05 September 2019
Renaissance Capital strengthens its Frontier / SSA research team

Adesoji Solanke re-joins as Director, Frontier / Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) banks research analyst

Renaissance Capital, a leading investment bank in emerging and frontier markets, announces that Adesoji (Soji) Solanke has re-joined the Firm as Director, Frontier / Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) banks research analyst, based in London. He will be covering Frontier / SSA bank and select fintech stocks, reporting to Yvonne Mhango, Head of Research, SSA. 

Yvonne Mhango, Head of Research, SSA, Sub-Saharan Africa Economist, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Soji back to the Firm as it is always great to win the best talent in the market. Since his previous stint at Renaissance Capital, Soji has completed an MBA at London Business School. I am convinced that our client offering will only benefit from his return to the team."

Adesoji Solanke, Director, Frontier / SSA banks research, said: "It’s good to be back at Renaissance Capital. The financials space continues to evolve and within frontier markets they are even more dynamic and important than ever before, across traditional banks and emerging fintech players. I look forward to re-engaging." 

Adesoji Solanke has over ten years of experience in financial markets. His most recent roles have been in private equity and venture capital, working in fintech and renewable energy. Prior to this he spent six years at Renaissance Capital, where he was the lead SSA banks analyst and head of Nigeria research. He was the no.1 rated equity analyst in Africa (ex-SA) by Financial Mail in 2015 and 2016. Soji recently completed an MBA at London Business School (LBS) as a Mo Ibrahim scholar – an award given to an exceptional and high-potential African candidate. At LBS, he excelled at stock picking, winning the fall 2016 stock pitch competition and the “Silver-Bull” award in July 2019 for Value Investing. He also served as a President of the prestigious LBS Africa Club and as an analyst on the Student Investment Fund.