Kayode Ayeni

Mr Kayode Ayeni is a serial entrepreneur and an investor whose business interests span several industries. He is currently the Chief Executive officer of Zillenium—an integrated, end-to-end property Development Company.

Kayode also has interests in Oil and Gas and is a Director and co-founder of Crestar Integrated Natural Resources Limited. A Nigerian exploration and production company that has acquired Shell Petroleum Development Company’s interests in OML 25. He is also a Director with James Bay Energy Nigeria Limited.

He is also founder of 5K Gas and Power which specializes in the provision of clean energy solutions to housing estates and renewable energy solutions in general. He sits on the boards of Oakwood Park Hotel, Chams Access limited and AfriDev capital partners, amongst others.

In his past professional life, he was the pioneer Managing Director of First Funds, the then Venture Capital/Private Equity arm of the First Bank Group, now FBN Capital Ltd. Earlier in his career, he was a World Bank/USAID adviser to the federal government privatisation program at the Bureau of public enterprises.

He devotes his spare time to mentoring would be entrepreneurs and has seeded numerous ventures as an angel investor. He is currently building a not for profit organisation to support small and medium enterprises in their fundraising efforts. Mr Ayeni is an aspiring golfer and keen swimmer and is also an enthusiast of motorsport. He is married with kids.