Partner at Adlevo Capital
Folabi Esan is a founding Partner of Adlevo Capital – the first private equity firm to specialize in growth-stage investments in technology enabled companies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to this, he was the pioneer Managing Director of SAP Nigeria and Regional Manager for SAP West Africa and held other positions in several illustrious firms including Bain & Company and Andersen Consulting.
Mr. Esan is an avid entrepreneur and has successfully run two companies – Techno-Diffusion (an idea incubator) and Heureka Consulting (a provider of technology marketing services). In addition, he is also the current president of the Nigerian-German Business Association (NGBA) and of the Stanford Alumni Club of Nigeria.
He has a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria, a Masters in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters in innovation Systems and Technology Policy from the University of London.
In this session, leaders from Nigeria and other counties will discuss leadership in financial innovation and technology for Nigeria, including important transformation in artificial intelligence and machine learning.