Chief Executive Officer
Chinua Azubike is the pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of InfraCredit, prior to this, he was the project lead for the establishment of a Nigeria Infrastructure Credit Enhancement Facility, where he assisted GuarantCo and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority to establish InfraCredit as its first employee. He holds an MSc. in Finance & Financial Law from University of London and studied law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
Chinua Azubike has garnered over 15 years’ experience in corporate/structured finance and debt capital market roles. Chinua has a strong and practical know-how of local capital markets with a firm interest in market development and has acted as a lead adviser in the establishment of key development finance institutions in Nigeria. He was the Managing Director of a corporate finance advisory firm, based in Lagos, Nigeria and prior to this worked in a top-tier domestic investment banking firm.
Chinua Azubike is currently the chairperson of the Regulation Consolidation Sub-Committee of
FMDQ Debt Capital Market Development Project. Chinua is a protagonist of Harvard Business School’s Case Study on “Infrastructure in Nigeria: Unlocking Pension Fund Investments”
published in February 2018 and is being taught on HBS’s MBA Program.
Head, Origination & Structuring
Daniel Mueller is a versatile corporate finance professional with over 16 years’ hands-on experience in providing financial advisory services, across the Oil & Gas, Power and Infrastructure sectors in Nigeria and internationally. Since July 2011, he has been the Managing Director at Global Emerging Markets, where he provides transaction advisory and corporate finance advisory services for infrastructure & power sector projects in Nigeria.
In February 2017, he joined the InfraCredit Transactions team in the start-up phase. Prior to his role at Emerging Markets, Daniel was a Senior Manager in the Financial Advisory unit of Deloitte Nigeria and has also held other roles as a Staff Accountant at IAC/InterActiveCorp from November 2002 to April 2004, and as an Investment Banking Analyst at JPMorganChase & Co. from July 2000 to July 2002. Daniel holds a BSc. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2000, and has passed Level III of the CFA Program. He is happily married to a Nigerian wife and has 2 children.
Collins Eguakun is a highly experienced finance professional with strong technical and financial reporting skills, committed to cost-effective management of resources and quality performance. Collins has an impressive track record of over 14 years’ hands on experience in the areas of financial management, financial reporting, tax management, and auditing in various sectors. Prior to joining InfraCredit in November 2017, he was a Manager in the Business Process As A Service (BPaaS) function at Deloitte & Touché Nigeria, where he provided Accounting and Business Process Solutions services to clients across the private and public sector. He also handled responsibilities for Regional and Special Projects within the function.
During his time at Deloitte, Collins also had stints where he was the interim Chief Financial Officer for several organizations, such as FBN Capital Group, FBN Merchant Bank and Bristow Group Inc. where he provided leadership and overall financial management for the organizations. Collins holds a BSc. and an MSc. in Accounting, as well as a Diploma in International Financial Reporting (Dip.IFR) and is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Collins is an effective and dynamic business partner to Executive Management and continues to assist the organization in creating, enabling, preserving and reporting value.
Head, Credit Risk
Chidi is a self-starting, result oriented professional with over 16 years’ experience in credit risk
Management, structuring and syndications, financial analytics and asset recoveries.
Prior to his role at InfraCredit, he was senior credit analyst-corporate credits at Union Bank of Nigeria and held credit approving authority mandate, Chidi has over the course of his career held senior credit analyst and management roles in large multinational financial institutions such as: Credit Manager (specialized credit) at Stanbic IBTC Nigeria, Credit Risk Documentation Officer at Citigroup Nigeria, and as the Remedial Manager (Asset Based finance) at citigroup Nigeria.
Chidi brings a depth of proven experience in project finance, credit analysis and risk management, and has led the design and implementation of corporate and commercial risk rating models, collateral management strategies and public sector risk rating models. He holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and an M.Sc. in International Business & Emerging Markets.