Adebayo O. Ogunlesi has been a director since October 2012. Mr. Ogunlesi is our Lead Director, Chair of our Governance Committee and an exofficio member of all of our Board’s other standing committees. He currently serves as a director of Callaway Golf Company and Kosmos Energy Ltd.
Mr. Ogunlesi has not served on the Board of Directors of any other public company within the past five years. Mr. Ogunlesi’s career highlights include: Chairman and Managing Partner, Global Infrastructure Partners (June 2006 – Present); at Credit Suisse: Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Client Officer (2004-2006), Member of Executive Board and Management Committee (2002-2006), Head of Global Investment Banking Department (2002-2004), Head of Global Energy Group (1997-2002), Various positions (1983-1997).
His other professional experience and community involvement include: Member, Board of Trustees, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Member, National Board of Directors, The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; Member, Advisory Board, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art; Member, Board of Directors, Partnership for New York City Fund; Member, Harvard University Global Advisory Council and Harvard Law School Leadership Council of New York; Member, Board of Dean’s Advisors, Harvard Business School; and Law Clerk to the Honorable Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1980-1981).
Key experience and qualifications include: strong leader, including leadership experience in the financial services industry: founder, Chairman and Managing Partner of Global Infrastructure Partners and a former executive of Credit Suisse with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including investment banking and private equity; international business and global capital markets experience, including emerging markets: advised and executed transactions and provided capital markets strategy advice globally; knowledge gained as former Chair of our Risk Committee: provides additional perspective on key risks facing our firm; expertise regarding governance and compensation: service on the boards of directors and board committees of other public companies and not-for-profit entities, and in particular as Chair of the nominating and corporate governance committees at each of Callaway Golf and Kosmos Energy, provides additional governance perspective.