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Bola Olusanya

Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Arlington, VA

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Bola Olusanya Vice President & Chief Investment Officer. © Alex Snyder/TNC


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Bola Olusanya joined The Nature Conservancy in March 2020 as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. He provides leadership, vision and oversight to the management and strategic growth of TNC’s multibillion-dollar endowment and other long-term investment assets. Bola has more than 25 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 investment management business.

Previously, Bola was a managing director at Strategic Investment Group, an 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 endowment. Earlier in his career, Bola was a managing director at IHS Markit (previously Quantitative Services Group LLC), worked at the Emory University’s investment office and held senior positions within the Nigerian banking sector.

Bola is a board member of TIFF Investment Management and serves on the Investment Committee of the Cleveland Foundation. Bola enjoys writing poetry and spending time with his two sons.

Bola received his M.B.A. 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.

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