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Olugbolahan Mark George ("OMG")
Financial Services Professional
OMG is a financial services professional with over twenty five years experience in private
equity / venture capital, international finance, insurance and investment management.
An accomplished manager, with highly diverse business knowledge and propensity to
initiate positive changes, capitalizing on strong business acumen and natural leadership
talents to steer teams and company in a new direction.
Proven ability in project management, financial advisory services and investment risk
appraisal. Good knowledge and understanding of the local and international financial
services industry. Result-orientated and resourceful energetic self-starter with creative
and organizational skills, committed to superior customer service.
OMG is a Chartered Insurer (ACII London); holds a degree in Law - LLB (Hons);
Diploma in Investment Appraisal & Risk Analysis; Certificate in Private Equity (Said
Business School, Oxford University) and Diplomas in Business & Finance.
In addition, OMG is a part-time lecturer at the Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria where he
teaches strategy and finance courses on various executive and function specific
programmes of the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) and the the School of Media
and Communication (SMC).
Some previous assignments are Project Director / Snr. Transaction advisor for the
USAID Renewable Energy / Energy Efficiency Project (REEP); Finance Sector Specialist
for Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF) - an award-winning advisory facility
funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID); CEO of MicroCred
Microfinance Bank Nigeria, a subsidiary of MicroCred SA Paris - an international
investment company; Country Director of GroFin Nigeria, a specialist financier and
developer of small and medium enterprises; Head of Financial Advisory, First Funds
Limited, the wholly owned private equity / venture capital company of First Bank Plc;
Senior Associate, Head of Investment Management leading the Financial Advisory
Services Group at Ventures & Trusts; 9 years as a Divisional Director of Willis Faber &
Dumas Limited, a United Kingdom based Lloyd's broker. OMG has also consulted for
various Development Finance Institutions - IFC; GIZ; World Bank; UASID; DFID;
GEMS; African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF); Alliance for a Green Revolution in
Africa (AGRA); Enable and the British Council.
OMG is the startegis director of mark-george consultants ("mgc") an international
consulting firm dedicated to Training, Capacity Building, Management Services, Poverty
Management, in addition to Research, Strategy and Leadership Services. It's major
areas of business include Entrepreneurship Training and Manpower Development,
Business Development Services for MSMEs and management consultancy. The firm has
acquired a wealth of expertise and knowledge over the past decade and has carried out
assignments for local and international agencies including the World Bank Group;
USAID; DFID; UNDP; GTZ; IFDC; Federal and state governments; Industrial Training
Fund of Nigeria (ITF) and the organized private sector (top tier quoted and unquoted
mgc works extensively with the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan-Atlantic
University, Nigeria on its training and capacity building initiatives in the SME sector.
The company is also engaged as the consultant to deliver enterprise-training seminars to
top-tier banks for its MSME proposition - over 9,000 clients trained since 2009.
mgc has developed and conducted training courses in the areas of professional and
career development; personality profiling; human resource management; finance;
accounting; business planning; strategy; customer service; personal effectiveness; team
building and leadership. Our trainers have over 30 years of experience in the
development, management and presentation of training programs and courses.
Besides offering consultancy services, mgc is also involved in the assessment, design and
implementation of development projects for governments, donor agencies and
corporates, particularly involving microfinance and enterprise development for the