambia and Zimbabwe. After joining IFC in 1999 and up until 2001, Solomon first worked on projects in Eastern Europe and subsequently led IFC’s Infrastructure Advisory Services Group’s business development in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Before IFC, Solomon worked in the US for several years in investment banking on Wall Street, providing corporate finance advisory services to large and medium corporations.  He worked for Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns in New York City as an Associate and Vice President in the generalist and media & communications groups, respectively. 

For several years before business school, Solomon was a college professor at the Atlanta University Center in Mathematics and Engineering.

Solomon is a graduate of the J L Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  He also has an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as a BS in Applied Physics from the Atlanta University Center. 

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