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Mr. Mosopefolu George – Honourable Commissioner

Mosopefolu George was born in Lagos on the 20th of February 1974. He attended
Corona School Ikoyi, and moved on to Federal Government College Ijanikin, Lagos for
his secondary education. Upon attaining his O’ Levels, Ope briefly studied at the
University of Lagos, before proceeding to complete his degree at the University of
Leicester, England where he attained a 2.1 (upper), in Business Economics in 1996.

Ope thereafter obtained a Master of Science (MSc) degree in International Business
from the prestigious Manchester School of Management, at the University of
Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

Ope began his Career at Citibank N.A in London in 1997, where he joined the Global
Markets team, with specific responsibilities for the emerging markets of Central,
Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He specialized in emerging markets loan
syndication and Project Finance. Ope moved on to Join the Corporate Finance Team
at KPMG, London in 2001, where he specialized in various private finance initiative
projects. At KPMG, he had the responsibility of advising multinationals, governments,
and the public sector in the health and utilities industry, on the structuring and raising
of finance. Ope Left KPMG in 2004 and took up a Job with SAGEM France in the
Telecommunications industry.

In 2007 Ope was appointed as the Senior Special Assistant on Economic Matters to
Gov Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN). A position he held until 2009, when he was
appointed the Acting Managing Director of Lekki Worldwide Investments Limited (the
Lagos State Government’s investment vehicle for the Lekki Free Zone). Ope was at
Lekki worldwide Investments Limited until 2015.

Ope remains a visionary leader with an illustrious career in the realm of Corporate
Finance and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). In 2017, he was appointed as the
Director General of the Office of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) where he embarked
on a transformative journey to promote collaboration and synergy between the public
and private sectors.

Under his astute leadership, the Office of Public-Private Partnership witnessed
significant growth and advancement in fostering mutually beneficial partnerships. Ope’s
strategic and innovative approach led to the successful execution of numerous vital
projects that have positively impacted the Lagos socio-economic landscape.
Throughout his tenure as the Director General, Ope exhibited an unwavering
commitment to excellence, ensuring transparency and accountability in all Lagos PPP
endeavors. His remarkable ability to navigate complex challenges and engage
stakeholders from diverse backgrounds earned him widespread respect.

In recognition of his contributions to the development of PPP initiatives, in February
2022, Ope was appointed as the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on
Public-Private Partnerships. In this elevated role, he continued to drive the strategic
vision for PPP projects, providing expert counsel to the government and fostering an
environment conducive to sustainable growth and progress. Ope’s expertise in public private partnerships has been instrumental in attracting investments, boosting
infrastructure development, and delivering essential services to the community.
As the Special Adviser to the Governor, Ope remained committed to fostering
innovation, inclusivity and responsible governance in PPP projects. His profound
impact on the Lagos socio- economic frontier and his ability to forge strong partnerships
made him an invaluable asset in advancing the collective welfare of the people and
driving progress towards a brighter future for the people of the center of excellence.

A Manchester United fan, Mosopefolu is happily married to Oluwafemi George and is
blessed with 3 sons.

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