Meet the team

One Team – unlimited possibilities

Ayo Sotinrin

Founding Partner&CEO

Ayo Sotinrin is an ardent Environmentalist turned development finance expert with a major interest in infrastructure development. After over a decade working in the finance and investment sector, he founded SAO Capital in 2015.

SAO Capital is a leading Impact investment and Advisory firm.The Advisory arm of the firm is focused on providing a range of services by financial advisors for infrastructure development in collaboration with development partners, government bodies and civil society organisations in Africa. While the Investment arm is focused on generating social and economic impact in various sectors sectors such as renewable energy, agriculture, healthcare and education . The business growth of SAO Capital has since birthed other portfolio companies under the SAO umbrella including SAO Energy and SAO Agro.


Omotola Agbi

Director of Business and Finance

David Olijogun

Business Development Vice President

Vijay Dinkar Dalvi

General Manager


Femi Popoola

Online Marketing and Communications Manager

Mercy Apollos

Executive Assistant/ Administrative Coordinator

Emmanuel Osomo

Project coordinator

Board of Directors

Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria

Lai Yahaya

Senior ESG Strategy Advisor

Mamadou Toure

Founder and CEO of Ubuntu Group

Arnaud Liguer-Laubhouet

Chairman, Vitall Strategies