27-28 SEPTEMBER 2016

WorldPensionSummit Africa Special

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Wole Famurewa

Wole Famurewa

Markets Editor, West Africa at CNBC Africa

Wole Famurewa is the Markets Editor for West Africa at CNBC Africa. He is responsible for supervising the channels editorial content in West Africa. He is also the presenter of CNBC Africa’s daily markets review programme Closing Bell West Africa (airs weekdays on CNBC Africa) and the host of Mind Your Own Business, a weekly radio programme that showcases Nigeria’s leading young entrepreneurs.

Wole studied at the University of Lagos, Nigeria where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance. His university experience cultivated his keen interest in economics and financial markets. Between 1999 and 2010, he pursued a career in investment management and research.  During this period, Wole worked at FSDH Securities, Lead Capital, Afrinvest and PHB Asset Management and was the head of investment research at all these organisations. 

Prior to joining CNBC Africa, Wole was a frequent speaker/panellist at investment conferences in Nigeria and South Africa. Additionally, between 2002 and 2007 he was a freelance analyst for the Economic Intelligence Unit, writing/contributing to several reports including the Nigeria Country Commerce and Country Finance reports. 

Wole joined CNBC Africa in 2010 as a business news presenter on the channel. His responsibilities include anchoring/co-anchoring live business programmes, interviewing top business leaders, financial analysts, government officials, traders and regulatory authorities. He has interviewed hundreds of high profile business and political leaders including Jacob Zuma (South Africa President), Goodluck E. Jonathan (former President Nigeria), Yemi Osinbajo (Nigeria Vice President) Ali Bongo Odinmba (Gabon President) Jeff Immelt (CEO, General Electric), Sebastian Coe (IAAF President), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (Former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria), Wale Tinubu (CEO of Oando Plc Nigeria), James Nwangi (CEO of Equity Bank Kenya).

In 2011, he produced Eye on Nigeria’s Capital Market, a monthly programme dedicated to reviewing developments in Nigeria’s Capital Market. His reporting earned him the 2012 Citi Journalistic Excellence Award. In 2014, he was selected as one of 3 judges to select the Citi Journalistic Excellence Award Winner for the year 2014.

Since joining CNBC Africa, Wole has moderated many live/recorded dialogues and events. These include the Annual Presidential Dialogue at the Nigeria Economic Summit 2012 (panellists included Nigeria’s Vice President Nemadi Sango and Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala); Forbes Person of the Year Award 2012; Africa Business Leaders Award 2013 and 2014; panel discussion at the launch of the Alternative Securities Market by the Nigeria Stock Exchange 2013.

Given his background in Finance and access to decision makers, Wole is also a facilitator for corporate strategy sessions and other interactive programmes designed to analyse Nigeria and the broader African and Global economy. In addition, Wole conducts a range of research assignments for prospective investors in Nigeria.


An avid football and basketball follower, Wole is a fan of the UK based Arsenal FC and the Los Angeles Lakers based in Los Angeles California, USA.

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