Traject Policy Consulting
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The Team

Abimbola Agboluaje

Managing Partner

Abimbola consults in governance and economic policy reform and communications. He has worked on projects for The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), co-editing the book "Science and Society in the Face of the New Security Threats" (IOS Press, Amsterdam) with Mary Sharpe at the University of Cambridge. He also worked with a team at the University of Bristol on the NATO-funded project "Governance and International Security".

He has consulted for other organisations including the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on governance reform, trade and investment promotion. He taught the course "The Social and Political Environment of Business" at the Lagos Business School in 2008. From March 2010 to August 2011, he was Chairman of the Communication Committee of the Presidential Task Force for Power Sector Reform (PTFP) where he developed and led the execution of a plan to promote Nigeria's electric power industry reform to stakeholders such as labour groups, the media and local and international investors.

Abimbola attended Government College, Ibadan. He completed a PhD thesis on international development aid and economic reforms at the University of Cambridge in 2005. He was a Laureate of the Governance Institute of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dakar Senegal in 2003. While at Cambridge, he was an Editor at the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. He recently completed a book chapter on "Corporate Social Responsibility and Latecomer Industrialization in Nigeria" with Professor Richard Joseph of North-western University and Kelly Spence of the Chicago Council. He is a visiting member of the Editorial Board of the Guardian where he writes on economic policy.

Richard Oshowole

Richard has over 20 years experience as a management consultant in organizational improvement and project and change management. He has worked with both private and public sector clients in Europe, Africa and Asia and held senior consultancy positions with British and international firms. Since 2000 when he relocated to Nigeria to join PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), he has lead teams on organization re-structuring and process re-engineering projects such as the Central Bank of Nigeria Project EAGLES, World Bank capacity building project at the Federal Ministry of Finance, and Internally Generated Revenue and E-Government projects in Cross Rivers State amongst others.

He left PWC as a Director in the Performance Improvement Consulting arm of the business. Richard was a UNDP/DFID Technical Advisor at the Minister of Power between 2009 and 2011, later becoming head of the Project Management Office of the Presidential Task Force on Power.

Richard obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics and Politics at Bristol University in 1979 and a Post Graduate Diploma from Birmingham University in 1981, specializing in West African Development and Economic History. He also gained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester in 1985.

Adeniyi Adeyemi Bilesanmi

Yemi has 21 years professional experience spanning banking, mortgage banking, investment advisory and management. He started his career working in the audit department of the Nigerian Railway Corporation. He went into the banking industry in 1991, working in Branch Operations, Financial Control, Risk Management and Corporate Banking amongst others. He joined Intercontinental Bank Plc in June 2004 as Relationship Manager, rising to the position of Assistant General Manager (AGM) and Deputy Managing Director, Intercontinental Homes Savings and Loans Plc. in March 2010.

Other positions he held in the Intercontinental Bank Group include Senior Manager/Branch Head (Adeola Hopewell Branch), and Group Head Banking and Mortgages. He resigned from Intercontinental in September 2010 to join Leverage Homes Savings and Loans where he managed a portfolio of private property investments as Managing Director Yemi obtained a B.Sc. in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Obafemi Awolowo University in 1989 and 2000 respectively. He has also attended the Advance Management Programme (AMP) of the Lagos Business School (Pan African University). He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAN), Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria (CPIN) and Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).

Oyebisi Babatunde Oluseyi

Oyebisi is a development policy consultant with over 10 years experience in civil society development, social protection and policy advocacy strategy planning. He has consulted for the United Nations and government agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations in the United States of America, Britain, Switzerland, Uruguay, Lebanon, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Senegal, Botswana and Nigeria.

Oyebisi was recognized in 2008 by UNICEF, Headquarters in New York for his work with rural youth in African countries. He has a first degree in agriculture extension services.

Olumide Abimbola

Associate

Olumide is an economic anthropologist. He completed a PhD thesis on the international trade in used clothing at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany in 2011. He has specialized in European investment in Africa and international sources of real estate financing in Africa after his PhD. He has also researched smuggling in West Africa.

Olumide has written for different economic newsletters and media outfits, including a column for Nigeria's BusinessDay newspaper. He also coordinates NigeriansTalk.org, a Nigerian analysis and commentary website. He has taught economic anthropology at the Martin Luther University in Germany, and is currently a research associate of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, where he is working on a book on integration in the urban space. He has also consulted for different outfits on political and economic risk, focusing especially on European investment in the West African oil industry for investment analysis firms.

Afolabi Obilade

Afolabi has worked in human resources, business development and strategy for over 16 years in the private and public sectors. He rose to the position of Senior Manager, Training & Administration at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). In 2008, he joined the World Bank-supported Lagos State PPP transport scheme, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), as Head of Administration. He joined BiCourtney, a private infrastructure company, as Head of Administration and Business Development in 2010, setting up a management structure and establishing project management teams for the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway road modernization and reconstruction project.

Folabi attended Government College, Ibadan and the University of Ibadan. He obtained a MBA, specializing in business strategy, at the Durham Business School United Kingdom where he won the Dean's scholarship.