Bola Olusanya joined The Nature Conservancy in March 2020 as the Chief Investment Officer. He provides leadership, vision and oversight to the management and strategic growth of the Conservancy’s $3B long-term investment assets. Bola has over 20 years of experience in investment management as an executive and a thought leader. Prior to joining TNC, he was a Managing Director at Key Private Bank where he led asset allocation, portfolio strategy and manager research for the bank’s $40B investment management business.
Previously, Bola was a Managing Director at Strategic Investment Group, a $37B Outsourced-CIO firm, where he co-managed the public equity portfolio as well as the firm’s emerging manager program. Before that, he was a Managing Director at Vanderbilt University’s investment office where he oversaw asset allocation, risk management and manager selection for the university’s $6B endowment. Earlier in his career, Bola worked at the $8B Emory University’s investment office and held senior positions within the Nigerian banking sector.
Bola received his MBA in Finance from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and holds an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He obtained his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he graduated with First Class Honors.