Farouk is a Group Executive Director and Head of Agri-Businesses for Tropical General Investment (TGI) Group.
Mrs. Fola Laoye – is Founder and CEO of Health Markets Africa, an advisory and investment company. She was previously Director for West Africa Investments at the Investment Fund for Health in Africa (IFHA). She is also a board member and was previously CEO and then Chairperson of Hygeia Group Nigeria, promoters of Hygeia HMO and Lagoon Hospitals. She is Chairperson of Old Mutual Life Insurance Company Nigeria and is also a member of the following boards – Old Mutual West Africa; PAL Pensions; EchoLab Diagnostics, Lifebank Technologies, Results for Development Institute (R4D), Washington DC USA; and Harvard Business School’s Healthcare Initiative. She is a trustee of the Harvard Business School Association of Nigeria (HBSAN) and a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Lagos Chapter.
Fola has had twenty-eight years of business experience, both locally and internationally, having trained with Ernst & Young, Lagos and Price WaterHouse Coopers in London and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.
She holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Cambridge, USA. In 2011, Fola was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and in 2013 she was awarded the Harvard Business School Africa Business Club Leadership Excellence Award.
INDUSTRIES & FUNCTIONS
Current Company: Tropical General Investment (TGI) Group.